Dragon*Con Weekend 2009! – Cheapskate Con Tips

Posted by idawrites on September 3, 2009 in Frugal Tips, Money, Spending, Vacation |

Last year, I shared that Mark and I LOVE to attend Science Fiction conventions.  However, any of you that attend fan type conventions know that it gets REALLY expensive REALLY fast.  While we aren’t Old Hat at this yet, this is our 5th convention (But FIRST Dragon*Con!!!) and we’ve learned about Convention Going on the […]


Cheap Girls Getaway

Posted by idawrites on August 3, 2009 in Frugal, Money, Vacation |

A few months ago, my girlfriends and I decided that we needed to get away for a Girls Only Weekend.  Of course, finances being tight for all of us, we couldn’t just run out and book one of those Girlfriends Getaway packages that are all over the ‘net these days. Where We Stayed: One of my […]


Making your Staycation into a Vacation

Posted by idawrites on May 29, 2008 in Staycation, Vacation |

I’ve been on vacation from my full time job this week. Since we’re watching our pennies, we decided not to head out of town. From all reports, many families have made that exact same decision. After we decided to have a “Staycation”, Mark received a week long contract…. for this week. Now, it’s kind of […]


Preparing for the Weekend

Posted by idawrites on March 21, 2008 in Frugal, Planning, Travel, Vacation |

BIG BIG weekend planned! Mark and I are going to a convention this weekend. We’ve been planning it for a year and are so excited. I mentioned, in previous entries, that one of the biggest reasons I work so hard to live on less is because we enjoy traveling. This is no exception. How we’re […]


Weekend at Disney

Posted by idawrites on January 29, 2008 in Frugal Tips, Vacation |

Mark and I are sometimes super smart people. Other times… not so much. 3 of our children (the youngest 3) have birthdays in a two week span in January. They turned 10, 10, and 12 this month. This year, we took them to Disney World for the weekend. Taking 4 children to Disney World is […]

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