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  • London 2012 Hotel Availability

    London 2012 Hotel Availability

    Reports yesterday on Day 4 of the Olympics tell the story of a very quiet London. Many companies suggested employees try and work from home, and everyone else seems to be heading towards Olympic Park and many of the other London venues, leaving areas…
    - 1 Aug 12, 1:03pm -
  • Remembering the Wit & Wisdom of "Born to Shop" Author Suzy Gershman: Her Best Quotes

    Remembering the Wit & Wisdom of "Born to Shop" Author Suzy Gershman: Her Best Quotes

    Last week, shoppers around the world lost an expert and an icon. We here at Frommer's lost a colleague and a friend. Longtime “Born to Shop” author Suzy Gershman died in her hometown of San Antonio after a ten-month struggle with brain cancer. Sh…
    - 31 Jul 12, 7:00am -
  • Rip it Up and Start Again
    One of the best things about working on travel guides is putting together first editions. I've worked mostly on these and it's a real pleasure to have all that space (say 50-80,000 words) to weigh up the best approach. Give me a blank page and I get…
    - 19 Jul 12, 10:10am -
  • Firestarter


    Iceland author Lisa Shannen takes a new tour inside a dormant volcano to discover a world benearth the surfaceUnless you happen to be a daredevil volcanologist or a real life Indiana Jones, taking a trip inside a volcano tube is something you would o…
    - 2 Jul 12, 4:57am -
  • Summer Holiday Ideas with 101 Holidays

    Summer Holiday Ideas with 101 Holidays

    With the summer holiday break imminent, it seems there are still a lot of families who have yet to plan where to go and what to do. We asked Mark Hodson, editor of 101 Holidays, to give us some recommendations on the best places to take your kids on…
    - 28 Jun 12, 4:11am -
  • Top Deals for UK Travellers

    Top Deals for UK Travellers

    Top Deals for UK Travellers including Lake Garda, Barbados, Gascony, Tanzania and Reykjavik.By Dinah HatchDeal 1: Lazing by the lakeInghams has sliced a tempting £306 off its Lake Garda holidays for early July and is offering seven nights surroun…
    - 26 Jun 12, 4:55am -
  • Visiting the Riviera Maya

    Visiting the Riviera Maya

    I recently returned from a dizzyingly informative few days at the WTTC Americas Summit in Mexico. At this first-ever regional meeting, Mexican President Calderón, tourism ministers, travel company leaders, and luminaries like Mexican businessman a…
    - 14 Jun 12, 10:13am -
  • Frommer's Checks In: London 2012 Mandeville Hotel

    Frommer's Checks In: London 2012 Mandeville Hotel

    Straddling between the chic French shops and trendy eateries of Marylebone Village and the vast designer department stores of bustling Oxford Street, the independently owned boutique-style Mandeville Hotel allows serious shoppers a luxurious spo…
    - 11 Jun 12, 9:53am -
  • Top Deals for UK Travellers

    Top Deals for UK Travellers

    Top Deals for UK Travellers including the Greek Islands, Tunisia, Egypt and Bulgaria.By Dinah HatchDeal 1: Get with the yacht setTake a five-star cruise along the Greek coastline and discover the islands this June while saving a whopping £3,703. …
    - 24 May 12, 11:33am -
  • Frommer’s Checks in: Luxurious Bermuda

    Frommer’s Checks in: Luxurious Bermuda

    Known for its pink-sand beaches, pastel-colored houses, shipwrecks ringing the island, and sailboats bobbing in its quaint sheltered harbors, Bermuda offers an idyllic island escape. And while many people assume that it’s in the Caribbean, it’s n…
    - 8 May 12, 5:48pm -

New York Times: Frugal Traveler Blog

    San Fran Chronicle: Troubleshooter

    • Travel Troubleshooter: Did hurricane blow away my refund?
      Q: I had to cancel my honeymoon trip to Sugar Bay Resort and Spa in St. Thomas a few days before my departure in October because of Hurricane Irma. I had booked the package through Travelocity. It…
      - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 12:20pm -
    • Travel Troubleshooter:
      Q: I recently took a Mediterranean cruise on Oceania’s MS Marina. I bought Allianz Global Assistance trip insurance through my travel agent, and paid $789 for coverage for me and my wife. The travel insurance includes $25,000 medical coverage for t…
      - 48 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 6:59pm -
    • Travel Troubleshooter: Terminal patient can’t use voucher for future cruise
      Q: My husband and I planned to go on a Princess cruise this fall. He has esophageal cancer, but his last chemo radiation was at the end of 2015, and his doctor deemed him medically stable to take the trip.…
      - 68 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 8:02pm -
    • Travel Troubleshooter: Trashy rental is for the birds
      Q: I recently rented a home from VRBO in Pinetop, Ariz., with a group of friends. The owner gave us permission to check in an hour early because he said the cleaners should be done. When we arrived…
      - 75 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 1:28pm -
    • Travel Troubleshooter: Airlines pass blame for canceled flight
      Q: My companion and I had confirmed reservations from Florence, Italy, to London earlier this year on a British Airways flight operated by Vueling Airlines. When we arrived at the airport in Florence in plenty of time for the 2:05 p.m. flight, an air…
      - 10 Jan 18, 3:04pm -
    • Travel Troubleshooter: Construction noise hammers vacation
      Q: I am writing to you as we have had a poor experience with Sandals Resorts. The week of June 4, my husband and I stayed at its resort in Barbados. Major construction was going on at the resort. T…
      - 28 Dec 17, 3:08pm -
    • Travel Troubleshooter: Double charged for single room
      Q: The Comfort Inn & Suites Knoxville West is charging me for two rooms, even though I had a reservation for only one room. I need some help getting this sorted out. I had made the booking through…
      - 21 Dec 17, 7:12pm -
    • Travel Troubleshooter: I canceled my flight, so where’s the refund?
      Q: I booked a flight on British Airways from Cairo to Houston in June using Expedia. I canceled it within 24 hours and requested a refund. I was told it may take up to six weeks to process. Now we…
      - 14 Dec 17, 6:07pm -
    • Travel Troubleshooter: Vacation club buyer’s remorse costly
      Q: My husband and I recently stayed at the Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. While we were there, we were invited to attend a sales presentation for the Palladium Travel Club. We paid $8,174 as initial payment, which in…
      - 7 Dec 17, 7:18pm -
    • Travel Troubleshooter: Can expired tickets be unexpired?
      Q: My husband and I paid $3,000 for round-trip tickets on United Airlines last year for a flight from Washington to Zurich. We also took out a travel insurance policy. Because of a post-surgical medical issue, my husband could not travel. At that tim…
      - 16 Nov 17, 3:20pm -

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    Travel + Leisure: Travel Tips

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      Jaunted: Pop Culture Travel Guide

      • We're Taking Off for The Very Last Time

        We're Taking Off for The Very Last Time

        "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”—Seneca, a Roman philosopher but we know this line best from Semisonic’s song, "Closing Time." On Friday, July 31, HotelChatter, Jaunted and VegasChatter will check ou…
        - 31 Jul 15, 3:20pm -
      • The Best Part of Virgin Atlantic's Dreamliner is in the Bathroom

        The Best Part of Virgin Atlantic's Dreamliner is in the Bathroom

        Seating, comfort and food is all well and good when you’re talking about airplanes, and on a recent flight on the Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner, we can confirm they’ve done a good job - particularly in the economy seats, which are far more…
        - 31 Jul 15, 3:05pm -
      • Before You Check In Your Luggage, Pack for a Purpose

        Before You Check In Your Luggage, Pack for a Purpose

        There are trips where you overpack and simply can't stuff a single other sock inside your bag, and then there are those trips where it seems like you could smuggle a dog in your luggage with all the extra space. In both instances, indeed before every…
        - 31 Jul 15, 2:20pm -
      • How Does Your Airport Stack Up When It Comes to Affordability?

        How Does Your Airport Stack Up When It Comes to Affordability?

        Who doesn’t want to reduce travel expenses? (We do! We do!) One way to cut costs is on airfare. Believe it or not, your airport choice may play a big role in how much you save. Cheapflights just released its Sixth Annual Airport Affordability I…
        - 31 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
      • Los Angeles: Inside the New Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LAX

        Los Angeles: Inside the New Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LAX

        Back in May, there was much fanfare about the new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LAX’s Terminal 2. Special enough to mark 25 years of service between Heathrow and Los Angeles! Panoramic views! British art! Worthy of the new LAX, not the one all sa…
        - 31 Jul 15, 12:10pm -
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