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Hotel Upgrade – 5 Ways to Better Your Chances
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Hotel Upgrade – 5 Ways to Better Your Chances

Hotel Upgrade: 5 Ways to Better Your Chances

I have worked in hotels for nearly 15 years, and I’ve been a concierge for over 12 years. Although I am not the one making or changing room reservations, I have certainly seen quite a few things. The following are a few insider suggestions on how to get a hotel upgrade.

1. Be Nice Simply by being nice and asking nicely upon ...
Affordable Getaways to Help Cure Winter Blues
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Affordable Getaways to Help Cure Winter Blues

Winter Blues: Affordable Getaways

When the cold weather comes around, it’s easy for the winter blues to take effect. With snow on the ground, ice on the windshield, and below freezing temperatures to battle with throughout the day, most people just want to get away from it all – and for good reasons too. If you haven’t felt it yet, it’s important to note that the winter blues typically ...
5 Animal Attractions to Avoid
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5 Animal Attractions to Avoid

Animal Attractions to Avoid 1. ELEPHANT RIDES + PERFORMANCES (Photo: ADI)

Animal attractions such as elephant rides and performances may be sold as harmless fun, but ADI (Animal Defenders International) undercovers investigators have revealed severe abuse behind-the-scenes. Not only are captive elephants deprived of the normal, social, and mental stimulation ...
Family Packing Tips: Know Before You Go
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Family Packing Tips: Know Before You Go

Planning a trip is stressful, but planning a family trip with kids takes it to another level. Packing for a trip with kids means more clothes, a variety of toys, and the need for new packing strategies. As a parent you need to have a game plan in place. There are things you will need to do before you go, things you will have to pack in your suitcase, and things you will need on the plane. Here are our ...
9 Camping Tips to Camp Like a Champ
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9 Camping Tips to Camp Like a Champ

Our Camping Tips

Who said you should give up your ease for a camping trip? Simply hit these basic camping tips and your camping experience will be really amazing and joyful for you.   Camping Tip # 1: Build a Shelter You must have a proper shelter as it’s your refuge at any campground. Where you'll rest every night or where you'll stay while there's a terrible weather condition. It's ...
Travel Tech: The Mobile Passport App
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Travel Tech: The Mobile Passport App

The Mobile Passport App

I’ve been talking about the importance of travel tech for a long time now and Mobile Passport is one of my favorite apps to use because I do not have Global Entry (Yes, I have TSA Pre-Check). I’ve been chomping at the bit for the Mobile Passport App to include my home airport, LAX Airport. The app works in 24 airports nationwide (1 Cruise Port) and they finally added ...
10 Packing Tips to Avoid Travel Trauma
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10 Packing Tips to Avoid Travel Trauma

Avoid Travel Trauma With These Packing Tips Endless airline restrictions, inevitable delays, terminals that stretch from one zip code to another: everyone knows that when traveling, your blood pressure can skyrocket as high as a jetliner. Add to that the chance that you may get stuck overnight in some obscure airport on a layover gone awry, and it’s a wonder that anyone who travels frequently doesn’t ...
3 Great Ways to Travel for Half the Cost
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3 Great Ways to Travel for Half the Cost

Travel for Half the Cost Three Great Ways to Travel for Half the Cost for All Levels of Travel from Budget to Luxury

1) Achieve Great Travel Values Traveling During Off Season



Our first tip for how to travel for half the cost involves traveling during the off season. One of the best secrets to enjoying your travel adventure and saving money is to go ...
3 Luxury Hotels on a Budget in Houston
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3 Luxury Hotels on a Budget in Houston

Luxury Hotels on a Budget in Houston When you're headed for a relaxing vacation in Houston, Texas, nailing your hotel choice is essential. Finding the right place to hang your hat can make or break your trip and let's face it, sometimes that means forking over a bit more cash. At IHG, we've done the hard work for you and unearthed the hottest deals in luxury hotels in Houston. Center of ...
Buonconvento, Tuscany – Where to Stay, Eat, and Shop
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Buonconvento, Tuscany – Where to Stay, Eat, and Shop

Italy off the Beaten Path: Buonconvento, Tuscany

Buonconvento has a lot going on, knowing where to stay, eat and shop can really benefit your experience here. Cypress-lined roads, picturesque drives, and medieval towns. A drive through the Crete Senesi reveals landscapes you picture in your mind when you think “I want to visit the Tuscan countryside.” The term Crete Senesi literally means ...
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