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Travel Tips from Pauline Frommer

Over the weekend, I attended the DC Travel and Adventure Show (Twitter, Facebook) where I was fortunate to spend 5 minutes each with Pauline Frommer and Samantha Brown. Those Q&A sessions will appear in future McCool Travel posts. Pauline Frommer gave two talks. Here are some fantastic tips from her first talk, “Travel Smarter: When … Continue reading

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Slash Rental Car Rates With AutoSlash.com

My process for finding the lowest rental car rates, based on years of experience and countless research, is typically: check Hertz with my AAA and Entertainment discounts check National with Entertainment discount check for other discounts, deals, and promotions check Avis with various discounts check Hotwire and Priceline Late last year I added a new … 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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11 Twitter Accounts to Follow for Travel Deals

To celebrate 1/11/11 in the United States and 11/1/11 in the rest of the world, here are 11 Twitter accounts you should follow for travel deals. I can only hope the time where you are reading this is 1:11 11:11 (or 1111). @airfarewatchdog (owned by @SmarterTravel) @Travelzoo (legendary Top 20 list released Wednesday noon NYC … 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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