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Handicapped Accessible Hotels Now Searchable On Hotels.com

Handicapped Accessible Hotels Now Searchable On Hotels.com

Thumbs up for Hotels.com that has added a search criteria box for finding accessibility features offered at hotels.  The search block which appears after you have entered your destination and dates of travel, enables you to search for features such as accessibility bathroom, braille signage, roll-in showers etc.  This is good news for anyone who […]

February 16, 2010 | By | Reply More
Couch Surf All The Way To New Zealand With Lie Flat Seats in Coach

Couch Surf All The Way To New Zealand With Lie Flat Seats in Coach

Finally, lie flat sleeping seats are coming to coach class thanks to the imaginative folks at Air New Zealand. The Kiwi’s  will soon be introducing a whole new way to fly in coach class – by ‘Skycouch’!  Their newly designed Boeing 777-300 ER (which will be introduced later this year) features a new style of […]

February 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
Hawaii On The Cheap – 4 Easy Steps To Make It Happen

Hawaii On The Cheap – 4 Easy Steps To Make It Happen

CJay is just back from Hawaii and has pulled together a primer on how to visit Hawaii on a budget – because we all know he was pinching every penny!  There’s plenty of good news to be told – a dream trip to Hawaii has never been more affordable or easier to plan than it […]

January 25, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Discounted Short-Term Apartment Rentals In Paris

Discounted Short-Term Apartment Rentals In Paris

You may never suspect it, but a New York apartment rental company has the best travel rental deals  for Paris, London and South of France.  Meet NYHabitat.com a wonderful site for finding furnished apartment rentals whether it be for 2 days,  two months or a full year.  And now they have launched a new travel […]

January 21, 2010 | By | Reply More
Don't Book A Resort Hotel Without Checking Oyster.com First!

Don't Book A Resort Hotel Without Checking Oyster.com First!

In the world of  websites that provide hotel information and customer reviews, Oyster.com stands out like a gleaming gem! If you haven’t found Oyster.com yet…. you’re going to love it.  Oyster.com provides what sites like Trip Advisor have been missing – a consistent, trusted and candid voice.  When you read an Oyster review, you know […]

December 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Kayak Launches New Tool To Keep All Your Travel Organized

Kayak Launches New Tool To Keep All Your Travel Organized

The folks at Kayak.com have added a great new service to help keep all your travel reservations and information in one place. Kayak’s free itinerary magagement tool lets you consolidate all your travel elements in one file by forwarding reservation confirmations to your Kayak account.  Kayak Trips will keep track of your airline hotel & […]

December 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
The Best Italian Food In The Caribbean

The Best Italian Food In The Caribbean

The best Italian food in the Caribbean might be at sea! Can’t decide between a European vacation or a Caribbean cruise this year?   No problem – experience both!  Take a deeply discounted Caribbean cruise on an Italian cruise line to  enjoy the cuisine of the Mediterranean, the culture and ambiance of Italy, (not to […]

December 8, 2009 | By | Reply More
What To Do When Flights Are Delayed or Canceled

What To Do When Flights Are Delayed or Canceled

Heads up my friends, we’re heading into the worst travel weeks for flight delays, oversold planes and cancellations – ahhhh the joys of holiday and winter travel! This year there’s a new tool to use – TWITTER!  Many of the airports across the US have their own Twitter pages that will give you the most […]

November 23, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
H1N1 Travel Insurance Explained

H1N1 Travel Insurance Explained

Will standard travel insurance policies cover you for cancellation if you or a family memeber comes down with H1N1 just prior to traveling?  The answers to this question have been changing recently.  Here’s an excellent article by the LA Times that gives an excellent overview of the up-to-date answers.

November 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
New Gluten-Free Allergy Alert Travel Cards

New Gluten-Free Allergy Alert Travel Cards

Staying healthy on the road is a particular challenge for folks with food allergies.  Anyone with significant food sensitivities should visit SelectWisely.com and order their terrific allergy alert cards – available in a wide range of languages. They have recently introduced a new card which alerts restaurant waiters to your Gluten-Free food requirements.  The cards […]

November 18, 2009 | 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
Plan For The Best But Prepare For The Worst

Plan For The Best But Prepare For The Worst

I’ve been reading the very entertaining  “Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook for Travel”.  The world is filled with wonderful adventures and unpredictable pitfalls, so the smart traveler will be prepared for changing circumstances.  If you know me well, you know there’s always a ‘Plan B’ lurking in the back of my brain. The Worst-Case Scenarios series […]

November 2, 2009 | By | Reply More
Pay By The Mile – Southwest's New 72 Hour Sale

Pay By The Mile – Southwest's New 72 Hour Sale

Fly for as little as $25 one way on Southwest Airline’s new pricing strategy – pay according to the distance you fly this winter.  Starting today and continuing until 10/29, you can purchase fares as low as $25 one way for flights of 375 miles or less.  Flights between 375-549 miles will cost you $50, […]

October 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Come Fly-Away to St. Lucia – JetBlue's Newest Destination

Come Fly-Away to St. Lucia – JetBlue's Newest Destination

JetBlue is expanding it’s reach route by route with an eye to destinations in the Caribbean this winter.  Recently Barbados was added to the offerings, and today St. Lucia joins the JetBlue family of destinations as well.  JetBlue will offer three flights weekly between JFK and St. Lucia on Monday, Thursday and Sunday, offering the […]

October 26, 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
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 board one of […]

September 25, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
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