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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
Thumbs Up For Expedia, No More Phone Booking Fees

Thumbs Up For Expedia, No More Phone Booking Fees

Finally, here’s a move in the right direction for fees!  Last week Expedia eliminated their $20 fee for personal assistance when booking an airline ticket on the phone.  It is now cheaper to reserve an airline ticket on the phone with Expedia than with the airlines themselves!  So for those who prefer to speak with […]

November 11, 2009 | By | Reply More
New App Has AAA Members Saving Wherever They Roam

New App Has AAA Members Saving Wherever They Roam

Love to roam, love to find bargains?  You’ll also love AAA’s free app “Lifestyles” which highlights AAA saving opportunities along your travel route.  You see a map with dots of all the AAA promotional vendors offering discounts close to your locaiton.  The app also boosts your roadside assistance benefit by sending your GPS location when […]

November 5, 2009 | By | Reply More
Full Moon Mountain Top Halloween Party

Full Moon Mountain Top Halloween Party

Looking for a last minute Halloween Party?  Have a spooky good time on a mountain top and howl at the moon  at the Full Moon Party at Sundary River Ski Resort in Bethel Maine.  For $29 guests will take the Chondola lift to the Peak Lodge and enjoy a four course meal.  Check out all […]

October 30, 2009 | By | Reply More
Loews Hotels Welcome Your Pets For The Holidays

Loews Hotels Welcome Your Pets For The Holidays

The coming holidays won’t be so merry if you have to leave your pet behind, so the folks at Loews hotels are putting out the welcome mat for your four-legged pet companions.  Seventeen hotels across the USA and Canada will offer “Houndly Holiday” packages for you and your canine or feline family member.  Packages include […]

October 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
Free Wifi on Virgin America Flights For The Holidays

Free Wifi on Virgin America Flights For The Holidays

The news from Virgin America just keeps getting better!  Google has partnered with Virgin America to sponsor free Wifi on Virgin America flights from November 10th until January 15, 2010.  Bring along your laptop and/or mobile device and enjoy cloud computing as you jet across America.  Find all the details at FreeHolidayWifi.com.

October 20, 2009 | By | Reply More
Elderhostel Becomes Exploritas.com

Elderhostel Becomes Exploritas.com

After 35 years of offering exceptional education adventures to the 55+ market, Elderhostels is taking on a new persona and becoming Exploritas.  The not-for-profit educational tour company took a close look at their name and realized they no longer were exclusive to the senior market, and they rarely stayed in hostels.  Their new name more […]

October 15, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
JetBlue Helps Make Barbados Affordable This Winter

JetBlue Helps Make Barbados Affordable This Winter

Looks like JetBlue is going to challenge American Airlines’ strangle hold on the Caribbean, which can only mean lower prices!  This week, JetBlue has just begun flying daily nonstop flights between JFK and Bridgetwon Barbados.  Keep your eyes open for great promotional packages this winter!!

October 8, 2009 | By | Reply More
Best Walks in Britain – A Must Save Article

Best Walks in Britain – A Must Save Article

The Times Online (London) has posted an article that anyone and everyone who may travel to the UK (in their lifetime) needs to save!  Times Walks – 100 Best Walks In The UK is a fabulous resource for sightseeing on your own two feet whether it be a city stroll or a countryside ramble.   Select […]

October 2, 2009 | By | Reply More
The Grandeur Of The Russian Court Comes To Amsterdam

The Grandeur Of The Russian Court Comes To Amsterdam

The Hermitage museum has reopened in Amsterdam featuring an extravagant exhibit entitled “At The Russian Court”. The elegant, newly restored, 17th century building hosts a dazzling display of over 1,800 treasurers from St. Petersburg including Faberge jewels, ornate thrones, lavish gowns and cultural riches of the Tsarist court. Don’t miss this opportunity for a glimpse […]

September 29, 2009 | By | Reply More
Tuesday Is Sale Day At Hotels.com

Tuesday Is Sale Day At Hotels.com

For the very best deals, log onto Hotels.com just after the calendar turns to Tuesday. The fine folks at Hotels.com add hundreds of new promotional packages into the system set to activate at 12:01 am each Tuesday. The sale prices stay on the site for just 24 hours, so the early birds (or is that […]

September 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
New England Fall Foliage Trains – Scenic Views Without The Traffic

New England Fall Foliage Trains – Scenic Views Without The Traffic

          New England is blessed with some of the most spectacular fall foliage displays in the world.  The diverse variety of hardwood forests climbing dramatic mountainsides and reflected in shimmering lakes guarantee scenic overload.  This year skip the traffic jams on the highways and view the foliage on board one of […]

September 25, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
50% Off Top Restaurants in Europe

50% Off Top Restaurants in Europe

TopTable.com takes top honors for finding great restaurants in Europe, but more importantly this is where you’ll find tons of special promotions and many 50% off dining offers.  In addition to current discounts, you can search your favorite city by Most Booked, Top Rated or Best For (an occassion).  Once you’ve found your perfect choice […]

September 18, 2009 | By | Reply More
Don't Pay A Baggage Fee Because Of A Faulty Scale

Don't Pay A Baggage Fee Because Of A Faulty Scale

When was the last time the baggage scale at the airport was calibrated for accuracy? – They can be off by a pound or two and no one notices.  If your luggage weight is ‘just over’ the allowed limit, challenge the calibration and get a second opinion (by weighing your bag on a second scale) […]

September 10, 2009 | By | Reply More
Fall Open House At All Maine Lighthouses

Fall Open House At All Maine Lighthouses

Save your stair climber workout for September 12th when Maine lighthouses will throw open their doors and welcome the public at Open Lighthouse Day.  The coast of Maine has been dotted with lighthouse structures since the early 1800’s.  The rambling miles of rocky coastline and seafaring communities made it essential for lights in many shapes […]

August 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
Pub Grazing in the UK and Ireland, A Must-Print Article

Pub Grazing in the UK and Ireland, A Must-Print Article

Times Online has compiled a must-print list for anyone motoring through Britain and Ireland of the best pub gardens. Just picture yourself pulling up to a black and white timbered pub, taking a seat under the shade of an ancient oak, and ordering up a refreshing pint.  Ahhhh, life is good.  I can’t think of […]

August 23, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Bogus Rental Car Toll Transpoder Charges On The Rise

Bogus Rental Car Toll Transpoder Charges On The Rise

The next time you pick up a rental car, be sure to check to see if it has a toll transponder on the windshield.  Unless you plan to use the transponder, have it removed before driving the car off the lot! Problem #1 – I’ve heard from a number of folks who have been charged […]

August 11, 2009 | By | Reply More
United Drops $100 Last Minute Ticketing Fee for Award Seats

United Drops $100 Last Minute Ticketing Fee for Award Seats

FINALLY, some good news from an airline!  As the fees for everyting from checking a bag to having a snack inch ever skyward, United has taken the unusual step of eliminating a fee and the savings are considerable.  Beginning July 30th, United Airlines is eliminating the $100 fee for redeeming a milage award ticket less […]

July 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
10 (Painless) Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Next Trip

10 (Painless) Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Next Trip

Looking for some simple ways to be more environmentally friendly on your next vacation? Here is a practical list of small adjustments each of us can make to lesson our eco footprint as we travel the globe. Each of us can minimize the impact left in our wake through a few mindful approaches to planning […]

July 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Finding The Best Car Rental Rate

Finding The Best Car Rental Rate

Just did an extensive search for the best (last minute) car rental rate (US city).  The AAA.com site delivered prices substantially less than anyone else. Next time you’re booking a rental car, don’t forget to include the AAA.com site in your search.  (You’ll need to remember, because the AAA site is not ‘scraped’ by meta-search […]

July 22, 2009 | By | Reply More