Category Archives: Travel

Frequent Flyer Miles: Keep Them From Crashing

Frequent flyer miles was a fantastic and simple idea when it began a few decades ago. All you had to do was fly on your favorite airline and you could earn points for every mile you traveled. When you had … Continue reading

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Off To Japan

There is going to be a significant lack of posts this week (probably none) because I am once again heading back to Japan to live. While this wasn’t a planned event, one thing that you should always expect from life … Continue reading

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The Art Of Getting Bumped Off A Flight

Why would anyone want to get bumped of a flight? Because there is money to be made in doing so…By doing a small bit of planning, an hour delay at the airport could be worth several hundred dollars off your … Continue reading

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Get Passport Now To Get Great 2007 Vacation Deals

When it comes to your money, being proactive can end up saving you a lot. If you are planning to make a trip in early 2007 (or willing to go on one if there are some great prices), go and … Continue reading

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Brilliant Advertising – Expedia.com

I saw a brilliant marketing move as I walked through the San Jose airport today on my way back from Seattle. In the middle of the San Jose airport is a bar/cafe. This is nothing unusual except for the name … Continue reading

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Cheap Sleeps – Money Photo Day 11

One of the most expensive aspects to travel these days is the cost of accommodations. During my recent trip to Victoria, I didn’t spend a dime since I stayed with my sister in their new house (pictured above). As I … Continue reading

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Is It Possible To Drive Slow?

One of the tips you hear time and again in order to save gas (and which I have given) is to reduce your speed to 55 miles per hour when driving. This will save you about 20% on fuel consumption … Continue reading

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Money Photo Day 5

On this trip to Canada, I wasn’t sure where I was going to be staying the first night. That meant that it was impossible for me to make hotel reservations ahead of time and get any discount connected with that. … Continue reading

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Off To Canada

I’m off to Canada for a week – by car. My sister and her family are moving to Victoria on Vancouver Island for her husband’s new job and they have enlisted me to drive their car up to Canada for … Continue reading

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Hidden Cost – Bad Roads

I’ve mentioned on several ocassions that I’m always on the outlook for hidden costs because these are expenses that most people never realize are costing them money. USAToday has a new one that makes perfect sense, but which I hadn’t … Continue reading

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$110 To Move Fast Through Airport Security

The Transportation Security Administration has announced they plan to lower the price from $200 to $110 a year the cost of getting fast-tracked through airport security. The reduction comes after companies argued the $200 fee was too high and “could … Continue reading

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Traveling Goals

One of the biggest reasons I chose to quit selling on eBay where I had built up a good clientele and was making a decent income was time. Unless you hire people to keep eBay listings going while you aren’t … Continue reading

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Farecast – Predict The Cost Of Your Airline Tickets

Here is an interesting site that I came across today. The name of it is FareCast and it uses an algorithm to predict the future prices of airline tickets to the destination where you want to go so you know … Continue reading

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Saving Is Degrading – Northwest Airlines

For those of you who have not been watching the news lately, Northwest Airlines handed out a booklet to their employees who were going to be laid off including a section called “101 Ways To Save Money” – the airline … Continue reading

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Crowded At The Airport

***The photo doesn’t due justice – the line for the security check went all the way back to the arrival baggage claim area and took an hour to get through at 6:00 AM*** The airports today were quite an experience. … Continue reading

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How World Events Effect Your Pocket Book

With the latest airline terrorist plot in the UK, I’m expecting even the short jaunt to Las Vegas to be a major hassle getting through the airport. I’m hoping that since I’m taking a fairly early flight I will be … Continue reading

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Airline Ticket Change Penalties

I’m off to Las Vegas to meet with Nate in less than 7 hours and it will be nice to get away for a couple of days. Originally I purchased a ticket leaving Friday morning and returning Sunday evening, but … Continue reading

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Outside In Hotel Trap

I’m making a trip to meet with Nate in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. One of the recommendations to save money was to “outside in” our hotel. The basic strategy is as such. Hotels at the center of … Continue reading

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Spare The Air Day Flop

It’s been over 100 degrees here the past couple of days and in an effort to reduce the amount of smog in the air, they had a Spare The Air day today. This meant that a lot of the public … Continue reading

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GM $1.99 A Gallon Gas Offer

I came across an interesting promotion that General Motors (GM) is offering for certain model cars to residents in California and Florida – $1.99 a gallon gas for the first year. The part of the promotion that caught my eye … Continue reading

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