Cyber Monday (and Black Friday) Travel Deal Round-up

The Westin Maui, a Starwood property discounted on Cyber Monday

For as long as we’ve celebrated the holiday, there has always been a Monday after Thanksgiving, but that day was only designated “Cyber Monday” in 2005. Since then, Cyber Monday—the online Black Friday—has grown into a deal bonanza of its own. And this year, like this year’s Black Friday, there are plenty of travel deals […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S., and so I want to take the time to say: Thank you for the support! If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be able to have the greatest job on Earth, so thank you, thank you! Whenever I get asked what my #1 tip is, I always say simply, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pack Your Patience

Patience

Pack Your Patience Many holiday travelers are rookies and so less experienced when it comes to the ins and outs of going through security, boarding planes, getting their bags at baggage claim, etc. Therefore, it’s going to be key to pack your patience this week (and anytime you travel during the holidays). I always have […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Bad Travel Weather

Snow

Bad Travel Weather The weather forecast is not looking good for travel today and tomorrow on the East Coast so it could create a bottleneck across the whole U.S. Just in case your travel plans are affected, here are my go-to tips, websites and apps to help keep you informed and prepared during weather delays […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Allow (Extra) Time

Time

Allow (Extra) Time AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, so keep in mind that there are going to be a lot of people on the roads and in the airports in the days ahead. So if you’ll be traveling, make sure to allow […]

10 Ways to Find Cheap Thanksgiving Flights

Holiday Travel

All my friends keep asking me how they can find cheap Thanksgiving flights. 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. Instead of losing my voice and mind, I created this guide so I can just […]

Free 30 minute parking at LAX for Thanksgiving

LAX

LAX is expected to be the nation’s second busiest airport this Thanksgiving holiday. And to help reduce traffic congestion Los Angeles Airport Police traffic officers will hand out complimentary coupons for 30 minutes of free airport parking. They are hoping to encourage motorists to park their vehicles rather than circle the Central Terminal Area or […]

A Johnny Jet Thanksgiving

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On Thursday morning Natalie and I drove to Erie. We left Toronto at 6 a.m. to avoid traffic at the border, which was a great move because we cruised right through. It was the first time that I didn’t have to wait even a second for an empty lane. I monitored the Peace Bridge website […]