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This Weeks Best Deals: Travel
From vacations to shoes to magazines and luggage, we have you covered this weekend. Don’t forget to do some shopping for Mom. Her special day is Sunday!
We are personally looking for some great rental car deals right now. Heading to Orlando in a few months and need to rent a car. Know of any great deals? Or how to find the best deals?
Traditional Luggage Tags Create Problems for Travelers
Guest post by Boots Gibson
Few people consider their luggage tags can bring burglars to their home, or how often luggage tags are torn off bags when they become entangled in conveyor belts.
Today was a quick trip to the Dog n Suds restaurant in Fox Lake/Ingleside, IL My sister in law treated us to lunch for a belated b-day celebration for Kev.
I love the classic 50′s style drive in, it’s so much fun. You can read about the history of Dog n Suds too.
Not only can you park and order like your classic drive in but they have a picnic area there too if you would rather get out of your car.
What is Kayak?
Kayak is an online travel guide/search engine where you can find deals on flights, hotels, car rentals, vacations and more. You can sign up to get alerts when there are prices changes too.
They search tons of travel sites like Hotwire, Expedia, airlines, car rental agencies, etc. for top deals to destinations like Las Vegas, Florida and the Caribbean. How about a vacation rental or ski trip? They will find the best deal for you.
Like I said they are just a search engine so you do not book travel through them. So in our case, we’ll be directed to the airline and car rental agency. However you CAN find Trip Advisor’s rating and read reviews for hotels/resorts. I love that option.
Discovering River Cruising
By Karolina Shenton, The Cruise Web Team
So, you’re a big-time traveler, and you’ve cruised a lot, but have you been on a river cruise yet? Chances are you haven’t, however it’s time to consider joining the scores of travelers who have discovered this fantastic way to see the world. River cruises lines with their exclusive, luxurious and spacious vessels, take the curious and adventurous alike, to seldom-visited destinations throughout the world.
To Fly or Drive: That is the Question
We are trying to plan our vacation to Florida and after checking out prices on flights AND a rental car, we have come to the conclusion it would probably be more cost effective to drive the 20 hours to Florida. We will be staying with friends in Ormond Beach, FL (Ormand By the Sea, a barrier island) most of the time. We were HOPING to also spend 2-3 days in Orlando at the end of the trip.
Travel Vegas will help you find the best deals in town from hotels to restaurants, shows and more. Here’s a little blurb from their website
TravelVegas.com is designed around making the Vegas experience more enjoyable and less expensive.
Valentine’s Day was celebrated the same this year as last year. We have been going to our favorite sushi restaurant for a while now and decided to start a new tradition. The tradition used to be Red Lobster for Valentine’s dinner but we much prefer sushi! And you know how we our with our New Year’s Eve tradition of going to Beni Hana every year for the past 16 years. This will be fun!
One Reason I Love American Airlines
I travel quite a bit on American Airlines and have always had good service. A recent experience on my flight to Atlanta last week, October 3rd stands out and I wanted to share one of my best American Airline service experiences.
I had boarded flight 3844 from Chicago to Atlanta. As I was getting ready to turn off my phone before take off, I got an email message from my dad that his brother, my uncle had passed away unexpectedly that morning. Not something you expect right before you take off on a business trip.
A couple weeks ago when we were in Oklahoma, we decided to take some time out to visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. We were close by after a long day in Bricktown and thought it was important we pay remembrance to those who lost their lives that day.
Upon arriving, the first thing we saw was the fence where people still to this day remember their loved ones by leaving tokens of their love. There are cards, stuffed animals, pictures and more.