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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
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
Get Ready! Sheraton Is Giving Away Thousands of Free Hotel Stays This Week

Get Ready! Sheraton Is Giving Away Thousands of Free Hotel Stays This Week

On your mark, get set… click for a free night  stay at one of Sheraton’s 86 newly renovated hotels across the USA.  Starting on Tuesday, October 6th, Sheraton will offer the chance to instantly win a free hotel stay on Friday night, October 23, 2009.  The free hotel stays highlight and celebrate the completion of  […]

October 5, 2009 | By | Reply More
New England Fall Foliage Trains – Scenic Views Without The Traffic

New England Fall Foliage Trains – Scenic Views Without The Traffic

                New England is blessed with some of the most spectacular fall foliage displays in the world.  The diverse variety of hardwood forests climbing dramatic mountainsides and reflected in shimmering lakes guarantee scenic overload.  This year skip the traffic jams on the highways and view the foliage on […]

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September Brings Big Sales at Disney World

September Brings Big Sales at Disney World

Now that the kids have been called back to school, Disney Resorts have begun a super sale – discounting resort rooms from 15 to 42%.  The largest discounts are on deluxe villas where you can save a whopping 42% during most of September and the first week in October.  Check out all the sale details […]

September 7, 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
Calling All Urban Cavemen – Explore This Luxury Cave Hotel in Southern Italy

Calling All Urban Cavemen – Explore This Luxury Cave Hotel in Southern Italy

Tucked away in southern Italy in the Basilicata Region (arch of the boot), lies the dramatic cave city of Sassi Matera where you can get in touch with your inner neanderthal by taking up residence in a deluxe cave hotel.  This community of cave dwellings (Sassi) has been inhabited since Paleolithic times – that’s over […]

August 31, 2009 | By | 1 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
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
Newly Divorced? – Don't Mope, Get Out And Party On A Divorcee Cruise

Newly Divorced? – Don't Mope, Get Out And Party On A Divorcee Cruise

The fun folks at Cruise.com have come up with a new specialty cruise category – Divorcee Vacations. These short cruises (3-5 days) are especially desgined to help newly single adults reconnect with others with similar interests and experiences.  Currently three cruises are scheduled to depart between now and the end of the year.  A 3 […]

July 31, 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
Finding The Best Car Rental Rate

Finding The Best Car Rental Rate

Just did an extensive search for the best (last minute) car rental rate (US city).  The AAA.com site delivered prices substantially less than anyone else. Next time you’re booking a rental car, don’t forget to include the AAA.com site in your search.  (You’ll need to remember, because the AAA site is not ‘scraped’ by meta-search […]

July 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Make Your Own Spa Treatments At Home And Save A Fortune!

Make Your Own Spa Treatments At Home And Save A Fortune!

I recently came across a fabulous spa site – SpaIndex.com.  Yes, they have all the traditional destination spa descriptions, BUT they also have four other killer categories – 1) Home Spa with instructions for creating hundreds of spa treatments at home, 2) Spa Cuisine yummy spa recipies by famous chefs to impress your friends, 3) […]

July 21, 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
10 Most Scenic Rail Trips In Europe

10 Most Scenic Rail Trips In Europe

RailEurope has just published a terrific online guide of the 10 most awe inspiring train journeys throughout Europe.  The guide includes lovely pictures (of course) along with not-to-be-missed highlights along the train routes, travel times and fares.  Tickets for all the journeys can be purchased on the RailEurope site.

June 24, 2009 | By | 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
Top Summer Deals From Major Hotel Chains

Top Summer Deals From Major Hotel Chains

All the major hotel brands are shouting “Let’s Made A Deal” to get travelers in the door.  I have never seen so many promotional offers in one season – so many in fact, it’s difficult to keep track.  So here for your convenience, is a run down of discount offers by major hotel brands: Starwood […]

June 18, 2009 | By | Reply More
Engo – A New Best Friend For Your Summer Feet

Engo – A New Best Friend For Your Summer Feet

When the weather turns warm we all love to peal away our frumpy socks and slip our bare toes into shoes and sandals.  This of course leads predictably to a few irritating blisters as our feet toughen up for the season.  I’ve just been testing a new ‘blister prevention patch’ sent to me by Engo, […]

June 17, 2009 | By | Reply More