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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 […]

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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
Super DEAL – August 1st – Rod Stewart In Vegas

Super DEAL – August 1st – Rod Stewart In Vegas

How’s this for a memorable one night party event? – Tickets for two to the ‘one night only Rod Stewart concert’, stay in a luxury Jr. suite at the Signature at MGM Grand, and enjoy a $50 beverage credit – all for $349! That’s more than enough reason to shake your ‘Hot Legs’ in Vegas […]

July 27, 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
Globs of Oil Wash Ashore On South Padre Island

Globs of Oil Wash Ashore On South Padre Island

Record high temperatures and summer vacation season usually means thousands of beach enthusiasts will head to South Padre Island to frolic on the popular beaches.  This season may be different however, as basketball sized globs of oil started washing ashore this week, spoiling a stretch of beach between the town of South Padre Island and […]

July 24, 2009 | By | 1 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
Cheap InterIsland Flights in Hawaii

Cheap InterIsland Flights in Hawaii

Despite the fact that airlines in Hawaii have often struggled with bankruptcy, the number of airlines offering inter-island flights are increasing leading to really cheap prices.  Today inter-island flights can be purchased starting at $43 one way, making planning a circle itinerary visiting a number of islands very affordable.  You’ll find inter-island flights being offered […]

July 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Today's Hot Night Clubs in Paris, Rome & Barcelona

Today's Hot Night Clubs in Paris, Rome & Barcelona

Here’s a must read article for everyone heading to Europe this summer.  Paris, Barcelona and Rome After Dark by the Times Online (London), reviews the hippest nightclubs for summer 2009.  You’ll find complete information, directions, hours, and (thank you) the url links for each of the nightclubs, so you can check it all out in […]

July 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
10 Most Scenic Rail Trips In Europe

10 Most Scenic Rail Trips In Europe

RailEurope has just published a terrific online guide of the 10 most awe inspiring train journeys throughout Europe.  The guide includes lovely pictures (of course) along with not-to-be-missed highlights along the train routes, travel times and fares.  Tickets for all the journeys can be purchased on the RailEurope site.

June 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
Single Supplements Waived or Discounted for 2009 Tours

Single Supplements Waived or Discounted for 2009 Tours

Solo travelers rejoice, two well respected tour companies are waiving or greatly reducing their single supplements for selected tours in 2009.  Single supplements are the fees levied on solo travelers when only one person is occupying a hotel room instead of two. Tauck Tours is reducing or eliminating single supplements on 106 tour departures.  The […]

June 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Best African Safari Destinations – 5 Top Game Reserves

Best African Safari Destinations – 5 Top Game Reserves

Many people dream of traveling to Africa to experience a world far different from what we know in our day to day lives. But the continent is a huge place, and thinking of where to start on your journey can be a daunting task. If seeing big game on safari is a lifelong dream of […]

June 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Engo – A New Best Friend For Your Summer Feet

Engo – A New Best Friend For Your Summer Feet

When the weather turns warm we all love to peal away our frumpy socks and slip our bare toes into shoes and sandals.  This of course leads predictably to a few irritating blisters as our feet toughen up for the season.  I’ve just been testing a new ‘blister prevention patch’ sent to me by Engo, […]

June 17, 2009 | By | Reply More
Family Adventures 'Into The Wild' With The Appalachian Mountain Club

Family Adventures 'Into The Wild' With The Appalachian Mountain Club

Embrace nature, whirl into the wild; find joy being among the tress, streams and wildflowers!  This summer put yourself in the capable hands of Appalachian Mountain Club to recharge your spirit and put a smile on every family member’s face. I’ve just returned from my second hiking experience with the AMC in the White Mountains […]

June 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Florence Restaurant Scene – Must Read Article

Florence Restaurant Scene – Must Read Article

If you’ll be heading to Florence Italy sometime soon (lucky you), be sure to take a few minutes to read this terrific article “Modern Florence, Beyond David And The Duomo” posted on Chow.com (Food/Drink/Fun site).  The article takes an entertaining look at what’s changed about Florence in the past few years, and gives a thorough […]

June 9, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Learn An Early American Craft in Nantucket

Learn An Early American Craft in Nantucket

Next time you’re vacationing on Nantucket Island, don’t miss the opportunity to learn a traditional Early American Craft at the 1800 House, presented by the Nantucket Historical Association.   A wide variety of half day classes are offered ranging from Miniature Sailor Valentines (shell art), Shorebird Woodcarving, Scrimshaw, Tin Metalcraft, Shaker Box Making and much, […]

June 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
Where To Find Discounted Vacation Rentals

Where To Find Discounted Vacation Rentals

Deals buttons are suddenly popping up all over vacation rental sites as vacation home owners slash their prices for the summer season.  If you’re looking for a great vacation home, villa, or condo to rent this summer, be sure to scan the ‘deals’ pages first.  We found deals buttons on VacationHomeRentals.com, HomeAway.com, OwnerDirect.com, VacationRentals.com and […]

May 19, 2009 | By | Reply More
Purchase Venice Tickets in Advance – Avoid The Lines

Purchase Venice Tickets in Advance – Avoid The Lines

Venice Connected is a  new site that has been launched by the City of Venice to help tourists purchase services in advance of their arrival. Purchases can be made online with a credit card up to 3 days prior to arrival – although discounts are available for purchases made 15 – 7 days prior to […]

May 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Never Mispronounce a Foreign Name Again

Never Mispronounce a Foreign Name Again

The engineers at AT&T have developed a Text-to-Speech tool that will give you a reasonable pronunciation of any typed text.  So I decided to put it though it’s paces with a few difficult places to pronounce: Neuschwanstein Hohenschangau Chichen Itza Gloucester Worcester Pematangsiantar No bad, it gives a clear pronunciation (you can even try out […]

May 8, 2009 | By | Reply More