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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
Tour The Interior Of Buckingham Palace This Summer

Tour The Interior Of Buckingham Palace This Summer

Special tours of the interior of Buckingham Palace take place this summer from the last week in July until the end of September.  (When the Queen and family are not at home of course.)  These seasonal tours explore 19 elaborate  state rooms where you’ll view lavish ceremonial rooms, exquisite art collections, ceremonial robes and jewels, […]

July 1, 2010 | By | Reply More
Free Wi-Fi Comes To Starbucks Today!

Free Wi-Fi Comes To Starbucks Today!

At long last (did McDonald’s push them to it?), all Starbucks across the United States and Canada will begin offering free Wi-Fi on July 1st.  Get all the details at Starbucks.com.

July 1, 2010 | By | Reply More
Paris Pickpockets – Latest Tricks for 2010

Paris Pickpockets – Latest Tricks for 2010

Linda and I are just back from Paris and are pleased to report that the number of gypsies and shady characters lurking about tourist attractions seem to be on the decline this year.  But it pays to be ever vigilant!  Here are the tricks we experienced on our trip: #1, A young person approaches you […]

June 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
The FCC Takes The Mystery Out of Phoning Home From A Foreign Country

The FCC Takes The Mystery Out of Phoning Home From A Foreign Country

The Federal Communication Commission today announced a new initiative to help US travelers find the most up-to-date information on how to make phone calls from foreign countries at the most economical rates. The FCC has created a new web portal at http://www.fcc.gov/worldtravel that will serve as a directory of information to help travelers phone home […]

June 21, 2010 | By | Reply More
Caution: Dengue Fever Reaches Florida Keys

Caution: Dengue Fever Reaches Florida Keys

28 cases of Dengue Fever have recently been diagnosed in Key West Florida bringing a rapid response from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District to bring the outbreak under control.  In case you don’t quite recall the details of Dengue, it’s called Bone Break Fever because your bones ache with such intensity that you feel […]

May 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
India Moves To Ban Tiger Safari Tours

India Moves To Ban Tiger Safari Tours

This week, India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority has called for a total ban on ‘tiger tourism’ and plans to phase out all 37 tiger reserves in India in hopes of stemming the decline of the endangered tiger populations.  For centuries global explorers and nature enthusiasts have roamed the jungles of India in hopes of spotting […]

May 6, 2010 | By | Reply More
TripWOW, A New Photo Feature From Trip Advisor Is A Knockout!

TripWOW, A New Photo Feature From Trip Advisor Is A Knockout!

I just tried out Trip Advisor’s new photo feature TripWOW, and it was nothing short of ingenious – a killer app to add to your knowledge base!  Now anyone can turn their vacation photos into a great destination video in 5 minutes flat – no expertise required.  We’re talking 3-D graphics, background music, interactive maps, […]

April 28, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Don't Take A Disney Vacation Without This App

Don't Take A Disney Vacation Without This App

If you’ll be taking the kids to on Disney vacation this year, here’s a fabulous App you won’t want to do without.  UndercoverTourist.com (a theme park ticket broker) has introduced an iPhone App that gives users up-to-the-minute ride wait times, park and event info, interactive maps, ‘find me’ feature for locating family and friends, parade […]

April 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
Airports Across Europe Close Due To Volcanic Ash

Airports Across Europe Close Due To Volcanic Ash

Volcanic ash spewing into the atmosphere by the volcano eruption in Iceland has brought air travel in Northern Europe to a halt.  All major airports across Scandinavia, the UK, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland and very likely Germany have been affected.  If you have reservations to fly to Europe in the next 2 to 5 […]

April 15, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Spirit Airlines, You're On My No Fly List

Spirit Airlines, You're On My No Fly List

The new carry-on baggage fee proposal by Spirit Airlines is simply incomprehensible.  I’m sure you’ve heard about their proposal to impose a fee of up to $45 for carry-on luggage – voices of outrage are rising across the country in all medias.  To me this policy speaks to a complete disconnect and disrespect for their […]

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Free Days At National Parks – April 17 – 25

Free Days At National Parks – April 17 – 25

The National Parks Service wants you to start making your Spring plans to visit a National Park free of charge this month. Spend a day exploring a National Park near you for free during the third week in April between the 17th and the 25th.  National Parks include historic homesteads and parks, scenic trails, shorelines, […]

April 1, 2010 | By | Reply More
It's Restaurant Week in Newport RI

It's Restaurant Week in Newport RI

Don’t miss the spring restaurant week in Newport Rhode Island that runs between March 19-28, 2010.  In this bustling seaside town there are wonderful restaurants with accomplished chefs on every block.  This is the perfect time to take a mini excursion and indulge in some exceptional seafood.  Three course lunches are $16 and dinners are […]

March 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
Fastest Ways To Get a Passport

Fastest Ways To Get a Passport

All the information you need about applying for a passport and traveling safely abroad can be found at the US Department of State’s travel website: http://travel.state.gov Here are the steps you need to take to apply for a new passport or process a passport renewal. 1) Start TODAY – get your passport photos taken. AAA […]

March 9, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Earn American AAdvantage Miles At The Mall

Earn American AAdvantage Miles At The Mall

American Airlines has taken a bold step forward to help AAdvantage members earn miles wherever they shop.  They have just announced a new program that enables you to register your favorite charge card (any credit or debit card) and earn miles whenever you shop online, by catalog or at a retail store from one of […]

March 4, 2010 | By | Reply More
Passport Fees Going Up (Again!) – Renew Now

Passport Fees Going Up (Again!) – Renew Now

In this era of escalating fees, the State Department has requested an increase in the cost of obtaining a passport. The new proposed rates would be $135 for a first-time passport application, $110 for a renewal and $82 for additional pages (which are currently free).  It’s hard to believe that the cost of a passport […]

March 3, 2010 | By | Reply More
Interesting New Travel Magazine

Interesting New Travel Magazine

You have to appreciate the youthful exuberance of Greg Sullivan and Joe Diaz, founders of AFAR Magazine.  They have introduced a new travel magazine in a time when well established trade publications are ceasing operation.  AFAR is dedicated to uncommon, surprising and inspiring journeys. I just picked up their 3rd edition, the March/April issue available […]

February 25, 2010 | By | Reply More