Travel Website of the Week: goSeek.com

goSeek.com

Thanks to my colleague and Twitter chat co-host Chris McGinnis for turning me onto this month-old website that “sniffs out and aggregates” all of the bargains out there and then posts them in one place (here’s Chris’ post). They search unpublished discounts rates—they could be AAA rates, coupons, mobile rates or senior rates—that you’d normally […]

Travel Website of the Week: The Optimal American Road Trip

Road trip

Ever dream of driving across the country and seeing a whole bunch of states and landmarks? According to the Washington Post (link) “Randy Olson, who previously developed the optimal search path for finding the bespectacled main character of the ‘Where’s Waldo?’ books, has used this same algorithm to compute the ultimate American road trip.” Mr. […]

Travel Website of the Day: When is My Spring Break?

Spring break

Everyone knows one of the best ways to save money is to travel either when other people aren’t or to places that aren’t overrun with tourists. One of the busiest travel times of the year is spring break, and I don’t know about you but I really don’t want to spend my vacation with a […]

Travel Website of the Week: Google Flights

Google Map

I’m a big fan of ITA Software, which Google bought for almost a billion dollars back in 2011. Everyone thought it was going to be the end of the air search competition, but it obviously wasn’t. However, they ultimately used that ITA Software to make a very handy flight search—which is Google Flights. Google Flights makes it easy […]

Travel Website of the Week: ResortFeeChecker.com

ResortFeeChecker.com

As most of you know, I hate resort fees. I just think they’re sneaky. Not only do guests usually get dinged at check-in by them, and not only are they usually discovered too late to avoid paying them because they’re buried in the fine print (which no one reads), but also because resort fees are a way for hotels to avoid […]

Travel Website of the Week: Liftopia

Liftopia

We’ve featured their incredible deals before, but it’s time to make sure everyone knows to check Liftopia anytime they’re planning on skiing in the US, Canada or beyond. Liftopia has the largest inventory of lift tickets anywhere—at more than 250 resorts in North America alone—and is the place to go to buy them in advance. The site is […]

Travel Website of the Week: NameShouts

NameShouts

NameShouts might just be a big help when you travel next—especially if you’ve ever found yourself having trouble pronouncing someone’s name. NameShouts helps you pronounce a person’s name correctly, as it would be by native speakers, and it’s free. Just type in a person’s full name (there are over 14,000 names in their database) and the language […]

Travel Website of the Week: Killer Rezzy

Killer Rezzy

Are you in or headed to New York City? Want to get a table at one of the hot new restaurants but don’t have weeks, if not months, to wait in advance? Killer Rezzy is a new premium restaurant reservation service that provides users with instant, confirmed reservations at some of the best restaurants in town. Membership […]