Virus Alert: 200 Sickened at Yellowstone, Grand Teton

Two of the country’s most beautiful national parks are reporting an ugly outbreak of illness. The National Park Service is warning visitors going to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks this summer to make an extra effort to wash their hands. In an announcement this week, the park service said 200 people, including visitors and park workers, have been stricken with norovirus, a nasty gastrointestinal illness that is highly contagious. Those sickened were visiting the park in northwestern Wyoming as …

Find Cheap Places to Stay When You Travel

Planning a summer vacation? Check out my new episode of “The Cheap Life” where I talk about ways to find cheap places to stay when you travel. If you haven’t considered hostels or “couchsurfing,” these alternatives to staying in traditional hotels can save you big bucks. See also: More Ways to Save on Travel Be sure to enter the comment on the YouTube page for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Travel safe and stay cheap. Join the discussion: …

Note To Self: Get Beach House Next Summer

For those of you workaholics who didn’t get away this summer, you might want to consider a group beach house next summer. Yes. I said group beach house.