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Los Angeles (Part 1) – Introduction & Where To Stay

After finding some pretty amazing fares to Los Angeles (here and here) it occurred to me that my one-time-home may need a bit of an...
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Helsinki In 48 Hours

If you've been following my recent posts you'll know that I recently took an "interesting" routing from London to Los Angeles in order to...
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Great London Restaurants You Won’t Find On A Top 10 List

Maybe it's just me, but food and restaurants appear to be increasingly faddish as the years go by.  In a quest to be cutting...
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6 Reasons To Visit Aruba

Aruba is a tiny little island that sits 18 miles off the north coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean sea. It's just 20 miles...
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I Get Annoyed By a Lot of Things

However much I’d like to think I am level headed and easy going, I’m not. I get annoyed pretty quickly by lots of things...
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Ebola: Hysteria & Ignorance Set The Agenda

My thoughts in this post are firmly directed at people who seem to be incapable of seeing past the 24-hour news frenzy that's surrounding...
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Flying With Children – A Mother’s Thoughts

Joanna is a guest contributor to Vacation Smarter and brings her own style and twist to the blog with accounts of her travels. Walking onto...

Tips For Visitors To St Thomas, USVI

We’ve just finished a great week in the US Virgin Islands where we stayed at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove resort – a full trip report...
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Business Class Fare Alert – Europe to USA (OneWorld, Star Alliance and SkyTeam)

Every now and again we notice some great fares that are hard to turn down, and we like to keep our users updated when...
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Travel Tidbits From Around the Blogosphere

There are a lot of travel blogs out there and there's a lot of travel news being reported on a daily basis. Sometimes it's...
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Caution: Promotions Don’t Always Save You Money

Owning a timeshare in a resort has many benefits. One of my favorite upsides is the freedom provided by having our own kitchen. As...
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Don’t Be A Tourist (Part 2) – At Your Destination

Just to recap, for those of you who missed Don't Be A Tourist Part 1 - At the Airport and On Board.... In my experience, there...
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Enough is Enough – This Tipping Culture Has To Stop

Earlier in the week the Travel Update Blog pointed out the AP story "Envelopes in Marriott Hotels Invite Tips for Maids". This photo provided by A Woman’s...
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Foreign Transaction Fees

Foreign transaction fees are the bane of every traveler's life - they're unnecessary and they make everything cost that little bit more when you're...

More Details on the Apple Watch App From Starwood

One of the smaller bits of information about the Apple Watch that managed to draw "ooooohhhhs" from the crowd at the Flint Center in Cupertino,...
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Don’t Be A Tourist (Part 1) – At the Airport & On Board

In my experience, there are two main groups of people who travel - Tourists and Travelers. Tourists are those whom you notice the most because...
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The Not So Transparent “Transparent Airfares Act”

There has been a great deal of interest from air travelers in the new ‘Transparent Airfares Act’. The flying public is being told by...
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Stop Packing So Much!

We can't be the only ones to have noticed just how much people pack for a week long vacation. Take a look at any...
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Not All Seats In Coach Are The Same

Whilst the main part of any vacation is your destination and the resort where you’re staying, it’s still nice to get there as comfortably...

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