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London’s Best Budget Hotels For An Affordable London Stay

London’s Best Budget Hotels For An Affordable London Stay

London attracts millions of visitors from across the world each year. To meet the demand there are about 9,000 plus hotels in the Central London alone, but alas, the city has a reputation for being quite expensive. So where can a budget traveller turn for reasonable accommodations in this vibrant city?

For those visiting London on a budget, one good option is to stay in a short-term serviced apartment. For others looking for a traditional hotel experience that won’t break the bank, London has a growing number of trendy hotels that provide a clean, nicely decorated room and a good breakfast for economical prices.

Here’s a look a some of London’s Best Budget Hotels:

October 29, 2014 | By More
Where Is The Best Place In The World To Be Today?

Where Is The Best Place In The World To Be Today?

This compelling question tickles our imagination and is the basis of a terrific new book published by Lonely Planet: The BEST Place To Be Today, 365 Things To Do & The Perfect Day To Do Them. The premise of this entertaining guide is to provide interesting and unique places you should consider traveling to – on the very best day to visit that particular spot. With something intriguing to do on every day of the year in 2015, this book makes it on our list of great Christmas presents for your favorite travel enthusiast.

So what’s the first day you would look up? Your birthday, anniversary, or perhaps that cold mid-winter week that you always hit the wall and want to escape to someplace exciting and warm.

October 10, 2014 | By More
Why Wait – Applying For TSA PreCheck Is A Breeze

Why Wait – Applying For TSA PreCheck Is A Breeze

Making Your Way Through Airport Security is almost pleasant with TSA PCheck Status. If you travel several times a year, do yourself a big favor and apply for PreCheck. I just got mine and was surprised how simple the process was.

Why wait (in airport security lines that is)? Applying for TSA PreCheck status is easier than you might think.

August 11, 2014 | By More
Europe Sightseeing Tours On Sale This Week With Viator

Europe Sightseeing Tours On Sale This Week With Viator

Viator.com, the web’s most popular website for booking sightseeing tours around the globe has announced a great end-of-summer sale. Select sightseeing tour tickets in some of Europe’s most popular destinations can be booked at a discount during August and used throughout 2014.

August 7, 2014 | By More
Say It Like You Mean It – With Great New Translation Guides

Say It Like You Mean It – With Great New Translation Guides

Most translation guides will teach you how to say, “No Thank You”, when you REALLY want to say, “Beat It or Piss Off!” I’m thinking of the gypsy’s in Europe here… how many times do I need to say, “no thank you” to the guys trying to sell us a rose at dinner!!!

The new phrasebook translation guides published by Marco Polo have got you covered whether you want to be strictly correct, or express yourself in a more relaxed way.

July 9, 2014 | By More
Airbnb Enters The Last Minute Hotel Booking Marketplace

Airbnb Enters The Last Minute Hotel Booking Marketplace

Last-minute bookers and spontaneous travelers, give a cheer! Last Minute Travelers Will Soon Get Help From Airbnb

San Francisco-based Airbnb is now experimenting with a new service that will enable the company to enter the very delicate and crowded field of booking last-minute accommodations over the phone.

June 13, 2014 | By More
Try Uber and You May Never Take A Traditional Taxi Ride Again

Try Uber and You May Never Take A Traditional Taxi Ride Again

I’ve just taken a ride with UBER for the very first time and I’m now officially a raving fan – I love this “taxi” type service that is sweeping the world’s large cities. Uber has me thinking about taxi transportation in a whole new way because they solve issues I really never realized I had with traditional taxi transportation.

Here’s why I preferred my Uber rides to any taxi journey in recent memory:

June 2, 2014 | By More
Pay-As-You-Go VIP Airport Lounges Coming To USA At Last

Pay-As-You-Go VIP Airport Lounges Coming To USA At Last

There’s a new VIP airport lounge experience that every flyer needs to know about. Up until now only elite flyers with oodles of airline miles and the willingness to purchase expensive annual memberships have had access to VIP airline lounges at US airports. Now The Club Airport Lounges is redesigning how travelers access VIP treatment while waiting for their flight to board with pay-as-you-go airport lounges.

April 21, 2014 | By More
Celebrate Earth Day With A Mendocino Green Getaway

Celebrate Earth Day With A Mendocino Green Getaway

Every year, on April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been a time to honor the natural beauty of our planet, to demonstrate support for green movements around the globe, and to raise awareness about environmental protection. Today, 44 years after the first Earth Day was celebrated, the “eco” lifestyle has had a beneficial influence on just about every market, including the travel market. Here are some particularly great ‘green’ eco getaway spots.

April 7, 2014 | By More
JetBlue and Emirates Airlines Become Passenger-Centric Code Share Partners

JetBlue and Emirates Airlines Become Passenger-Centric Code Share Partners

JetBlue Airways and Emirates Airlines Have Formed A Code Share Partnership As New Non-Stop Routes From Boston to Detroit Begin.  As Emirates Airlines begins flying from major US cities nonstop to Dubai, they are partnering with JetBlue Airlines as their United States connector. I last wrote about Emirates Airlines when they opened their 8th US […]

March 25, 2014 | By More
It’s Almost Spring And Travel Sweepstakes Are Popping Up All Over for 2014

It’s Almost Spring And Travel Sweepstakes Are Popping Up All Over for 2014

It’s been a particularly long and challenging winter with snow storms and cold weather blanketing the country time and time again. Nearly everyone is looking forward to the beginning of Spring his week and wishing they could jet off on an exciting travel adventure. Luckily there are plenty of travel companies who are just waiting to give away a trip of a lifetime to lucky winners of their travel sweepstakes. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting and exciting travel contests for Spring:

March 19, 2014 | By More
Emirates Airlines Welcomed To Boston With A Water Cannon Salute

Emirates Airlines Welcomed To Boston With A Water Cannon Salute

As Emirates Airlines’ Boeing 777-200LR taxied to Boston Logan Airport Gate E4, a water cannon salute was the official first gala welcome for Emirates Airline’s inaugural Dubai to Boston route. And what an exciting day it was at Logan Airport!

The inaugural flight departed, from Dubai, with 264 passengers on board representing 39 countries. The 13 1/2 hour flight was greeted with a round of applause as Emirates Airline began their daily service to Boston. As the plane taxied to the gate, the pilot opened his window and displayed the Commonwealth Flag.

March 11, 2014 | By More
Bereavement and Family Emergency Airfares – 2014 Update of Airlines Who Still Offer Them

Bereavement and Family Emergency Airfares – 2014 Update of Airlines Who Still Offer Them

The recent consolidation of major airlines has resulted in big changes in the availability of Bereavement, Emergency, and Compassion airfares for 2014. Earlier this week American Airlines (after merging with US Airways) announced that they will no longer offer bereavement airfares. This is a very discouraging trend, especially considering they are now the largest airline in the United States. Currently, only two airlines in the United States still offer discounted Bereavement Fares:

March 3, 2014 | By More
Can You Take An E-Cig On A Plane? – TSA Says Yes…But

Can You Take An E-Cig On A Plane? – TSA Says Yes…But

With the growing popularity of e-cig, it’s only natural that travelers will want to take them along on their trips. But how does the TSA and airlines feel about it? Here’s a current look at the answer to: Can I Bring An E-Cigarette On An Airplane?

First and foremost, the TSA Does Not Ban E-Cigarettes from going through airport security in a carry-on bag or in checked luggage. However, you may be identified for further inspection unless you follow our helpful tips for bringing an e-cigarette through airport security:

February 26, 2014 | By More
Elite Status With Hertz Just Got Easier To Reach

Elite Status With Hertz Just Got Easier To Reach

Are you jealous of the special treatment that elite travelers receive at every turn? Hertz hears your pain and has just announced a reduction in the requirements for reaching Five Star and President’s Club elite status.

Members of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program can now achieve and retain elite status tiers faster.

February 12, 2014 | By More
23 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Celebrate Your Love On Valentine’s Day

23 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Celebrate Your Love On Valentine’s Day

It’s not too late to plan a sensational Valentines Day! Whether you’re celebrating as a couple, as a family, or even on your own, we’ve got inspirational suggestions for making this year’s Valentine’s Day one you will remember for years to come.

Here are exciting and imaginative – unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year:

February 7, 2014 | By More
Where To Find The Best Hot New Caribbean Resorts for 2014

Where To Find The Best Hot New Caribbean Resorts for 2014

The pace of construction for lavish new resorts has slowed in the Caribbean in recent years, making the introduction of grand new properties all the more exciting. 2014 will see some striking new additions to the Caribbean scene. Sandals Resorts in particular will open new properties on a number of Caribbean islands including Barbados and Granada. If you just love being the first of your friends to brag about staying in a hot new property, have a look at some of the Caribbeans most impressive new additions for 2014.

January 9, 2014 | By More
Plan a Family Vacation To Umbria, The Green Heart of Italy

Plan a Family Vacation To Umbria, The Green Heart of Italy

Are you thinking that you are one of those lucky parents whose kids will not change the way they travel, well think again! Sooner or later, you’ll certainly realize that your young toddlers have changed everything about the way you travel.

Umbria in Italy’s mid-section is a terrific destination for a trip with with your children and family. You’ll find that this beautiful Italian region offers a large number of excursions that suit your entire family and helps you move at your own pace making your trip a pleasure and simply unforgettable.

January 6, 2014 | By More
Plane Facts – Fascinating Info About Airplanes

Plane Facts – Fascinating Info About Airplanes

Here are some astounding and surprising facts about flying in modern day aircraft. For instance, did you know that due to the development of highly sophisticated guidance systems, pilots only average 3 minutes per flight using the manual controls – shocking! How about… did you realize that the height of a 747 is about the same as a 7 story building? Read this very entertaining infographic designed by FHR a British Airport Parking site.

December 5, 2013 | By More
Explanation of New Rules For Using Mobile Devices On Airplanes

Explanation of New Rules For Using Mobile Devices On Airplanes

After much anticipation, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced an easement to the strict ban on the use of mobile devices on airplanes and have issued new rules for passenger use. While passengers still won’t be able to make phone calls while boarding doors are closed and planes are away from the gate, they will soon be able to use PEDs (Portable Electronic Devices) from gate to gate, take-off to landing. Beginning immediately, airlines who have obtained approval from the FAA of their safety assessment plans will issue new policies for the use of mobile devices during their flights. questions about the new FAA Portable Electronic Devices Rules:

November 3, 2013 | By More