Building "Big Jenny" – the $7,500 Shuttle Bus Tiny Home

Lets get a few things out of the way, before the pictures become a little misleading - as of now, Big Jenny the Shuttle Bus Tiny Home is living a stationary life in Upstate New York. While she technically is…

Roulette Travel Review: Glamping at an Old Zoo Near the Catskill Mountains

"Glamping" is a recent phenomenon that has brought together some of the luxuries of a hotel stay, with the natural setting and simplicity of camping. I had only ever experienced this one other time through Fancy Camps at a music…

Upstate New York – the Budget Friendly Alternative to a Winter Trip Out West

When many think of where to plan their winter trip, the popular destinations out west usually come to mind - Aspen, Lake Tahoe, Jackson Hole, Park City, etc. However, with this popularity, there also comes the high price - these…

How to Reduce (or even Eliminate) the Pesky AirBnB Cleaning Fees

We've all had it happen - you find a perfect spot to stay, and it looks like its right in your budget. Then, when going to confirm your reservation - you see that astronomical cleaning fee. Okay, so in reality…

Roulette Travel Guide: Getting to, thru (and outta) Cuba

For a long time, U.S. Citizens couldn't go to Cuba due to the longstanding embargo until changes were made that finally opened travel again in 2014. I feel fortunate to have made it to Cuba before more changes to our…

Roulette Travel Guide – 4 Days in Wyoming, Yellowstone and Grand Teton

In the years prior to this trip, I had heard the name Jackson Hole thrown around a few times in conversation - mostly in regards to epic skiing. I have sort of retired from skiing (after a long career of…

Roulette Home Review: the Woodland Chalet in Asheville, North Carolina

During a recent trip to visit a college friend in Charlotte, North Carolina, we took a two hour drive out to the little town of Barnardsville to stay in a unique little chalet. This place was tucked away up a…

A Four Day Road Trip through Northern Spain

Prior to pulling out an atlas that had been collecting dust on my bookshelf, I had never even heard about Spain's Picos de Europa National Park.  Located just inland from Spain's northern coast, straddling the provinces of Cantabria and Asturias,…

How to Avoid the Young Driver Fee on Car Rentals (and get a cool car too)

A lot of people wonder how they can rent a car if they are under 25 years old. Many car rental agencies charge as much as $25 per day if you are under 25, and you might ask yourself "how…

Simple Credit Card Point Hacks You Can Actually Use

Over the past year, I have racked up over 290,000 airline and credit card reward miles and should likely have close to 400,000 by the end of this year.  I am saving them up for a multi-continent, multi-week trip sometime in…