By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large What is the greatest impediment to meaningful, recreational travel? Is there really any doubt that it’s money? Unfortunately, because of the significant financial constraints that typically serve as the constant companion of any worthwhile trip, so many of us…too many of us…simply opt to vacation at home, or take otherwise uninspiring breaks from the work routine. "I love this course on travel hacking. You always hear the stories of people taking trips around the world for next to nothing using strategies like this, but I have not found a training program that... Read more →


Sometimes you just need to get away... but with decent hotels going for at least $125 -$150 per night, even a modest two day weekend trip can easily cost $500. As someone that works from a home office, I often need a change of scenery. A weekend getaway is a great way to recharge my batteries. A weekend away can also give you a chance to enjoy some wonderful one on one time with your spouse (or you can bring the kids for a 'family' experience). When Ann and I go on a weekend, we always return with the feeling... Read more →


One of the great reluctances that many have in using the popular Priceline site, where travelers can bid for hotel rooms in hopes of scoring one at an upscale establishment for a bargain price, is the fear of finding themselves completely in the dark regarding what sorts of bids are actually smart to make. BetterBidding.com and BiddingForTravel.com are websites...forums, really…where consumers share their experiences in bidding at Priceline, and so visitors to those sites have been able to glean useful information from them; however, there’s a lot of searching and scrolling involved at these sites, which makes them far less... Read more →


Paypal To Integrate Bitcoin

http://www.christianmoney.com On this episode Jim shares his thoughts on Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she is running for president, the crowded field for Republicans, and who will be announcing next. More on how Jim is buying offline and selling online through Amazon.com, Paypal to adopt Bitcoin and other digital currencies by the end of the year, new way to drop cable TV and still get live news and sports, Christian alternatives to Obamacare, and top travel forums to help you get the best deals. Read more →


No, the title that you just read is not a typo. I just spent a day at Walt Disney World in Florida FOR FREE. A free day at Disney may be one of the best kept secrets within the world of 'free stuff' and freebies. I thought it would be poetic to write this article to commemorate Disney's recent increase in ticket prices. A one day ticket to the Magic Kingdom is now $105 for an adult and $99 for a child (age 3 to 9)! Breaking the $100 price point for a single day has more than just psychological... Read more →


Crimes On Cruise Ships Update

Jamie Barnett, President of The International Cruise Victims Association, joins Jim to discuss the death of her own daughter on a cruise ship. Ashley Barnett mysteriously died on a three day Carnival Cruise. Her mother Jamie warns of unknown risks on cruise ships, including stories of rapes, murders, and missing persons. What are your rights when you are on a cruise ship? What legal jurisdiction has authority? If you have a medical emergency will you have access to a qualified doctor? What are the risks of leaving your kids in the care of cruise line employees? How can we change... Read more →


A website you may have never heard of before called Skiplagged is being sued by United Airlines and Orbitz (the online travel booking site). The lawsuit is to prevent the site from sharing so called 'hidden city' deals, deals so good that they are suing this site to keep the information offline! How delicious, tell me more... Details on lawsuit here. What Are Hidden City Deals? Hidden city deals are based on a very unique travel strategy that has been used for years by super savvy travelers. The strategy involves traveling with only your carry on luggage so you can... Read more →


Airfares So Low, This Website Is Being Sued By Airlines

On this episode - Who knew that Snopes.com is run by atheist liberals? Sylvester Stallone's Social Security number posted online in Sony Pictures hack, Senator Charles Schumer asking the Justice Department to investigate why airfares have not dropped with the price of oil, flea market goes bankrupt after feds discover counterfeit purses, new home security system options, buying things offline and reselling on Amazon at higher prices, and Exodus God and Kings opens to mixed reviews from Christians. Read more →


I don't know if you remember the old TV show The Equalizer. I absolutely loved this show. Edward Woodward was perfectly cast as the main character, Robert McCall. The Equalizer was a retired spy that used his background and special skills to help ordinary people get justice (when the authorities were of no help). By the way, if you missed it, the movie version starring Denzel Washington came out just a few weeks ago. The movie version was a bit more violent than the TV show (see trailer below). You have to love The Equalizer because he was ready, willing,... Read more →


A Canadian couple is facing the very real prospect of bankruptcy after an unfortunate set of circumstances has left them with a medical bill just shy of $1 million. Jennifer Huculak was six months pregnant when she was cleared by her doctor to take a one last vacation with her husband before the birth of their child. Jennifer purchased travel insurance from Blue Cross of Canada, and the couple went on their way; however, her water broke while in Hawaii, resulting in an extended hospital stay during which their baby was delivered prematurely. Blue Cross of Canada cited as a... Read more →


One of my favorite ways to find cheap plane tickets is to set a 24/7 alert at an airfare deal monitoring site. These services are amazing and every so often you can even jump on a 'mistake' airfare. You have no doubt heard the stories where the airline accidentally sold a ticket for $20 that was supposed to be $200; the people that get these deals are usually set up with 24/7 airfare monitoring. It is free to set up these alerts, and there are a number of different sites with a wide array of features to choose from. The... Read more →


Travel The World On $50 Per Day - Special Guest Matt Kepnes

Discount Travel expert Matt Kepnes joins Jim Paris Live to discuss his book, How To Travel The World On $50 A Day. Avoid paying bank fees anywhere in the world, Earn thousands of free frequent flier points. Find discount travel cards that can save on hostels, tours, and transportation, get cheap and free plane tickets. Make money as a travel blogger. Read more →


Despite the rising price of everything else, great travel bargains are still plentiful. So called flash deals provide limited time sales on everything from hotel rooms to airfare, but especially vacation packages. Vacation packages that include hotel and air (and sometimes even a rental car) are all the rage, and are favorites of customers of sites like Groupon and Living Social. Although known for their local deals, Groupon and Living Social have created a substantial niche within the vacation package marketplace. If price is a major consideration (and when is it not), it is imperative that you remain somewhat flexible... Read more →


The word timeshare can clear a room faster than yelling fire. Timeshare has justifiably earned a bad reputation over the last few years. High pressure sales pitches that lead to spur of the moment decisions, followed by 15 years of monthly payments and annual maintenance fees, create a nightmare scenario for any family. What if, however, instead of costing $20,000 to $30,000, a timeshare sold for just a fraction of that? Would a substantially lower price change the equation? How Timeshare Can Be A Good Deal A married couple I know from my college days are now in full time... Read more →