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UK Travel Deals for Americans & Top UK Destinations

Sometimes work seems to be weighing you down. Other times, you merely become bored with the same old routine day after day. The point is, a couple of weeks away from the usual grind is just the prescription to get back on track. The United Kingdom has a storied history of hard-fought battles and stoic kings, but it also provides numerous opportunities to let your hair down and have a good time. Taking a fun break in the UK will wash your worries away.

UK Travel Deals

With the long flight and the Pound to US Dollar exchange rate travelling to the UK can be an expensive prospect. Not to worry, although they don’t have quite as much of a ‘coupon culture’ as we do in North America, you can typically find some great deals on travel. For example if you take a look at Discount Go you will see they have quite a lot of deals on flights and hotels for the UK. Remember that it’s more common to use the word ‘voucher’ than ‘coupon’ in the UK, but it means the same thing.

Where to Visit

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Credit Card Rewards vs. Hotels.com Coupons: Which is Better For You?

Credit cards that offer rewards are a popular option for many people. If you are going to be paying interest for your purchases, you might as well get something out of the deal. While there are many different reward programs to choose from, store loyalty options are growing increasingly popular.

Hotels.com Coupon Codes: Are They Better?

Instead of credit card rewards, there are travel promo codes available to anyone on most major coupon code websites. There’s this one for Hotels.com promo codes that offers a $100 instant rebate, at least according to Coupon Coder. So is it more advantageous to go after a credit card with minimal fees (and are also easy credit cards to get) and use coupon websites to get our savings? In the U.S., consumers typically choose between the Tesco ClubCard credit card and the Sainsbury’s credit card with Nectar Points. When you are ready to choose a credit card that offers loyalty rewards, you will want to compare these two schemes to see which one is the right fit for you.

Sainsbury’s Nectar Credit Cards

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Best Cities in America for Savers

  If you have seen one news story on the cost of living in American cities such as San Francisco and New York, then you are probably terrified about visiting or even moving to the States. Heck, even webmasters like yours truly have started pinching pennies and looking for web hosting coupons for our GoDaddy hosting services. With median home prices in these cities exceeding $1 million, you may think that all cities in the United States come with high price tags for lodging and spending money on necessities. The good news is that you’re wrong. Here are four of the best cities for saving money that you can visit or reside in while in America. Cost of living in more expensive cities:  smartasset.com/mortgage/what-is-the-cost-of-living-in-san-francisco www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/new-york-city

1. Virginia Beach, Virginia

Whoever says that living near the ocean costs a pretty penny has never heard of Virginia Beach. The median home listing for this city is around $280,000, while the median income for a family is just over $65,000. You can have a monthly mortgage payment of about $1,600 in Virginia Beach and still have well over $3,000 to put towards other bills and savings. How is that for frugality?… Read the rest

5 States with the Most Severe Cannabis Laws

Possessing cannabis for personal use is legal in eight states and in the District of Columbia. These states include, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska. The other states consider it a controlled substance, imposing penalties and fines for possessing and distributing cannabis. Five states with the harshest cannabis possession laws are Alabama, Kansas, Iowa, Georgia and Oklahoma. These states remain adamant in prosecuting offenders.

1. Alabama

The Alabama Legislature Code has some of the harshest penalties for the possessing, selling, cultivating and trafficking cannabis. Personal use of cannabis in Alabama is a misdemeanor and results in imprisonment for one year and a $6,000 fine. According to Find Law, a felony is the most serious type of crime, having at least a year prison sentence. Trafficking cannabis in Alabama is a felony receiving one to 10 years imprisonment and a $15,000 fine. If convicted of selling cannabis, punishment varies for the amount sold, whether it was in a drug-free zone or if the sale involved a minor. Penalties range from two years to life in prison. Growing cannabis is a also a felony in Alabama and convicted offenders receive 10 years to life in prison.

2. Georgia

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Vermont: a Destination for All Seasons

The problem with Vermont is that it has too many attractions. From skiing and hiking to fall foliage and an enticing local food scene, this tiny state boasts highlights that rival those of its larger neighbors. And it’s not all that expensive to visit Vermont. ‘Weekend getaway’ packages have become incredibly popular and affordable in the past few years. In fact, tourism has become the #1 industry in Vermont, thanks to travel packages like this one: http://coupongo.org/expedia-promo-code/. If you will be driving in and just need a hotel I recommend taking a look at hotels.com for the best rates. Plus, no matter what time of year you visit Vermont, you’ll always find something to do. Here is a sample of what the Green Mountain State has to offer for each season.

Winter

Top-notch ski resorts make Vermont an ideal winter destination. Plus, Vermont’s long winters create plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes. Vermont is also an excellent place for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice skating. Vermont regularly experiences sub-zero temperatures in the winter, so pack plenty of warm clothing. After a day outdoors, you can relax by a warm fire in a ski lodge or a quaint country inn.… Read the rest
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Burlington is a New Foodie Capital

Well, we’re almost there! Vermont has it all: amazing scenery, clean air, and a relaxed pace of life. However, one thing people have never accused Vermont of having too many amazing restaurants. But lately there have been a few new restaurants opening in Burlington that has given foodies reason to consider coming to Vermont on their next trip. So if you’re an aspiring foodie, or you met someone with a Match.com promo code and want to go somewhere nice for your date, these hot new restaurants will give you a memorable experience.

Best Restaurants in Vermont:

Istanbul Kebab House

Perfect For: Dating, Business Dinners The Istanbul Kebab House opened its doors in 2012 and has grown to become one of the hottest restaurants in Burlington. Owned by immigrants who grew up in the heart of Istanbul, the cuisine is meant to be a reflection of the multitude of cultural influences that make up what we think of as ‘turkish cuisine’. The atmosphere is warm and modern. It works both as an ideal atmosphere for a date, as well as a business dinner. Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/istanbul-kebab-house-burlington? Official Website: http://istanbulkebabhousevt.com/index.html

Blue Bird BBQ

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Oktoberfest in Vermont: What You Need to Know

This year’s Oktoberfest is coming faster than you think. Here’s all the info you need to know to enjoy yourself this fall:

How Do We Get There?

What am I? Your travel agent? If you’re more than one state away, you should consider catching a flight and staying in a hotel. We found Priceline.com to be the cheapest overall. And use a priceline promo code when you’re booking, so that you have more money for beer. If you’re local and you’re asking if there’s going to be parking, then no there won’t be any official parking put on by the event. But if you know Burlington, and since you said you were local at the beginning of this paragraph, you know that there are tons of parking garages all within a 10 minute walk of the festivities.

When Is It?

September 22nd-25th, 2016

Where Is It?

Burlington, VT Here, let me draw you a freaking map: I drew that!

What Else Do We Need to Know?

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What’s a Baconfest without Kevin Bacon?

The Popular Actor Can’t Make it to Baconfest

The town of Brattleboro tried really, really hard to get Kevin Bacon to come to town for ‘Baconfest’, the annual celebration of delicious pork-related foods. This is only the 3rd annual Baconfest, so it’s not like Kevin Bacon is turning his back on a century of history. But the town of Brattleboro is sad about not getting their big catch. They launched a massive social-media campaign to try and get the Footloose actor to come to Vermont and partake in the festivities. The campaign reached Bacon, who is currently filming in Vancouver (i.e. that’s the Canadian city that likes to riot and have unaffordable property values). What made him choose that terrible, terrible city over a delectable bacon festival? Residents of Brattleboro posed with a cardboard cutout of Kevin Bacon, nicknamed ‘Flat Bacon’, in an effort to entice the actor to visit their town. Evidently, Bacon saw the efforts of the town as truly pitiful. Bacon responded to the campaign that sounds as canned as possible: “have a great time and enjoy the bacon”. What did he mean by this? A 2-d cutout of Bacon isn’t going to entice the real… Read the rest
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Vermont Protestors Successfully Stop a Pipeline….For a Day

About 55 to 60 protestors in New Haven have successfully gotten workers to stop working on the Vermont Natural Gas Pipeline. The protests took place at the Addison County Worksite. However, it’s only a temporary win. Workers may have quit for the day, but it doesn’t mean the project won’t go forward. The natural gas pipeline will run 41 miles from Williston to Middlebury. But there’s more to the protest than just the Vermont pipeline. Protestors said that they were standing in unison with the Standing Rock Lakota Sioux people in North Dakota, whom are protesting their own natural gas pipeline in their state. Both pipelines are being built by Michel’s Construction, so the move was to send a statement about both pipelines running through their respective states. loot crate coupon codeRead the rest