Author: Abbie Mood

Finding the Best Travel Rewards Programs

Finding the Best Travel Rewards Programs
Travel rewards programs can easily get you free flights, free hotel stays, and free upgrades… if you can find the right program!  While some programs require an amount of stays that can only be completed by business travelers, more and more programs have great offers to give you the maximum amount...
May 15th, 2010 | budget travel | Read More

8 Tips for Packing Light

8 Tips for Packing Light
Overpacking is definitely at the top of the list of packing mistakes, so stop wasting your money and traveling time due to your luggage!  Make “packing light” your new packing mantra with the tips listed below! 1. It’s not fun hauling heavy luggage around an airport and town.  If...
May 14th, 2010 | budget travel | Read More

Deals of the Week: May 12

Deals of the Week: May 12
Every week I will be posting some of the best deals on the internet right here on Planet Eye Traveler!  If you don’t already get the Travelzoo Top 20 weekly newsletter, you should sign up ASAP to get the best deals in travel and entertainment delivered right to your inbox.  Without further ado,...
May 12th, 2010 | budget travel | Read More

6 Free (or Almost Free!) Things to Do: Los Angeles

6 Free (or Almost Free!) Things to Do: Los Angeles
Los Angeles is well-known for it’s celebrities and fancy hotels, but there is also plenty to do in the City of Angels if you are a budget traveler. 1. Free museum days For a complete list of free museums as well as free days/times offered by other museums, check here. Just some of the museums...
May 11th, 2010 | budget travel | Read More

6 Free (or Almost Free) Things to Do: Orange County

6 Free (or Almost Free) Things to Do: Orange County
Orange County in California is known more for spending money than saving it, but there are actually many things to do for the budget-conscious traveler. Next time you’re visiting Southern California, check out one of these free (or almost free) activities! 1.  Summer Concert Series, various cities Many...
May 8th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

5 Easy Ways to Save Money While Traveling

5 Easy Ways to Save Money While Traveling
Saving money while you travel is easy. Really. A little time and research can save you big bucks when it comes to exploring major cities! 5 Easy Ways to Save Money While Traveling Find a hotel just outside of the traditional tourist area. Quite often you will pay more for a hotel located with a...
May 5th, 2010 | budget travel | Read More

Two Great Websites For Finding Travel Deals

Two Great Websites For Finding Travel Deals
There are tons of websites out there that claim to find the best deals on the internet, but which ones really find the best deals?  Here are two of my favorites! Kayak What I love about Kayak is that it searches hundreds of the other sites out there to find the best travel deals on the internet!  For...
May 4th, 2010 | budget travel | Read More

Welcome to Budget Travel

Welcome to Budget Travel
Welcome to the newest section on PlanetEye Traveler – Budget Travel!  Whether or not the economy is affecting your wallet, now is a great time to travel since many airlines and travel agencies are offering tickets for the lowest prices in years – IF you know where to look! My name may look...
May 1st, 2010 | budget travel | Read More

Day Trip from Orange County: Temecula

Day Trip from Orange County: Temecula
Just an hour from Orange County, the city of Temecula is nestled among lush vineyards and rolling hills and just waiting for you to check out what it has to offer.  Although it is known as Southern California’s “wine country,” Temecula Valley has much more to offer, making it perfect...
April 28th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

Journey Through Early California at the Irvine Museum

Journey Through Early California at the Irvine Museum
Starting with the earliest habitation of Native Americans in the Western Hemisphere 20,000 years ago to the Gold Rush of 1849, El Camino de Oro:  A Journey Through Early California tells the story of the Golden State with a collection of historic paintings.  From February 24th through June 5th, 2010,...
April 26th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

Find the Perfect Flowers for Mother’s Day

Find the Perfect Flowers for Mother’s Day
Whether your mother prefers red roses, white daises, or yellow daffodils, these Orange County florists will help you select the perfect arrangement! Blooming Hills Florist, 1191 W. Central Ave., Brea,, (562) 690-3347 Blooming Hills Florist has been in Brea for over 20 years, and each of their designers...
April 25th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

5 Family Friendly Orange County Events in May

5 Family Friendly Orange County Events in May
With so many events going on all the time in and around Orange County, it’s easy to find fun events for the whole family! May 1 Mother Goose Day at the Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine (map) Come celebrate the legacy of Mother Goose by listening to familiar rhymes from the...
April 24th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

Spring Garden Workshops at the Great Park

Spring Garden Workshops at the Great Park
It’s time to start thinking about what to plant in your yard or spring garden this year, and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine is here to help!  The workshops have been going on since March, but there are still three great opportunities to take advantage of – Tool Time, Smart Gardening,...
April 22nd, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

The 5th Annual Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival is Here!

The 5th Annual Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival is Here!
For 46 days starting April 16th, Disney’s California Adventure® Park and select locations at the Disneyland® Resort is hosting “The Art of Flavor,” Disney’s very own food and wine festival!  Enjoy cooking demonstrations, seminars, recipes, and wine tasting that reflect California’s...
April 21st, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

Great Choices for a Mother’s Day Brunch

Great Choices for a Mother’s Day Brunch
For Mother’s Day, many moms just want to relax and be pampered.  Why not start the day by letting her sleep in and then taking her to a delicious brunch at one of these fine Orange County restaurants? Ambrosia in Santa Ana 714.550.0811 801 North Main Street in Santa Ana (map) Located at the OC...
April 20th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

18th Annual Orange County Boat Show

18th Annual Orange County Boat Show
If you own a boat or are a boat enthusiast, you won’t want to miss the 18th Annual Orange County Boat Show coming to Anaheim!  From May 1st- May 2nd, the Anaheim Angels Stadium won’t be hosting a baseball game, but one of the most popular boating events in the southland. The Orange County...
April 20th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

Three Great Places to Ride Your Bike in Orange County

Three Great Places to Ride Your Bike in Orange County
The weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer, making it the perfect time for a spring bike ride.  If you don’t feel safe riding on the streets, check out these three places that are perfect for a ride on your bicycle. Fullerton Loop in Fullerton, CA (map) The Fullerton loop starts...
April 18th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

Newport Beach Film Festival Opening Night This Thursday

Newport Beach Film Festival Opening Night This Thursday
Lights, Camera, Action!  On April 22nd, the Newport Beach Film Festival is bringing the world’s best classic and contemporary filmmaking to Orange County.  The 11th annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will spotlight over 400 films from around the world, “showcasing a diverse collection...
April 17th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

“Queen Mother for a Day” at Hilton Orange County

“Queen Mother for a Day” at Hilton Orange County
With Mother’s Day about a month away, it’s time to start thinking of what you’re going to do for one of the most important women in your life!  You could go with a sentimental card and a touching gift, or really go out and pamper her for a day at the Hilton Orange County. On Sunday,...
April 15th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More

Orange County Pet Expo this Weekend

Orange County Pet Expo this Weekend
The Orange County Pet Expo, also known as America’s Family Pet Expo, will be taking over the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa this weekend!   Touted as the largest pet and pet product expo in the world, this is the event in Orange County for pet and animal lovers! Not just about dogs and...
April 14th, 2010 | Orange County | Read More