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Luxury Travel: To Spree or Not to Spree

Posted on 06/26/2014 by |Travel | Comments

TravelSometimes we want to indulge on a special vacation. We read “Zen-like ambience.” How peaceful. “Oasis.” Ah, yes. “Holistic therapy for body, mind and spirit.” How rejuvenating. But how do those eat-your-heart-out amenities really stack up? Couples massage? A butler-drawn bubble bath strewed with rose petals? An elegant seaside dinner served at a table right in the sand? Some luxuries are sure to please, and others … not so much. As a travel-show host I’ve been treated to just about every form of …

A Cheaper Alternative to Surf and Turf

Posted on 12/26/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsLooking for a festive-but-frugal dinner for New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day? Try this recipe for “surf and turf cheapskate-style.” I don’t claim it’s as good as real lobster tails and filet mignons. But at a fraction of the cost, it’s pretty darn tasty in its own right. See also: Holiday cocktail recipes I like to serve it with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli, or a nice Caesar salad.  And if you skimp on the champagne by buying an inexpensive bottle, that’s …