New trends in communicating with loved ones when you’re traveling to Mexico, Canada and Across The Pond. T-Mobile has a great new plan. I arrived home today from a weekend away and look what was waiting for me on the doorstep. Oh the bennies of a blogger’s life.. Okay T-Mobile, you have my full attention! […]
Have you been scared away from visiting Europe because it’s just too expensive? Well there’s good news on the horizon. Not only is the dollar strong again and climbing in value against the Euro, but seasoned traveler Matt Kepnes (a.k.a. Nomadic Matt) has shared his secrets for How to Travel The World on $50 a Day.
It’s been 50 years or more since Arthur Frommer first peaked America’s imagination to head to Europe for $5 a day. Generations have now hopped-the-pond to explore Europe, and the world, on a budget. Matt’s terrific guide for traveling smarter in today’s economy should be on everyone’s book shelf.
Let’s be honest, we all grimace at the thought of spending hundreds of dollars on travel insurance. One of the most asked questions I received as a travel agent was, “Do I REALLY need to buy travel insurance, I’ve never had a problem before”? But with volcanoes erupting, winter snow storms, strikes across Europe, terrorism events and just unlucky happenstance, having some trip protection is in fact a good idea. So for all you procrastinators, here’s some good news: there’s a new breed of travel insurance out there that is both no-hassle and inexpensive. Here are some policies well worth considering:
Emirates Airlines has announced an unbelievable sale for flights from JFK to Milan, Italy – with prices so low you will probably never see a sale like this again!! Emirates is offering two airline tickets for the price of one when tickets are purchased by June 22, 2015. That means two tickets from $799 in […]
We’ve found some sensational Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. BUT, it’s important to keep your eye on Facebook and Twitter this weekend as all the major travel brands will be popping up great discount promotions and giveaways to win your devotion and dollars. So give some thought to where you want to go and then zero in on the social media pages of hotels, airlines and tour companies that service that destination.
Here’s a look at some of the best travel promotions you’ll find for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
As Winter begins to draw to a close, it’s the time of year when we start thinking about possible trips and vacations for the year ahead. If you are ready to plan ahead then you may be able to take advantage of some of the discounts that are offered by many of the airlines for advanced bookings. Most people know that the closer you get to your departure date the more expensive your flights are going to be, so get in there as early as possible to secure lower airfare
As this infographic from IwantThatFlight.com.au shows, booking early is just one way to save money on flights. Here are more secrets to help you secure cheap flights, giving you more money to spend on the trip itself!
A honeymoon in Italy has it all: culturally rich cities, ancient treasures, contemporary art, cozy wine bars and panoramic vistas that create romantic backdrops. It’s one of the world’s premiere honeymoon destinations for good reason: Italy has everything you’ll ever want for the perfect getaway with the person you love most.
The country’s beauty and popularity attracts millions of visitors each year. Its allure comes mainly from its historical significance, its aura of high taste and its natural beauty. However, this same popularity has its drawbacks: Italy’s classy reputation and relative distance can intimidate couples who are working with a tight budget.
Budgets seem particularly tight this year just as prices are on the rise, so to make sure you can have a great summer vacation, we’ve gathered together an impressive list of family vacation offers where the kids go free! You’ll have to get the kids there, but once you all arrive, your children can stay, […]
Getting married abroad often offers couples a cheaper alternative to many wedding spots at home, as well as beautiful surroundings, unique venues and often guaranteed sunshine. But there are many additional aspects of the planning of your big day that you will need to take into consideration when the venue is miles away from where […]
There’s an old proverb that says: the air is always coldest before the thaw. Wait, no, that can’t be right. Regardless, Punxsutawney Phil from Gobbler’s Knob hill in Pennsylvania says spring is right around the corner. You can trust him, too, because his meteorological methods go back 127 years and they are 100% accurate, nearly half […]
While excitedly packing up for a cruise vacation, most of us have asked ourselves, “Can I take wine or alcohol on a cruise?” For years the answer has been no, but increasingly that is changing. We’ve found 13 major cruise lines that now say, yes you can. Half the charm of booking a balcony cabin […]
We’ll make sure you look for love in all the right places with – A Dozen Red-Hot Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Has Valentine’s Day been reduced to grabbing a box of chocolates off the store shelf and picking up a cello-wrapped bouquet of flowers at the grocery checkout line? Confess, romance has taken second […]
TSA screenings continue to be a hot topic as it seems hardly a day goes by without a fresh video appearing featuring a traumatized traveler getting a very personal pat down and inspection by airport security. Most disturbing are the pictures of toddlers being reduced to tears as they go through the screening process. It […]
Vacation Guidelines: Airlines Fees for Skis and Winter Gear When considering an upcoming ski vacation, deciding on location is half the battle. There are mountains to be located, paths to be explored, and most importantly, adventures to be had. For many, this means heading to a favorite skiing resort each year. For others, however, it […]
Without a doubt, Lonely Planet has become one of my favorite go-to publishers for entertaining travel books. We all know they publish terrific travel guides, but now they also have a series of really wonderful ‘coffee table’ travel books. Recently they released a number of extraordinary books that will tempt you to keep a copy […]
Here’s a rundown of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that have appeared in our in-box. While everyone else is fighting the crowds at the malls trying to save a few dollars, smart travelers will land some of the best travel deals of the winter, saving hundreds of dollars. Major hotel companies, airlines […]
What’s New In Top Communication Devices and Apps for Travellers Keeping in touch is never more important than when travelling far from home, and thankfully, it has never been easier or cheaper to do. The latest travel communication apps and devices not only help you talk, send pictures and texts, but they also help you […]
Disconnect, unplug and tap into your own creativity at one of the newly opened Make Meaning stores. Share the experience with your children or friends and create long lasting memories. This is a great way to have a stay-cation day together and leave with a handcrafted memento to remember it by. During a rainy weekend […]
Savor Thanksgiving at a Charming B&B Looking forward to gathering with family and friends around a table for a Thanksgiving feast of turkey and stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin cheesecake and other delicious dishes? Every year, we come together to say thanks, express appreciation for our good fortunes and, of course, eat. It’s a wonderful tradition. […]
All of my favorites are included! Just in time for the new iPhone 5, free apps for the very ‘best of ‘ are being offered free of charge for Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, and Rome by Lonely Planet, one the most respected travel publishers in the world. Lonely Planet has earned the reputation of […]