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Inexpensive New Travel Insurance Well Worth Buying

Inexpensive New Travel Insurance Well Worth Buying

Let’s be honest, we all grimace at the thought of spending hundreds of dollars on travel insurance. One of the most asked questions I received as a travel agent was, “Do I REALLY need to buy travel insurance, I’ve never had a problem before”? But with volcanoes erupting, winter snow storms, strikes across Europe, terrorism events and just unlucky happenstance, having some trip protection is in fact a good idea. So for all you procrastinators, here’s some good news: there’s a new breed of travel insurance out there that is both no-hassle and inexpensive. Here are some policies well worth considering:

January 27, 2015 | By More
Try Uber and You May Never Take A Traditional Taxi Ride Again

Try Uber and You May Never Take A Traditional Taxi Ride Again

I’ve just taken a ride with UBER for the very first time and I’m now officially a raving fan – I love this “taxi” type service that is sweeping the world’s large cities. Uber has me thinking about taxi transportation in a whole new way because they solve issues I really never realized I had with traditional taxi transportation.

Here’s why I preferred my Uber rides to any taxi journey in recent memory:

June 2, 2014 | By More
How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

Where do you turn to find low cost airlines that fly between London and Rome? How about Madrid to Munich? Soaring fuel costs promise that this summer will see air fare prices higher than ever before. It’s time to pull out all the stops to locate a reasonable ticket price for your summer sojourn to […]

March 30, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
STOP with the fees already – It's A Study in Absurdity!

STOP with the fees already – It's A Study in Absurdity!

Sorry, I need to vent – Two events have me shaking my head this morning. #1) an appearance of Sir Richard Branson on Fox News to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s 25 years of flying – AND, (are you paying attention US airlines?), 25 years of PROFITABILITY! #2) the news that United Airlines and US Airways will […]

June 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Join The Mile High Dating Club

Join The Mile High Dating Club

How far are you willing to go to find a perfect mate? Air New Zealand is betting that several hundred travelers will be on board for its first ever Matching Making Flight that departs Los Angeles on October 13, 2009.  Adventurous singles who purchase roundtrip tickets on The Match Making Flight will be treated to […]

May 21, 2009 | By | Reply More
Tour The City By Public Transportation

Tour The City By Public Transportation

Here’s a wonderful site for finding your way around major US cities (New York, Boston, Chicago, SFO, DC (and others) by public transportation whether its by bus, subway, taxi or even on foot.  HopStop.com is an easy to use resource for finding the best route within these cities.  Just enter your origin and destination and […]

January 21, 2009 | By | Reply More
Tour Italy Like A Rich Movie Star

Tour Italy Like A Rich Movie Star

Can’t you just hear the deep purrrring roar of your vintage italian sports car as you burst into a medieval hillside hamlet, sun glasses on, hair blowing in the breeze, and don’t forget the long flowing silk scarf!  This vision of sophisticated abandon can be yours when you travel with the Italy By Vintage Car […]

January 6, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Credit Card Safety When Traveling

Credit Card Safety When Traveling

When traveling as a couple, split the credit cards between you, with each person carrying a different card.  This way if one person has their wallet stolen, the other person will still have an uncompromised card to  use.  It’s also a good idea to list your credit card numbers and the customer service phone numbers […]

December 24, 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 […]

August 4, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More
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
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
Gas Calculator – Estimate Trip Costs Before You Travel

Gas Calculator – Estimate Trip Costs Before You Travel

Find out how much gas will cost you before leaving on your next trip with fuel cost gas calculators. We all know that gas prices are sky high and likely to climb even higher as the summer vacation season approaches. With a slowing economy and frenzied airport scenes, more of us will choose to drive […]

May 12, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Find Your Way By Subway – Free Printable Worldwide Subway Maps

Find Your Way By Subway – Free Printable Worldwide Subway Maps

It’s a sure bet that with the ever skyrocketing price of gas, more of us will consider getting around by public transportation. In fact, while sightseeing it’s usually the most efficient way to get from site to site. Public transit systems exist in metropolitan cities around the world and most offer traveler passes for discounted […]

April 28, 2008 | By | Reply More
Compensation for Bumped Airline Passengers Doubles

Compensation for Bumped Airline Passengers Doubles

Yesterday the US Department of Transportation announced new compensation limits for passengers bumped from flights. Over the past 5 years we’ve all been squeezed onto totally full airline flights, as carriers dramatically reduce the number of flights operated. The number of overbooked flights with passengers bumped even though they have a perfectly valid ticket (officially […]

April 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
Get Out Your Wallet – Delta Has Gone Fee Crazy!

Get Out Your Wallet – Delta Has Gone Fee Crazy!

Watch out for the new and increased fees being charged by Delta Airlines – they are out to nickel and dime us to death! After several failed attempts to raise fares (due to escalating jet fuel costs), Delta had to lower fares again to compete with other airlines. So now they are going to stick […]

April 2, 2008 | By | Reply More
All Upper Class Airline Seats Are Not Created Equal

All Upper Class Airline Seats Are Not Created Equal

We’ve found a terrific site for comparing airline’s upper class seats, so you can see in advance exactly what kind of luxury or torture you’re buying in into. FlatSeat.com will help you be a smart, and comfortable, flier. What is it that would entice you to pay three times (or more) as much for an […]

March 26, 2008 | By | Reply More
How To Get a Gate Pass at the Airport

How To Get a Gate Pass at the Airport

The days are long over when you could walk to the departure gate with your loved one to wave goodbye as they boarded the plane.  There are circumstances however when it is vital to accompany a family member to the gate and see them safely on board the aircraft.  Here are the steps necessary to […]

March 20, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Understanding New Airport Screening Lines

Understanding New Airport Screening Lines

New airport security lines may be coming your way, and if you’ve ever been to a ski resort, you’ll understand the new system. Based on the black diamond for expert, blue square for intermediate and green circle for easy, the TSA is hoping that travelers will self-select the screening line they belong in. For instance, […]

March 5, 2008 | By | Reply More
Virgin Atlantic Offers Incentives to Join Flying Club

Virgin Atlantic Offers Incentives to Join Flying Club

It’s a great time to join Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club. Extra incentives are being offered by Virgin Atlantic and American Express to anyone who joins Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club by February 29, 2008. Joining the club is easy and free and can be accomplished with a few key strokes on their website. Once you sign […]

February 22, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Auto Europe – Cars Rentals and a Whole Lot More

Auto Europe – Cars Rentals and a Whole Lot More

If you’ve always dreamed of renting a red Ferrari and tooling down the curvaceous lanes of Monaco like a formula one race car driver, this is the company for you! Vvvvrrrrrrmmmm, can’t you just hear that motor purring now? But, renting prestigious automobiles and sports cars is only a fraction of the comprehensive reservation services […]

February 19, 2008 | By | Reply More