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  1. Great California Getaways For Kids

    August 4, 2010 by Jill

    California offers an amazingly diverse array of activities for the young and old alike, which is why it is such a great place to travel with kids. No matter what your children are into, there’s sure to be some part of the Golden State that is certain to suit their interests.


    From the laid-back beaches of San Diego to the lively shores of Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, kids always find something fun to do along the coastline of California. Many of the beaches in major cities, including San Diego, Santa Cruz and Santa Monica, even offer boardwalk amusements so those who aren’t big on sunbathing and swimming can partake in rides and carnival games.

    Theme Parks

    For those thrill-seeking children out there, the state also has a wonderful array of theme parks. Rollercoaster lovers are happiest at Six Flags in Ventura County, while youngsters are better suited to Disneyland. For those enthralled with the magic of movie making, Universal Studios Hollywood is a great choice. Many families find that Orange County is a best bet for everyone as Disneyland and California Adventure offer a number of rides for those who like to keep things simple while Knott’s Berry Farm can satisfy the thrill-seekers in the group.

    Nature Parks

    California has some of the greatest biological diversity of any state in the nation. As a result, there are hundreds of state and federal parks protecting our most stunning natural resources. For those who really like to rough it, Death Valley is a rewarding challenge, but most adventurers prefer to visit more forested areas, such as Yosemite or the Red Woods National Park.

    Lively Cities

    When it comes to big city attractions, California offers two of the most culturally rich cities on the West Coast, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Between art venues, music halls and movie studios, there’s always something entertaining in these two massive metropolitans.

    Ghost Towns

    For those who find themselves fascinated with the history of the Old West, California is also home to hundreds of ghost towns that are scattered throughout the state’s perimeters. These windows into history can give kids a chance to actually visualize and touch a critical part of American history. In Southern California, the best locations are San Bernadino, Inyo and Mono counties, which are largely concentrated on the eastern side of the state. In Northern California, you may consider visiting Shasta or Humboldt counties, which are closest to the north of the state.

  2. Estimate the Cost of Your Road Trip

    July 10, 2008 by ruetheday

    If you’re planning to travel and want to know what it will cost you to drive -and if it will be cheaper to fly, Drive Pricing has you covered.

    Using Google Maps and your car’s MPG rating, it can tell you the estimated cost to drive to your destination.

    I found out it costs me about $8 to drive to work every day and $190 to drive to San Francisco -which means that I should fly there next time I visit or rent a car -a Prius would only cost me $100.

  3. Janet’s Cafe: The Best Breakfast in San Diego

    July 10, 2008 by ruetheday

    Janet’s Café is one of the best breakfast spots in all of San Diego. The catch: their three locations are all in the East part of the county that few tourists, even few locals, bother to visit. For food this great, and at these portions, it’s worth driving a little out of your way to try some. Best of all, you can incorporate your stop into part of your trip out to beautiful Julian.

    I believe that for portions, specials and atmosphere, the best of the three Janet’s Café’s is the one located in Alpine. Conveniently, it’s also right on the way to the far East of San Diego County, so you’ll pass it on your way to Julian, Borrego Springs, Palm Springs, Arizona, etc. Hooray for it being on the way.
    Here’s the dish on Janet’s

  4. Spirit Airlines Super Sale $1.11 Each Way

    July 2, 2008 by ruetheday

    And some flights across the Atlantic for only $11.11 each way. Take advantage of these fares while you can!

  5. Tips to Save You Money On Your Next Flight

    June 27, 2008 by ruetheday

    The Consumerist has an article with 7 tips that can deffinately save you money when buying your air travel. The days one is a huge deal. When I went to Europe, I have always traveled midweek, the differences can be over $100 a lot of the time.

  6. 5 Strangely Attractive Man Made Disasters For Vacations

    June 27, 2008 by ruetheday

    Good Magazine has created a list of man-made disasters that are great stops for your vacations. As they are disasters, the trips are pretty cheap. While they sound gross, many of them are absolutely stunning.

    I plan to visit the Salton Sea in the next year. The tourisism dried up and hotels and restaurants just sit there falling apart in disaray. It’s like a strange ghost town from the 1960′s.

    Have you ever been to these places?

  7. Over 30 Tools For Cheap Places to Sleep When You Travel

    June 23, 2008 by ruetheday

    Mashable has a great list of fantastic sites to find cheap hotels, hostels and more for your next trip.

    I personally like Orbitz and Hostelworld, but some of these I’ve never even heard of and would love to check out like CouchSurfing. Be careful when you sleep in some hostels and couch surfing spots though, saftey is priceless.

    Do you have any experiences with these sites?

  8. Yapta Finds Cheapest Flight & Refunds

    June 23, 2008 by ruetheday

    Yapta has a great website where you can search for the cheapest flight amongst a variety of airlines. Once you book your flight, if the price goes down, Yapta will email you info on how to get a refund if that airline has a low-price guarantee.

    Thank you LifeHacker.

  9. Tour Your Own City And Reel In the Savings

    June 20, 2008 by ruetheday

    Get Rich Slowly suggests visiting your own town as a way to save money on travel expenses and lodging. It’s a great idea that can be a lot of fun. Be sure you do stuff you don’t ordinarily do though, or else it may seem like a normal weekend.

    Personally, I’ve been thinking about going camping in the forest. San Diego’s pretty nice for this sort of thing because our county has so many different things to offer.

    What’s worth visiting in your own city?

  10. Travel: A Free, Must-See Place in San Francisco

    June 15, 2008 by Jill

    In the never ending quest of giving you a Cheapskate’s Handbook for a multitude of cities (you may have noticed it’s started with San Diego and San Francisco), allow me to introduce you to one of the most beautiful places to visit in all of San Francisco and one of the best free things to do in the city as well. The spot is also not known by many locals -let alone tourists, so it is relatively uncrowded, not to mention you’ll look really cool knowing about it. Plan to spend at least half a day here, as there is plenty to see and do.
    The Best Place in SF below