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Never Loose A Phone Number or Directions Again!

Never Loose A Phone Number or Directions Again!

You know the drill… you need to jot down directions, the name of a great new restaurant, or the email address of the interesting person you just met while waiting in line.  So you drag out a crumpled piece of paper and probably with your lipstick scribble down the all important information.  Of course you’ll […]

September 18, 2008 | By | Reply More
Break Out Your Movie Star Smile For This Great Photo Idea

Break Out Your Movie Star Smile For This Great Photo Idea

Every now and then I read about a new travel service that stops me in my tracks and gives me that “WOW- why hasn’t anyone thought of THAT before” moment.  Here’s the latest great idea from a photographer in New York City. New York City Photoshoot offers to snap your professional picture all around the […]

September 11, 2008 | By | Reply More
Sandals Goes Mainstream With A New Budget-Minded Resort Brand

Sandals Goes Mainstream With A New Budget-Minded Resort Brand

Yippeeee, Sandals Corporation has announced the creation of a new resort brand targeted at budget minded travelers.  We’ve all seen the glossy Sandals  brochures filled with smiling vacationers frolicking on powdery white sand beaches bordered by colorful resorts properties.  Your smile may have wavered however when you priced the cost of a vacation at one […]

September 8, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Tricks to Finding the Best Hurricane Trip Cancellation Insurance

Tricks to Finding the Best Hurricane Trip Cancellation Insurance

The season for tumultuous weather is here. From June 1st until November 30th, (aka the hurricane season) all eyes are tuned to the weather channel on the lookout for seasonal storms that can totally disrupt your carefully planned vacation. Smart travelers take steps to secure Trip Cancellation Insurance to protect their vacation dollars in the […]

August 25, 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