Posted in December 2013

Cool Travel Advice: Take The Alternate Route

Welcome, especially to my new readers. I received quite a bump after Christopher Elliott recently published an article about me for his World’s Smartest Traveler series. If you have not already done so, please follow me on Facebook (McCool Travel) and Twitter (@CharlesMcCool). You can also follow me on LinkedIn, Pinterest, Klout,  StumbleUpon, and Instagram. My very best wishes for … Continue reading

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8 Great Holiday Flight Travel Tips

It is no secret that flights during the year end holiday season are stressful. Flights are more packed (more people), there is less onboard space (more bulky clothes and carryon gifts), and security lines are longer (because “novices” are flying). I have shared many holiday flight tips in recent Twitter chats and figured it would … Continue reading

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8 Great Ways to Get Free Lodging in New York City

Originally posted September 6, 2010 on Travelskills.blogspot.com. ****************************************************** Tomorrow I (and many others) begin a month of travel using JetBlue‘sAll-You-Can-Fly pass. One destination I want to visit is New York City. That is convenient, since New York’s JFK airport is a JetBlue hub and their HQ. Some say New York City is the greatest city in the world. I recently … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Air Traveler’s Holiday Wish List for 2013

I first published this in 2002. What is still true? What is worse? Submit your proposed 2013 updates. Surely, “no full body scans” and “no pat downs” can fit in here somewhere. From December 2002: ****************************************************** Follow me on Twitter (@CharlesMcCool) and subscribe to this blog (click button in upper left corner) to be among the first … Continue reading

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Road Trip Sights: Manatee Mailboxes

A few days ago, I read and commented on a blog post about driving to Key West. That post included a picture of a manatee mailbox. I cannot find that blog post but it reminded me of my own Florida Keys drives and pictures I have taken of manatee mailboxes. The above picture, of course, … Continue reading

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Travel Deals on Cyber Monday (or Sigh, Brrr Monday)

This is a repost of a McCool Travel original blog post from 2010! For actual 2013 Cyber Monday travel deals, please visit (and Like) the McCool Travel Facebook page. Happy Shopping! Cyber Monday 2010 is here. Will there be tremendous Cyber Monday travel deals? Or will it just be a sigh, brrr Monday? Some places that … Continue reading

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