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Travel Product of the Week: PacSafe 140-Liter Backpack and Bag Protector

If you subscribe to my Daily Travel Tip newsletter, and this maid video freaked you out, then you might want to consider … Read More

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Del Mar Racetrack

Del Mar Racetrack for My Dad’s Birthday

I talked my dad into coming to California for the winter since Connecticut is no place for someone in their eighties. A … Read More

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Travel Video of the Week: Drone Video of Manhattan Beach Christmas Fireworks

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Where I live in Manhattan Beach, they don’t do Fourth of July fireworks—but they do do Christmas fireworks. It’s a fun event and the whole town comes out to see them (and actually, many of us paid for them with our parking tickets). This year's took place last … Read More

Travel Website of the Week: Your Social Network as Currency at the Nordic Light Hotel

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Over the past few years I've been slowly building a fairly large social media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Well, it turns out that I—and anyone that has a large following on Instagram or Facebook—can now cash my followers in for a 5%, 10%, 15%, … Read More

What’s Your Cruise-A-Nality? Take the Carnival Quiz to Find Out

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People often ask me about cruising and whether or not I like it. Personally, I love cruising. Many people think that cruising appeals mostly to an older demographic but I beg to differ. There are lots of reasons that cruises are great, whether you’re looking … Read More

Travel App of the Week: FastCustomer

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No one wants to be on hold—now, during the holidays, or ever. Well, FastCustomer has came up with a way to keep people from wasting all those hours on the phone with terrible hold music. The app—which is free for iPhone, Android, Kindle and Google … Read More

LOT hanging mistletoe on planes, encouraging world to #KISSaLOT

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LOT Polish Airlines, Poland's national carrier, is bringing an old tradition to new heights this holiday season. The airline announced today that it will be hanging mistletoe twigs in every one of its aircraft through January 6, 2015, in the interest of … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: Free Entertainment with Personal Devices on United

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Free Entertainment with Personal Devices on United Flying United over the holidays? The airline announced last Thursday an upgrade to their entertainment service, which will now allow passengers to stream complimentary on-demand entertainment through their … Read More

3 Ways to Win A Cruise from Carnival Corporation

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Do you love cruising? Never been on a cruise but are curious about it? Whether you’re old hat at cruising or are new to this type of travel, Carnival Corporation wants to help you enjoy the experience. They’ve launched a new campaign that includes two contests … Read More

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Start Your GPS on the Way to the Rental Car

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Start Your GPS on the Way to the Rental Car Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip was left by reader Tim R., who says: "If you like using your portable GPS for rental cars rather than your phone, … Read More