About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for Eat Play Rock and State By State Travel. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her chihuahuas, Puppy Mister and Daisy Baby.

Blue Ridge Parkway Safety Tips & Seasonal Operations Schedule #FindYourPark

Blue Ridge Parkway Safety Tips & Seasonal Operations Schedule #FindYourPark

I am thankful that I live just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s super easy for me to get to and it’s so beautiful for a nice, scenic drive. For those of you new to the Blue Ridge Parkway, you need to know that it is much different than many other roads […]

Lifestyle Changes That Helped Me Lose 11.2 Pounds In 2 Weeks #medifast #sponsored

Lifestyle Changes That Helped Me Lose 11.2 Pounds In 2 Weeks #medifast #sponsored

I have been working on my weight issues for the past few years and have lost a decent amount of weight on my own but it has taken me a really long time. So, I decided to enlist reinforcements. And I think that was definitely the right decision. Since starting the Medifast Go! program a […]

51st Annual Holly Day Fair Shopping Extravaganza November 2-5 in Fayetteville

51st Annual Holly Day Fair Shopping Extravaganza November 2-5 in Fayetteville

A few months ago, I got to spend a few fun days in Fayetteville, NC. I really had no idea that there is so much to do there. And being that I am from North Carolina, that is pretty shameful. There is just so much fun to be had in this state, people! So, I […]

Why I Shut Down My Online Dating Profiles

Why I Shut Down My Online Dating Profiles

As many of you have probably already read about, I decided to try online dating again after being out of the dating pool for about 12 years. We also try to keep it fair over here, so if you haven’t already been following along, be sure to check out Rafe’s experience online dating as well. […]

I’m 40 – It’s Time To Get My Stuff Together #sponsored #Medifast

I'm 40 - It's Time To Get My Shizz Together #sponsored #Medifast

I am 40. By now, I really do have a lot of my stuff together, so to speak. I am relatively mature, totally dependent upon who you ask, of course. I have what I consider to be the best job in the world – one in which I get to travel often and see and […]

Why There’s Nothing Quite Like Fall In The Smoky Mountains

Why There's Nothing Like Fall In The Smoky Mountains

I realize that I am a lucky person who gets to travel often. However, there are some places that you just love. They just get into your soul. Know what I mean? Sevierville [and The Great Smoky Mountain area] is one of those special places that will forever hold a piece of my heart. I […]

5 Reasons To Consider Hilton Head Island For Your Fall Or Winter Getaway

5 Reasons To Consider Hilton Head Island For Your Fall Or Winter Getaway

I really enjoy hitting the beach in fall and winter for many reasons. I think my favorite one is that you can often get the beach to yourself and I think that makes it so much more relaxing. Need convincing? Check out these 5 reasons we think you should consider Hilton Head Island for your […]

$10 Ticketmaster Cash w/ Pennzoil Purchase + Win A Guns N’ Roses VIP Fan Experience #DotComDIY

$10 Ticketmaster Cash w/ Pennzoil Purchase + Win A Guns N' Roses VIP Fan Experience #DotComDIY

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DotComDIY #CollectiveBias I just noticed that it’s about time for me to get an oil change. In today’s busy world, there is little time to make a trip to the store. Why fight the crowds? DIY Oil Changes […]

Save $1/1 Wicked Kitchen Mac & Cheese or Hand Pie at Kroger #EatWickedKitchen

Save $1/1 Wicked Kitchen Mac & Cheese or Hand Pie at Kroger #EatWickedKitchen

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EatWickedKitchen #CollectiveBias Busy day? Busier night? Let Wicked Kitchen™ rescue you from making your fourth grilled cheese of the week. Delivering delicious, incredibly-bold food straight to your home, Wicked Kitchen frozen meals are the ultimate solution for bringing […]

Grab The Girls And Go See Menopause The Musical

Grab The Girls And Go See Menopause The Musical

Ladies, grab your girls. I think you are going to love this. My friend, Michelle, and I are going to venture down to Greensboro today to catch Menopause The Musical. I have heard that this is really funny and, Michelle and I love to laugh at ourselves, so we are looking forward to this “girl […]