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Where To Find Trendy, Friendly, Affordable Hostels

Where To Find Trendy, Friendly, Affordable Hostels

I sometimes grow nostalgic for the freewheeling 60′s when it was a right of passage to throw on a backpack and set off to explore the world. That’s when hosteling was in its infancy in the United States, but well established in Europe and beyond. I’ve often thought I’d like to re-live those days in [...]

August 21, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Edgy Chic Night Clubs – The Latest Trend in Cruising

Edgy Chic Night Clubs – The Latest Trend in Cruising

Move over Vegas, Miami and Ibiza, Norwegian Cruise Lines’ new F3 ships are planning the worlds swankiest, edgiest nightclubs on land or sea. Due to debut in 2010, two F3 series ships now in construction will break the cruising mold. No more lethargic midnight buffets, their unconventional adults only nightclubs will rock the boat all [...]

August 7, 2008 | By | Reply More
How To Avoid Taxi Cab Rip Offs

How To Avoid Taxi Cab Rip Offs

If you’re like me, there’s always an unsettling feeling when you hop into a taxi cab that you’ll be taken “for a ride” on a convoluted route to your destination just to bump up the fare. Here are some basic taxi cab safety tips to avoid this situation: #1. Do Your Homework. Before venturing off [...]

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Rental Car Companies Are Going Green In A Hurry

Rental Car Companies Are Going Green In A Hurry

The national rental car agencies are true believers in the fuel changes that are on the horizon. They are investing vast sums of money to change over their fleet of cars to include flex-fuel and hybrid vehicles. If you’ve been thinking about switching to a hybrid the next time you purchase a vehicle, this is [...]

July 31, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Ritz-Carlton Introduces Voluntourism Programs For Their Guests

Ritz-Carlton Introduces Voluntourism Programs For Their Guests

I guess you could call this ‘doing good while doing well’. The Ritz-Carlton chain has introduced imaginative volunteer programs in all of its 70 properties worldwide. Leading the way with volunteer programs in the hotel industry and taking voluntourism to a new level is the Ritz Carlton goal. Their “Give Back Getaways” offer hotel guests [...]

July 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
No More Hotel Mistakes – Take A Video Tour Before You Go

No More Hotel Mistakes – Take A Video Tour Before You Go

One of the hardest decisions when traveling to a new city is to decide which hotel will be the best choice. Sure, you can read reviews by other travelers on TripAdvisor.com, but there’s no substitution for seeing a property with your own eyes. We’ve found a great site TVtrip.com where you can tour hotels by [...]

July 6, 2008 | By | Reply More
Orbitz To Send Automatic Refunds If Your Air Fare Drops

Orbitz To Send Automatic Refunds If Your Air Fare Drops

I know, I know, might as well hold your breath for gas prices to come down – but it DOES happen. Orbitz has added a great new service that guarantees a cash refund if the price of your flights goes down after booking. This makes Orbitz the leading ‘go to’ online site for booking airline [...]

June 26, 2008 | By | Reply More
Continental and United Airlines Become New Best Friends

Continental and United Airlines Become New Best Friends

Continental Airlines announced last week that they will be changing affiliate partners. Continental and United airlines will become alliance partners scheduling code-share flights and sharing frequent flier and elite club reciprocity. Until now, Continental has been a member of the Sky Team Alliance with Delta and Northwest Airlines, but with the announcement of Delta’s intention [...]

June 23, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
A Glimpse Inside the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport, Maine

A Glimpse Inside the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport, Maine

I’m just back from touring the 4th annual Arts in the Inns in Kennebunkport, Maine. For the unbelievable ticket price of $5 you get to visit 16 historic inns and meet some of Maine’s premier artists as they display their works. The two day festival is called a “pairing of palettes and palates” as culinary [...]

June 11, 2008 | By | Reply More
Gas Saving Vacations Just In Time for Summer!

Gas Saving Vacations Just In Time for Summer!

Whether you’re trying to moderate the effects of global warming, or simply attempting to reduce the volume of dollars flowing into your gas tank, we’ve got terrific gas saving vacation ideas for you to get away without leaving all your hard earned cash at the gas station. #1 – Windjammer Sailing Adventure Sail along the [...]

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