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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...

Big Dog Bed and Breakfast
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...

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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...

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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. ...

Marriott Offers Stay 2 Get 1 Free Bonus Rewards

Marriott Hotels are repeating a very popular Mega Bonus Rewards program for Marriott Reward Members.  Travelers who are Marriott Rewards Members will earn one free night for every two nights stayed at a Marriott property between 9/15/11 and 1/15/12 and paid for with a VISA...

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3 New Products From Neutrogena For Sun Loving Travelers

I've just put a sample pack from Neutrogena to the 'travel test' and I have to say I loved these new products. Don't you just hate slathering on sunblock and feeling like a sticky, greasy mess?  Neutrogena seems to have the perfect solution.  I've always been a fan...

Mobile Apps
Six New Travel Apps To Save Time and Money

The number of Travel Apps being introduced to the mobile marketplace is astounding. It seems every day our 'Wicked Good' email box is filled with news of Apps just begging for a try out.  Since neither Linda or I have an iPhone, we usually have to wait...

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How To Avoid Food Culture Shock

One of the best things about the modern world is the spread of cultures. You can easily find a dozen or more restaurants serving foreign food in any large city. Before a trip to Greece for instance, why not visit a local Greek restaurant to...

5 New Airline Trends Worth Keeping An Eye On

We're seen a number of great deals and new services announced by airlines in the past week. Here are airline trends you'll want to know about: Cathay Pacific is offering flights to Hong Kong for $100! To promote their new flight...

Healthcare
On-Site Healthcare Centers Coming To An Airport Near You

Travel clinics can be nearly impossible to find when you're flying from one destination to another. And heaven knows, airport travel these days raises our stress levels and plays havoc with our inner systems. Whether it's an ear ache from altitude change, stomach...

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Google Wants To Be Your Favorite Flight Search Engine

The travel industry has been waiting nervously for Google's next move since they purchased travel industry giant ITA Software last year. ITA software powers most popular flight search sites on the web such as Expedia and Kayak. At the beginning of June, Google...

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Free Gifts From Hotels.com

Don't you just love getting free stuff? Hotels.com agrees and has launched a Summer Giftaway promotion that gives away free Kindles and gas cards. Just book your summer getaway at Hotels.com and you'll receive super gifts as well as reduced prices. ...

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Don’t Eat Cucumbers in Germany This Summer!

Caution:  We've just read a report that Germany is in the grips of a large and dangerous E. coli outbreak that has already infected over 1,000 people and has resulted in at least 18 deaths.    It is expected that E. coli infections will continue to...

Dramatic, Secluded Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast Inns

Popham Beach LighthouseDramatic lighthouse accommodations dot the coastline along the east and west of the United States and along the shore of the Great Lakes.  Imagine wandering along a craggy coast this summer and staying at an historic lighthouse that’s been turned into a charming Lighthouse Keepers Inn or captivating Bed & Breakfast.  Fascinating Lighthouse Inns can also be found in Canada, Scotland, Wales and The Netherlands.

Images of perfect solitude embrace guests of lighthouse dwellings. Perched at the very edge of the continent, lighthouses were built to withstand all of natures furies and to offer warmth and security to lighthouse keepers and their families as they kept beacons illuminating dangerous coastal passages. Many of these lodgings are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and offer a peak back to simpler times when nothing came between man and nature.

If you’re ready to feel the exhilaration of breathtaking views from coastal bluffs and headlands, check out some of these prominent Lighthouse Lodgings:

New England
Keeper’s House, Isle au Haut, Maine – Weekly stays only at present
Popham Beach B&B, Phippsburge, Maine –
The Lighthouse Inn, West Dennis, Massachusetts
Race Point Lighthouse, North Truro, Massachusetts
Rose Island Lighthouse, Newport, Rhode Island
Saugerties Lighthouse
, Hudson River, New York

Rental Car Companies Charging $9 a Gallon for Gas!

Watch Out - gas charges could be a total budget buster!  You are probably well aware that rental car companies offer you a full tank of gas at a relatively fair prices when you pick up your rental car.  But you probably are not aware...

Qantas Does Dallas – New Nonstop Flights to Australia

Anytime I can avoid a layover in LAX (my least favorite airport) it's a great day.  That' why I was so happy to hear that Qantas Airlines is beginning non-stop flights to Australia from Dallas Texas.  Beginning on May 16th.  Qantas will begin flying 4...

National Geographic’s Newest Travel Planner

100 Countries, 5000 IdeasI’ve just received a copy of National Geographic’s newest glossy travel book, 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas and I couldn’t wait to settle into a comfy chair and let my fingers dance across the world.  We’ve all come to expect dazzling photography from the folks at ‘Nat Geo’, and this illustrated travel planner is packed with photos that tell the story of destinations worldwide.  Inspiring photographs, detailed maps and savvy advice will help you decide ‘where to go, when to go, and what to see and do when you get there”.

Mobile App Finds Nearest Emergency Room Fast

Massachusetts General Hospital has been a leader in progressive medicine for decades and now they have  developed an iPhone App to help travelers immediately locate the nearest emergency room.  The free App, which is available for download at the iTunes Store, is called FindER.  The...