From the monthly archives:

December 2007

If you made any foreign credit card transactions between 1996 and 2006, you are likely due a refund from your credit card company. If you travel infrequently, nearly anyone can claim $25; if you charged hotels, plane tickets, cruise tickets, train tickets, souvenirs, meals, anything abroad more than $2500 over the same time frame, [...]


Wow, I am ticked. I’ve been saving this freebie for months, as the Kids’ Night on Broadway event (where a full-paying adult gets a child’s ticket free with purchase) generally takes place in January, and when I discovered it, the website hadn’t been updated yet from the 2007 event.
Well, it appears KNoB moved to [...]


Two travel-sized freebies this week to keep germs at bay on the road.
First is a trial bottle of VioNexus, which claims it

Kills germs and cleans skin without running water
Emollients help prevent dry, irritated skin and leave hands feeling soft
No water or towels needed, eliminating cross contamination

Second is a so-called Klean-to-Go Packet, which contains

1 Hard Surface [...]


Three friends, three holiday flights home, 18.5 hours of delay. Hear their survival advice after the jump.


Welcome to the first Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Here you’ll find South American, African, and Middle Eastern (and Antarctic!) travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.
Pick of the carnival goes to AJ Block and his post 30 Things To Do [...]

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TripAdvisor is offering two free luggage tags on request at their website.  Check it out!

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A follow-up to yesterday’s piece, I was inspired by Janel writing at Frugal Hacks about packing food for the road. [A little plug here: I recently joined Frugal Hacks, and if you write about frugality, you can too! Follow the FH button in my sidebar. Readers can navigate to a variety of [...]


You’ve got seven hours ahead of you on this trip — seven hours where you feel you should be doing something, seven hours where you’ve got to keep yourself, maybe your spouse, maybe your van full of kids entertained and busy. Suggestions after the jump.


Visiting Grandma and catching up on a year’s worth of Consumer Reports, I uncovered in the July 2007 issue a useful section on hotel ratings. Traveling on my own, I generally eschew hotels in favor of free accommodation with Hospitality Club or with friends, so I am usually on someone else’s dime if bedding in [...]


Welcome to the first Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Asia, Oz. Here you’ll find Asian, Australian, New Zealand and Oceania travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.
Photo inspiration for this week’s carnival comes from the post Global Eye: Tasmania at Intelligent Travel.