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Plan Your Own Cruise Shore Excursions – Save Time and Money

Plan Your Own Cruise Shore Excursions – Save Time and Money

Planning and booking private shore excursions can not only save money, but more importantly save you from waiting in long lines, herded like lemmings in and out of €˜authentic’ reenactments and opportunities to buy the finest gift items (reproduced in China) that you’ve ever seen. (Yes, I’m jaded; I’ve been on one too many tours […]

April 8, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
10 Ways to Save Money On Board a Cruiseship

10 Ways to Save Money On Board a Cruiseship

You’ll need these money saving tips while on board your next cruise because we all know the cruise reservation price is just the beginning! The cruise lines are hoping you’ll spend twice your initial expenditure on fine wines, pool side drinks, shore excursions, at the gift shop and in the casino. It’s all about finding […]

April 1, 2008 | By | 7 Replies More
Someone Help Me – What Should I Wear on Vacation?

Someone Help Me – What Should I Wear on Vacation?

Ladies, this one is for you! I’ve packed and repacked a dozen times in my mind. Clothes are stretched out on the bed of the guestroom at the ready, but I just can’t commit. I’m off to a new destination and am in a quandary about which outfits to pack. Can I wear my favorite […]

February 14, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
How To Learn Local Customs Before Your Trip

How To Learn Local Customs Before Your Trip

Move over Emily Post and Miss Manners, Wikipedia is the new global authority on what delights and what offends when visiting foreign lands. Part of the charm of traveling is appreciating the differences between cultures. But where is a peck on the cheek essential to saying hello, and where is it an invasion of personal […]

February 7, 2008 | By | Reply More
Travel Safely With Food Allergies – Travel Alert Cards

Travel Safely With Food Allergies – Travel Alert Cards

According to the International Food Information Council, approximately 11 million Americans have life threatening food allergies (Shellfish, Nuts, Eggs, etc.) . A far greater number have food sensitivities and in tolerances (Lactose, Gluten, MSG, etc). And even more of us have dietary restrictions (salt free, sugar free, etc.) If you or a member of your […]

January 23, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Family Emergency and Bereavement Airfares – Where To Find Them

Family Emergency and Bereavement Airfares – Where To Find Them

Family medical emergency and bereavement fares have become harder to find in the past year as some airlines have eliminated them altogether. The excuse is that competition among airlines has brought prices down to the point that they just can’t afford to reduce them any further – yeah right! We all know that last minute […]

January 21, 2008 | By | 19 Replies More
How to Find A Pet Sitter While Traveling

How to Find A Pet Sitter While Traveling

A growing number of folks love the company of their pets and are reluctant to leave them behind when they go off on vacation. Thankfully many hotels and airlines have adopted pet friendly policies. But on occasion when you want to take an excursion or go off for the evening it would be nice to […]

January 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
How To Find Lowest Priced Caribbean Vacations

How To Find Lowest Priced Caribbean Vacations

Fly me away for some sun and fun! Everyone loves to find a great deal on their next vacation. Whether you know which Caribbean island you want to scoot off to, or you’re just scanning for a great deal, here are the top online sites for finding deals on Caribbean vacations. Follow these 5 steps […]

January 14, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
How To Find the Lowest Cruise Prices

How To Find the Lowest Cruise Prices

Cruising has become one of most desired vacation activities in both the United States and throughout Europe. The proliferation of new cruise ships is unprecedented. Each year sees the introduction of half a dozen gleaming new vessels. The good news is that in recent years supply has kept pace with demand, and in some cases […]

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Make Your Own Guide Book

Make Your Own Guide Book

Here’s a new trend among travel publishers – create your own travel guide. More and more travel content and advice is moving out of printed pages and onto the web. Publishers like Fommers, Fodors, Rick Steves, Lonely Planet and Eyewitness have duplicated much of their guide book information and put it on their websites where […]

January 12, 2008 | By | Reply More
Find Vegetarian Restaurants On The Road

Find Vegetarian Restaurants On The Road

It’s always a challenge to find welcoming food when traveling. The highways seems to be populated with fast food burger and fried food joints galore. Thanks to a little technology, it’s a simple matter to find restaurants offering vegetarian selections wherever you are. Here are two websites offering worldwide directories of establishments offering Vegetarian food: […]

November 20, 2007 | By | Reply More
Worldwide Tipping Guide

Worldwide Tipping Guide

How much should we tip at restaurants in Australia and New Zealand? Do you tip in Japan or not…? How about China, do they tip there?? What about in Dubai – what’s the scoop? Man, this is always an issue when traveling! Well thank goodness the good folks at Magellan’s have composed a simple to […]

November 19, 2007 | By | Reply More
15 Words You Can't Travel Without

15 Words You Can't Travel Without

You’re off to a foreign land and stressing about being able to communicate. Relax and brush up on just 15 words and phrases (or bring a cheat sheet with you) and you’ll be able to get by. Of course a good sprinkling of hand signs and body language adds to the understanding! These 15 words […]

October 26, 2007 | By | Reply More
How To Find The Right Eurail Pass

How To Find The Right Eurail Pass

For years choosing a rail pass has been a puzzle for even the best travel planners. Do you need a pass that combines two countries, is regional, maybe a global extravaganza of 18 countries? Should it be a Flexi pass stretching over several months, or will your travel be done in two weeks? How about […]

October 26, 2007 | By | Reply More
Where To Find The Best Last Minute Vacation Deals

Where To Find The Best Last Minute Vacation Deals

Help, I Need A Getaway NOW ! The internet is filled with sites proclaiming great last minute deals. Most are standard booking engines dressed up with lots of graphics and limited offers. Here are sites I’ve found that really deliver offers that will have you making plans and packing your bags.

June 4, 2007 | By | Reply More
Find The Lowest Airfares Every Time You Travel

Find The Lowest Airfares Every Time You Travel

It’s an airfare jungle out there! Here are 3 easy must do steps to find the lowest airfare every time your travel. #1 Visit a metasearch ticket site to identify available fares. These engines search multiple ticket sites at once. Here are our favorites. KAYAK ORBITZ FARE CHASE QIXO MOBISSIMO SIDE STEP Kayak is my […]

June 4, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
How To Rent A Villa For Less Than a Hotel Room

How To Rent A Villa For Less Than a Hotel Room

Or, how we hit the villa rental jackpot in Hawaii! If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a vacation villa in a faraway paradise, now’s the time to realize your dreams (temporarily at least) by renting a villa instead of staying in a hotel room. The internet has thrown the doors wide open for finding wonderful […]

February 15, 2007 | By | Reply More