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Entries from September 2010

Rebooking Southwest Flights for Savings

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Rebooking Southwest Flights for Savings

In early November, Martha and I will be going down for a long weekend to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We’ll be going down to see Mickey, Minnie, and the gang while sampling the food at the 2010 Epcot Food & Wine Expo. When we booked the flights back in August, the total was […]

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Jugendherberge Burg Stahleck, Bacharach Youth Hostel on the Rhine

September 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Jugendherberge Burg Stahleck, Bacharach Youth Hostel on the Rhine

Last year, while we drank our way along the Rhine in Germany, one of our stops was in the lovely town of Bacharach. While we decided to stay at a hotel in the town, we did make our way up to the hostel at Burg Stahleck (known as the Jugendherberge Burge Stahleck) just to see […]

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Is Vacation Trip Cancellation Insurance Worth It?

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Is Vacation Trip Cancellation Insurance Worth It?

In general, no. Vacation insurance, also known as travel insurance or trip cancellation, is an insurance policy you can buy to protect the amount you’ve spent on a future vacation in the event you can’t go on the vacation. Review the insurance policy carefully because some policies will reimburse you regardless of the reason and […]

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Week in the Outer Banks, Corolla

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Week in the Outer Banks, Corolla

Last week, we went on our annual week-long vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Each year, we join nearly twenty of our friends to rent a large vacation home in the Outer Banks on their shoulder season and this year was on different. We were able to rent this massive home for less […]

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Unclaimed Baggage Center: Lost Luggage Store

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Unclaimed Baggage Center: Lost Luggage Store

Ever wonder where all that lost luggage goes? It’s a store in Scottsboro, Alabama. It’s called Unclaimed Baggage. It’s basically a big warehouse where all the lost luggage of the world goes to find a new home. If you’ve ever lost a bag, chances are it’s made it here where shoppers can buy it on […]

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Big Discounts Booking Shoulder Season Travel

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Big Discounts Booking Shoulder Season Travel

Starting this weekend we’ll be going on our annual trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Every year, twenty of us rent one of those enormous vacation homes for the week and spend it resting and relaxing. We’re often a block away from the beach, for those who enjoy beaches, and within walking distance […]

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Airline Tickets Cheapest 8 Weeks Before Travel

September 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Airline Tickets Cheapest 8 Weeks Before Travel

Makoto Watanabe, with colleague Marc Möller, are set to publish an article in the Economic Journal in which they share their findings about the optimal time to buy airfare. The equation, from which they suss out that the optimal time to buy a ticket is 8 weeks before you travel and in the afternoons, for […]

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