Weekly Update: Fall Travel Plans, Breakfast Food, and More


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With Labor Day behind us, fall travel plans are in the air -- and we have several great ideas in mind, including scenic places to enjoy fall foliage, free and inexpensive things to do in New York City, and cheap fall cruises. Those with an eye toward food will want to check out our updated features on cheap and easy breakfast ideas, best places for unique and tasty waffles, and tempting recipes that include peanuts. Also new on the blog this week: how to cut the costs of maintaining your car, the nation’s best beer gardens, how to build a capsule wardrobe, and more.

New Blog Posts & Updates:

Eat Seasonal and Save: When to Buy Fresh Produce Year-Round.

Here's the lowdown on when to buy your favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables, including corn, grapes, squash, artichokes, and more.

Got Allergies? 9 Home Remedies to Try -- and 1 to Avoid.

With these cheap home remedies, it doesn't have to cost a fortune to get sneezes, sniffles, and watery eyes under control during allergy season.

25 Places Across the U.S. to Enjoy Great Waffles.

No longer relegated to county fairs, waffles have gone upscale, with some places offering gourmet concoctions featuring smoked salmon, coleslaw, and pesto.

50 Free or Cheap Things to Do in New York City.

Explore New York and everything it has to offer on a budget, including $1 pizza, free happy hour drinks, and A-list entertainment tickets as low as $10!

17 Places to See Spectacular Fall Foliage.

Enjoy the glorious colors of fall leaves in spots across the country, from charming farmlands and dramatic vistas to scenic mountain drives and icy-blue lakes.

Build a Money-Saving Capsule Wardrobe With 13 Essential Pieces.

These 13 basic components constitute a capsule wardrobe that can be mixed and match to suit any lifestyle and occasion.

Where to Eat 10 Classic Deli Sandwiches Across the Country.

These 10 meaty sandwiches are time-tested favorites that can be enjoyed in classic form around the country -- some at the eateries that invented them.

25 Cheap, Quick Breakfast Ideas to Start the Day Right.

Morning meals made with staples such as oatmeal, eggs, and yogurt are easy and cheap to make and help start the work or school day right.

11 Cheap Fall Cruises From the Caribbean to Canada.

Looking for a cheap cruise this fall? Find deals on sailings to warm-weather beaches and locales with stunning fall foliage starting at about $60 a day.

Go Nuts With These 15 Cheap and Easy Peanut Recipes.

Try these varied and tasty recipes, all with peanuts as the star, and see how versatile the cheap and nutritious legume can be.

12 Ways to Cut the Cost of Car Maintenance and Repairs.

Auto repairs can be expensive and unpredictable. Here's how to lessen the chance of pricey fixes and keep your car running longer and more efficiently.

Not Just in Germany: 15 Great American Beer Gardens.

These American versions of a German tradition move beer drinking outdoors, with some money-saving specials to boot.