October 3, 2011

Save Money: Protect Yourself from Vacation Scams

There are a lot of vacation scams out there. It makes sense, when you think about it: we all want to save money, and with the economy in its current state, many people are working hard, long hours without any hope of a holiday. The idea of two weeks in Paradise for absolutely free is hard to resist.

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September 5, 2011

How to Budget Travel

Often, budget travel seems impossible. With rising gas prices and a struggling economy, travel costs more than ever. Add to that the lowered value of the American dollar, and for many people, vacations seem like fond memories.

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February 8, 2009

A Road Trip Checklist You Can't Live Without

Don't Take Your Next Road Trip Without Reading This

Summer is going to be here before you know it and the inevitable summer road trip is bound to come up sooner or later. If you take at least one or two open road adventures each year, then you probably know what to expect. If, however, this is your first year venturing out into the great wide open, there are a few things you can't leave without. Trust me, this is one list you're going to want to check twice...

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October 14, 2008

Dirt Cheap Airfare For Everyone

Cheap Airfare Tips You Can't Live Without

Cheap airfare is going to be a thing of the past if you believe some of the doomsday analysts. Will air travel really be a thing that only the elite can afford? Perhaps, but we're not in that situation just yet. Airfare is definitely on the rise, but cheap airfare is still available. Here are some tips to help you find it...

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April 1, 2008

Playing the Timeshare Game

Can You Play the Timeshare Game and Win?

I can't count the number of times I've been asked if timeshares are a good idea. The honest answer is "sometimes" and that actually surprises many of my readers. Most people think that "timeshares" is a dirty word and should be avoided at all costs. What they don't know is that there's a resale market that can really benefit the consumer. If you like to travel but have been avoiding timeshares like the plague, there are some things you should know.

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November 16, 2007

Casino Credit Explained

Navigating Casino Credit

There are many types of loans out there -- student loans, personal loans, boat loans, and home loans. And just when you thought you’d heard about every loan imaginable, there’s one more to consider... Casino loans, otherwise known as casino credit. If you’ve never heard of casino credit, we've got the scoop.

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November 3, 2007

Out-of-State Travel and Unfamiliar Laws

If You Travel to These Two States, You’re in for a Surprise...

When you plan to travel to another state, you'd think you have enough to worry about without familiarizing yourself with the local laws. Unfortunately, what you don't know can hurt you when you charter into unfamiliar territory. For example, the way you pump gas might get you in trouble in some states. Here are some things you need to know...

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October 30, 2007

How to Travel Without Airport Nightmares

Helpful Hints for the Airport

Ever since 9-11 our society and experience with air travel has changed. Security at the airports has been heightened, and in many ways it’s much more difficult to be a travel than it was just a decade ago. Below is some important information to consider when traveling at the airport.

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October 27, 2007

Are Electronic Toll Passes Right for You?

The Scoop on Electronic Toll Passes

If you know what a tollway is, you know the true definition of highway robbery and you may be wondering if electronic toll passes are a good idea or just another way for the toll authority to rob you blind. Here's some info to keep in mind...

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August 15, 2007

Not All Car Rental Services Are Created Equal

What You Need to Know About Car Rental Services

You'd think with the Internet making the travel industry more competitive than ever, car rental services would have gotten their acts together by offering competitive pricing and good customer service. While many car rental services have adapted to meet the changing needs of consumers, some have not. Here are some things to consider when comparing car rental services.

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June 30, 2007

Waterpark Resorts: Getting The Most From Your Stay

How To Get The Best Deals at Waterpark Resorts

It's summertime and right about now, millions of people are contemplating their annual visits to some of America's best waterpark resorts. If you've haven't taken a recent trip to a waterpark, you don't know what you're missing. Here are some tips to help you get the most from your waterpark visit.

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March 10, 2007

Do You Need Travel Insurance?

Travel Insurance Tips

When you’re planning a big vacation, you may wonder whether or not you need travel insurance. While it's not always necessary, there are certain circumstances when travel insurance might be a good idea. Below you’ll find more information about travel insurance and tips on determining when you might need it.

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January 6, 2007

Rental Car Tips You Shouldn't Live Without

What You Should Know BEFORE You Get a Rental Car.

Renting a car can be a necessary part of many vacations you might take, especially if you are flying to your destination, then you will definitely need a rental car once you land. There are some important things that you should keep in mind when you are getting a rental car.

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December 22, 2006

Navigating the Airline Industry

Refundable or Nonrefundable: Which is Right for You?

The commercial airline industry is highly competitive these days. Major airlines must compete with the several, highly successful “discount” airlines. The difference between a major airline and a smaller discount airline is the typical customer makeup. The major airlines like, Delta, United, and US airways, revolve their flight schedules around the business travelers. This means more first class and business class tickets and several flights on Mondays and Fridays. The discount airlines, such as, Southwest, and Sprint, cater to anyone that wants to fly for the lowest cost.

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December 3, 2006

Are Timeshares Really As Bad as People Say?

Why You Might Want to Consider a Timeshare

If you love vacationing, you might be wondering whether or not a timeshare vacation is right for you. Many resorts that offer timeshare presentations provide consumers with the opportunity to tour their resorts. In many cases, by simply attending a tour, you can receive a free gift. It’s important to be a responsible consumer and find out as much as you can before attending a timeshare presentation.

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July 22, 2006

Why Pay For Airfare And A Hotel When You Can Rent An RV?

Rent An RV On Your Next Vacation

If you’ve seen the movie RV, you know just how much an RV trip can bring a family closer together. Okay, maybe you don’t want to experience ALL of the things Robin Williams did, but the good parts sure seem enticing don’t they? Maybe you should rent an RV for your next vacation. You can probably do it a lot easier and for a lot less than you think.

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July 4, 2006

Too-Good-To-Be-True Travel Deals

Make Sure Your Travel Deal Is Everything It’s Cracked Up To Be

You get an email or a phone call promising you the perfect vacation at an unbelievable price. Luxury accommodations in beautiful places for next to nothing -- who could ask for more? Unfortunately, the people who opt to take advantage of these travel offers don’t always get what they pay for.

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June 27, 2006

Never Pay Full Price to Stay at a Hotel

Save Money on Hotel Costs

If you’re paying the rack rate to stay at a hotel, you’re paying too much. Travelers should never pay full price when making hotel reservations, but if you don’t know how to go about getting a good deal, you may end up doing just that. If you want to save money on your next hotel stay, try these helpful tips.

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