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(This Southeast Bargain Loop post is a guest contribution by budget travel expert Tim Leffel; he’s a Nashville resident when he’s not traveling with his family in Mexico and Belize.) In these tight economic times, here’s a one-gas-tank family road trip loop that won’t break the bank. As the author […]

A one-tank Tennessee and Alabama budget road trip


Planning on some summer day trips with the kids?  Turn at least one of them into an overnighter with a free night at one of the Intercontinental Hotels properties. Guests can earn a free night by registering at http://www.GetAFreeNight.com and staying two nights at any Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, […]

Hotel deals to help your travel budget


When my Perceptive Travel blog editor Tim Leffel sent me a review copy of his guidebook The World’s Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Money Is Worth A Fortune, I was a bit skeptical. It’s not geared specifically to family travel, and even though Tim’s an experienced Dad as well […]

Cheapest travel destinations? Here’s your guidebook







I know I sound like the last one to the party, but my husband and I just got a hotel room through Priceline and thought we’d share our experience….in case there are, what, 6 other people who’ve never tried bidding at a travel auction site. I like to reach those […]

Tried Priceline yet? We just did.