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Travel Tip: Road Trip Rules, When To Break Them

A recent post covered my road trip rules, including not driving on interstate highways and not visiting chains. I admitted that I sometimes break my own rules. Specifically, on road trips I do sometimes drive on interstates highways and visit chains. Although I really, really try not to do so, there are instances that warrant it. … Continue reading

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Cheap Hotel Rate: Matching Coupons

On a road trip last week I was tipped off to a new money-saving strategy. As I have mentioned before, on road trips I usually do not know where I will end up staying so it is not worth trying to find a hotel in advance. In such cases, hotel coupon guides usually offer the … Continue reading

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Finding Lodging During Emergencies

Staying in a hotel is sometimes a necessary luxury. When temperatures are between single digits and twenties (Fahrenheit), it does not take long for a 20th century house without power to become unbearable for our 21st century bodies. Here is a checklist of my recommendations for booking a hotel room during a sudden emergency: Act … Continue reading

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Hotel Deals From Visitor Centers

When looking for hotel discounts, I sometimes find lower rates through visitor centers. I encourage you to include visitor centers in your trip planning toolbox to save money and time on future lodging searches. Here are two methods to find discounted hotel rates from visitor centers. Search Online. For Washington, DC, I sometimes find cheaper … Continue reading

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Ritz-Carlton Discounts

The best hotel rates are usually accompanied by a special rate code. You never know where you will find that almighty elusive code. I consider the AAA rate as my baseline amount and try to find lower rates than that. Last September, I was looking up college football 2010 schedules. On the website with the … Continue reading

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Four Hotel Nights for the Price of One

What is the least I can pay for a decent hotel room in the United States? That was my challenge this past October. I ended my JetBlue All-You-Can-Jet pass with a flight to Orlando and returned from Ft. Lauderdale a few days later. I hoped to spend under $100 for four hotel nights. First, I … Continue reading

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#1 Tip for Saving Money on Lodging

In a previous post, I said that there is one travel tip that will help you save money (and have more fun)–on EVERY trip. To recap: #1 Travel Tip for Saving Money *** Be FLEXIBLE *** I will assume that your destination and dates of travel are fixed (because you probably found a great airfare). … Continue reading

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