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Budget Travel Turns to Debt-Ridden Europe

Budget Travel Turns to Debt-Ridden Europe October 17, 2011 | Budget, Travel News | Read More
Maybe this will turn everything around for some unfortunate European countries. Yes, even though Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain are having some serious cash-flow issues (hey, who isn’t?), their loss is our gain (well, at least for UK travelers who still have money to spend). Which...

Foodie Alert: New Menu Means we be Eatin’ at the Holiday Inn

Foodie Alert: New Menu Means we be Eatin’ at the Holiday Inn May 10, 2011 | Budget, Business, Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
How many of you simply cannot utter the words “Holiday Inn” without breaking into some Snoop Dogg lyrics? We thought so. But over the past little while, Holiday Inn has spent $1-billion to re-launch and rebrand their entire business…the largest ever seen in the hospitality industry. Some highlights...

Travel Experts State the Obvious With Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Travel Experts State the Obvious With Thanksgiving Travel Tips November 12, 2010 | Budget, Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
It seems like every year come November travel sites around the United States report a list of ” travel tips” for people going off to visit friends and family over Thanksgiving. Now sure, sites like eDeals.com are probably just issuing these press releases in order to gain a little traffic;...

100 Golden Tickets Available To Visit Japan, Rate Tourist Spots

100 Golden Tickets Available To Visit Japan, Rate Tourist Spots October 25, 2010 | Budget, Japan, Tokyo, Travel News | Read More
If you’re a native speaker of English, Chinese or Korean, Japan’s tourism agency may have a job for you. The agency is seeking 100 English-speaking, Chinese-speaking and Korean-speaking tourists who will travel through Japan and rate if certain amenities are “tourist-friendly”...

The World’s Most Expensive Places to Rent a Car

The World’s Most Expensive Places to Rent a Car October 8, 2010 | Budget, Travel News | Read More
If you’re a backpacker this may not apply to you, but in many countries a rental car — or hire car as they’re known abroad — can provide a nice sense of freedom. A TravelSupermarket.com poll cited by the Daily Telegraph used a standard one week’s rental of a medium family...

How to Travel from a Briefcase or Oversized Handbag

How to Travel from a Briefcase or Oversized Handbag July 13, 2010 | Budget, Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
You get a call: six hours away, a relative is in the hospital and you need to get there as fast as you can, just in case. You throw some toiletries, travel information, a couple pairs of underwear, pants and a nice top in your bag. In ten minutes tops, you’re out the door – with an exceedingly...

Obscene Wireless Bills Abroad? The FCC Wants To Help

Obscene Wireless Bills Abroad? The FCC Wants To Help June 24, 2010 | Budget, Travel News, USA | Read More
Taking a well-deserved break from an exhausting war to keep America’s airwaves free from normally-covered skin and profanity, the Federal Communications Commission has somehow found time to make this week “Wireless World Travel Week.” Each day this week, the FCC will unveil helpful...

Modern Architecture Taste Test Provided To UK Holidaymakers

Modern Architecture Taste Test Provided To UK Holidaymakers May 14, 2010 | Budget, UK | Read More
Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, which in many locations means architectural styles that haven’t changed much in the past century or longer in some locations. Alain de Botton is planning on changing that. He’s a leading philosopher who wrote “The Art of Travel,” and whose...

Megabus Announces More $1 Fares In Northeast, Midwest

Megabus Announces More $1 Fares In Northeast, Midwest April 21, 2010 | Budget, Travel News | Read More
Megabus is one of many budget bus lines operating along the East Coast and in the Midwest.  Starting May 4, Megabus is starting more express daily service with fares as low as $1 between New York, State College, Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh, and between Chicago, Des Moines and Iowa City.  Arthur Frommer...

Tax Deductions from Business Travel

Tax Deductions from Business Travel April 2, 2010 | Budget | Read More
For tax purposes, employment and business expenses are equally applicable to employees and the self-employed. While most  job-related expenses incurred by employees are eventually reimbursed by their employer, any unreimbursed employee business expenses are still deductible after a reduction equaling...