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Ocean View Bed and Breakfast Getaways For Hot August Days

Ocean View Bed and Breakfast Getaways For Hot August Days

Here Are Some Wonderful B&B Getaways with mesmerizing ocean views. Looking for the quintessential summer getaway? You could take off for the picturesque mountains or brave the urban jungle. But, there’s nothing that says “summer” quite like relaxing on the beach while soaking in the ocean views or strolling the coastline at sunset. It’s a […]

July 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Rhinebeck NY – A Getaway Gem In New York’s Hudson Valley

Rhinebeck NY – A Getaway Gem In New York’s Hudson Valley

Rhinebeck New York is an amazing retreat 100 miles north of midtown Manhattan in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  The village of Rhinebeck is a sort of haute hippie place located close to the Hudson River. This region boasts an eclectic collection of lodgings ranging from lovely historic inns to cozy family run bed and breakfasts.  […]

July 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Civil War 150th Anniversary – Take The Whole Family On A Living History Getaway

Civil War 150th Anniversary – Take The Whole Family On A Living History Getaway

This is the  Sesquicentennial anniversary – 150 years since the the Civil War in the United States.  Commemorations are taking place all across our country.  Don’t miss the opportunity to relive our nation’s history by visiting the prominent locations that shaped so much of our nation’s history and character. If a unique getaway is what […]

May 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
5 of the World’s Best Train Trips

5 of the World’s Best Train Trips

Its official: the train is still the most romantic and glamorous way to travel. Whatever the destination, going by train makes your holiday all about the journey – below, we list 5 of the world’s best train trips with the most spectacular rail lines in the world. Want to take an epic train journey? Win […]

May 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
England’s Popular Train Journeys – Explore Britain By Rail

England’s Popular Train Journeys – Explore Britain By Rail

Travelling throughout Britain is getting harder and more expensive with rising fuel costs and busy motorways, but there is a much easier way to travel – by Britain’s extensive train service.  Travelling in this way can mean increased comfort and the whole family will be less stressed.  There is no shortage of places served by […]

May 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
How To Save Gas On Your Next Vacation Getaway

How To Save Gas On Your Next Vacation Getaway

Pain at the pump came early this year. Gas prices began rising in the winter, which marked an earlier start than in previous years, and are predicted to soar into record territory by summer. Travel plans will surely take a hit. So, what about that vacation you’ve been waiting all winter to take? Don’t let […]

April 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sonesta St. Maarten Hotels – A Room For Every Taste and Budget

Sonesta St. Maarten Hotels – A Room For Every Taste and Budget

I’m just back from a great trip to St. Maarten where I experienced BOTH of the popular Sonesta Hotels; the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort. (Both on Dutch side). The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino is conveniently located right next to the airport – you’ll be checking in minutes after clearing customs. The hotel has a city feel, although once inside the resort, you’ll find all the tropical amenities you would expect from a beach resort.

March 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sailing Through The Caribbean – Star Clipper Trip Report

Sailing Through The Caribbean – Star Clipper Trip Report

Last winter Clint and I were gazing out to sea at sunset from a funky beach bar on St. Kitts. Off in the distance was the most beautiful sailing ship gliding majestically through the bay with soft sunlight reflecting off its billowing sails. Right then and there I knew I had to get on that ship! A bit of detective work determined that the gorgeous 4 masted schooner was one of Star Clipper’s sailing ships and you guessed it… this winter we went sailing with Star Clipper on a journey through the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. Join me on this memorable journey:

March 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Top Winter Destinations To Light Your Fire

Top Winter Destinations To Light Your Fire

Not all of us want to escape the cold, now do we? Wicked Good Travel Tips has already touched on Quebec City, but for those who are looking to linger in the winter, here are a few can’t miss travel suggestions :

January 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Best Backpacker Digs For Surfing in Australia

Best Backpacker Digs For Surfing in Australia

The backpackers you choose to stay at in Australia will have a big effect on the amount of partying and surfing you manage to fit in. These backpackers in Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay and on the Gold Coast have all been carefully selected for their surfboard hire and moonlight activity potential. The surfer’s choice hostel […]

January 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

There’s nothing like taking a ride in a brand new car or vacationing at a glittering new hotel that’s been primped and polished to impress all who enter.  While the slow economy has diminished the number of new hotel construction projects in recent years, the winter of 2012 will still see some impressive new additions. […]

January 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Chip and Pin Credit Cards Available In The USA – Where to Find Them

Chip and Pin Credit Cards Available In The USA – Where to Find Them

Chip and Pin credit cards issued in the United States have been on the wish list of international travelers for quite some time now, and I, for one, am ready to sing hallelujah at the announcement that Chip and Pin cards are being introduced by several US banks.

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GetARoom.com – Finds Really Great Hotel Room Prices With No Hassle

GetARoom.com – Finds Really Great Hotel Room Prices With No Hassle

There’s a new hotel booking site that’s worth your attention.   The next time you’re looking for a good hotel rate, give GetARoom.com a try.  This website has combined the best aspects of several popular travel search engines and improved on the technologies of popular sites like Hotwire and Priceline.  The site was founded by […]

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Three Major Airlines Put Europe On Sale

Three Major Airlines Put Europe On Sale

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of their joint transatlantic partnership, British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia Airlines have launched a terrific winter sale. British Airways is quoting fares as low as $86* round-trip from New York (and major east coast airports) to London.

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5 of the World’s Most Unusual Budget Hotels

5 of the World’s Most Unusual Budget Hotels

If you are tired of the run-of-the-mill hotel chains which make up a sizable chunk of the budget to mid-range hotel sector, there are a number of ways you can give your vacation the edge but still get a bargain by staying in an unusual cheap hotel.

October 24, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Big Cruise Bargains During National Cruise Week Oct. 17-23

Big Cruise Bargains During National Cruise Week Oct. 17-23

Calling all vacationers who love getting a great deal on their winter cruise. From now until October 23rd virtually every major cruise line is offering special promotions in what the Cruise Line International Association describes as The World’s Largest Cruise Sale in celebration of National Cruise Vacation Week.

October 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Lost It? Found It?  There’s A Great New Solution For Lost and Found

Lost It? Found It? There’s A Great New Solution For Lost and Found

One of the life’s worst feelings is realizing that you have lost your very pricey cell phone or laptop while traveling or simply while at home doing errands.  An innovative company has introduced a brilliant system for protecting your valuables from loss.  ImHONEST.com is a terrific (free) Lost and Found Service that simplifies the process […]

October 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Weird and Wacky Lodgings From Around The World

Weird and Wacky Lodgings From Around The World

If you’ve ever seen Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho you may have reservations (if you’ll pardon the pun) about staying in suspicious guest houses. If, however, you have a fond taste for the bizarre, macabre, or just downright ridiculous, then you may want to consider checking in to some of these strange delights from around the world… Just be careful when having a shower.

September 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
Caribbean Resorts With Hurricane Refund Guarantees

Caribbean Resorts With Hurricane Refund Guarantees

Worried about booking a vacation or honeymoon during the 2011 hurricane season? We’ve got the solution. While we can’t chase hurricanes away, you can book your getaway at one of a number of resorts in the Caribbean and Florida that offer money back refunds if a hurricane comes calling.

September 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Important Do’s and Don’ts Of Buying Travel Insurance

Important Do’s and Don’ts Of Buying Travel Insurance

Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Floods, Oh My –
Strikes, Unrest and Bankruptcies, Oh No –
Allergies, Illness and Accidents, Enough!
As hurricane season fires up in the Atlantic, it reminds us that the prudent among us invest in Travel Insurance to protect their hard earned vacation dollars.

August 31, 2011 | By | Reply More