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Save Money on Travel By Renting Timeshare Weeks

Occasionally I like to bring in some guest writers who can share a bit about their area of travel expertise. Today David from The Timeshare Guru has offered to share some of his words of wisdom about leveraging timeshare rentals to make traveling with children a bit more comfortable while still keeping costs as low as possible. He is a father of two little ones so he knows first hand about some of the special challenges traveling families can face!…

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Saving $50 Off a $300 Hotel Booking

There are a seemingly endless number of discount hotel booking sites on the internet. No matter what they say, no one site is always the best. Even sites like HotelsCombined.com that show the prices of many other discount sites don’t catch everything or all the lowest prices, though they can certainly be useful. I actually have the best luck saving money on discount hotel booking sites by booking when there is an extra discount code available to knock additional savings…

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Tips When Using Airbnb for Family Travel

Once you have more than one kid or so, lodging space becomes a big issue when traveling with a family.  In the United States, as long as you aren’t traveling in cities like New York you probably won’t have too many space issues in terms of maximum occupancy limits for hotel rooms until you have more than two kids, but still, families clearly don’t fit in standard hotel rooms as well as one or two adults usually will.  I like…

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How to Get a Passport Photo of an Infant

How hard is it to take a photo that has to meet a litany of specific criteria when your subject doesn’t understand, doesn’t listen, has no head control, can’t stand, can’t sit-up, cries or sleeps frequently, and just all around isn’t really able to cooperate with the process?  Well, it’s not the easiest thing we have ever done, but taking a passport photo of an infant is doable with a few tips, and a little luck and patience. First, here…

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Save 10% on Hotels This Weekend Via New TravelPony Site

One of the hotel discount sites I have personally like the best over the last year or two has been TravelPony.  No site always has the lowest price for every hotel, but this site consistently had some pretty low prices, and you were able to utilize (and sometimes stack) new customer bonuses, referral bonuses, and additional percent off discount codes to come up with some solid hotel deals. We have used them without incident a number of times to stay…

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Save Extra on Hotel Bookings Today via Travel Pony

One of my favorite hotel booking sites of 2014 has been Travel Pony.  They have sometimes had rates much better than I was able to access on other sites – including directly from the hotel.  I have had no issues with the stays I have booked through them (several completed ranging from a Holiday Inn Express to a Fairmont to a non-chain hotel).  I’ve also cancelled some stays that were refundable with no issues, so all in all I have…

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Extra Savings on Hotel Reservations Today via TravelPony

One of my favorite hotel booking sites recently has been Travel Pony.  They have sometimes had rates much better than I was able to access on other sites – including directly from the hotel!  I have had no issues with the multiple stays I have booked through them – including this suite at the Andaz 5th Avenue as shown below!   I’ve also cancelled some stays that were refundable with no issues, so all in all I have no complaints!…

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More Hotel Savings Via Travel Pony 10% Flash Sale!

One of my favorite hotel booking sites recently has been Travel Pony.  They have sometimes had rates much better than I was able to access on other sites – including directly from the hotel!  I have had no issues with the stays I have booked through them (two completed and two more future stays already booked).  I’ve also cancelled some stays that were refundable with no issues, so all in all I have no complaints! Today they are making their…

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Award Magic Booking Service

One thing I get emails about on regular basis is readers asking me to help them book award trips using the miles and points they have accumulated. While I don’t use a booking service myself (in part so I can write about the first-hand experience of booking trips), and unfortunately don’t have the time to have an awards booking service of my own, I do regularly recommend other booking services.  It can be a smart tool if you don’t have…

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Award Mapper Tool for Finding Hotels Where You Can Redeem Points

While I often stay at certain hotel chains when I travel either because of familiarity, preference, or points earning/burning, like many of you I end up staying at some chains I’m not as familiar with from time to time.  Naturally I always make sure to earn points on those stays, even if I’m not sure where I will eventually use them.  This can lead to having some points scattered in various programs.  If you have points scattered all around a…

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