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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
Celebrated Maine Inns – Half Price in May

Celebrated Maine Inns – Half Price in May

You can picture them now, stately grand dames of the seacoast welcoming visitors for decades – elegant, historic and pricey.  Well now, thanks to The Maine Innkeepers Association, you can indulge yourself with a coveted Maine getaway in May, for half price.  What’s even better, your stay will benefit Habitat for Humanity at the same […]

March 13, 2009 | By | 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
Be A Master Winemaker For A Day in Napa California

Be A Master Winemaker For A Day in Napa California

Learn the tricks of the wine trade by crafting your own signature blend and creating an exclusive  private label at Folio Enoteca’s ‘Winemaker For A Day’ program in the Napa Valley, California. Brought to you by the Michael Mondavi family, the ‘Winemaker For a Day’ program is designed to introduce wine enthusiasts to all levels […]

March 6, 2009 | By | Reply More
One Click To Travel Discount Coupons

One Click To Travel Discount Coupons

It’s been quite a while since I considered myself a coupon clipper, but times change, budgets tighten, and it’s time to sharpen up those clippers again!  There’s a whole new world online for finding your favorite products offered at a discount prices, and that includes travel as well.  Dozens of coupon sites populate the internet […]

March 2, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Avoid Staying Near Embassy Row

Avoid Staying Near Embassy Row

When planning a visit to New York, Washington DC, London, Rome, Paris or any major foreign city , be certain to locate where your embassy is located and how to contact them, but don’t choose a hotel in the embassy neighborhood.  Unfortunately these days there’s always an increased risk of demonstrations or violence in those […]

February 26, 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
Israel Launches Tourist Hotline

Israel Launches Tourist Hotline

One number will connect you to all the vital information you need while traveling in Israel.  Simply dial *3888 from any cell phone or land line while in Israel and you will be connected to information on local attractions, airports, visas, or emergency assistance.  Assistance for the “Tourphone” is provided in English and French.

February 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Giant Hotel Sale – 5 Star Resorts for $1 Dollar A Night!

Giant Hotel Sale – 5 Star Resorts for $1 Dollar A Night!

If you like to solve mysteries, you’re going to love the promotional sale at LastMinuteTravel.com.  Beginning on January 26th, and continuing for two weeks, the site will put all hotels on sale for just $1 a night for a 15 minute window each day.  If you can guess the correct time to visit the LastMinuteTravel.com […]

January 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Tour The City By Public Transportation

Tour The City By Public Transportation

Here’s a wonderful site for finding your way around major US cities (New York, Boston, Chicago, SFO, DC (and others) by public transportation whether its by bus, subway, taxi or even on foot.  HopStop.com is an easy to use resource for finding the best route within these cities.  Just enter your origin and destination and […]

January 21, 2009 | By | Reply More
EuroStar Rail Passes Reduced Just in Time for Summer Travel

EuroStar Rail Passes Reduced Just in Time for Summer Travel

In the past few years high speed rail routes have blossomed throughout Europe making travel between major cities both fast, convenient and comfortable, but not necessarily inexpensive.  Famous Eurostar trains zip travelers between London, Paris and Brussels with ease, and thanks to Rail Europe’s recently announced Eurostar High Speed Savings Plan, this summer’s travel will […]

January 16, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Safety Card for Travelers to Costa Rica

Safety Card for Travelers to Costa Rica

If you’ll be vacationing in Costa Rica soon, look for a Costa Rica Safety Card distributed at  Juan Santamaria (San Jose) International Airport.  The card, produced by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute, lists a 24 hour hotline to report problems and receive travel tips.  There’s a phone number answered in English and another in Spanish.  […]

January 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Honeymoon Help Just For Guys

Honeymoon Help Just For Guys

All across the world left hands are sparkling with new diamond engagement rings presented to loved ones during the holidays.  Future brides will gleefully dive into books, magazines and wedding expos to guide them on their way, but who will help the grooms plan a perfect honeymoon??  The pressure is on guys! But fear not […]

January 11, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Tour Italy Like A Rich Movie Star

Tour Italy Like A Rich Movie Star

Can’t you just hear the deep purrrring roar of your vintage italian sports car as you burst into a medieval hillside hamlet, sun glasses on, hair blowing in the breeze, and don’t forget the long flowing silk scarf!  This vision of sophisticated abandon can be yours when you travel with the Italy By Vintage Car […]

January 6, 2009 | By | 1 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 […]

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Reduce Your Company's Business Travel Expenses

Reduce Your Company's Business Travel Expenses

American Express Business has a FREE offer for you and your company.  Their consulting group will provide a free analysis of your company’s T&E costs.  Their program analyzes online booking, useage of nonrefundable tickets and company policy complience.  Amex says it has helped save North American clients over $1billion in 2007.  Contact Amex by January […]

December 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
5 Great Gifts For Travelers

5 Great Gifts For Travelers

The electronic gadgets we travel with just keep getting more sophisticated and plentiful.  Here are some tech savvy gifts all travelers will love. New TSA screening rules for computers allow newly designed computer bags to go through security without taking the computer out of the bag.  Every traveler who hauls along their trusty computer will […]

December 15, 2008 | By | Reply 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
Remember Your Parking Space or Hotel Room Number

Remember Your Parking Space or Hotel Room Number

Whether you’re bouncing city to city on business staying in a different hotel room every night, or scrambling around town on endless errand runs, here’s a tip to help you find your way back to your car or hotel room.  Before strolling away, whip out your cell phone and take a quick picture of the […]

December 10, 2008 | By | Reply More