The Cheapskate Guide To: Los Angeles

Want to see Los Angeles on the cheap? Click through for a local's recommendations on $35 beach camping, $2 tacos, and $8 double feature movies – yesandyes.org
Is it snowing/sleeting/freezing where you are? Are you reading this while wearing 17 sweaters? Me, too. This is our friendly reminder that LAX is the second biggest airport in the U.S., with jillions of cheap flights in and out every day. Today, LA local Mandy Sutton is telling us about beach camping for $35 a night, $2 tacos, and $8 double features at iconic movie theaters!

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True Story: I’m 36 + I Live With My Sisters

What would it be like to live with your sister? As adults? Better than roommates? Worse? Click through for one woman's story of living with BOTH of her adult sisters for 9+ years

What would it be like to live with your adult sister? Would it be one big sleepover with shared clothes and constant double dates? Or never-ending squabbles and a total lack of boundaries?

Your answer, I imagine, depends on your relationship with your sister. Today, my high school friend Amy tells us about how she’s lived with her sisters for 9 and 15 years, respectively.

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Web Time Wasters

What’d you get up to this week, guys? Kenny had to get his tonsils out (!!!) so it’s been Gatorade popsicles and broth all day, every day over here. Other than that, I’m following my own Hygge advice with lots of new soup recipes, switching to the super cozy Jazz radio station, and burning approximately one million candles.

Also! I’m working through my 2017 editorial calendar and I have plenty of space for True Story interviews.

If you’ve got a story to share (and I haven’t already covered it) I’d love to talk to you! If you have an idea for an interview, I’d love to talk to you! You can always reach me at sarah (at) yesandyes (dot) org.

Stuff from my super lovely sponsors

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Christy wants to help us plan for an awesome 2017 in this free class! I really loved her piece of 5 lessons on resilience learned from her rescue cats.

Meghan’s art is beautiful and insanely affordable – it’d make a great holiday gift for anyone with excellent taste! I’ve got my eye on this print for the bedroom and this one for the kitchen. $17?!! How can you go wrong?

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Blog vs. Podcast – Which one’s right for you?

Where do you stand on the blog vs podcast argument? Is blogging dead? How do you SEO or monetize a podcast? Kathleen made the switch + weighs in!

Have you ever thought of giving up your blog to try podcasting? Or creating a blog to complement your podcast? I’ve been intrigued by podcasting for years, but the learning curve! It seems really, really high!

My friend Kathleen blogged for years before launching her podcast Being Boss as a ‘fun side project’ – and now it’s her whole job! Today, she’s breaking down the blog vs podcast argument for us so we can figure out which one is right for us!

Mini Travel Guide: Belgium

Looking for a travel guide to Belgium? Look no further! Great Belgium travel tips on what to do, where to stay, what to eat, and how to navigate the culture!

Welp, I’m afraid you’re going to have to add Belgium to your list of ‘Places I Didn’t Know I Wanted To Go Until Now.’ An optical illusion church? A forest so covered in bluebells it’s called The Blue Forest? Two distinct kinds of waffles?!! INTO IT.

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