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On-Site Healthcare Centers Coming To An Airport Near You

On-Site Healthcare Centers Coming To An Airport Near You

Travel clinics can be nearly impossible to find when you’re flying from one destination to another. And heaven knows, airport travel these days raises our stress levels and plays havoc with our inner systems. Whether it’s an ear ache from altitude change, stomach distress from unfamiliar foods, swollen legs from sitting too long, or an unexpected ailment that catches up with us, it has always been challenging to find medical attention while transiting through airports. That’s all about to change thanks to Concentra Urgent Care Centers who are providing travelers with convenient, affordable medical attention at airport locations.

July 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
What Can I Take On An Airplane? – TSA Regulations

What Can I Take On An Airplane? – TSA Regulations

Here are easy guidelines for understanding airline carry on restrictions and determining what things you can carry on an airplane. TSA regulations change from time to time and you should always check the TSA Website for final word, but here are answers to the most asked questions about carry on regulations in the United States.

June 24, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Google Wants To Be Your Favorite Flight Search Engine

Google Wants To Be Your Favorite Flight Search Engine

The travel industry has been waiting nervously for Google’s next move since they purchased travel industry giant ITA Software last year. ITA software powers most popular flight search sites on the web such as Expedia and Kayak. At the beginning of June, Google announced the availability of flight search right in the search bar. Here’s how it works:

June 18, 2011 | By | Reply More
Don’t Eat Cucumbers in Germany This Summer!

Don’t Eat Cucumbers in Germany This Summer!

Caution:  We’ve just read a report that Germany is in the grips of a large and dangerous E. coli outbreak that has already infected over 1,000 people and has resulted in at least 18 deaths.    It is expected that E. coli infections will continue to spread throughout Europe and that more deaths are likely. Cucumbers […]

May 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
New At Disney – Pampered Pets, Hawaii Resort & New Cruise Ports

New At Disney – Pampered Pets, Hawaii Resort & New Cruise Ports

Disney is definitely on the move and spreading their magic to new places. Here are some new Disney offerings to put on your watch list. With Disney now boasting 4 cruise ships, the Mouse is definitely out and about! Disney Cruise Line is bringing their cruise ships to new home ports all across the United States.

May 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Rental Car Companies Charging $9 a Gallon for Gas!

Rental Car Companies Charging $9 a Gallon for Gas!

Watch Out – gas charges could be a total budget buster!  You are probably well aware that rental car companies offer you a full tank of gas at a relatively fair prices when you pick up your rental car.  But you probably are not aware of the exorbitant prices they charge if you return your […]

May 5, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Qantas Does Dallas – New Nonstop Flights to Australia

Qantas Does Dallas – New Nonstop Flights to Australia

Anytime I can avoid a layover in LAX (my least favorite airport) it’s a great day.  That’ why I was so happy to hear that Qantas Airlines is beginning non-stop flights to Australia from Dallas Texas.  Beginning on May 16th.  Qantas will begin flying 4 weekly flights between Dallas and Brisbane with a connection to […]

April 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
National Geographic’s Newest Travel Planner

National Geographic’s Newest Travel Planner

I’ve just received a copy of National Geographic’s newest glossy travel book, 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas and I couldn’t wait to settle into a comfy chair and let my fingers dance across the world.  We’ve all come to expect dazzling photography from the folks at ‘Nat Geo’, and this illustrated travel planner is packed with […]

April 18, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Mobile App Finds Nearest Emergency Room Fast

Mobile App Finds Nearest Emergency Room Fast

Massachusetts General Hospital has been a leader in progressive medicine for decades and now they have  developed an iPhone App to help travelers immediately locate the nearest emergency room.  The free App, which is available for download at the iTunes Store, is called FindER.  The application identifies the user’s location and then shows all of […]

April 15, 2011 | By More
National Parks Week – Visit For Free

National Parks Week – Visit For Free

Phew, that was a close call…. the  potential government shut down could have put an end to National Parks Week!  But all is well (for the moment) and it’s time to show a little love for our splendid National Parks by visiting during National Parks Week scheduled for April 16-24, 2011.  And it’s very appropriate […]

April 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
Tour The Statue of Liberty This Summer – Or Not Until Late 2012

Tour The Statue of Liberty This Summer – Or Not Until Late 2012

The interior of the Statue of Liberty will be closing for about a year for safety and security upgrades on November 1, 2011.  This means the coming summer will be the ideal time to take the family on a tour of lower Manhattan and a visit to the Statue of Liberty.  The estimated $26 million […]

April 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

Where do you turn to find low cost airlines that fly between London and Rome? How about Madrid to Munich? Soaring fuel costs promise that this summer will see air fare prices higher than ever before. It’s time to pull out all the stops to locate a reasonable ticket price for your summer sojourn to […]

March 30, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Grab A Taste of Mardi Gras Near You

Grab A Taste of Mardi Gras Near You

Just because you couldn’t jet down to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras this year doesn’t mean you should miss all the fun.  Why not head out this weekend for some great NOLA cuisine close to home?  We’ve found a great article written by the folks at The Daily Meal that reveals restaurants across the […]

March 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Grand Canyon Mule Trains To Be Dramatically Reduced

Grand Canyon Mule Trains To Be Dramatically Reduced

If the iconic descent by mule train from the lip of the Grand Canyon to Phantom Ranch at the base of canyon’s floor has always been on your ‘someday’ list, you’d best start making your reservations now.  The National Park Service has announced a dramatic reduction in the number of mules allowed to traverse the […]

March 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Delta Levied A Huge Fine For Neglecting Disabled Passengers

Delta Levied A Huge Fine For Neglecting Disabled Passengers

If you need wheelchair assistance when flying…. don’t choose Delta!  The Department of Transportation has levied a fine of $2 million against Delta for failing “many times” to assist fliers with disabilities appropriately.  This is the largest penalty imposed by the DOT against an air carrier.  Investigations found that not only did Delta fail to […]

February 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Virgin America is Expanding to Chicago

Virgin America is Expanding to Chicago

In a very short period of time, Virgin America has put the old-boy airlines to shame by offering affordable airfares while delivering exceptional customer service. On May 25, 2011, Virgin America will begin flying new routes out of Chicago O’Hare Airport to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Let’s hope they continue to show the big […]

February 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
Get Steeply Discounted Ski Lift Tickets Online

Get Steeply Discounted Ski Lift Tickets Online

Okay, which one of you asked Santa for snow this winter?  Whoever you are, you certainly got your wish!  With so much snow on the ground, there’s nothing to do but head to the mountains for some record breaking runs. We’ve found a terrific website to help you “ski more and pay less” at Liftopia.com. […]

February 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
Should You Dress Your Family in Body Part Concealing Shirts for Airport Screening?

Should You Dress Your Family in Body Part Concealing Shirts for Airport Screening?

More and more travelers are becoming wary of the new TSA X-Ray screening machines that are being proliferated throughout our airports.  To help travelers maintain some semblance of privacy, several companies have begun producing underwear with strategically positioned patches that block x-rays and prevents the traveler’s ‘privates’ from being revealed to airport screeners. BUT beware, […]

January 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
Friday Night Parties With Van Gogh

Friday Night Parties With Van Gogh

Vacationing in Amsterdam is always exciting, and in fact, they often  set new trends for social venues.  Such is the case with a new tradition…. Friday night parties at the Van Gogh Museum.   Just after dark the museum dims their lights, sets up the bar and brings in the DJs.  From 6 to 10 pm […]

January 13, 2011 | By | Reply More
American Airlines Seems Determined To Irritate Their Customers

American Airlines Seems Determined To Irritate Their Customers

There’s a new airline battle that’s just begun that you should keep an eye on. American Airlines  has made a move to topple one of the largest online travel sites by refusing to supply pricing information to Orbitz.com and demanding that Orbitz remove American Airlines flight information from their search results.  It seems American wants […]

January 4, 2011 | By | Reply More