Posted in November 2011

Favorite Destinations in the World

One of my favorite travel magazines, International Travel News (ITN), reported the results of a reader survey of favorite destinations (outside of the United States) in the latest (November 2011) edition. Based on reader’s responses, here are the all-time favorite destinations in the world: 1. Italy and New Zealand (tie) 3. France 4. England 5. Australia … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Better Than Groupon

In a prior post, I explained how the Entertainment Book is a much, MUCH better bargain than Groupon or any other discount program. With Groupon, you essentially pay an amount (such as $10 or $20) to save that much money. That is, you buy buy a certificate for a certain restaurant for $10 to save … Continue reading

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Finding Cheap Fares With ITA Software

I taught travel skills classes for eight years (2001-2009). Most of my students heard of and used Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, and a host of other online travel booking resources. Rarely, however, did anyone use, or even know of, ITA Software. By the way, I recently covered finding cheap fares with Kayak Buzz and Kayak … Continue reading

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Vote for Cheap Fares – Travel Tip

If you are a US citizen, then today is voting day. Make sure you vote and make your voice heard! It would be nice if we could vote for cheap airfares but that is not the case. What we can do is shop smart. Be clever travel consumers. Vote for cheaper fares with your wallet! … Continue reading

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Finding Cheap Fares With Kayak Explore

One of my favorite resources for finding cheap air fares on the internet is Kayak.com. The two Kayak features I use when I want to find a cheap airfare are Buzz and Explore. I covered finding cheap fares with Kayak Buzz feature in a recent post. Kayak Explore Access Kayak Explore by going to Kayak.com, click the Explore link or image on … Continue reading

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McCool Travel: October 2011 Summary: Travel Tips

Here are the five most read posts from McCool Travel in October 2011: Dream Big, Start Small: Steve Jobs Effect on Travel, You, and I Travel Tip: How to Change Non-Changeable Airline Tickets Finding Cheap Fares With Kayak Buzz Travel Tip: To Fly or To Drive – That is the Question!?! Travel Lessons From a Guinea Pig Which was your … Continue reading

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