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Twitter Friday Fun: #FriFotos

One of my Friday activities—besides taking garbage and recycles to the curb—is participating in #FriFotos. Not exactly a Twitter chat, #FriFotos is called a forum by the founder, Jonathan Epstein. #FriFotos is a worldwide Twitter activity with a different theme each week. Twitter users submit photos matching the theme, whatever their personal interpretation is. A … Continue reading

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In Search of Glowing Recommendations

Between Yelp, Chowhound, asking the right questions, and exploring, I feel that I have a knack for finding great places to eat in unfamiliar towns. Yesterday, I had lunch with Anne. She operates Regali Jewelry (check it out). Our conversation included Charlottesville, Virginia. Anne mentioned my recents posts (including Ace BBQ) and said I probably have been to … Continue reading

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Best Source for Authentic Travel Tips is …

WHO you ask for travel tips makes a huge difference. A few times in Twitter chats I have mentioned the worst travel advice I ever heard. I overheard a volunteer visitor center worker suggest Taco Bell for Mexican food in Monterey, California. Gasp. What is an Authentic Travel Tip? So, Taco Bell is not my … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tip: Another Vacation Rental Advantage

Vacation rentals are one of my favorite travel value. Compared to hotels, vacation rentals (houses, condos, apartments) offer more space and amenities at a lower cost. Here is the view from the private walkway to the beach from our beach vacation rental last summer. During a Twitter chat yesterday, I thought of another advantage of … 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 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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Travel Deals on Cyber Monday (or Sigh, Brrr Monday), circa 2010

  This is a repost of a McCool Travel original blog post from 2010! 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 list Cyber Monday travel deals, include CyberMonday.com, BestCyberMondaySales.com, Savings.com, RetailMeNot.com, and Twitter (@CyberMonday, @CyberMondayNews, … Continue reading

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