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Archive for June, 2012

Icarus Award: Don’t Sit Next to Me!
Airlines & Airports / Icarus Award / Travel News / Travel Safety / Travel Tools

Icarus Award: Don’t Sit Next to Me!

Double check your seat assignments, tighten your belt and read up on the TSA rule book if you’re flying this week. With mentally disturbed celebrities up in the skies and… Read More…

Slideshow: The Best Places for Fireworks
Family/Kids Travel / Festivals / Romantic Travel / Slideshow / The Best Places / Theme Parks / USA

Slideshow: The Best Places for Fireworks

Next Wednesday is July 4, which means barbecues, beach time and, of course, fireworks! The Best Places for Everything, available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and your local bookstore,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Cruise Ship Voluntourism
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: Cruise Ship Voluntourism

If you thought cruising was all about the indulgence, think again. More and more cruise lines are offering the chance to give back to local communities during your trip. Crystal… Read More…

Travel Deals: Even More Last-Minute July 4 Savings
Budget Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Travel Deals

Travel Deals: Even More Last-Minute July 4 Savings

The Fourth of July is next Wednesday, but the fireworks are already starting. We’ve already rounded up some of the hottest seasonal offers, but there are a few spontaneous deals… Read More…

Summer Sweepstakes & Survey: Week 4 Winners
Travel Contest

Summer Sweepstakes & Survey: Week 4 Winners

  It’s week four of our Summer Sweepstakes & Survey and now we have two new winners*: Congratulations to Laura and ben617 who will each be spending 5 days/4 nights… Read More…

Radio Guest List–Villa del Palmar Cancun–June 30, 2012
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Radio Guest List–Villa del Palmar Cancun–June 30, 2012

When it comes to Cancun, many think of it as tourist city, but did you know that the city originated as a Mayan village? This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide heads… Read More…

10 Things I Learned RVing Across the Country with a Dog
Car Travel / Travel with Pets / USA

10 Things I Learned RVing Across the Country with a Dog

Susan Rigby impressed us when she spent 3 months finding the pet-friendly side of Italy, but her new adventures with Chihuahua mix  Seymour raise the bar even higher.  Imagine one… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airplane Food Worth Noting
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airplane Food Worth Noting

Some people choose airlines based on their seating, or their amenities. But some airlines are hoping that you’ll actually pay attention to…their food! I’m serious, so listen up. For starters,… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: US Airways American Airlines Merger Update & More
Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News / Travel Tools

Travel Detective Blog: US Airways American Airlines Merger Update & More

The Travel Detective looks at the latest headlines to examine the mergers, ancillary fees and aircraft changes that are happening and how they will impact you. I’ve been following the… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Arts in Oaxaca with Adelante International
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Mexico & Central America / Museums / Travel News / USA / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Arts in Oaxaca with Adelante International

You might know that Oaxaca is a hub for art and artisans, but you probably didn’t realize that the city is home to more than 60 museums.  In this week’s… Read More…

Travel Tip: Wi-Fi in the Sky
Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Wi-Fi in the Sky

I admit to being one of those Type A folks who need connectivity. No, I’m not one of those guys who wants to make phone calls in the air. I’m… Read More…