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Entries from May 2010

Visit a Local Winery

May 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Visit a Local Winery

With the economy still recovering, long weekend vacations are being replaced with shorter, in-town staycations. One of our favorite things to do is visit a local winery or vineyard. By visiting a local winery, you get to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, see the lovely grounds, and enjoy some wine when the weather is nice. Oftentimes […]

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Tags: Travel Tips

The Lido Deck

May 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Lido Deck

Go on enough cruises and you’ll notice they give the decks on the ship cute names. For example, the Carnival Imagination has ten named decks – Riviera, Main, Upper, Empress, Atlantic, Promenade, Lido, Verandah, Sports and Sun. The Norwegian Sky also has a lot of fun deck names like Biscayne and Fjord. One deck name […]

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Carnivals: Our First Editor’s Pick!

May 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Carnivals: Our First Editor’s Pick!

Much love to Len Penzo for selecting our post about Carnival Cruises Past Guest Recognition Loyal Program as one of the Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance! Len was amazed that after a mere 100 sailings (yes, 100), you earned a complimentary voyage of up to 8 days. Len, when we’re both […]

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Tags: General

Delta SkyMiles Cardholders: First Checked Bag Free

May 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on Delta SkyMiles Cardholders: First Checked Bag Free

Delta Air Lines announced today that starting June 1st, they will waive the first checked bag fee for Delta SkyMiles cardmembers for up to 9 people on the same reservation. Delta’s first checked bag fee is $50, so that’s a $50 savings each way per person. This is a pretty nice perk if you already […]

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Tags: Travel News

Clear Registered Traveler Program Revived

May 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last year, the Clear Registered Traveler program was shuttered but may see new life as a new company, AlClear, purchased its assets out of bankruptcy last month. For a cool $6 million, AlClear purchased everything except for the individual contracts with airport operators, which means the rollout of the program will take a bit of […]

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Tags: Travel News

Continental and United Airlines Merger

May 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Continental and United Airlines Merger

It was announced recently that Continental and United Airlines would be merging to form the largest domestic airline carrier in the United States. The New York Times Bucks blog did some research to find out what would happen to your frequent flyer miles on each airline and came away with some good news. While it’s […]

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Tags: Travel News

Norwegian Cruise Line Latitudes Loyalty Program

May 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Martha and I have gone on three cruises, two on Norwegian Cruise Line and one on Carnival. We’ve had a blast all three times, though we are big fans of NCL’s Freestyle Cruising mentality. With Freestyle Cruising, you don’t have to schedule a time to eat dinner at the “Fine Dining” restaurants (to use a […]

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Tags: Loyalty Programs