Save or Splurge: Amsterdam

The New York Times – Travel Section Amsterdam on $250 a DaySLEEP Assuming that Amsterdam’s rollicking hostel scene isn’t for you, the best bets for cheap accommodation are mostly found outside the old city center. Hotel Linda (Stadhouderskade 130; 31-20-673-8739; http://www.hotellinda.nl) is a pleasant spot in the charming Pijp neighborhood. It’s convenient (a number of … More Save or Splurge: Amsterdam

Newfoundland: Simple, relaxed and friendly

Chicago TribuneBy Phil MartyApril 5, 2009 ROCKY HARBOUR, Newfoundland—”I had to have my ocean.” With just those six words, the twentysomething waitress at Java Jack’s restaurant here defined the spirit of the people who have lived on the sparsely populated west coast of this island for the last 500 years. Vikings crossed the frigid waters … More Newfoundland: Simple, relaxed and friendly

5 creative new car rental fees to avoid

MSNBC TravelBeleaguered companies are finding fresh ways to reach into your wallet By Christopher ElliottTravel columnistmsnbc.com contributorupdated 9:57 a.m. ET April 6, 2009 Look out for cancellation penalties. Beware of energy surcharges. And watch for facilities fees. No, not on your airline ticket. Not on your hotel folio. You may find these new extras on … More 5 creative new car rental fees to avoid