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Travel Hacks for Cheap Trips

Many people have dreams of traveling the world — and those dreams are mainly limited by small budgets. Fortunately, with a little bit of creativity, you can make your money go further and experience everything you dream of. Check out these easy travel hacks to score affordable trips.

Things You Should Always Buy New

From garage sales and second hand stores to online auctions, shopping for used items is a great way to save money. However, not all things are created equally when it comes to buying used vs. new. As a matter of fact, if you're in the market for any of the following items, it may be better to opt for new. Consider safety tips for the items in question and don't forget that you could always score a sweet personal loan if need be.

Delicious Eats in New Mexico

Chiles, blue corn, and chicharrones, oh my! New Mexico's signature cuisine centers around vibrant, classic ingredients like these. For those in the know, the ingredients and recipes are held to almost sacred standards, ensuring that, when you sit down for lunch or dinner here, you won't be eating the same old Tex-Mex cuisine you'll find elsewhere in the Southwest.

Things That Need to Be Replaced ASAP

Wear and tear are common in all things, and it's easy to overlook or ignore minor issues. Forgetting about that watch battery replacement, procrastinating the leaky faucet or putting off appliance repairs – we've all been there. However, when left unchecked, certain small problems can become serious, and may end up costing more to fix, so it's worth dealing with them sooner rather than later.

Best Places to Go Swimming in New Mexico

New Mexico is known for its hot, dry summers, and temperatures that regularly top out in the 90s. It's enough to send you searching for "swimming pools near me." But when you're looking for a place to cool off, there's no better place than one of the many lakes, natural pools, and swimming holes scattered throughout the state. Check out these New Mexico state parks and natural swimming pools for a place to chill out.