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Archived Since:May 28, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Have You Ever Gone On A Regional Food Quest?

How far would you drive for a great lobster roll? (Courtesy joe8211943/myBudgetTravel) Last weekend, I drove up to Maine with a car full of friends. Sure, we wanted to see rocky beaches and pristine forests and boat–filled harbors, but let’s face facts: we were really in it for the seafood. Show More Summary

London After the Olympics: New Attractions and Affordable Hotels

The London skyline, as seen from the Orbit tower in the Olympic Park (Courtesy Sean O'Neill) Hotel prices in London for late August and September—a time of usually gorgeous weather—are as much as 60 percent off the norm. Here are tips...Show More Summary

Airports with the Best (and Worst) On-Time Performance

Flights into Newark were least likely to be on time (Courtesy sergejf/Flickr) To the surprise of no one who lives in the tri-state area, Newark Liberty International Airport had the worst on-time percentage of 29 top airports for the first half of 2012, according to a report from the National Bureau of Statistics. Show More Summary

Why Cruising With the Kids Just Got More Expensive

It now costs more to cruise with infants on Norwegian Cruise Lines (Courtesy 2bcyclin/myBudgetTravel) Traveling with children under the age of two isn't always easy from a logistics standpoint, but it is economical. Airlines let them...Show More Summary

Cancelon Lets Travelers Resell Hotel Reservations They Can't Cancel

(Courtesy Cancelon) In the old days, some travelers would simply cancel their hotel reservations if their plans changed. But online travel agencies now only give their best prices with strings attached. If you don't show up, you're still...Show More Summary

An Airline Gets Sued for Misleading Fees

Tired of handing your money over for extra airline fees? (Courtesy 401(K) 2012/Flickr) Have you ever felt like airlines were just tacking on extra fees without rhyme or reason? In the case of at least of one airline, you might be right. According...Show More Summary

Will Baggage Claim Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Would you pay extra to avoid the dreaded baggage claim? (Courtesy tmaull/Flickr) With American Airlines' newest venture, you can opt out of one airport annoyance: seemingly endless waits at baggage claim. AA's new Baggage Delivery Service,...Show More Summary

Shanghai May Have World's Scariest Hotel Pool

Swimming above traffic at the hotel pool (Courtesy Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao, part of IHG Group Hotels.) A new glass-bottomed swimming pool hovers 320-feet above Shanghai's traffic. It's a pool in the year-old, 390-room Holiday...Show More Summary

Online Travel Companies Accused of Price Fixing

Are hotel booking sites really saving you the most money? (Courtesy 401(K) 2012/Flickr) If you use online travel–booking tools, you’ve probably asked yourself once or twice, “Can I really trust these guys?” The answer, apparently, is...Show More Summary

Travel Discounts For Heroes and Teachers

Hotels and theme parks are saying thank you to military and teachers with special travel deals (Courtesy DVIDSHUB/Flickr) Several hotels and theme parks around the country are offering vacation deals exclusively for military personnel...Show More Summary

An End to the Fight Over Deck Chairs?

You better be back by 9:40 (Courtesy John Heald/Carnival Cruise Lines) Getting a prime deck chair on a cruise can be a contact sport, with travelers resorting to extreme tactics like rising with the sun to stake a claim. And there'sShow More Summary

5 Best BYOB's in New York City

Mark makes pizza at Lucali, a BYOB he started in Brooklyn, New York. (Courtesy pnoeric/Flickr) There is something just so charming about a restaurant that lets you bring your own beer or wine. Not only is does it cut back tremendously on the bill, but it also feels more personal because you get to choose exactly the kind of tipple you know and love. Show More Summary

Apple Drops Google Maps: Will You Miss It?

Back in June, Apple made an announcement that sent shock waves through the techie world and shivers down travelers' spines: When they launch their new iOS6 operating system, they'll officially dump Google Maps and replace it with their own mapping app. Show More Summary

Study Determines World's Safest Airlines

The Air Transport Rating Agency (ATRA) names the world's safest airlines (Courtesy viZZZual.com/Flickr) Airline passengers have lots of complaints: lack of legroom, outrageous baggage fees, annoying seatmates. There are great things about flying, of course. Show More Summary

Banks Launch Credit Cards That Work Better Overseas

A chip-and-PIN card (Courtesy Bank of America) Americans traveling outside the US often find that their credit and debit cards don't work at many places, such as gas stations and ATMs. That's because most other countries have switched...Show More Summary

Reimagining the Colosseum

Rome’s 2,000–year–old Colosseum will remain open to visitors during a two–and–a–half–year, $30 million cleaning and restoration project. (Courtesy tliang1/myBudgetTravel) Rome’s Colosseum (Piazza del Colosseo, 06-399-67-700, admission...Show More Summary

FlyRight App for iPhone Gives Jilted Travelers a Megaphone

FlyRight is a new app that lets people with iPhones to post their reviews—good and bad—about any aspect of a flight. The app then does the work of making sure the passenger's message is forwarded to an airline's customer service department. The app works best for travelers who have a Twitter account. Show More Summary

What's Your Biggest Hotel Pet Peeve?

How satisfied are you with your hotel? (Courtesy John Walker/Flickr) We asked you earlier this month about your biggest pet peeve when you fly. Next up: hotels. According to the recently released J.D. Power and Associates 2012 NorthShow More Summary

4 Universal Ingredients to a Romantic Getaway

What makes for a romantic getaway? We posed that question to our audience and, while not everyone agreed on a place (some celebrated the romantic quality of nature, others citied the charms of cities; some couples were content to stay...Show More Summary

Guess Which Book Replaced The Bible At This British Hotel...

Which book would you rather read on vacation? (Courtesy sleepyneko/Flickr) We recently reported about a British hotel that replaced Bibles with Kindles. Now, another U.K. hotel has taken things further, placing copies of the popular E. Show More Summary

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