Booking flights or hotels through a third party site that offers you a slightly bigger discount than the others can be tempting, but you should always be looking for the catch. A few weeks ago an extended family member reached out to me for help finding ...

 

Beware Booking on Third Party Sites Like JustFly.com

Booking flights or hotels through a third party site that offers you a slightly bigger discount than the others can be tempting, but you should always be looking for the catch.

A few weeks ago an extended family member reached out to me for help finding cheap flights to Alaska. He had set dates so my usual tips, such as waiting for a sale on Scott’s Cheap Flights or flying out on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday to save money didn’t apply. But I did walk him through Google...

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Ridge Vineyards: Visiting the Cupertino Tasting Room

If you like good wine you’re probably familiar with Ridge Vineyards. What you might not know is that in addition to their Sonoma location in Lytton Springs, Ridge Vineyards also has a great Cupertino tasting room perched on the mountains overlooking the Bay Area. The historic site is where the winery first began and their award winning Monte Bello cabernet sauvignon is grown. Located at 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino, CA the drive is not for the faint of heart, but the views and...

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Last Bottle’s Spring Marathon: Great Chance to Get Great Online Wine Deals

It’s that time again! Last Bottle is running their 2 day Spring Wine Marathon Madness, with hundreds of wines from around the world at 30%-70% off.

I get excited about the marathon not just because of the great prices and free shipping with no mininum, but because it is a great opportunity to access small lot and boutique wines I probably won’t find anywhere else other than the winery. The folks at Last Bottle have great palates, so you’re almost guaranteed to like any bottle...

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Girdwood Restaurants: Breakfast at Girdwood Picnic Club

Girdwood, Alaska has a surprising number of good restaurants to be so small and I have a new one to add to my list: the Girdwood Picnic Club. I’m pretty partial to Jack Sprat, but they only serve brunch on the weekends which didn’t work for this last visit.

Instead we checked out breakfast at the Girdwood Picnic Club. It was fun and quirky inside and out. 

I loved the varied decor and found the log pillow dividers strangely charming. Water arrived in an old fashioned bottle....

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Groupon+ Deal: 100% Cashback at Dunkin Donuts

Groupon+ is the new, less convenient version of Living Social Restaurants which offers cashback for dining at participating restaurants. Launched last year, users can search in advance for dining deals and then claim the deal, choosing which credit card to apply it to. Then when you dine, you automatically have the cashback applied to your credit card bill. Not as effortless as Living Social Restaurants, but it can still be worthwhile if some of your favorite restaurants have signed up.

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