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New Mobile Passport App Lets You Speed Through US Customs

New Mobile Passport App Lets You Speed Through US Customs

Imagine never having to wait in long, long U.S. Custom lines again when returning to the United States from your international travels. Yes, you could apply for Global Entry, pay the fees, have an interview and wait to be approved, or there may be a much easier way. The new free Mobile Passport App streamlines the re-entry process and is a must-have app for US citizens who travel internationally.

February 27, 2015 | 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
How To Do Miami Up Big On A Small Budget

How To Do Miami Up Big On A Small Budget

Miami has a reputation for being a sultry and expensive vacation destination, but it doesn’t have to drain your wallet to have a great time in this chic city. The key to a low cost vacation in Miami is embodying the lifestyle of the locals and embracing the culture by hitting up all the free stuff.

Keeping your dollars in your pocket can be pretty easy—and it doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time on the beach either. The only time you’ll have to shell out money is for food and drinks and if you play your cards right you can spend only a few bucks on each meal as well.

September 27, 2013 | By More
Kids Go Free! – Cruises, All-Inclusive Resorts and More

Kids Go Free! – Cruises, All-Inclusive Resorts and More

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, […]

May 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Rain or Shine, Mystic Connecticut Has Something For Everyone

Rain or Shine, Mystic Connecticut Has Something For Everyone

Rain and Shine, Mystic Connecticut is a great vacation destination for the whole family. Thirty years ago we took our daughter to Mystic Connecticut on vacation. A mere hour and a half from Boston, it was a great destination for a day trip or longer.  She loved Mystic Seaport http://www.mysticseaport.org  (in a time before animation […]

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Chip and Pin Credit Cards Available In The USA – Where to Find Them

Chip and Pin Credit Cards Available In The USA – Where to Find Them

Chip and Pin credit cards issued in the United States have been on the wish list of international travelers for quite some time now, and I, for one, am ready to sing hallelujah at the announcement that Chip and Pin cards are being introduced by several US banks.

December 15, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
New App Launches For Booking a 'Hotel Tonight'

New App Launches For Booking a 'Hotel Tonight'

Hotel Tonight is a new mobile app specifically designed to make booking last minute hotel room reservations a cinch. With all the disastrous winter weather plaguing the country this year, the Hotel Tonight app could be your savior when flights get canceled in Chicago, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC or San Francisco, or […]

February 1, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Travelers – Phone Home Totally Free!

Travelers – Phone Home Totally Free!

International travelers sing hallelujah – there’s finally an easy way to phone home from anywhere in the world totally free!!! It’s fast, easy, and free.  I’ve tried it and I LOVE IT! The folks at Google Labs have developed a computer to phone calling system that works from any GMail account.  If you don’t have […]

January 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
At Last, A Chip & Pin Card for America!

At Last, A Chip & Pin Card for America!

Finally! – there’s a chip & pin card solution available for American travelers to Europe.  For years travelers from the United States have been stymied by our ‘swipe and sign’ credit cards while traveling in Europe where ‘chip & pin’ style cards are the standard. US travelers have been unable to make purchases at train […]

December 20, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Free Airline Wifi For the Holidays

Free Airline Wifi For the Holidays

Google Chrome is giving everyone an early holiday gift.  From November 20 until January 2nd Google will be sponsoring free Wifi connections on all Delta, Virgin America and Air Tran domestic flights through Gogo on-board internet services.  This is the second year in a row that Google has given holiday travelers a gift of connectivity.  […]

November 9, 2010 | By | Reply More
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
Trains, Planes & Automobiles All From One Search Engine

Trains, Planes & Automobiles All From One Search Engine

Momondo, Europe’s fastest growing travel booking site, should be on your short list of websites to use when making travel arrangements no matter what country you live in. In recent flight pricing standoffs, Momondo took top spot for consistently delivering the lowest fares.  Not only do they search for the least expensive flights using twice […]

August 2, 2010 | By | Reply More
Titans Of Travel Marketing Predict The Future

Titans Of Travel Marketing Predict The Future

Conference Review Association of Travel Marketing Executives “The New Now & The New Next” Boston, June 15-16, 2010 Future Trends and Predictions Forester Research – Henry Harteveldt, Vice President Very quickly China will generate the largest number of travelers across the world and they are expected to have the largest travel spend per person per […]

July 5, 2010 | By | 1 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
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
3 Unexpected Travel Trends You Need To Be Aware Of

3 Unexpected Travel Trends You Need To Be Aware Of

The rapid pace of technological advancements brings increasing ease of communication and accessibility to travel  information, as well as new conveniences for making travel decisions and reservations.  There is a flip side to this equation however; new trends also provide opportunities for unintended consequences, potential new fees and electronic vulnerabilities.  Here are three emerging situations […]

March 24, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Earn American AAdvantage Miles At The Mall

Earn American AAdvantage Miles At The Mall

American Airlines has taken a bold step forward to help AAdvantage members earn miles wherever they shop.  They have just announced a new program that enables you to register your favorite charge card (any credit or debit card) and earn miles whenever you shop online, by catalog or at a retail store from one of […]

March 4, 2010 | By | Reply More
The Best Frequent Flier Credit Card Deal We've Ever Seen!

The Best Frequent Flier Credit Card Deal We've Ever Seen!

How does earning 100,000 frequent flier miles as a bonus for signing up for a credit card sound??? The folks at British Airways and Chase Visa Signature, have crafted a credit card incentive that almost boggles the mind.  While  I’m not usually one to encourage the adding of credit cards (or credit card debt), this […]

November 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Free Wifi on Virgin America Flights For The Holidays

Free Wifi on Virgin America Flights For The Holidays

The news from Virgin America just keeps getting better!  Google has partnered with Virgin America to sponsor free Wifi on Virgin America flights from November 10th until January 15, 2010.  Bring along your laptop and/or mobile device and enjoy cloud computing as you jet across America.  Find all the details at FreeHolidayWifi.com.

October 20, 2009 | By | Reply More
Bogus Rental Car Toll Transpoder Charges On The Rise

Bogus Rental Car Toll Transpoder Charges On The Rise

The next time you pick up a rental car, be sure to check to see if it has a toll transponder on the windshield.  Unless you plan to use the transponder, have it removed before driving the car off the lot! Problem #1 – I’ve heard from a number of folks who have been charged […]

August 11, 2009 | By | Reply More