by Sarah Pascarella, SmarterTravel.com Staff – May 25, 2009 Have you experienced travel sticker shock lately? Maybe you showed up at the airport with two suitcases and walked away with a much lighter wallet after visiting the baggage-check desk. Perhaps you rented a car and drove away with a few hundred dollars in collision-damage waiver … More Six Sneaky Travel Fees You Can (and Should) Avoid
Telegraph.co.ukBy Liz LinehanLast Updated: 12:57PM BST 28 May 2009 The air is mild, the rain soft, and the pubs and the people as warm and welcoming as you will find anywhere in the world – and they have an unrivalled capacity for the “craic”. A short break in County Mayo is a perfect antidote to … More Ireland: lose yourself in the wilds of Mayo
New York Times Travel Section THE bad news about Prague is that your guidebook is probably already out of date, as some of its brightest and best attractions have appeared only in the last couple of years and several old favorites have been recently renovated, redecorated or otherwise renewed. The good news is that you … More 36 Hours in Prague, Czech Republic
Conde Nast Traveler – June 2009by Adam LeBor In its centenary year, Adam LeBor traces how a city founded on a beach has become a 24/7 phenomenon of hyperactive Mediterranean style Here’s the answer to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Not two but three states: Israel, Palestine, and Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is already a world of … More Viva Tel Aviv!!
Smarter Travelby Kelly Ranson and Erica Silverstein, Cruise Critic – May 12, 2009 So, you’ve decided to go on a cruise—perhaps your first venture on a vacation at sea—and you’re a little overwhelmed. You have to consider how much you’re willing to pay, whether to book an inexpensive inside cabin or splurge on a suite, … More How to Find a Good Cruise Travel Agent
Budget TravelBy Andrew Lincoln, May 2009 issueA man who works at a casino was sitting next to me in a restaurant not long ago. He had a watch that looked like a hubcap from a Bentley, except that it had diamonds on it. He’d worked for Bellagio, the hotel-casino that helped reinvent Las Vegas as … More Luxury for Less in Las Vegas
YAHOO News NEW YORK – If you’re taking advantage of the relatively strong dollar this year by heading to Europe, you’ll be looking for ways to save even more when you get there. Here is a list of 10 free and fun things to do in Europe, compiled by the European Travel Commission: In Madrid, … More 10 free things to do in Europe this summer
Tripsoby Christopher ElliottJack Taras and his friends thought they would be checking in to the Occidental Grand hotel on the Dominican Republic’s postcard-perfect Eastern shore for Spring Break. But when Taras, a 19-year-old sophomore from Providence College, arrived at the resort, he was greeted with the hotel industry’s latest trick: he was walked down. “They … More Walking down: 5 tips for avoiding the latest hotel scam