Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals for 2014

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Here’s a list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals for 2014: Amazon Black Friday | Cyber Monday MSC Cruises MSC Cruises is getting a head start on Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a special sale starting today and lasting through Monday, Dec. 1. For those travelers interested in taking a Transatlantic cruise […]

What To Do In Weather Delays and Flight Cancellations

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Here are my go-to tips, websites and apps for all you need to know about what to do in weather delays and flight cancellations: 1. Research: I don’t leave home without knowing the weather where I am and where I’m going—including at layover airports. I use Weather.com and this handy traveler’s weather page I made that even […]

Thanksgiving 2014: 10 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

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“How can I find a cheap flight?” is one of the most common questions I get – especially around the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. I feel like saying, “don’t you remember what I told you last year and the year before?” Hello?! Strategies don’t change that much – just the dates and possibly some websites/apps. […]

40,000 miles with the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®

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I rarely fly US Airways, but that didn’t stop me from signing up for their credit card recently—the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®. That’s because a lot of the credit card bloggers I follow highly recommended it and I was immediately approved. I know it doesn’t seem to make much sense, since the US Airways […]

12 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

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One of the most common questions I get is this “How can I find cheap flights?” It’s not rocket science—all it takes is some due diligence and time. Here are my 11 best ways to find cheap flights: 1. Be flexible The key to finding cheap flights is to be flexible with your days. If you aren’t flexible, […]

10 Reasons to Love SFO’s Terminal 2

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Don’t like getting to the airport early? Then you’ve never been to San Francisco’s Terminal 2 (T2) which opened in 2011 and cost $383 million. The 640,000-square-foot T2 is equally shared by American Airlines and Virgin America; both airlines control seven gates each. Here are 10 reasons to love SFO’s T2. 1. Yoga Room Have  you ever heard of an […]

Fallen Soldier on My Delta Flight

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Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I’ve ever encountered. Besides using her southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed soldiers on-board for serving our […]

My Top Travel Destinations for 2014

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This past week I spoke at the Cruise Planners conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and part of my talk included my picks for the top travel destinations of 2014. The audience of 500-plus travel agents seemed to like it so I thought I should share them with you—plus a little background on each place. Below […]