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Archive: September 2012
sep 28

Local Rental Car Companies vs. The Big Guys

Some of the best car rental deals come from agencies you've never even heard of (with savings of as much as $20 a day). Here's how they stack up.
sep 28

Nominate Your Town for America's Coolest Small Towns 2013!

Think you live in one of America's Coolest Small Towns? You have until Oct. 15 to nominate!
sep 27

Why You Should Expect More Delays On American Airlines

You can expect more delays on American Airlines in October due to ongoing struggles between employees and corporate management.
sep 27

Eccentric Eateries Around the World

When was the last time your food was served to you by a robot? Check out these restaurants that are sure to give you the most creative dining experience.
sep 26

A New Kind of Culinary Treasure in Toronto

Toronto's new breed of chef is sticking close to home, calling on centuries of Canadian culinary tradition.
sep 26

Do Airline Travelers Need More Consumer Protection?

How do you deal with fewer flights, higher fares, and increasing fees?
sep 26

Where Travelers Pay the Highest Taxes

A new report exposes the cities that levy the highest—and lowest—taxes on visitors.
sep 24

Another Hotel Chain Adds Trip Advisor Ratings

Best Western is the latest hotel chain to add links to the crowd-source review site.
sep 21

Delta Adds Recharging Stations to More Airports

The airline knows how important it is to keep your phone charged.
sep 21

In Defense of Tacky Tourist Photos

Do you find it hard to resist taking the perfect silly travel photo? You're not alone.
sep 21

Save Money on Off-Broadway Shows Now Thru Sept. 30th

From now thru Sept. 30th, you can score 2-for-1 tickets to off-Broadway shows in New York City. Which show will you see?
sep 20

Magic Kingdom to Serve Alcohol for the First Time

Wine and beer will flow at the park's newest restaurant opening in mid-November.
sep 19

Big Chains vs. Mom & Pop Hotels: Which Do You Prefer?

Would you trade the homey décor of a mom & pop hotel for the predictability of a big chain?
sep 19

7 Tips for Facing Bad Fall Weather

What do you do when the weather goes bad on vacation?
sep 19

Hotel Prices Are on the Rise

Rates may be climbing, but that doesn't mean you have to pay top dollar for your stay. Here are some of my favorite ways to skirt high prices.
sep 17

Double Your Points with Southwest and AirTran

As the airlines continue the merger process, they are both offering double points for loyal customers this fall.
sep 14

6 Snacks That Are Perfect for Air Travel

Here are six super foods that deliver on the road in a big way. Plus: savvy tips for keeping those edibles fresh.
sep 13

21 New Airline Routes Launching Soon

With new routes departing from many major U.S. cities, your next vacation could be easier than ever.
sep 12

It’s Not Too Early to Book Your Holiday Trip!

Have you booked your holiday travel yet? If not, now might be the perfect time.
sep 12

Airline Tweaks Baggage Policy after Too Many Complaints

Aer Lingus tried to restrict cabin luggage, but loosened the policy after their customers revolted (even the Irish government got involved).
sep 12

What's The Best Way To Phone Home While Traveling?

A BT editor shares what she learned about international calling during a recent trip to Namibia.
sep 11

Argentina's Evita is Celebrated in New York

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the death of Eva Peron, the revered Argentinian political activist. Here's how she is being honored in New York.
sep 07

Carnival Expands Anti-Chair-Hogging Policy

The time limit on saving deck chairs has gone fleet-wide, and other lines are joining the fight.
sep 07

To Charge or Not to Charge: The Hotel WiFi Debate

Just as some hoteliers consider charging more for WiFi, one major chain wipes out its internet fees altogether.
sep 06

7 Great Culinary Bike Tours

These bike trips let you see the sites—and taste some of the local cuisine—on two wheels. Good thing you'll also be burning calories along the way.
sep 05

Where to Do Free Yoga For National Yoga Month

It's National Yoga Month, so start stretching.
sep 05

How Do You Stretch Your Summer?

Labor Day may have passed but summer doesn't officially end until the fall equinox on September 22nd. Will you still be traveling in September?
sep 04

Do you Book Last-Minute Travel?

Hitting the road at the spur of the moment sounds great, but would you actually do it?

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