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Archived Since:May 28, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Hotel Prices Are on the Rise

(Courtesy Images_of_money/Flickr) Ok, first the bad news—hotel prices are on the rise. According to the Hotel Price Index by Hotels.com, hotel prices rose globally by 4% this year. That's a pretty big deal considering that it's the first time rates have increased since 2007. Show More Summary

Double Your Points with Southwest and AirTran

Earn double points with Southwest and AirTran this fall (Courtesy Southwest Airlines) Whenever airlines merge, the first thing travelers wonder is what's going to happen to their miles. As Southwest and AirTran chug along with theirShow More Summary

6 Snacks That Are Perfect for Air Travel

Nuts and dried fruit make great plane snacks (Courtesy @bastique/Flickr) A few weeks ago, I asked you what your favorite plane snacks were and 24 of you responded with some smart suggestions than ran the gambit from the type of snacks that are best in transit to savvy tips for keeping those edibles fresh. Show More Summary

How U.S. Theme Parks Are Gearing Up For Halloween

It's never too early to start planning for Halloween, and some theme parks start the festivities in mid-September. We've got the scoop on Halloween events at Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and Six Flags theme parks. Universal...Show More Summary

5 Lessons Learned From A Visit To Venice

I've already shared my 7 tips for visiting Rome, and offered three tips for visiting the Cinque Terre area. Now it's time for Venice, one of the world's most romantic cities. (See the 14 Venetian scenes our photographers love the most.) A...Show More Summary

7 New Airline Routes Launching Soon

Flying to the Bahamas will be easier with new routes launching this winter (Courtesy pugaangie16/myBudgetTravel) Can't decide where to go for your next vacation? With lots of new routes launching, the decision might be easier than you thought. Show More Summary

It’s Not Too Early to Book Your Holiday Trip!

If you find yourself humming the classic Frank Loesser tune “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” this time of year (or watching the sublime music video by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon–Levitt), you may be onto something. If America’s...Show More Summary

Airline Tweaks Baggage Policy after Too Many Complaints

Aer Lingus wants to limit carry-ons (Courtesy Fly_4U/Flickr) Taking inspiration from fellow Irish airline Ryanair, the much-larger Aer Lingus rolled out a new carry-on restriction policy that limited passengers to one bag onboard (plus a small purse or or a "gents satchel"). Show More Summary

What's The Best Way To Phone Home While Traveling?

Even if you're tempted to splurge during a vacation, chances are it you won't want it to be on your phone service. But when merely deciphering your cell phone plan poses a challenge, figuring out how to penny–pinch on it can seem impossible. How...Show More Summary

Argentina's Evita is Celebrated in New York

Calling all Evita fans, this year marks the 60th anniversary of the death of Eva Peron, the political activist, second wife of Argentinian President Juan Peron, and the most celebrated woman in Argentina. In honor of her death, the Evita...Show More Summary

Get Ready for Free Museum Day!

Visit the Brooklyn Museum for free on Sept. 29th (Courtesy Howard N2GOT/Flickr) Museums all over the country will open their doors for free on Saturday, Sept. 29th, thanks to Smithsonian Magazine's eighth annual Museum Day Live! While...Show More Summary

Carnival Expands Anti-Chair-Hogging Policy

Deck chairs for all on Carnival ships (Courtesy zinaclinger/myBudgetTravel) Looks like Carnival's anti-chair-hogging policy has gone fleet-wide. We told you about the program last month, which was limited to the new Carnival Breeze. It was so successful (and scored so much goodwill with passengers) that the line expanded it to all of their ships. Show More Summary

To Charge or Not to Charge: The Hotel WiFi Debate

(Courtesy mrkathika/Flickr) Budget Travelers rejoice! Accor hotels, a major international chain, has just eliminated fees for WiFi at 500 of their hotels, The Telegraph reported last week. That's certainly refreshing news considering that some of the largest hotel chains in the U.S. Show More Summary

7 Great Culinary Bike Tours

Ride and dine with East Austin Bike Tour, one of many culinary bike tours around the country (Photograph by Buff Strickland. Bikes courtesy Fast Folks Cyclery. ) The French aren’t the only ones who can pair a meal with a pair of wheels. Show More Summary

Where to Do Free Yoga For National Yoga Month

Try yoga for free at one of these events in September (Courtesy Lululemon Athletica/Flickr) September is National Yoga Month, and what better way to celebrate than with free yoga events around the country? More than 1,600 yoga studios...Show More Summary

How Do You Stretch Your Summer?

There's still time to take that perfect vacation before fall (Courtesy BurnhamInk /myBudgetTravel) I’ve never accepted the notion that summer ends on Labor Day. Yeah, the kids are back in school and the highways and commuter trains are crowded with folks back from the shore. Show More Summary

Do you Book Last-Minute Travel?

What would entice you to book a last-minute vacation to, say, Paris? (Courtesy biglannie/myBudgetTravel) It will not surprise you at all to learn that we talk a lot about travel around here, and one of the things that comes up time and time again is last-minute trips. Obviously some vacations take more planning. Show More Summary

Good or Bad Idea: Wiring Donkeys for WiFi?

An historic biblical park in Israel is trying to make it easier for guests to share their experience via social media—by wiring the donkeys that they ride through the exhibit with WiFi. The park, called Kfar kedem (the name means "The...Show More Summary

Save Money on Airfares by Buying in Bulk

Purchase 10 one–way flights at a time with JetBlue Go Packs (Courtesy DieselDemon/Flickr) JetBlue recently released a new way for you to get a bargain on airfares: The Go Pack. The basic idea is brilliant—especially for business travelers...Show More Summary

Confessions of an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Driver

Never scratch the buns (Courtesy pixajen/Flickr) What’s it like to spend a year driving around the country in a 27-foot Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? We interviewed driver Reese Brammell to find out. Q: Can you tell me your name? RB: Reese Brammell, but in the hot-dogger game, we go by aliases. Show More Summary

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