Check Out the Live Smart Not Hard Mobile Version


The Live Smart Not Hard mobile version is now active. Over the last few days I’ve been testing out some different aspects of it and I think I’ve got it working properly. If you’re reading this site on a mobile phone or tablet, what do you think of the Live Smart mobile version? How does it look? If you haven’t ... Read More »

Here’s How I Got My Visa to China

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Previously I wrote about how I scored an amazing deal from New York to Italy and then from the Czech Republic to Beijing, China. Both flights for just $132, taxes included. But with a visit to China came the need to pick up a Visa. While U.S. citizens have very generous rules when it comes to visiting other countries, sometimes even ... Read More »

Part II: “The Free Cruise Challenge”

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Last spring I wrote a post called, “The Free Cruise Challenge” in which my goal was to do just that, earn a free cruise. I set the tone by laying out some of the points, requirements and preferences. If you haven’t yet had a chance, take a look at it. Overall the major non-negotiatble was this: • I want to ... Read More »

Rudolph Was Delicious


While en route from Seward to Denali National Park, our bus stopped for an hour in Anchorage. Walking around town, I came across a food cart and saw they were offering, “Reindeer Dogs.” SOLD! I want to say I’ve had Reindeer before, maybe in some type of jerky, however I wanted to try as many different foods in Alaska as ... Read More »