Posted in March 2012

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms – An Alternative!

I think it was Charles Kuralt who said that Spring time in the Washington, DC area is one of the best time/place combinations in America and perhaps the world. The most popular Spring time activity in Washington, DC is the National Cherry Blossom Festival. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of 3,000 cherry trees being given … Continue reading

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Travel and Lose Weight? The Road Trip Diet: Introduction

After most of my trips I not only do NOT gain weight, but I LOSE weight. Deprivation and eating healthy is not necessarily the secret because I usually visit bakeries, BBQ joints, ice cream stands, and diners while traveling. My Road Trip Diet series posts will be organized into three primary categories: Food, Drink, and Exercise. However, I … Continue reading

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Best Locations for Vacation Rental Value

The following is a guest column for McCool Travel from HomeAway.com. It is nice to have others share their travel tips; it helps us all learn techniques and strategies for saving money, time, and stress on every trip. Anyone else want to do a guest column? Contact me at CharlesMcCool -at- gmail -dot- com. HomeAway, Inc. is the world’s … Continue reading

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Fun New iPad / iPhone app for Independent Travelers: from Travel Channel, Anthony Bourdain

A wonderful new travel app was released early this morning. It is called Travel Channel Layover Guide with Anthony Bourdain. Fans of Anthony Bourdain and his Travel Channel shows will appreciate the app, of course. Other travelers will also find it valuable, informative, and entertaining. McCool Travel participated in the development of the app by doing … Continue reading

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