An Allegiant Air Review

Allegiant Air

  While most people in the travel hacking community blog about business and first class redemptions, we try to keep it real and fly ultra low cost carriers on short domestic or international trips. This stems from my original roots of flying budget carriers in Asia and Europe as a means to explore, and it’s …

The Difference between Vacation and Travel

Vacation versus Travel

I recently read an excellent online article from The Atlantic about the dire financial straits that over 50% of all Americans find themselves in and something in the article struck me. The writer mentioned that because of the various financial choices he had made regarding his and his family’s finances, he and his family hadn’t …

How we fund and afford our travels

Faulkner's House in Rowan's Oak, Oxford, Mississippi

  People always ask us how we can afford to travel this much, and we try to make it as transparent as possible by posting our travel expenses on this blog. However, what they really don’t know is HOW we can afford to spend all that money on travel.  Living in the USA, I’ve realized …

Dallas Texas on a budget

Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas

Our first successful random airline roulette was in Dallas, Texas! What started out as just something to do during a long holiday ended up being a really fun adventure ahead! Here’s how we managed to do this trip on a budget: Flights Spirit, an ultra low cost carrier flying from MCO, Orlando International, had a …

A Journey to Graceland: Memphis, TN

Elvis Presley was born in 1935 and died in 1977 at the age of 42.  In between, he became the biggest selling artist of all-time with the biggest television broadcast in history (1.5 billion people; yes, billion), and basically the biggest pop culture icon there ever was. After his death, his private mansion in Memphis, …