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Washinton DC Eats It's Own!

Washinton DC Eats It's Own!

It’s time for the Washington carnivores to come out of the smoky back rooms and step out to enjoy Restaurant Week in Washington DC – January 11-17. More than 180 eating establishments will be participating next week. Set price 3 course lunch menus will be $20.10 per person, and 3 course diners $35.10. Beverages, gratuities […]

January 8, 2010 | By | Reply More
Skip Right Past The Long Airport Lines With VIP Assistance

Skip Right Past The Long Airport Lines With VIP Assistance

One of the most tedious aspects of traveling internationally is dealing with the long lines at screening stations, and delays at immigration and customs.  If you could only be treated like a VIP… with an escort to whisk you through… wouldn’t that be great?  Well now you can have an airport assistant at your side […]

January 5, 2010 | By | Reply More
New IRS Mileage Rate for 2010

New IRS Mileage Rate for 2010

Usually at this time of year everyone anticipates a hike in the IRS mileage rate.  Surprise!!  In 2010 the rate is going down – the 55 cent allowance for 2009 is being lowered to 50 cents per mile.  The IRS predicts a generally lower transportation cost for the coming year than for last year.  Let’s […]

December 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
At Last – New Aviation Regulations For Flight Delays

At Last – New Aviation Regulations For Flight Delays

In the midst of all the noise about health care reform and the crush of preparing for the holidays, you may have missed the good news about the new federal aviation regulations that limit the time airline passengers can be delayed on tarmacs to 3 hours.  No longer will you risk being held hostage on […]

December 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Kayak Launches New Tool To Keep All Your Travel Organized

Kayak Launches New Tool To Keep All Your Travel Organized

The folks at Kayak.com have added a great new service to help keep all your travel reservations and information in one place. Kayak’s free itinerary magagement tool lets you consolidate all your travel elements in one file by forwarding reservation confirmations to your Kayak account.  Kayak Trips will keep track of your airline hotel & […]

December 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
Get Extra Value For Your Shopping Dollars

Get Extra Value For Your Shopping Dollars

Here are two smart ways to shop this holiday season to get extra value for every dollar you spend. #1  GoodShop.com For every dollar you spend, GoodShop will donate a portion of your purchase amount to your favorite charity. #2  Airline Shopping Sites The major US airlines have shopping sites that offer bonus frequent flier […]

November 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
Are You Enjoying The Free WiFi At Airports This Holiday Season?

Are You Enjoying The Free WiFi At Airports This Holiday Season?

Don’t forget to take advantage of Google’s generousity this holiday season.  From now until January 15, 2010, Google will be underwriting the cost of  WiFi at 47 major airports across the USA. When you power up at the airport look for the new free WiFi icon.  If you don’t see it – it’s possible that […]

November 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
What To Do When Flights Are Delayed or Canceled

What To Do When Flights Are Delayed or Canceled

Heads up my friends, we’re heading into the worst travel weeks for flight delays, oversold planes and cancellations – ahhhh the joys of holiday and winter travel! This year there’s a new tool to use – TWITTER!  Many of the airports across the US have their own Twitter pages that will give you the most […]

November 23, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
H1N1 Travel Insurance Explained

H1N1 Travel Insurance Explained

Will standard travel insurance policies cover you for cancellation if you or a family memeber comes down with H1N1 just prior to traveling?  The answers to this question have been changing recently.  Here’s an excellent article by the LA Times that gives an excellent overview of the up-to-date answers.

November 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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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