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U.S. Department of State Issues Travel Alert For Europe

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Yesterday the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Alert for Americans going to Europe this summer saying that, “we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will…

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Are These The 10 Best Airports In North America?

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Yesterday we highlighted a list of the 10 Worst Airports in North America as voted on by readers of  Today we will look at the 10 Best Airports in North America as voted by readers of the website. I would guess that Portland International (PDX) and Tampa International (TPA) would top the list –…

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Are These The 10 Worst Airports In North America?

Late last year the website published a list of the Worst Airports in North America voted on by readers, and based on passenger overall airport experience. Here is the list of the top ten, and a quote from the article about why the airport made the list: New York City LaGuardia International Airport, USA…

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Uber and Lyft Suspending Service In Austin Starting Monday

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According to the Austin  Statesman, “Uber finally put a date and time to its pullout threat: 8 a.m. Monday” and, “Lyft reiterated its threat to terminate service in the city as of 5 a.m. Monday.” While both companies say they want to continue to operate in Austin, Austin voters on Satuday rejected Proposition 1 which would…

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Top 10 Controversial Travel Destinations: Are They Safe Or Not Safe?

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Earlier this week the writers and editors at Budget Travel published a slideshow listing their opinions of controversial travel destinations around the globe, and offered up reasons as to whether they are currently safe, or not safe, for Americans to visit. Here are the destinations that are currently considered safe to travel by Budget Travel:…

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How I Booked An Amazing Budget Tropical Weekend Getaway

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After surviving a pretty crappy winter in the northeast – including the blizzard that dropped about 30 inches of snow in 30 hours a couple of weeks ago – I decided that I would try and put together an inexpensive weekend getaway.  My criteria was simple – I wanted some place that was tropical, and…

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10 Secrets from a Flight Attendant that You Might Not Know

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be a flight attendant? Well find out below as Celebrity flight attendant Heather Poole dishes what it’s really like. Also check out our other post Do You Know the Flight Attendant’s Secret Language, which goes into some flight attendant lingo. One of our readers sent me this link to Heather Poole’s article…

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Deal: Cheap Flights from the US to Europe for $400 Roundtrip

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For those looking to head to Europe, Norwegian Air is currently offering some cheap flights from New York to Copenhagen in the fall starting at around $400 roundtrip. Airfares to Europe used to be $900+, but with these new low-cost carriers adding service to the US, airfares have really lowered a lot. We wrote about…

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Hotel Review: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

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I had a last-minute opportunity last week attend a quick sales meeting in Aruba, so I packed my bags, booked a room at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino and hopped on a Southwest Airlines non-stop flight from BWI to AUA. Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino The Renaissance is right in the heart of Oranjestead…

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Q&A With Randy Petersen On Greatest Award Ever

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The frequent flyer miles guru himself, Randy Petersen, sat down and shared some perspective with Points, Miles & Martinis about the greatest award booking ever. Randy really knows his stuff, so we were super excited to get a chance to pick his brain. Q&A With Randy Petersen On Greatest Award Ever …And It’s A Giveaway We…

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Good News And Bad News About LAX Runway Construction And Closures

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A $250 million dollar construction project will begin Friday on the the four parallel runways at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The project, which will increase the size of safety buffers on the ends of the runway and repairs to the concrete landing strips, will be completed in 2017 with with additional airfield maintenance…

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SeaWorld Orlando BOGO Deal

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Mrs. Weekly Flyer and I are thinking about planning a trip to SeaWorld Orlando for Baby and Toddler Weekly Flyer’s first amusement park experience this summer. I was browsing around SeaWorld offers trying to figure out how much tickets cost and trying to plan ahead so that we get a good deal on the admission…

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Free Travel eBooks Today!

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If you are looking for some travel inspiration for your next trip, there are free travel ebooks available today! Amazon is offering some free eBooks from the Lonely Planet! eBooks make for great reading while traveling and on vacation by the pool! You do not need a Kindle to read these. Download the free Kindle app below if…

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When A Suitcase Falls From An Overhead Bin, Who’s At Fault?

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An Oregon man filed a $49,000 lawsuit against Southwest Airlines earlier this week for allowing another passenger’s oversized suitcase to fall from the overhead bin as another passenger and a Southwest Airlines flight attendant were trying to stow the suitcase on a flight in January 2013 from PDX to LAS. When A Suitcase Falls From…

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