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Sleep Tight, Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite!

Sleep Tight, Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite!

I don’t know about you, but the recent reports of increased bed bug activity in major hotels throughout the world has got me completely creeped out.  And it will apparently take way more than prayer to keep you safe from itchy bed bug bites.  Just a few days ago the EPA announced that bed bug […]

September 6, 2010 | By | Reply More
Marriott Rewards Mega Bonus  Promotion

Marriott Rewards Mega Bonus Promotion

Marriott Hotels has upped their Rewards Program by announcing a Mega Bonus Promotion – Earn one free night for every two nights stayed.  Stay at one of the Marriott family of hotels (Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard by Marriott, Spring Hill, Ritz Carlton etc) for two nights between September 15 and January 15, 2011, pay with your […]

August 19, 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
America’s Most Polluted Beaches – Is Yours On The List?

America’s Most Polluted Beaches – Is Yours On The List?

Today the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) released it’s annual report of the dirtiest beaches in the United States. In the 60’s we “Loved That Dirty Water”, but today we expect to swim at safe clean waterfronts.  The NRDC keeps careful records of all water testings and beach closures throughout the United States to monitor […]

July 28, 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
Hotel Beauchamps – A Real Charmer in The Heart of Paris

Hotel Beauchamps – A Real Charmer in The Heart of Paris

Do you always wonder just where to stay in Paris.. left bank, right bank, Isle de la Cite? May I suggest a chic boutique Paris Elysees hotel, located just  two blocks off the Champs-Élysées, near the Arc de Triumph, and close to all transportation options? – The Hotel Beauchamps.  Next question, “Will the hotel be […]

July 5, 2010 | By | 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
Flying with Class – Open Skies Airlines

Flying with Class – Open Skies Airlines

June 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
Paris Pickpockets – Latest Tricks for 2010

Paris Pickpockets – Latest Tricks for 2010

Linda and I are just back from Paris and are pleased to report that the number of gypsies and shady characters lurking about tourist attractions seem to be on the decline this year.  But it pays to be ever vigilant!  Here are the tricks we experienced on our trip: #1, A young person approaches you […]

June 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
The FCC Takes The Mystery Out of Phoning Home From A Foreign Country

The FCC Takes The Mystery Out of Phoning Home From A Foreign Country

The Federal Communication Commission today announced a new initiative to help US travelers find the most up-to-date information on how to make phone calls from foreign countries at the most economical rates. The FCC has created a new web portal at http://www.fcc.gov/worldtravel that will serve as a directory of information to help travelers phone home […]

June 21, 2010 | By | Reply More
Caution: Dengue Fever Reaches Florida Keys

Caution: Dengue Fever Reaches Florida Keys

28 cases of Dengue Fever have recently been diagnosed in Key West Florida bringing a rapid response from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District to bring the outbreak under control.  In case you don’t quite recall the details of Dengue, it’s called Bone Break Fever because your bones ache with such intensity that you feel […]

May 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
Take A Luxury Mozart Cruise At A Super Low Price

Take A Luxury Mozart Cruise At A Super Low Price

We’ve found a fabulous offer for a European River Cruise that celebrates the life and works of Mozart while cruising along the storied Danube River.  The outstanding two-for-one promotional price offered by eWaterways.com makes this 5 day luxury cruise a can’t miss choice at $418.50 per person (twin share).  That’s less than $100 per day […]

May 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
Wentworth By The Sea – A Stunning Historic Hotel, One Hour North Of Boston

Wentworth By The Sea – A Stunning Historic Hotel, One Hour North Of Boston

A bodacious seaside escape awaits you just a short drive north of Boston at the stunning Wentworth By The Sea Resort, one of America’s most inviting historic grand hotels. For 20 years or more the imposing Wentworth Hotel lay shuttered and crumbling on it’s rocky outcrop just over the New Hampshire boarder in New Castle, […]

May 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
Important Questions To Ask Before Booking An Adventure Tour

Important Questions To Ask Before Booking An Adventure Tour

Anne (a member of our Wicked Good community) recently sent us a report of her sea kayaking misadventure in Belize, leading us to consider the important questions you should ask an Adventure Tour Operator before booking a trip. Anne had read our article “Lodge to Lodge Kayak Adventure in Stunning Belize” and thought it would […]

April 12, 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
Crystal Cove Beach Bungalows Transport You Back To The Golden Days of Early Hollywood

Crystal Cove Beach Bungalows Transport You Back To The Golden Days of Early Hollywood

Tucked between the tony enclaves of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, on California’s sunny southern coast, lies a charming seaside sanctuary dotted with cozy beach bungalows preserved from a bygone era.  More than a dozen Crystal Cove Beach Cottages (located within the Crystal Cove State Park ) have been lovingly restored and are available for […]

March 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
Yippie – Turks & Caicos Is On Sale!

Yippie – Turks & Caicos Is On Sale!

Those of you who know me well, know that although I’ve traveled all across the globe, Turks and Caicos is the only destination I’ve ever seriously considered moving to.  Yes, it’s that wonderful!  Spectacular beaches, aquamarine and electric blue ocean, friendly locals, world renowned bone fishing, an eclectic array of restaurants, and gorgeous upscale resorts […]

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1,2, Free! Stay Two Nights, Get One Free Hotel Deals

1,2, Free! Stay Two Nights, Get One Free Hotel Deals

Major hotels are jumping on the Buy Two, Get One Free bandwagon. Rather than reducing their rates in general, hotels are offering customers a free night’s stay instead.  Stay for two consecutive nights and get one free equals a 33 1/3% price reduction for your overall stay.  For instance if you stay two nights at […]

March 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
Fastest Ways To Get a Passport

Fastest Ways To Get a Passport

All the information you need about applying for a passport and traveling safely abroad can be found at the US Department of State’s travel website: http://travel.state.gov Here are the steps you need to take to apply for a new passport or process a passport renewal. 1) Start TODAY – get your passport photos taken. AAA […]

March 9, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More