About Kristen Kuchar

Kristen Kuchar, author of Mac n' Cheese to the Rescue, is a food and travel writer working with numerous notable publications on both print and online. A firm believer that traveling and great food don't have to compromise finances, she's always finding great ways to save. She is currently living in Chicago with her husband Mark. You can follow her on Twitter @KristenKuchar.

How to Save on Getting to and From the Airport

Sure, it’s great if you’re able to find ways to save on flights. But that’s only part of the battle. You’re also facing costs of getting to and from the airport and to your destination once you land. Here’s a guide to dealing with the the costs of gro … [Read more...]

Compare Airline Fees: What it Really Costs to Fly

Everyone loves finding cheap airfare. But as airlines struggle to stay profitable by moving to a la carte style pricing, the ticket price that looked so low on a booking site may turn out to be the starting point, not your final price. Before you … [Read more...]

Protect Your Money While Traveling Abroad

Protecting your money while traveling is always a priority, but it’s especially important while you’re traveling abroad. Taking a few simple precautions before your trip and during your travels can ensure a safe, enjoyable trip and can keep your mo … [Read more...]

How To Use A Mobile Phone Abroad (Without Getting A Crazy Bill)

Using a cell phone abroad can be a little tricky. You might have heard horror stories of visitors having no way of getting in touch with people while traveling because their phones aren't working. Or even worse, returning home from their trip only … [Read more...]

International Travel Checklist: What to Pack for Your Trip Abroad

Packing for a trip overseas can be intimidating. You don't always know what will be available in stores abroad if you forget something and need to buy it ... and if you don't speak the language where you're going, that prospect becomes even more … [Read more...]

Using a Credit Card Overseas: 15 Things to Know

Carrying a credit card or debit card when you’re traveling abroad is a no-brainer. Using a credit card overseas allows you to track your purchases, cancel it if it gets lost or stolen, and earn rewards on your purchases that you can put towards f … [Read more...]

11 Ideas for How To Save on Flights

I’ve always heard conflicting advice on paying  for a flight. Some swear you need to book as early as possible to get the best price, while others say last-minute deals are the best bargain. Even though this remains unpredictable, there are still gr … [Read more...]

How to Find a Great Last-Minute Hotel Deal

When you're on the road, last minute doesn't have to mean full-price. It’s a common misconception that you’re going to end up overpaying if you don’t have the chance to book your hotel room in advance. You can actually save money by booking last mi … [Read more...]