Posted in February 2011

Ultimate Travel Deals: Meet The Pudding Guy

A few years ago I flew to Germany for $140 and will fly to Morocco next month for $420. I have read about $10 fares between Phoenix (or Baltimore) and Paris. I read about $20 round trip fares between Comoros and New York City. I have read about hotel rooms and rental cars at single … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Week in Review – Feb. 21 – 25, 2011

Thank you for visiting McCool Travel. Did you miss anything this past week on McCool Travel? Topics included money-saving dining tips, my most widely-read post ever, and an interview with the owner and editor of Europe a la Carte. The Travel Planning Secrets travel seminar is almost here. It is on March 4 in Reston, … Continue reading

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8 Great Ways to Slash Dining Costs

When traveling, you must eat! However, most people dine out more while on trips than they do at home and spend more than they should. Dining costs are often the most expensive part of your trip. Here are some ways to slash your dining expenses and perhaps even lose a few pounds: Share Food. Most … Continue reading

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Unusual Tourist Attractions

Last fall I visited one of the strangest attractions that I have been to. In September, I saw the bubble gum wall in Seattle. Located in Post Alley behind the famous Pike Place Market, there is a brick wall, about 50 feet of it covered with bubble gum discards. People come from all around the … Continue reading

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8 Great Travel Industry Giants

Here are eight persons that have tremendous influence on the travel industry. These influencers are all from the United States. I am interested in hearing about travel industry influencers from around the world. Let me know by leaving a comment. These influencers are travel experts. One can make a case that Oprah has more influence; … Continue reading

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Presidents Day is Travel Day

  Today is Presidents Day in the United States. Every year on the third Monday in February, we have Presidents Day. When I was in school, we had separate holidays for Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday, both around mid-February. Now, we have one day to celebrate all of the United States’ Presidents. For many people, … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Week in Review – Feb. 14 – 18, 2011

Thank you for visiting McCool Travel. More great travel tips and information were posted this past week on McCool Travel. Topics included air travel tips (cheap airfares and airfares to South America), travel deals for St. John USVI, and an interview with the owner and editor of TravelDudes.org. The Travel Planning Secrets travel seminar is … Continue reading

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Air Travel Tip: Cheaper Flights to South America

A previous post introduced using split tickets to get cheaper flights and save tons of money on airfares. Here is a specific example of how to use split cities to get the cheapest flights between the United States and South America. Example : Salt Lake City to Montevideo, Uruguay in May 2011 Step 1: I … Continue reading

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Travel Deals for St. John, USVI

St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands (the others are St. Thomas and St. Croix). 2/3 of the island is a National Park, making St. John a desired destination for nature lovers and people wanting to get away from it all (for a few days or permanently). Almost every list of … Continue reading

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