Mel Fisher Museum

Treasure at the Mel Fisher Museum in Key West Florida

Treasure at the Mel Fisher Museum in Key West Florida

If you are one who loves stories about old naval ships and lost treasures rediscovered, then the Mel Fisher Museum in Key West Florida is the perfect place for you.

Every day Mel was heard saying “Today is the Day”. Finally, 30 years ago his day finally came when he and his team discovered a Spanish ship which had sunk laden with tons of gold and silver.

After many fruitless days, Mel and his group found what they were looking for. You can see many of his discovered treasures at the Mel Fisher Museum.

200 Greene Street
Key West, Florida 33040

This is one place you will want to visit. Gold, silver, emeralds, old coins, and many other artifacts are on display at the museum. In addition to these things, there are other exhibits on display. These do rotate from time to time, so call ahead to find out more.

Skip Lines & Pay Less

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I really agreed with what was posted below by the AP. It makes sense. Skip lines and saving money is something that I have been preaching (and practicing) for years. Why ever pay full price for anything? If you can save money, take advantage. I love the GoCard, the City Pass, and other travel savings programs. It just makes sense. Purchase a pass that gives you multiple entries for a huge discounted price.

When I was working as a group travel coordinator, we utilized the power of these cards over and over. If you can save some money on tickets or attractions, Go For IT! So, the information below is really appropriate!

NEW YORK — Skip lines, pay less and get your money back for tickets you bought but didn’t use?

Not a bad vacation, if you do the research ahead of time. That’s the goal of a new line of travel passes called Go Select by Smart Destinations, which takes the traditional city travel pass (pay one price to visit a set list of sites for a certain number of days) and lets vacationers pick out only the attractions they want. The more attractions, the higher the discounts. If you didn’t make it to all your destinations, you have a year to ask for a refund.

“It’s taken an entire city and made it like a theme park experience,” said Smart Destinations president Cecilia Dahl.

Smart Destinations has been selling its traditional unlimited-visit Go City cards in 14 U.S. cities, including Miami, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. The company negotiates discounted rates with individual attractions and then bundles them to customers, who can then use the pass to skip ticket lines at each site.

But this summer, the company added customizable passes called Go Select for a number of destinations, including New York, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oahu, Hawaii. (Three more cards are being added within the next few weeks: Seattle, Orlando, Fla., and Blue Ridge, which is mainly in and around Asheville, N.C.) The new product lets consumers choose which attractions they want to see. You pay discounted prices that get steeper the more attractions you choose. The top discount is 36 percent off gate price for all entry fees, Dahl said. But you’d have to buy at least a half-dozen attractions to achieve that savings. Typically, the minimum discount is 10 percent for two items.

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Cheap Travel, Family Vacations Don’t Have to be Staycations

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As you read the post below by Mark Whysall, he has some really good ideas. I like his suggestions to visit a National Park, South Dakota, or places like Niagara Falls. One of my favorite places to travel and save money is Washington DC! Everything is FREE and you can stay in a hotel outside of the city and take the DC Metro into the city. So many wonderful things to see and do.

Cheap Travel
Feeling the economic crunch, but still wanting a getaway? You’re not alone. You can still take that family vacation over the summer and not completely drain your wallet. Here are some interesting and affordable vacations you can enjoy by yourself or with your family.

Family Vacations

Take a camping trip to a national park. Yellowstone National Park is one example. If you travel by car or RV, you can get a pass for $25. The pass is good for seven days’ entrance to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. Campsite is available in on a first-come, first-served basis. Rates range from $12 to $37 per night depending on the camping area and whether you need a tent site or an RV site.

Inexpensive Attractions

Niagara Falls isn’t just for honeymooners. There are many free and inexpensive attractions to see while you are there. You can purchase a Niagara USA Discovery Pass for $33 for adults and $26 for children 6 through 12. The pass gets you into five different attractions – The Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara: Legends of Adventure Theater, Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds Trip and the Discover Center. To cut the cost of lodging, consider staying at a campground or hostel.

The Black Hills area of South Dakota is another affordable vacation. Visit museums, waterparks, goldmines, caves and animals. You can get a tour and pan for gemstones in the Black Hills Caverns for $8.95 per person. Of course, there are Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Monument, The Badlands and Custer State Park to visit while you’re in the area. There are numerous packages available for families starting at $340 for a family of four.

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