Month: April 2009

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…

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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…

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