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Archive for the ‘Vacation’ Category:

15 Tips for Day Trips

{ Posted on Dec 11 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Planning a day trip?  I have learned a few things on some of my most recent day trips to Rockefeller Center in New York City and Brooklyn Heights in New York that may help you spend less, maximize your budget, ...Read More »

Our Trip to New York City and Dyker Heights – Part 2 of 2

{ Posted on Dec 11 2010 by Marcus Alston }
This holiday season, I saw the most amazing concentration of Christmas decoration displays I have ever seen in my life in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.  If you want to see some of the most extravagant decorations ...Read More »

Our Trip to New York City and Dyker Heights – Part 1 of 2

{ Posted on Dec 10 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I took my wife and kids to New York City and Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, NY  last weekend to take in the holiday sights and over all it was amazing.  The New York City part was underwhelming, but eventful, but ...Read More »

8 Reasons to Buy A Vacation Home Now

{ Posted on Aug 28 2010 by Marcus Alston }
As I wrote in my last blog post, I agree with many personal finance folks that a vacation home is generally not a good financial move for most consumers.  However, there are several factors or reasons to buck this conventional ...Read More »

9 Reasons Not to Buy a Vacation Home

{ Posted on Aug 27 2010 by Marcus Alston }
My general view on whether you should buy a vacation home is short and sweet: No, do not buy a vacation home. Of course it’s more complicated than this.  In this blog post I have listed 9 reasons not to buy ...Read More »

Is JetBlue’s All-You-Can-Jet a Great Deal? Not Really

{ Posted on Aug 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
JetBlue announced today that by “popular demand”, it is bringing back its All-You-Can-Jet pass, which allows any purchaser to travel to an unlimited number of  JetBlue destinations around the world over a one-month period. The Cost.  $699 for an unlimited pass ...Read More »

6 Things I Learned From My Trip to Vegas

{ Posted on Jul 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I recently went on a family trip to Las Vegas, Nevada with 14 other relatives.  There were quite a few things I learned on the trip. 1.  Las Vegas is Really Not for Kids.  Prior to Las Vegas, we ...Read More »

Top 10 Lessons I Learned on Vacation

{ Posted on May 22 2010 by Marcus Alston }
On the airline flight home from Puerto Rico, I decided to compile a few lessons learned from my most recent trips that helped me save time and money: Lessons Learned: Rent a car.  Renting a car is a great way to explore ...Read More »

Vacationing on a Shoestring Budget – “Tagging Along”

{ Posted on May 20 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Sunday was my last day in Puerto Rico and my second trip "tagging along" on my wife’s business trip.  We stayed at the Ritz Carlton in San Juan which is pretty fancy for my Consumer Miser taste.  However, I have ...Read More »