Posted in March 2011

Old School Trip Planning

Many travel articles and blog posts feature apps (iPhone apps, iPad apps, Android apps). Some authors rely solely on apps to tell them what to do. Well, I am leaving today for a short trip to Morocco and I will do the opposite. I will not use any apps. Sure, it is a little scary. … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tips: 5 Minutes With Bruce Northam

McCool Travel is excited to present tips from travel experts in our 5 Minutes interview series featuring travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons. For the lucky thirteenth profile, I am thrilled to present Bruce Northam–a travel book author (including Globetrotter Dogma), travel writer, and host of American Detour. Bruce is on track … Continue reading

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8 Great Reasons to Book One Way Flights

“I did not know you could do that,” someone said when I mentioned buying one way tickets for a trip. The number one reason to buy one way flights is to save money–although convenience may be as or more important than cheap flights. A round trip itinerary with a single carrier might cost more if … Continue reading

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Save Money With Connecting Flights

I recently found a connecting flight priced $330 less than a nonstop flight. Would you intentionally take a connecting flight to save money? How about any other reason? First, my definition of a connecting flight is a flight between two destinations with a scheduled interim stop having a plane change. A nonstop flight has no … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Week in Review – March 14 – March 18, 2011

Thank you for visiting McCool Travel. Did you miss anything this past week on McCool Travel? Topics included travel tips from Pauline Frommer and Samantha Brown, cheap flights, saving money and choosing your own rental car, and an interview with the adventure couple behind ThePlanetD.com The blog posts from McCool Travel this week: March 14: … Continue reading

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March Madness and Cheap Flights

March Madness now signifies the NCAA (university) basketball tournament, where anyone and everyone fills out a bracket and is an instant hoops guru. A committee of experts selects and ranks the teams according to expectations and based on the season’s performance. The first series of games are then played resulting in at least one upset, … Continue reading

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Cheaper Rental Cars in Emerald Aisle

I mentioned in a previous post that I like to rent from National Car Rental. With their Emerald Aisle service, I can reserve a cheap rental car (using whatever discounts and codes I can) and then select from a pool of cars when I arrive. That’s right! I choose the car I want. When my … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tips: 5 Minutes With Dave and Deb, ThePlanetD

McCool Travel is excited to present tips from travel experts in our 5 Minutes interview series featuring travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons. For the twelfth profile, I am thrilled to present Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil–the Canadian couple behind ThePlanetD.com–an adventure travel blog for couples. During their 13 years of marriage, … Continue reading

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8 Great Travel Tips from Samantha Brown

This past weekend, I attended the DC Travel and Adventure Show (Twitter, Facebook) where I was fortunate to spend 5 minutes each with Samantha Brown and Pauline Frommer. Q&A from those sessions will appear in future McCool Travel posts. Yesterday, I published Travel Tips from Pauline Frommer, from one of her talks. Samantha Brown also … Continue reading

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