Sunday, February 19, 2017

New York City, Florida Spring Sale: Save up to 30% on your trip

New York City, Florida Spring Sale: Save up to 30% on your trip

Bright lights, big city – Expedia is taking you to New York! Right now, when you book a flight and 4+ nights, you will save up to 30% PLUS get a $150 pre-paid debit card to spend anywhere! See the sights, take in a show, and save! Desiring a more tropical escape? Florida has it [...]

Au pair reunion is good excuse for family trip

Au pair reunion is good excuse for family trip

There’s nothing like having someone live with you for a year to forge a lifelong friendship. But you can’t just drop by for coffee when that person lives across the Atlantic Ocean. My husband and I hosted German au pairs for seven years to care for our three children. And from the moment we quit [...]

Avoiding a large phone bill when traveling

Avoiding a large phone bill when traveling

August 5, 2010 · , ,

Ubiquitous connectivity has its downside, especially when it comes to the price of using your cellphone abroad. The proliferation of smartphones and the increased use of data have made it easier than ever to rack up huge communications bills while traveling overseas, even on a short trip. “Many leisure travelers with iPhones are going to [...]

9 ways to keep your car safe on the road

9 ways to keep your car safe on the road

May 26, 2010 · , , ,

Travelers put their cars to almost every use imaginable: as a place to eat meals, hide things, take shelter from the elements and even live (on a trip to Pamplona several years ago, the smallest guy in our traveling party slept in the trunk). Since your car can be almost your home away from home [...]

10 travel tips for your back and waistline

10 travel tips for your back and waistline

May 21, 2010 · , , ,

Common annoyances like bad food and cramped quarters are simply a fact of travel, whether you’re going by air or land. But you can keep them to a minimum and arrive at your destination with your health and sanity intact. Here’s how: On a plane 1. Distribute your luggage between two smaller suitcases instead of [...]

Airlines aim sales at impulsive, Twitter types

Airlines aim sales at impulsive, Twitter types

May 20, 2010 · , , , , ,

Fly to the Bahamas today for $10. Take a trip to Los Angeles tomorrow for $20. While airfares generally are higher these days, last-minute sales that ask you to fly at a moment’s notice are popping up everywhere. Why do airlines launch a sale that asks people to travel the next day or fly on [...]

Bike tours: See new places through pedal power

Bike tours: See new places through pedal power

April 19, 2010 · ,

Don Wilson describes himself as an “old guy,” but every spring he hops on his bike to pedal 200 miles in four days through the heart of French Louisiana on a trip called Cycle Zydeco. Wilson, 65, chats with other riders while rolling through Cajun and Creole country. Organizers offer local music, dancing and food [...]

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