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McCool Travel Tip: Add-on Fares

Finding cheap flights requires more than just “asking” Kayak or Priceline. Kayak and Priceline–and other booking websites–are merely tools for finding the cheapest flights. Just like using a hammer or saw, the power of the tool depends on the ability of the user. Being able to look for add-on fares is another skill to add … Continue reading

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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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McCool Travel: 2011 Resolutions (Part 1)

With 10 days left in 2010, it is a great time to recall the whole year and set a road map for the next year. 2010: Where McCool Travel Went * the McCool Travel blog launched September 17, 2010, replacing the Travel Skills blog. * regular McCool Travel blog posts (more than 3 per week) … 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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