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 ground transportation and how to save: Visit […]

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 book your next plane ticket, compare airline fees and take […]

Protect Your Money While Traveling Abroad


You want to protect your money while traveling — especially when you head overseas. There are steps you can take, such as being thoughtful of the type of environment where you will be staying and avoiding having large amounts of cash. Staying safe while traveling should be at the top of your plans.

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


Planning on traveling abroad? Don’t forget about your cell phone usage. International cell phone usage can be very expensive if you don’t plan correctly. That is, if your phone even works at all. Here are some tips for making sure that you have an affordable working phone.

International Travel Checklist: What to Pack for Your Trip Abroad


It’s hard to know what to bring for an international trip. Being safe and comfortable is more important than being stylish. Be sure to have important documents and emergency contact info. Also make sure you bring a power converter so you can charge your gadgets. Comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothes are also a must.

Using a Credit Card Overseas: 15 Things to Know

Using your credit card overseas takes some careful planning before you travel.

While using a credit card while traveling is often smart, there are still things to be aware of. Tourists are often a target for thieves so be sure to carry your wallet in a way that will deter theft. Also, be aware of any changes in laws, such as a fee to use a credit card at the check out. Carrying some back up cash is also smart, just in case.

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 great ways you can save on airfare. When you are booking your next […]

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 minute. Here’s how: Check out Hotelcoupons.com. A booklet available in […]