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Entries from February 2011

Dream Vacation? Don’t Spend More Than You Need To

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on Dream Vacation? Don’t Spend More Than You Need To

There’s no reason for travelers to spend more than they need to on a dream vacation. Everyone feels the need to get away from their jobs or responsibilities and take a much needed vacation, whether you’re just looking for a way to blow off a little steam or add some excitement or leisure to your […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Don’t Put Valuables in Check Luggage

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Don’t Put Valuables in Check Luggage

Not all checked luggage reaches their destination, which should be reason enough not to put anything valuable in your luggage, but the reality that it takes two seconds to break into a zipper, regardless of the “lock” you get, probably the seals that decision. Now couple it with the fact that two TSA agents were […]

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Tags: Travel News

Delta SkyMiles Won’t Expire

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on Delta SkyMiles Won’t Expire

On Tuesday, Delta Airlines announced that miles accumulated under their SkyMiles loyalty program will no longer expire, effective January 1, 2011. Before this announcement, they expired 24 months after the member’s last qualifying activity. It’s an interesting move because airlines don’t like keeping a lot of miles on the books, especially for people who don’t […]

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Tags: Loyalty Programs

5 Money Saving Cruise Questions

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on 5 Money Saving Cruise Questions

I’m a big fan of cruises, mostly because they’re convenient and easy, and so I’m always eager to read articles that help me save money when I cruise. This week, we have an article by Lillian Africano of BudgetTravel.com in which she answers five cruise questions and offers tips on how to save money. Seasoned […]

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Tags: Money Tips

Would You Enroll in Trusted Traveler Programs?

February 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on Would You Enroll in Trusted Traveler Programs?

I hate going to the airport. If air travel weren’t so much faster than driving, I’d probably drive everywhere (I’m not a huge fan of driving either). That’s why I was intrigued to read about a resurgence in trusted traveler type programs. It’s too bad they’re just in the early stages because I’d be the […]

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Tags: Travel News

Review State Department Travel Advisories

February 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Review State Department Travel Advisories

The political and social unrest in Egypt has a lot of US tourists scrambling to get out of the country on one of the several US chartered planes. If you ever travel outside of the country, whether it’s to Germany, where you wouldn’t expect demonstrations of this magnitude, or areas with greater levels of unrest, […]

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Tags: Reference

Luggage Zippers Are Not Secure

February 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Luggage Zippers Are Not Secure

Anyone who has ever snagged their zipper knows this – zippers aren’t secure. They’re not designed to be secure, they’re simply designed to close/seal your bag quickly and cleanly. That’s why I’ve always found it silly when someone put a lock on their luggage because the lock doesn’t do anything except make you feel better […]

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Tags: Reference