Posted in December 2010

8 Great Travel Blogs to Follow

Here are 8 great travel blogs that I follow. These bloggers write about practical travel matters that help readers learn how to save money, time, and stress on EVERY trip. Hey, that’s what I do, too. Christopher Elliott: reporting as the Travel Critic, Travel Technologist, and Travel Troubleshooter. Together, he is one awesome consumer travel … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Save Money with Travel Memberships

Many years back, I bought an annual membership to Best Fares. I spent the year looking at their negotiated rates but never bought anything. I always found better prices on my own. After all, I wrote the book on finding airfare deals. Although it is not a stated McCool Travel 2011 resolution, I want to … Continue reading

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McCool Travel: 2011 Resolutions (Part 2)

With only a few days left in 2010, it is a great time to set a road map for the upcoming year. In a previous post, I outlined Where McCool Travel Went in 2010. 2011 Resolutions To continue the McCool Travel mission of helping consumers save money, time, and stress on every trip (and have … Continue reading

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Window Shopping for Travel Deals

Face it, most of us (no one?) wants to spend hours looking for travel deals. Right? Right! Even though I am relatively good at uncovering travel deals, I would rather do other things (like, of course, travel). That is why I look forward each week to Wednesday. Around noon (eastern US time) every Wednesday, a … Continue reading

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McCool Travel: 2011 Resolutions (Part 1)

With 10 days left in 2010, it is a great time to recall the whole year and set a road map for the next year. 2010: Where McCool Travel Went * the McCool Travel blog launched September 17, 2010, replacing the Travel Skills blog. * regular McCool Travel blog posts (more than 3 per week) … Continue reading

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Eat Healthy and Slash Travel Costs

With the holiday season upon us–and unhealthy eating opportunities everywhere we look–one way to restore some healthy habits is when traveling. Saving money is a great bonus! In my classes, I teach attendees to trim overall travel budgets by staying in the right type of properties. Sometimes the lodging costs a little more money but … Continue reading

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Off-Season Trips: Save Money and Have More Fun

As many people, I recently went to holiday parties and caught up with friends. My conversations usually include travel and I am always on the prowl for more travel tips, trip planning strategies, and tactics. One couple I spoke with are going on a Caribbean cruise in mid January and an Alaska cruise in May. … Continue reading

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