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US Dollar Not Being Accepted in Mexico Vacation Spots

US Dollar Not Being Accepted in Mexico Vacation Spots

For years vacationers from the United States could count on using their US dollars in Mexico without doing a currency exchange – no more! In an effort to thwart drug-related money laundering, the Mexican government has put a cap on the amount of US dollars foreigners and businesses can trade for Pesos (Mexican currency).   Since […]

October 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Must Read New York Tips

Must Read New York Tips

The terrific folks at BudgetTravel.com have put together an article packed with “New York’s Best-Kept Secrets”.  The article is full of great New York tips about where to find the  best bargain boutiques and trendy spots to eat.  This is a must-read article that you’ll want to print out and save for the next time […]

October 14, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Only A Few More Days Until Spa Week Begins!

Only A Few More Days Until Spa Week Begins!

Treatments only $50 at premier spas. Everyone loves a bargain and everyone loves to be pampered. Spa Week brings it all together with featured treatments at celebrated spas across the country being offered at greatly reduced rates. Fashioned after the Restaurant Week concept, Spa Week (scheduled for October 11-17, 2010) features wonderful spa treatments for […]

October 6, 2010 | By | Reply More
Emergency, Bereavement and Compassion Airfares – Who Offers Them and How To Get Them

Emergency, Bereavement and Compassion Airfares – Who Offers Them and How To Get Them

It is still just the ‘big boys’ (legacy airlines) that offer emergency airfares. The low cost carriers like JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit etc simply do not offer these types of fares. I found it very surprising that while American, Continental, Delta and United all have ‘Compassion’ fare policies, US Airways does not. They are the only major US legacy airline that does not offer bereavement fares – shame on them!

Here is a breakdown of airlines that offer Bereavement, Compassion, or Emergency airfares, along with links for more information and phone numbers of where to call for tickets. NOTE: It is always necessary to secure these types of tickets by phone – they cannot be purchased on the airline’s websites.

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Congrats Virgin America – Best Domestic Airline 3rd Year in A Row!

Congrats Virgin America – Best Domestic Airline 3rd Year in A Row!

Virgin America is beaming with pride today as the results of Conde Nast Traveler’s Annual Business Travel Poll are announced.  Virgin America has been named the country’s Best Domestic Airline yet again by business travelers – three years and counting!  To celebrate they’ve announced a great two day sale with fares from just $119 coast […]

September 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
Skip The Resort Fees in Vegas

Skip The Resort Fees in Vegas

Now here’s some good news that I hope other resort hotels will adopt! The Harrah’s group of hotels in Las Vegas have eliminated their resort fees. That means Planet Hollywood, Caesar’s Palace, Harrah’s, Paris, Rio Suites, The Flamingo, Bally’s, and the Imperial Palace have all stopped automatically charging a resort fee for every booking. So […]

September 17, 2010 | By | Reply More
Eat Out In Orlando – September is Dining Month

Eat Out In Orlando – September is Dining Month

Orlando Florida is inviting you for “Magical Dining” in September with set price menus all month long at many of Orlando’s best restaurants.  What better reason do you need to wonder outside of the theme parks and have dinner in a local Orlando restaurant?  Three course dinners are $30 per person at participating restaurants.  See […]

September 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
Sept 25th Is Free Museum Day Across America

Sept 25th Is Free Museum Day Across America

Thanks to an initiative coordinated by Smithsonian Magazine, thousands of museums across the United States will open their doors to visitors free of charge on September 25, 2010.  The Smithsonian wants you to ‘take your brain on a fieldtrip’ and enjoy a day meandering through a museum near you.  Let’s face it we all have […]

September 12, 2010 | By | Reply More
Marriott Rewards Mega Bonus  Promotion

Marriott Rewards Mega Bonus Promotion

Marriott Hotels has upped their Rewards Program by announcing a Mega Bonus Promotion – Earn one free night for every two nights stayed.  Stay at one of the Marriott family of hotels (Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard by Marriott, Spring Hill, Ritz Carlton etc) for two nights between September 15 and January 15, 2011, pay with your […]

August 19, 2010 | By | Reply More
JetBlue Loves The NYPD

JetBlue Loves The NYPD

It seems JetBlue has taken a liking to the New York Police Depart and the New York Fire Department.  Former police officers and firemen are proving to be excellent hires as flight attendants.  Let’s see…. they have vast experience with John Q. Public and all their frustrating behaviors, they are calm, cool, and effective in […]

August 17, 2010 | By | Reply More