May 26 – June 1, 2013: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Jill Hasling, president and meteorologist with the Weather Research Center in Houston predicts a 90 percent chance that a Category 3 or stronger hurricane will form in the Atlantic Ocean during the 2013 Hurricane Season. She believes that the coastal areas from Louisiana to Alabama and the western coast of Florida have a 70 percent chance of experiencing landfall of a tropical storm or hurricane … Continue reading May 26 – June 1, 2013: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

How to Travel on a Budget Part III: Cruising to Affordable Paradise

It’s that time of year! A $399 seven-day Caribbean cruise may sound like a bargain, but know this: the price is really only the point of entry. As ships have become fancier and offer more amenities than ever before, trying to figure out how much your trip will cost is a little bit like peering into Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole: There’s no one answer. … Continue reading How to Travel on a Budget Part III: Cruising to Affordable Paradise

How to Travel on a Budget Part II: Hotels and Accommodations

Looking for a hotel can be stressful. But with these tips and tools it can be as relaxed as the Hawaiian shirt in your closet waiting to be worn. Staying in a Town Next Door – Sometimes the smaller towns close to where you are going have hotels that are much less expensive. If you don’t mind the 15 minute ride, you might just save … Continue reading How to Travel on a Budget Part II: Hotels and Accommodations