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Entries from January 2012

Quoted Airfare Rates Now Include Taxes and Fees

January 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I was looking at flights over the weekend on Southwest Airlines, my favorite airline, when I noticed that airfares seemed a little higher than normal. It wasn’t until later that I realized the quoted airfare rates now included all government taxes and fees, something that was usually included later whenever you started the “checkout” process. […]

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Tags: Money Tips

Independent Hoteliers Top TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Independent Hoteliers Top TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels

TripAdvisor announced it’s best 25 hotels in its 10th Annual Travelers’ Choice Awards and the majority of the listed hotels are independent or small chains. Marriott, Hilton, and many of the top hotels chains were not on the list. The top ranking went to the Elysian Hotel in Chicago, which is set to join the […]

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Pay Attention During Cruise Emergency Drills

January 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on Pay Attention During Cruise Emergency Drills

At the start of every cruise, the crew usually makes you go through a series of drills to help you understand the emergency evacuation protocols of the ship you’re on. Go on enough cruises and eventually you might start tuning out. It’s like safety talks on airplanes, it’s easy to tune out when you don’t […]

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Tags: Travel News