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Amerisleep AS3 Reviews

  My Amerisleep AS3 Unboxing Video (Surprise, my voice is ridiculous!) If I can (just barely) do it, you can totally tackle a bed-in-a-box by yourself. Updated 10/15/22 Amerisleep's AS5 was recently featured as the 'Best Soft Mattress in a Box' by Good Housekeeping , with the panel of reviewers noting: Pressure relief for side sleepers Taller than other boxed mattresses Good customer service    Amerisleep Mattress Reviews  We've been happy Amerisleep customers since purchasing our first AS3 mattress more than 9 years ago. Now we also have an AS2 and an AS4 (the AS3 is still our favorite). Born with chronic insomnia  (even as a baby - my family insists I was a nightmare), the struggle to improve my sleep is my life. My husband, the overly-analytical mechanical engineer, was initially skeptical of a mail-order mattress, but he was quickly won over. 2012: Wine glass test, sans wine. I was fairly confident our brand-new mattress would pass with f

Travel Hacking 101

 Travel Hacking Travel hacking expert and guest poster, Laura, shares tips to save $ on your next vacation. No time? She'll even help book your discounted trip for you! I like to think of myself as quite the travel hacker. Sexy Nerd and I have a Southwest Companion Pass  and we've taken cruises for around $25 per person, per night.  Compared to expert travel hacker, Laura with Travel Hacking 101, that's nothing. Travel Hacking 101 teaches you how to use credit card points and miles to make your travel dreams a reality. Just by using your regular everyday spending, you can earn valuable points and sign-up bonuses that can drastically reduce the price of travel.  For example, my family’s recent trip to Egypt only cost us: • $155 round trip for 3 people • $600 for 13 nights in five-star hotels Next we’re headed for Thailand, with three round-trip tickets from the US for $203 total! All of this is possible without incurring any debt, and without hurting your credit score. Follo

15 Fun Things To Do in Hobart, Tasmania

After our 2-week Tasmania road trip , my plan is to retire in Hobart one day. There are so many fun things to do! Just call us Tasmaniacs. For the Hobart portion of our grand Australian adventure, we did not need a rental car. Other than an occasional Uber (the Hobart airport is much further away than we'd expected), we found Hobart to be a pleasantly walkable city, even in May. Remember kids, May in the USA = nice. May on the opposite side of the world = well, still pretty darn nice. Don't miss out on Tasmania when you visit Australia. Here is our complete guide to the best things to do in Hobart , plus a couple of places you can skip: Things to Do in Hobart I'll start with everyone's favorite, the food. Food is what travel is all about, isn't it? If I could go back in time, I'd shake my younger self by the shoulders and say, You're on Vacation!   Stop eating at McDonalds! If your fondest vacation memories are of the things you ate, you can't

Breakfast, the Most Embarrassing Meal of the Day

Let me start this post by stating, for the record, that I stay at Marriott hotels all the time. I'm in it for the breakfast and when a hotel doesn't include this, I stay elsewhere. I am a hotel waffle-making pro . Then again, making your own waffle is easy peasy, right? Behold, the tower of waffle batter goodness. How many gallons does it contain? We would soon find out. I always look forward to creating a decadent hotel waffle. The fateful Monday morning after the Summit County Parade of Homes was no exception and I was pleased to discover that no one was using the waffle iron, despite the crowd in the hotel breakfast room. It's no secret that I'm a social-anxiety mess, even with something as basic as navigating a shared waffle iron, so this was a relief and a great start to my day. I picked up my little plastic batter cup. I pressed down on the dispenser nozzle, as I've done 100 times. And then... The nozzle broke off. It just snapped right off

The Can't-Miss Dinner of the Year at the Taos Summer Wine Festival

Are we in the post-Covid world? The annual Taos Winter Wine Festival is finally back! If you love wine, raise your hand glass. It's a gourmet celebration and it's happening February 3rd-6th, 2022 in the gorgeous Taos Ski Valley, NM. With nearly all events cancelled in 2020 and 2021, here's an article from the last time SN and I attended a Taos wine festival, waaay back in 2019: I am so sad while writing this blog post, which is full of photos from the third annual T a os Summer Wine Festival , held in the breathtaking New Mexico mountains. We had the best time, eating gourmet food and toasting new friends at the ski resort, but... ...we don't get to go to the Taos Summer Wine Festival again for an entire year. :'( Photos from the 2017 and 2018 Taos Summer Wine Festivals For the first time in 3 years, we didn't have to make a mad dash to scramble 3 hours to the Taos Ski Valley in time for dinner. My husband and I were actually able to take the