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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]