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Travelers – Phone Home Totally Free!

Travelers – Phone Home Totally Free!

International travelers sing hallelujah – there’s finally an easy way to phone home from anywhere in the world totally free!!! It’s fast, easy, and free.  I’ve tried it and I LOVE IT! The folks at Google Labs have developed a computer to phone calling system that works from any GMail account.  If you don’t have […]

January 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
At Last, A Chip & Pin Card for America!

At Last, A Chip & Pin Card for America!

Finally! – there’s a chip & pin card solution available for American travelers to Europe.  For years travelers from the United States have been stymied by our ‘swipe and sign’ credit cards while traveling in Europe where ‘chip & pin’ style cards are the standard. US travelers have been unable to make purchases at train […]

December 20, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Google Has The Easiest Tool For Finding Hotels

Google Has The Easiest Tool For Finding Hotels

This is my new favorite way to search for hotel rates – EASY and FAST! Click on Google Maps In search box enter ‘hotels in (city)’ Google will return a map with all the hotel locations noted, and the left column will display hotel information with real-time availability and rates.  You can even enter the […]

November 29, 2010 | By | Reply More
Easiest Way To Find Low Price Airline Tickets

Easiest Way To Find Low Price Airline Tickets

Don’t you just love finding low price airline tickets to your favorite destination? Don’t you hate missing an airline sale because you didn’t hear about it in time?  Thanks to the terrific airfare alert service by AirFareWatchDog.com you may never miss a great airline sale again! Here’s why I love this website.  Simplicity! Airfarewatchdog.com presents […]

November 15, 2010 | By | Reply More
Free Airline Wifi For the Holidays

Free Airline Wifi For the Holidays

Google Chrome is giving everyone an early holiday gift.  From November 20 until January 2nd Google will be sponsoring free Wifi connections on all Delta, Virgin America and Air Tran domestic flights through Gogo on-board internet services.  This is the second year in a row that Google has given holiday travelers a gift of connectivity.  […]

November 9, 2010 | By | Reply More
US Dollar Not Being Accepted in Mexico Vacation Spots

US Dollar Not Being Accepted in Mexico Vacation Spots

For years vacationers from the United States could count on using their US dollars in Mexico without doing a currency exchange – no more! In an effort to thwart drug-related money laundering, the Mexican government has put a cap on the amount of US dollars foreigners and businesses can trade for Pesos (Mexican currency).   Since […]

October 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Hyatt Introduces Ultra-Clean, Allergy Free Hotel Rooms

Hyatt Introduces Ultra-Clean, Allergy Free Hotel Rooms

Hyatt Hotels wants to be your bug-free choice for your next lodging stay whether it’s the microscopic variety or ones with 4 legs.  If  all the news of hidden germs on surfaces of hotels rooms has you cringing, you’ll be glad to know the solution may be as close as your nearest Hyatt Hotel.  Hyatt […]

October 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Happily Haunted Inns – America’s Most Haunted Bed and Breakfasts

Happily Haunted Inns – America’s Most Haunted Bed and Breakfasts

As October breezes turn cool and orange hues paint the landscape our thoughts turn to weekend escapes at cozy country inns and inviting bed and breakfasts.  Early morning mist raising off frosted fields tickle our imaginations and remind us of bygone spirits who have inhabited these lands.  As Halloween approaches, why not embrace the spirit […]

October 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
Richard Branson Wants To Know.. Do You Fancy Getting Into Bed With Virgin?

Richard Branson Wants To Know.. Do You Fancy Getting Into Bed With Virgin?

This is the cheeky and provocative query that introduces the new Virgin Hotels website.  And apparently 70% of travelers surveyed answered yes, they would be excited to stay at a hotel owned by Virgin.  So last week, Sir Richard and his Virgin group announced they are preparing to enter the crowded hospitality marketplace with a […]

September 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Wonder Where The Locals Go For Fun? – 3 Sites Give You The Inside Scoop!

Wonder Where The Locals Go For Fun? – 3 Sites Give You The Inside Scoop!

It is so yesterday to visit a new city and wonder around with a guide book and tourist map in hand. Let’s face it by the time it’s written and put out to print, it’s yesterday’s news and the buzz is likely gone.  You want to be where the action is… where the locals hang…. […]

September 22, 2010 | By | Reply More