Archive for 2009

New TSA Security Regulations

New TSA Security Regulations

Here is an excellent article from Frommers.com that details the changes in play this week including what to expect, new TSA procedures, and tips for getting through security with the least delay. Important note:  Although the news media have been reporting that all passengers must remain in their seats for the last hour of a […]

December 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
New IRS Mileage Rate for 2010

New IRS Mileage Rate for 2010

Usually at this time of year everyone anticipates a hike in the IRS mileage rate.  Surprise!!  In 2010 the rate is going down – the 55 cent allowance for 2009 is being lowered to 50 cents per mile.  The IRS predicts a generally lower transportation cost for the coming year than for last year.  Let’s […]

December 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
At Last – New Aviation Regulations For Flight Delays

At Last – New Aviation Regulations For Flight Delays

In the midst of all the noise about health care reform and the crush of preparing for the holidays, you may have missed the good news about the new federal aviation regulations that limit the time airline passengers can be delayed on tarmacs to 3 hours.  No longer will you risk being held hostage on […]

December 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Romantic Rome For The Weekend $399!

Romantic Rome For The Weekend $399!

This sale from Alitalia really grabbed our attention!  Imagine spending a romantic weekend strolling the cobbled streets and lanes of Rome with your heart’s desire. Stop for a cappuccino here, pick up a chic leather handbag there, oh new butter soft leather gloves? – well of course!…, and then let’s meander into a gelaterie to […]

December 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
5Nt Disney World Family Vacation Only $699pp From JetBlue

5Nt Disney World Family Vacation Only $699pp From JetBlue

JetBlue has some fantastic vacation deals out there for travel this winter.  One of the best is a family vacation to Disney World Florida for the low price of $699 per person. The “Magic Your Way” package”  includes air from New York (other cities available), 5 nights Disney All Star Movie Resort hotel (Quad occupancy), […]

December 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Don't Book A Resort Hotel Without Checking Oyster.com First!

Don't Book A Resort Hotel Without Checking Oyster.com First!

In the world of  websites that provide hotel information and customer reviews, Oyster.com stands out like a gleaming gem! If you haven’t found Oyster.com yet…. you’re going to love it.  Oyster.com provides what sites like Trip Advisor have been missing – a consistent, trusted and candid voice.  When you read an Oyster review, you know […]

December 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Power Up A Snowcat And Take It For A Spin At Crested Butte Colorado

Power Up A Snowcat And Take It For A Spin At Crested Butte Colorado

Have you loved big brawny machines since childhood and always wished you could climb behind the wheel and power it up?  Well the folks at Crested Butte Colorado understand completely and are ready to make your big hauling dreams come true with their Snowcat Driving Experience. Started in March 2009, the Snowcat Experience teams vacationers […]

December 11, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Sports and Entertainment Tickets At HUGE Discounts

Sports and Entertainment Tickets At HUGE Discounts

Have you seen the latest Nationwide Sale alert from Travel Zoo.com?  WOW! How does up to 80% off NBA tickets sound?  You could see the Utah Jazz for $25 for two tickets, plus a $10 Fanzz Gift Card.  Or the Golden State Warriors play the Phoenix Suns on 12/26 for $15, a 60% discount!! Or […]

December 10, 2009 | By | Reply More
Kayak Launches New Tool To Keep All Your Travel Organized

Kayak Launches New Tool To Keep All Your Travel Organized

The folks at Kayak.com have added a great new service to help keep all your travel reservations and information in one place. Kayak’s free itinerary magagement tool lets you consolidate all your travel elements in one file by forwarding reservation confirmations to your Kayak account.  Kayak Trips will keep track of your airline hotel & […]

December 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
The Best Italian Food In The Caribbean

The Best Italian Food In The Caribbean

The best Italian food in the Caribbean might be at sea! Can’t decide between a European vacation or a Caribbean cruise this year?   No problem – experience both!  Take a deeply discounted Caribbean cruise on an Italian cruise line to  enjoy the cuisine of the Mediterranean, the culture and ambiance of Italy, (not to […]

December 8, 2009 | By | Reply More
Rub Noses Like An Eskimo In An Igloo Hotel!

Rub Noses Like An Eskimo In An Igloo Hotel!

Toss me the bear skin and pass the fondue!  It’s almost time to pull on your Uggs and blast out into the snow for some winter fun.  You’ve heard about ice hotels – well now get ready to cozy up in an igloo!  The Krvavec ski resort in the mountains of Slovenia (one of the […]

December 2, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
New England Holiday Festivals Too Good To Miss

New England Holiday Festivals Too Good To Miss

No one dresses up for the holidays like the historic towns and villages of New England.  The first two weekends of December bring holiday festivals galore featuring historic house tours, gaily decorated inns, musical performances, costumed carolers, bell ringers, antiques and crafts shows and good cheer for all.  Here is a list of New England’s […]

November 30, 2009 | By | Reply More
Get Extra Value For Your Shopping Dollars

Get Extra Value For Your Shopping Dollars

Here are two smart ways to shop this holiday season to get extra value for every dollar you spend. #1  GoodShop.com For every dollar you spend, GoodShop will donate a portion of your purchase amount to your favorite charity. #2  Airline Shopping Sites The major US airlines have shopping sites that offer bonus frequent flier […]

November 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
Awesome Black Friday Travel Deals

Awesome Black Friday Travel Deals

The travel industry has adopted Black Friday with gusto! Here are the best deals we’ve found! Sonesta Maho Bay- St. Maarten 50% off sale, book by 11/30 for travel 12/18/09 to 3/31/10 includes Christmas and New Years!! Book room only or all inclusive rates – both half off!  Use booking code BF09 ClubMed – One […]

November 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
What To Do When Flights Are Delayed or Canceled

What To Do When Flights Are Delayed or Canceled

Heads up my friends, we’re heading into the worst travel weeks for flight delays, oversold planes and cancellations – ahhhh the joys of holiday and winter travel! This year there’s a new tool to use – TWITTER!  Many of the airports across the US have their own Twitter pages that will give you the most […]

November 23, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
H1N1 Travel Insurance Explained

H1N1 Travel Insurance Explained

Will standard travel insurance policies cover you for cancellation if you or a family memeber comes down with H1N1 just prior to traveling?  The answers to this question have been changing recently.  Here’s an excellent article by the LA Times that gives an excellent overview of the up-to-date answers.

November 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
American Airlines Puts Europe On Sale For Winter and Spring

American Airlines Puts Europe On Sale For Winter and Spring

Just as British Airway’s World-On-Sale is expiring, American Airlines has taken up the gauntlet.  From now until December 3rd, winter and spring flights from the USA to Europe have been discounted.  Fly Boston to Barcelona for $248 each way, New York to London for $256, DC to Frankfurt for $298, Chicago to Rome for $327, […]

November 20, 2009 | By | Reply More
New Gluten-Free Allergy Alert Travel Cards

New Gluten-Free Allergy Alert Travel Cards

Staying healthy on the road is a particular challenge for folks with food allergies.  Anyone with significant food sensitivities should visit SelectWisely.com and order their terrific allergy alert cards – available in a wide range of languages. They have recently introduced a new card which alerts restaurant waiters to your Gluten-Free food requirements.  The cards […]

November 18, 2009 | By | Reply More
Spend The Winter In Nice France Learning to Teach Business English

Spend The Winter In Nice France Learning to Teach Business English

The TEFL Language House invites you to the balmy beautiful French Riviera this winter to earn a certification to teach EFL in France. Beginning in January 2010, Language House is opening a new facility in chic, alluring Nice!  The one month certification course allows graduates to teach English to Students of Other Languages in Europe.  […]

November 17, 2009 | By | Reply More
10 Reasons To Visit Cape Kidnappers In Your Lifetime

10 Reasons To Visit Cape Kidnappers In Your Lifetime

Have you been watching the PGA Kiwi Open taking place at Cape Kidnappers? Everyone is awe struck by the incredibly dramatic coastal scenery and furrowed cliffs that the golf course dances over.  Bring a bag full of golf balls is all I can say, this hazard drops 800 feet into the sea!   So what […]

November 14, 2009 | By | Reply More