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Hawaii On The Cheap – 4 Easy Steps To Make It Happen

Hawaii On The Cheap – 4 Easy Steps To Make It Happen

CJay is just back from Hawaii and has pulled together a primer on how to visit Hawaii on a budget – because we all know he was pinching every penny!  There’s plenty of good news to be told – a dream trip to Hawaii has never been more affordable or easier to plan than it […]

January 25, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
What To Do When Flights Are Delayed or Canceled

What To Do When Flights Are Delayed or Canceled

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 […]

November 23, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Pay By The Mile – Southwest's New 72 Hour Sale

Pay By The Mile – Southwest's New 72 Hour Sale

Fly for as little as $25 one way on Southwest Airline’s new pricing strategy – pay according to the distance you fly this winter.  Starting today and continuing until 10/29, you can purchase fares as low as $25 one way for flights of 375 miles or less.  Flights between 375-549 miles will cost you $50, […]

October 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Come Fly-Away to St. Lucia – JetBlue's Newest Destination

Come Fly-Away to St. Lucia – JetBlue's Newest Destination

JetBlue is expanding it’s reach route by route with an eye to destinations in the Caribbean this winter.  Recently Barbados was added to the offerings, and today St. Lucia joins the JetBlue family of destinations as well.  JetBlue will offer three flights weekly between JFK and St. Lucia on Monday, Thursday and Sunday, offering the […]

October 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
What Are They Smoking? – More Absurd Airline Fees!

What Are They Smoking? – More Absurd Airline Fees!

Whoever dreams up the ever expanding (and punitive) airline fees has got to be delusional.  Do they really think the public will quietly open their wallets and pass over fee after fee after fee?  Do they ever consider that they are destroying their brand and customer loyalty?  Here are two examples of new airline fees […]

October 6, 2009 | By | Reply More
Southwest Airlines' New Early Boarding Program

Southwest Airlines' New Early Boarding Program

Southwest Airlines has a new pre-boarding opportunity for travelers who are willing to pay a $10 fee to board the aircraft ahead of other passengers. While most airlines try to collect extra dollars from passengers for checking baggage, Southwest Airlines is taking a different approach.  Checked bags will still be free on Southwest flights, but […]

September 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
World's Most Luscious Food Markets

World's Most Luscious Food Markets

Local food markets give a glimpse into the soul of a destination.  The crops that local farmers grow and the culinary creations that food artisans produce speak to the history of the location and the traditions of its citizens.  Nothing is more pleasing and engrossing than roaming among the stalls of a neighborhood farmer’s market […]

August 5, 2009 | By | Reply More
New Airline Just For Pets – They May Have A Better Flight Than you!

New Airline Just For Pets – They May Have A Better Flight Than you!

Pet Airways a new airline dedicated to flying ‘your best friend’ across the country in style has just launched.  With prices starting at $149 each way, I’m thinking that flying your beloved pet on a private aircraft may cost no more than paying the outrageous extra fees charged by major airlines.  American Airlines for example […]

July 15, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
3 Golf Vacations To Die For

3 Golf Vacations To Die For

Nothing delivers the psychological high and lows like the game of golf.  And don’t we love to mutter to ourselves as we take on one challenge after another!  There’s nothing like setting all your daily worries aside and treating yourself to a round of golf on a spectacular course.  Here are three outstanding and exceptional […]

July 7, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
STOP with the fees already – It's A Study in Absurdity!

STOP with the fees already – It's A Study in Absurdity!

Sorry, I need to vent – Two events have me shaking my head this morning. #1) an appearance of Sir Richard Branson on Fox News to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s 25 years of flying – AND, (are you paying attention US airlines?), 25 years of PROFITABILITY! #2) the news that United Airlines and US Airways will […]

June 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Best African Safari Destinations – 5 Top Game Reserves

Best African Safari Destinations – 5 Top Game Reserves

Many people dream of traveling to Africa to experience a world far different from what we know in our day to day lives. But the continent is a huge place, and thinking of where to start on your journey can be a daunting task. If seeing big game on safari is a lifelong dream of […]

June 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Six Must Have BlackBerry Apps For The Smart Traveler

Six Must Have BlackBerry Apps For The Smart Traveler

Move over iPhone, BlackBerry has its own jazzy apps!  Your BlackBerry is about to become your most prized travel companion with a whole range of new travel apps.  If you haven’t tuned into the new apps offered for your pda phone, heads-up, it’s time to check out new mobile travel features.  Here are some of […]

June 4, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Join The Mile High Dating Club

Join The Mile High Dating Club

How far are you willing to go to find a perfect mate? Air New Zealand is betting that several hundred travelers will be on board for its first ever Matching Making Flight that departs Los Angeles on October 13, 2009.  Adventurous singles who purchase roundtrip tickets on The Match Making Flight will be treated to […]

May 21, 2009 | By | Reply More
American Airline's Great New Frequent Flyer Policy

American Airline's Great New Frequent Flyer Policy

Hurray – finally an improvement to a frequent flyer program! These days it’s usually bad news in the mileage arena, but American Airlines is our Frequent Flyer Hero for introducing One-Way Flex Awards. Simply put, American Airlines now allows you to book a one-way ticket using Aadvantage frequent flyer miles (at half the number of […]

May 12, 2009 | By | Reply More
Virgin America Keeps Getting Better and Better

Virgin America Keeps Getting Better and Better

Virgin America is expanding its territory with a new flight route between Orange County California and San Francisco.  With every new route comes a great introductory fare right?  How’s $49 each way?! (Subject to availability of course.)   And Virgin America will deliver the pampering we’ve all come to love them for.  All seats have […]

May 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
Calling All Campers, Hikers and Sportsman – Learn to Cook In The Wild

Calling All Campers, Hikers and Sportsman – Learn to Cook In The Wild

Do you love the smell of a crackling camp fire, and the camaraderie of folks gathered around to watch the flames dance as food slowly roasts on a spit?  Do you love to barbecue, add your special sauces, and feed the whole neighborhood?  Do the fragrant aromas of freshly baked sourdough bread send you into […]

April 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
Take An Enchanting Christmas Dinner Tour of Charleston, SC

Take An Enchanting Christmas Dinner Tour of Charleston, SC

Last night Clint and I had a glorious evening, traveling by horse-drawn carriage between three of Charleston’s most elegant inns on a festive Christmas Progressive Dinner.  Dressed in our holiday finery, we were trotted from luxury inn to luxury inn, sampling  culinary delights at every stop.  What a magical way to get in a holiday […]

December 23, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
The Frequent Flyer Tool We've All Been Waiting For!

The Frequent Flyer Tool We've All Been Waiting For!

Let me introduce you to YAPTA.com, a travel search engine site with a pocket full of new tricks to offer.  The one that has the potential to WOW the marketplace is a search tool to find available frequent flyer seats among several airlines with just one search.  So far participating airline frequent flyer programs are […]

December 13, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Heads Up Boston – Virgin America Has Arrived!

Heads Up Boston – Virgin America Has Arrived!

The long anticipated arrival of spunky new low cost carrier Virgin America is finally on the way.  Nonstop flights between Boston and LAX and SFO will begin operations on February 12, 2009.  Tickets are on sale now for just $149 each way (see site for full details).  Virgin America also flies between New York, Washington […]

December 9, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Orbitz To Send Automatic Refunds If Your Air Fare Drops

Orbitz To Send Automatic Refunds If Your Air Fare Drops

I know, I know, might as well hold your breath for gas prices to come down – but it DOES happen. Orbitz has added a great new service that guarantees a cash refund if the price of your flights goes down after booking. This makes Orbitz the leading ‘go to’ online site for booking airline […]

June 26, 2008 | By | Reply More