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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
Earn American AAdvantage Miles At The Mall

Earn American AAdvantage Miles At The Mall

American Airlines has taken a bold step forward to help AAdvantage members earn miles wherever they shop.  They have just announced a new program that enables you to register your favorite charge card (any credit or debit card) and earn miles whenever you shop online, by catalog or at a retail store from one of […]

March 4, 2010 | By | Reply More
Free Companion Airfare To The Bahamas

Free Companion Airfare To The Bahamas

The Bahamas Tourism Bureau has announced the extension of their winter promotion – free companion airfare for travel to the Bahamas through December 22, 2010 (two for the price of one!!) Travelers who book a 4 night stay by March 3rd at participating hotels in Nassau, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island and The Out Islands […]

February 16, 2010 | By | Reply More
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