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July 24, 2017

Things That Irritate

Driving around LA has become quite the headache.

On any day of the week, you will encounter incredibly rude drivers, badly maintained streets that damage your car, heavy traffic at all times of day as well as difficult and expensive parking everywhere. It’s daily life here in L.A. and it will get worse, much worse with the social engineering the city is implementing.

April 05, 2017

A Needed Break

Everyone needs a break. We really needed one, more than usual and so we took a few days last week, drove up and hit the hiking trails in Yosemite.

Having been to Yosemite well over a dozen times, we thought we’d seen everything. But this year, because of the massive snowfall this last Winter, there were more waterfalls than I had ever seen. We didn’t know half their names and I stopped counting at 22.

March 27, 2017

Surprise, Surprise

Filed Under: Zannee’s Tips, Travel, OM Gosh!,

When I book online reservations for a hotel through a travel booking website, I tend to expect….. nothing.

No top notch service, no follow ups. All I expected is a room at the place I booked, on the day I booked it, at the price I booked it at. That’s all.

September 07, 2016

A Few Days Away

Summer speed by so quickly that we were almost left without any breathing room. A hasty getaway was arranged at the last minute and we went off on basically a road trip up to the Central Coast.

We didn’t have a real itinerary, but wanted to land in Paso Robles for at least for two days of wine tasting.

April 10, 2012

Seek and Ye Will Find

I do a lot of online research and read a lot of newspaper and magazine articles. I am always perplexed by national articles on bargain shopping. They seem so limited in scope.

I find a lot of blogs and print coverage tend to think “bargains” are only found in thrift stores, garage and yard sales.

April 02, 2012


Filed Under: Zannee’s Tips, Travel,

We all know Yosemite is awesome. If you’ve never been… go!  You won’t see anything like it anywhere else in the world.
Here’s what we did and some tips for ya!

August 22, 2010

How to Upgrade a Disneyland Pass for Almost Nothing

This is a little secret that not many people know about. Not that it’s hidden away, but Disney just doesn’t promote it. I found it out thru online research about ways of saving money at Disneyland.

Are you ready: You can use the your current pass (either single day or multi-day) and apply it’s full value towards an upgrade for an annual pass!

August 08, 2010

Tips on Saving at Disneyland

We are back from our excursion and what a time was had by all. We have been Disneyland fans from infancy. Love the immersion and attention to detail that the Magic Kingdom offers and that no other park can pull off. We won’t go for years and then each time we go back, we say “these guys got it right”. Through all of those years (not telling you how many), we have never stayed more than one day….until now.

September 22, 2009

AAA Premier Membership Benefits

My Mom used to go on and on about the benefits of a basic AAA membership ($47). I would nod politely while she went on. She did a full article about the virtues of membership in The LA Times years ago.  I have just always been a member for the obvious benefits…. Free car towing, easy DMV renewals, highway safety and their terrific FREE maps, discounts at hotels and restaurants, etc.

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