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Google Wants To Be Your Favorite Flight Search Engine

Google Wants To Be Your Favorite Flight Search Engine

The travel industry has been waiting nervously for Google’s next move since they purchased travel industry giant ITA Software last year. ITA software powers most popular flight search sites on the web such as Expedia and Kayak. At the beginning of June, Google announced the availability of flight search right in the search bar. Here’s how it works:

June 18, 2011 | By | Reply More
Don’t Eat Cucumbers in Germany This Summer!

Don’t Eat Cucumbers in Germany This Summer!

Caution:  We’ve just read a report that Germany is in the grips of a large and dangerous E. coli outbreak that has already infected over 1,000 people and has resulted in at least 18 deaths.    It is expected that E. coli infections will continue to spread throughout Europe and that more deaths are likely. Cucumbers […]

May 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
New At Disney – Pampered Pets, Hawaii Resort & New Cruise Ports

New At Disney – Pampered Pets, Hawaii Resort & New Cruise Ports

Disney is definitely on the move and spreading their magic to new places. Here are some new Disney offerings to put on your watch list. With Disney now boasting 4 cruise ships, the Mouse is definitely out and about! Disney Cruise Line is bringing their cruise ships to new home ports all across the United States.

May 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Rental Car Companies Charging $9 a Gallon for Gas!

Rental Car Companies Charging $9 a Gallon for Gas!

Watch Out – gas charges could be a total budget buster!  You are probably well aware that rental car companies offer you a full tank of gas at a relatively fair prices when you pick up your rental car.  But you probably are not aware of the exorbitant prices they charge if you return your […]

May 5, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Qantas Does Dallas – New Nonstop Flights to Australia

Qantas Does Dallas – New Nonstop Flights to Australia

Anytime I can avoid a layover in LAX (my least favorite airport) it’s a great day.  That’ why I was so happy to hear that Qantas Airlines is beginning non-stop flights to Australia from Dallas Texas.  Beginning on May 16th.  Qantas will begin flying 4 weekly flights between Dallas and Brisbane with a connection to […]

April 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
National Geographic’s Newest Travel Planner

National Geographic’s Newest Travel Planner

I’ve just received a copy of National Geographic’s newest glossy travel book, 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas and I couldn’t wait to settle into a comfy chair and let my fingers dance across the world.  We’ve all come to expect dazzling photography from the folks at ‘Nat Geo’, and this illustrated travel planner is packed with […]

April 18, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Mobile App Finds Nearest Emergency Room Fast

Mobile App Finds Nearest Emergency Room Fast

Massachusetts General Hospital has been a leader in progressive medicine for decades and now they have  developed an iPhone App to help travelers immediately locate the nearest emergency room.  The free App, which is available for download at the iTunes Store, is called FindER.  The application identifies the user’s location and then shows all of […]

April 15, 2011 | By More
National Parks Week – Visit For Free

National Parks Week – Visit For Free

Phew, that was a close call…. the  potential government shut down could have put an end to National Parks Week!  But all is well (for the moment) and it’s time to show a little love for our splendid National Parks by visiting during National Parks Week scheduled for April 16-24, 2011.  And it’s very appropriate […]

April 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
Tour The Statue of Liberty This Summer – Or Not Until Late 2012

Tour The Statue of Liberty This Summer – Or Not Until Late 2012

The interior of the Statue of Liberty will be closing for about a year for safety and security upgrades on November 1, 2011.  This means the coming summer will be the ideal time to take the family on a tour of lower Manhattan and a visit to the Statue of Liberty.  The estimated $26 million […]

April 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

Where do you turn to find low cost airlines that fly between London and Rome? How about Madrid to Munich? Soaring fuel costs promise that this summer will see air fare prices higher than ever before. It’s time to pull out all the stops to locate a reasonable ticket price for your summer sojourn to […]

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