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Archive for August, 2007

Take a Survey- Win a Travel Phone!
Travel News

Take a Survey- Win a Travel Phone!

If you’d like a chance to win a National Geographic Travel Phone, plus some free talk time brought to you by Cellular Abroad, now it’s as easy as 20 questions…. Read More…

Hotels.com Price Guarantees
Ask Peter

Hotels.com Price Guarantees

Dear Mr. Greenberg, When I didn’t find a chain hotel with available rooms for a recent stay, I decided to try hotels.com because I wasn’t familiar with the hotels in… Read More…

Why I Boycott British Airports
The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Safety

Why I Boycott British Airports

August 31, 2007 The situation at British airports continues to get worse. In the first six months of this year, British airways managed to do the nearly impossible — it… Read More…

Travel Tips

Finding the Cab Fare Before You Go

Ever traveled to a new city and suspect that your cab driver may be taking you on the extra-long scenic route? Here’s how you can know the fare before you… Read More…

Eco-Beaches
Beach Vacations / Eco Travel

Eco-Beaches

With summer winding down, plenty of us will be eking out a few last day trips to the beach. But with our shorelines frequently battered unwittingly by tourists, The Virtuous… Read More…

Travel Tips

New Facts & Facets of Sunscreens

There’s not much worse than a sunburn in the middle of a dream vacation. Now there are new types of longer-lasting sunscreens that could help you avoid getting burned. Sunblocks… Read More…

Two Years Later, Two Stories of New Orleans
Travel News

Two Years Later, Two Stories of New Orleans

“It takes a toll on you when you have to keep showing the mess over and over,” sighed Isabelle Cossart. It was past 9 p.m. in New Orleans, and she… Read More…

On the Air: Jen Boulden, Ideal Bite
Travel News

On the Air: Jen Boulden, Ideal Bite

It isn’t easy being green. Or at least, that’s what many people thought before Jen Boulden and Heather Stephenson created their easy, breezy Web site, Ideal Bite. Every weekday, a… Read More…

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Tokyo, Japan
Asia / Destinations / Japan / Off The Brochure / Travel News / Travel Tools

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a massive, hyper-modern metropolis with a million and one things to do, and reams of articles could be written about it. In fact, entire guide books could be… Read More…

Travel Tips

Cheaper Chartered Boats

For years, boat charters seemed off-limits to vacationers because of prohibitive prices. But now, boat charters are getting cheaper–in fact, some might even rival the standard hotel room. Nowadays, you… Read More…

Johnny Jet’s Web Site of the Week
Travel News

Johnny Jet’s Web Site of the Week

Welcome to the first installment of Johnny Jet’s Web Site of the Week. Check in every Wednesday to see what cool, useful and/or wacky sites he’s uncovered! Sometimes, it’s all… Read More…