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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
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
United Drops $100 Last Minute Ticketing Fee for Award Seats

United Drops $100 Last Minute Ticketing Fee for Award Seats

FINALLY, some good news from an airline!  As the fees for everyting from checking a bag to having a snack inch ever skyward, United has taken the unusual step of eliminating a fee and the savings are considerable.  Beginning July 30th, United Airlines is eliminating the $100 fee for redeeming a milage award ticket less […]

July 27, 2009 | By | 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
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
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
Choose The Right Credit Card When You Travel

Choose The Right Credit Card When You Travel

Having just returned from a lengthy trip to a foreign country, I had the opportunity to access my ‘every day’ credit cards to be sure we were bringing cards that would save us the most money while providing the best coverages.  Let’s be honest, all cards are not created equal – some are good for […]

April 10, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Find WiFi Hotspots With Ease

Find WiFi Hotspots With Ease

Perhaps the most comprehensive directory of WiFi Hot Spots worldwide resides at JiWire.com.  Search with ease either by city name or by clicking on the map.  What I like most about the directory is that the hot spots are identified as free or not.

March 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
Meet Icoon – A Pocketsize Travel Picture Dictionary

Meet Icoon – A Pocketsize Travel Picture Dictionary

Forget all the stress of learning a new language when you go traveling, just pop an Icoon symbol dictionary in your pocket and you’ll be ready for most any situation that comes up.  Icoon is a handly passport size mini-book that contains over 2,000 travel icons sorted into 12 categories for fast reference.  You’ll find […]

February 19, 2009 | By | Reply More
Credit Card Safety When Traveling

Credit Card Safety When Traveling

When traveling as a couple, split the credit cards between you, with each person carrying a different card.  This way if one person has their wallet stolen, the other person will still have an uncompromised card to  use.  It’s also a good idea to list your credit card numbers and the customer service phone numbers […]

December 24, 2008 | 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
Rent The Thatched Roofed Cottage of Your Dreams

Rent The Thatched Roofed Cottage of Your Dreams

If you are a devoted reader of historical novels, where heroins reside in charming stone cottages with thick thatched roofs looking out on valleys of wildflowers…. you’re going to smile from ear to ear when you take a look at this wonderful website. UnderTheThatch.com is an online resource offering unusual self-catering holiday accommodations in Wales.  […]

October 26, 2008 | By | Reply More
Organize and Digitize Your Old Vacation and Family Photos The Easy Way

Organize and Digitize Your Old Vacation and Family Photos The Easy Way

We all have them… shoe boxes filled with prized snapshots from past adventures and family trips – smiling faces bursting with the enthusiasm of being on vacation. The more industrious of us have patiently affixed piles of precious photos into now dusty albums.  Well the digital age is here and it’s time to convert all […]

October 13, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Tricks to Finding the Best Hurricane Trip Cancellation Insurance

Tricks to Finding the Best Hurricane Trip Cancellation Insurance

The season for tumultuous weather is here. From June 1st until November 30th, (aka the hurricane season) all eyes are tuned to the weather channel on the lookout for seasonal storms that can totally disrupt your carefully planned vacation. Smart travelers take steps to secure Trip Cancellation Insurance to protect their vacation dollars in the […]

August 25, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More