Posted in January 2011

McCool Travel Week in Review – Jan. 24 – 28, 2011

Thank you for visiting McCool Travel. Please read the current McCool Travel blog post (February 1, 2011). More great travel tips and information were posted this past week on McCool Travel. Topics included using public libraries when traveling, two travel strategies to save money, and an interview with the couple behind OrdinaryTraveler.com. There are two … Continue reading

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Cheaper Lodging: Property Management Agencies

When I travel I often stay in lodging other than hotels. I find better deals–cheaper rates, more space, and better amenities. For a family of four, for instance, a two-bedroom condo is more fun and spacious. When my family goes on vacation I try to find condos, apartments, or houses, rather than hotel rooms. For … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary of Winning the Airfare Game

Ten years ago this week a UPS truck delivered a couple dozen boxes to my house. The boxes contained hot-off-the-press copies of my book, Winning the Airfare Game. As the author, I am happy that hundreds of people have learned how to save money and stress on every flight. As the publisher, I am happy … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tips from Travel Experts: OrdinaryTraveler.com

McCool Travel is excited to present interviews with travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons. For the fifth profile, I am thrilled to present Christy and Scott from OrdinaryTraveler.com. They live in San Diego, when they are not surfing or traveling around the world. They are a couple of surfers sharing travel stories, … Continue reading

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Hotel Deals From Visitor Centers

When looking for hotel discounts, I sometimes find lower rates through visitor centers. I encourage you to include visitor centers in your trip planning toolbox to save money and time on future lodging searches. Here are two methods to find discounted hotel rates from visitor centers. Search Online. For Washington, DC, I sometimes find cheaper … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Week in Review – Jan. 18 – 21, 2011

More great travel tips and information were posted this past week on McCool Travel. Topics included finding cheaper flights with AirfareWatchdog.com, a couple of travel strategies to save money, and an interview with Johnny Jet. Have you entered our contest yet? The blog posts from McCool Travel this week: January 18: Finding Cheap Flights: Airfarewatchdog … Continue reading

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Travel Contest: Name This Travel Tactic

You should read this post, even if you do not enter the contest. This travel tactic will save you much money over a lifetime of travel. I use a travel tactic but I do not have a great name for it. So, readers, here is your chance to make history. Name that tactic… Here is … Continue reading

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Travel Math – It Does Not Add Up

Do you remember basic math concepts from your school days? When you add something with positive value the result is more than the original amount. 1+2=3, in other words. Well, travel math is different. I just finished planning a trip that flaunted the rules of math. By the way, I was pretty good at math … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tips from Travel Experts: Johnny Jet

McCool Travel is excited to present interviews with travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons. For the fourth profile, I am thrilled and honored to present Johnny Jet. Johnny Jet (John DiScala) is one of the top travel brands in the world. Johnny’s travel portal, JohnnyJet.com, is truly a one-stop travel shop offering … Continue reading

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