Veteran World Traveler, Cruise Specialist Joins “Travel For Boomers”

Pamela Scala brings her expertise to the new blog. 

Pamela Scala

December 7, 2011– Pamela Scala, a seasoned world traveler and cruise specialist, has joined Travel For Boomers, a new blog about a host of travel topics specifically for members of the “Baby Boomer” generation who either love to travel or want to travel, and want to do it as inexpensively and comfortably as possible.

Cruising, travel safety, and traveling with special dietary needs will be Scala’s focus on Travel For Boomers.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Pamela Scala studied Radio, television and film production with a sub-specialty in journalism. Her career has included working for a Chicago marketing firm, work with non-profits in board development, public relations, and event planning. Most recently she’s been involved in website development.

Known to her family as “Thrifty Pam,” Scala lives up to the moniker in her world travels by using frequent flier miles and rewards points to fly and stay in hotels for free. She’s also an expert at finding the best deals for luxury travel.

“I lived for 25 years in the Chicago area, where I did almost anything to get away from the weather,” she said. “Snow is a four-letter word, after all. Having had enough of that, my husband and I moved to a barrier island in Florida where we happily wear flip-flops year round.”

Her travel mantra is “Anywhere, anytime,” she said. “Back alleys and hidden storefronts don’t scare me. Biking where no motorized vehicles can go and people take their water buffalos for an afternoon walk is right on target. And luxury travel that includes flying in the front of the plane is the only way to go as long as it’s for free.”

A dedicated “travel hacker,” Scala uses a variety of methods to amass frequent flier miles and hotel rewards points. She brings that expertise, as well as her vast experience on cruise ships, to Travel For Boomers.

For more information on Travel For Boomers, visit

The Frugal Travel Guy Shares Travel Tips with

Rick Ingersoll guest posts for community of women.

May 25, 2011 (Hilton Head, SC) –  When editor-in-chief M.P.

Rick Ingersoll, The Frugal Travel Guy

Dunleavey approached Rick Ingersoll, the author of “The Frugal Travel Guy” blog, about contributing to her website, he welcomed the chance to share some of his tips and techniques with a community of women interested in smart personal finances.

“My true intent is to teach others how to do the things I do so that they, too, can travel anywhere they want and see the world at prices they can afford,” said Ingersoll, who started “travel hacking” as a hobby after he retired from mortgage banking. As he became good at it, and as he and his wife Katy began traveling all over the world for free or nearly free, he started his blog to share his information with others.

Today, the Frugal Travel Guy blog now receives over 5000 daily views, Ingersoll is a frequent expert resource for travel and consumer media, and he has “banked” 1.5 million frequent flier miles and points. In 2009, The Frugal Travel Guy blog received a Budget Travel Award from

Ingersoll’s first step-by-step tip for DailyWorth readers — how to make use’s “name your own price” successfully – is on the website now on the “Saving” page. is “the go-to source about personal finance for smart, ambitious, working women,” the website states. Amanda Steinberg of Philadelphia, PA, founded the site in 2009. It has since garnered over 70,000 subscribers and has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, USA Today and Cosmopolitan. For more information, visit

For more information on Rick Ingersoll and to stay abreast of his frugal travel tips and techniques, visit

About The Frugal Travel Guy:

Rick Ingersoll is the author of The Frugal Travel Guy Blog, which is read around the world and averages 5000 views per day, and The Frugal Travel Guy Handbook. He is constantly on the lookout for the best credit card and debit card sign-up bonuses. He posts travel tips daily on debit and credit card deals and on other interesting promotions with the goal of reducing his readers’ travel costs today and for the rest of their lives. He is also available for seminars and speaking engagements. A retired mortgage banker, Ingersoll and his wife live in Hilton Head Island, SC, and Traverse City, MI, when they’re not traveling the globe. For more information, go to