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Enterprise Introduces Electric Rental Cars

Enterprise Introduces Electric Rental Cars

Have you been wondering what it would be like to drive an electric car? The next time you need to rent a car, give Enterprise a try – they will be adding electric vehicles to their fleet in more than 5,000 locations in January 2011.  The electronic vehicles require no gasoline and do not produce [...]

July 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
Earn Triples Miles on Southwest Airlines This Summer

Earn Triples Miles on Southwest Airlines This Summer

Southwest Airlines has announced a triple mileage bonus for flights between LaGuardia Airport in New York, Midway Airport in Chicago, and Boston area airports (Logan, Providence and Manchester) for travel between July 2 and August 31st.  Your Rapid Rewards will be piling up at an amazing rate once you register to participate at http://luv.southwest.com/servlet/formlink/f?kOHpjQSDTC.  Make [...]

July 3, 2010 | By | Reply More
Tour The Interior Of Buckingham Palace This Summer

Tour The Interior Of Buckingham Palace This Summer

Special tours of the interior of Buckingham Palace take place this summer from the last week in July until the end of September.  (When the Queen and family are not at home of course.)  These seasonal tours explore 19 elaborate  state rooms where you’ll view lavish ceremonial rooms, exquisite art collections, ceremonial robes and jewels, [...]

July 1, 2010 | By | Reply More
Free Wi-Fi Comes To Starbucks Today!

Free Wi-Fi Comes To Starbucks Today!

At long last (did McDonald’s push them to it?), all Starbucks across the United States and Canada will begin offering free Wi-Fi on July 1st.  Get all the details at Starbucks.com.

July 1, 2010 | By | Reply More
Paris Pickpockets – Latest Tricks for 2010

Paris Pickpockets – Latest Tricks for 2010

Linda and I are just back from Paris and are pleased to report that the number of gypsies and shady characters lurking about tourist attractions seem to be on the decline this year.  But it pays to be ever vigilant!  Here are the tricks we experienced on our trip: #1, A young person approaches you [...]

June 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
The FCC Takes The Mystery Out of Phoning Home From A Foreign Country

The FCC Takes The Mystery Out of Phoning Home From A Foreign Country

The Federal Communication Commission today announced a new initiative to help US travelers find the most up-to-date information on how to make phone calls from foreign countries at the most economical rates. The FCC has created a new web portal at http://www.fcc.gov/worldtravel that will serve as a directory of information to help travelers phone home [...]

June 21, 2010 | By | Reply More
Caution: Dengue Fever Reaches Florida Keys

Caution: Dengue Fever Reaches Florida Keys

28 cases of Dengue Fever have recently been diagnosed in Key West Florida bringing a rapid response from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District to bring the outbreak under control.  In case you don’t quite recall the details of Dengue, it’s called Bone Break Fever because your bones ache with such intensity that you feel [...]

May 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
India Moves To Ban Tiger Safari Tours

India Moves To Ban Tiger Safari Tours

This week, India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority has called for a total ban on ‘tiger tourism’ and plans to phase out all 37 tiger reserves in India in hopes of stemming the decline of the endangered tiger populations.  For centuries global explorers and nature enthusiasts have roamed the jungles of India in hopes of spotting [...]

May 6, 2010 | By | Reply More
TripWOW, A New Photo Feature From Trip Advisor Is A Knockout!

TripWOW, A New Photo Feature From Trip Advisor Is A Knockout!

I just tried out Trip Advisor’s new photo feature TripWOW, and it was nothing short of ingenious – a killer app to add to your knowledge base!  Now anyone can turn their vacation photos into a great destination video in 5 minutes flat – no expertise required.  We’re talking 3-D graphics, background music, interactive maps, [...]

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Don't Take A Disney Vacation Without This App

Don't Take A Disney Vacation Without This App

If you’ll be taking the kids to on Disney vacation this year, here’s a fabulous App you won’t want to do without.  UndercoverTourist.com (a theme park ticket broker) has introduced an iPhone App that gives users up-to-the-minute ride wait times, park and event info, interactive maps, ‘find me’ feature for locating family and friends, parade [...]

April 23, 2010 | By | Reply More