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Don't Let Your Frequent Flyer Miles Expire

Don't Let Your Frequent Flyer Miles Expire

December is a good month to check your airline frequent flyer mile balances to be sure none are due to expire at year’s end.  If you do have miles expiring, you will need to earn a few miles to keep your account active.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to purchase a […]

December 8, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Our Holiday Gift For You!

Our Holiday Gift For You!

The good folks at Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts have shared some very special recipes with us, and we’re thrilled to offer you.. Our Free Ebook – just click the cover to read! Or you can access a large print version, bookmark the book, or purchase a full color copy here. Be sure to bookmark this […]

December 7, 2010 | By | Reply More
Load Up Your Kindle – 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time

Load Up Your Kindle – 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time

I just pulled this tip off of Twitter.  National Geographic Adventure has put together a terrific list of the 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time. For every traveler with a Kindle or any type electronic book reader, this list is indispensable.  Never again do you have to be stuck in airport with nothing good […]

November 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
American Airlines & JetBlue Announce Recipricol Frequent Flyer Programs

American Airlines & JetBlue Announce Recipricol Frequent Flyer Programs

American Airlines and JetBlue have begun an interline partnership which means that you will be able to change planes between the two carriers with ease.  Fly from a west coast city to New York or Boston on JetBLue and connect easily for international flights on American.  It also means to me that if a flight […]

November 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Earn 1,000 Extra Miles From United – Check In Using Your Phone

Earn 1,000 Extra Miles From United – Check In Using Your Phone

United Airlines wants to encourage everyone traveling over the holidays to learn how to check in using their ‘mobile device’. Anyone who owns an iPhone, Android or Blackberry can go paperless, receive their boarding pass on their mobile phone, and earn 1,000 bonus miles.  This reminds me of the days (not very long ago) when […]

November 12, 2010 | By | Reply More
Free Airline Wifi For the Holidays

Free Airline Wifi For the Holidays

Google Chrome is giving everyone an early holiday gift.  From November 20 until January 2nd Google will be sponsoring free Wifi connections on all Delta, Virgin America and Air Tran domestic flights through Gogo on-board internet services.  This is the second year in a row that Google has given holiday travelers a gift of connectivity.  […]

November 9, 2010 | By | Reply More
Disney Does Priceline For The First Time In History

Disney Does Priceline For The First Time In History

Here’s a great article by travel guru, Arthur Frommer, informing all you Disney lovers that you’ll soon be able to book Disney hotels on Priceline for the first time in history. Famous Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Will be Offered at Discount Prices Starting in Mid-November Yes, the economy is even hitting Disney hard and […]

November 3, 2010 | By | Reply More
US Dollar Not Being Accepted in Mexico Vacation Spots

US Dollar Not Being Accepted in Mexico Vacation Spots

For years vacationers from the United States could count on using their US dollars in Mexico without doing a currency exchange – no more! In an effort to thwart drug-related money laundering, the Mexican government has put a cap on the amount of US dollars foreigners and businesses can trade for Pesos (Mexican currency).   Since […]

October 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Only A Few More Days Until Spa Week Begins!

Only A Few More Days Until Spa Week Begins!

Treatments only $50 at premier spas. Everyone loves a bargain and everyone loves to be pampered. Spa Week brings it all together with featured treatments at celebrated spas across the country being offered at greatly reduced rates. Fashioned after the Restaurant Week concept, Spa Week (scheduled for October 11-17, 2010) features wonderful spa treatments for […]

October 6, 2010 | By | Reply More
Emergency, Bereavement and Compassion Airfares – Who Offers Them and How To Get Them

Emergency, Bereavement and Compassion Airfares – Who Offers Them and How To Get Them

It is still just the ‘big boys’ (legacy airlines) that offer emergency airfares. The low cost carriers like JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit etc simply do not offer these types of fares. I found it very surprising that while American, Continental, Delta and United all have ‘Compassion’ fare policies, US Airways does not. They are the only major US legacy airline that does not offer bereavement fares – shame on them!

Here is a breakdown of airlines that offer Bereavement, Compassion, or Emergency airfares, along with links for more information and phone numbers of where to call for tickets. NOTE: It is always necessary to secure these types of tickets by phone – they cannot be purchased on the airline’s websites.

September 23, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Congrats Virgin America – Best Domestic Airline 3rd Year in A Row!

Congrats Virgin America – Best Domestic Airline 3rd Year in A Row!

Virgin America is beaming with pride today as the results of Conde Nast Traveler’s Annual Business Travel Poll are announced.  Virgin America has been named the country’s Best Domestic Airline yet again by business travelers – three years and counting!  To celebrate they’ve announced a great two day sale with fares from just $119 coast […]

September 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
Skip The Resort Fees in Vegas

Skip The Resort Fees in Vegas

Now here’s some good news that I hope other resort hotels will adopt! The Harrah’s group of hotels in Las Vegas have eliminated their resort fees. That means Planet Hollywood, Caesar’s Palace, Harrah’s, Paris, Rio Suites, The Flamingo, Bally’s, and the Imperial Palace have all stopped automatically charging a resort fee for every booking. So […]

September 17, 2010 | By | Reply More
Eat Out In Orlando – September is Dining Month

Eat Out In Orlando – September is Dining Month

Orlando Florida is inviting you for “Magical Dining” in September with set price menus all month long at many of Orlando’s best restaurants.  What better reason do you need to wonder outside of the theme parks and have dinner in a local Orlando restaurant?  Three course dinners are $30 per person at participating restaurants.  See […]

September 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
Sept 25th Is Free Museum Day Across America

Sept 25th Is Free Museum Day Across America

Thanks to an initiative coordinated by Smithsonian Magazine, thousands of museums across the United States will open their doors to visitors free of charge on September 25, 2010.  The Smithsonian wants you to ‘take your brain on a fieldtrip’ and enjoy a day meandering through a museum near you.  Let’s face it we all have […]

September 12, 2010 | By | Reply More
Marriott Rewards Mega Bonus  Promotion

Marriott Rewards Mega Bonus Promotion

Marriott Hotels has upped their Rewards Program by announcing a Mega Bonus Promotion – Earn one free night for every two nights stayed.  Stay at one of the Marriott family of hotels (Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard by Marriott, Spring Hill, Ritz Carlton etc) for two nights between September 15 and January 15, 2011, pay with your […]

August 19, 2010 | By | Reply More
JetBlue Loves The NYPD

JetBlue Loves The NYPD

It seems JetBlue has taken a liking to the New York Police Depart and the New York Fire Department.  Former police officers and firemen are proving to be excellent hires as flight attendants.  Let’s see…. they have vast experience with John Q. Public and all their frustrating behaviors, they are calm, cool, and effective in […]

August 17, 2010 | By | Reply More
Hate The New Carry-On Fee? – Here's A Chance To Get It Back

Hate The New Carry-On Fee? – Here's A Chance To Get It Back

One manufacturer of a convenient travel accessory (Armpocket.com) is as upset about the new carry-on fees levied by Spirit Airlines as you are!  To ease the angst, they are offering to fully credit travelers who have paid for carry-on luggage during the month of August.  Travelers who have flown Spirit Airlines and have been charged […]

August 6, 2010 | By | Reply More
Free Day At National Parks 8/14-15

Free Day At National Parks 8/14-15

Each summer America’s National Parks are open free to the public on three weekends.  The final weekend of 2010 is coming up on August 14-15, when hundreds of national parks will offer free admission.  Our National Parks are a true treasure and a visit should be on every family’s list for a fun day’s outing.  […]

July 31, 2010 | By | Reply More
Enterprise Introduces Electric Rental Cars

Enterprise Introduces Electric Rental Cars

Have you been wondering what it would be like to drive an electric car? The next time you need to rent a car, give Enterprise a try – they will be adding electric vehicles to their fleet in more than 5,000 locations in January 2011.  The electronic vehicles require no gasoline and do not produce […]

July 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
Earn Triples Miles on Southwest Airlines This Summer

Earn Triples Miles on Southwest Airlines This Summer

Southwest Airlines has announced a triple mileage bonus for flights between LaGuardia Airport in New York, Midway Airport in Chicago, and Boston area airports (Logan, Providence and Manchester) for travel between July 2 and August 31st.  Your Rapid Rewards will be piling up at an amazing rate once you register to participate at http://luv.southwest.com/servlet/formlink/f?kOHpjQSDTC.  Make […]

July 3, 2010 | By | Reply More