You Can Go Kayaking In The Shadow Of The Brooklyn Bridge…And It’s FREE!!!

Sometimes you get free stuff in places and it’s nice, but really no big deal. A 1/2″ piece of fudge at every touristy fudge store in the country. A cheap Christmas ornament (with every $50 purchase). You know what I mean. But then every once in a while you get something really cool for no cost at all!

Like go kayaking near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Yes, FREE in NYC!

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Whatever You Do This Weekend, Don’t Pay Extra For Satellite Radio In A Rental Car (Because It’s FREE!)

When renting a car, Sharon and I always try to pick one that has SiriusXM Satellite Radio. We’re familiar with the channels and know which ones we like. There’s no need to try to find a new station when you drive outside of the range for the FM station it took 20 minutes to find. Sure, we have our discussions about what to listen to. Sharon’s more into On Broadway or 80’s on 8 while I’m more into The Blend and The Highway. We manage to get along with the rule the one who’s driving gets to pick the radio station (Sharon’s usually sleeping when I’m driving so she doesn’t care what’s on the radio anyway.) (Note from Sharon: True story! LOLOL!)

One thing we won’t do is pay for SiriusXM in a rental car. Depending on the rental car company, it costs between $5.99 to $7.99 a day and that’s too much to pay when I’m doing everything I can to save on a car rental in the first place.

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While we’d never pay for SiriusXM in a rental car, many people are willing to pay for the convenience. Heads up that if you’re renting a car between now and June 4, 2019, and paying for SiriusXM, you’re wasting your money. Here’s why…

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Want To Win Unlimited Flights For A Year? Here’s Your Chance!

We post all kinds of travel-related contests and sweepstakes on a weekly basis, but it’s usually for place-specific trips, like New York, Las Vegas, Italy, Disney, etc. JetBlue has a sweepstakes going on right now – the ALL YOU CAN JET SWEEPSTAKES – that’s a whole lot better…three lucky people will win unlimited flights for a year!*

*taxes and fees apply to each flight

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Why Do Luxury Hotels Charge For WiFi But Cheap Hotels Don’t? And What Can You Do About It?

If you’ve ever stayed at a high end hotel, chances are if you wanted WiFi, you had to pay for the privilege. Or, more specifically nowadays, it’s packaged into the “resort fee” that they tack on (click here to learn more about those and what to do about them). But if you stay at a Holiday Inn Express, Super 8, Days Inn, etc., the WiFi is usually free.

What’s up with that?

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