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The Ultimate “Green” Rental Car

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Interested in reducing the carbon footprint of your travels? One solution: Drive a “Green” rental car. Whose Got A “Green” Fleet? Hertz has a Green Collection which it says made up of “fuel efficient, environmentally-friendly cars that are both easy on the wallet and good for the environment” like the Ford Fusion, “smart fortwo,” the […]

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Don’t Travel Without Knowing Credit Card Basics

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Don’t Travel Without Knowing Credit Card Basics (via Credit.com) However, consumers who are planning a vacation should get familiar with the terms and conditions of their credit card accounts so that there are no surprises on their bills when they get back, according to a report from the Arizona Republic. In many cases, a credit […]

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Travel Tip Tuesday: Keeping Your Bags “Locked” When Flying

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When you travel by air you want to make sure that no one but TSA can open your checked luggage and look through it.  One way to secure your bags—and the one I use— is with a TSA-approved lock. But the award-winning San Francisco Chronicle Travel Editor, Spud Hilton, takes this “low-tech” approach: (This video […]

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It’s Not “Your Fathers” United Airlines Anymore

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The United and Continental Airlines merger has just spawned significant changes to the way passengers “interface” electronically with the new, unified carrier. Navigating United’s Home Page United has put together this video to help you find your way around its redesigned Website which went “live” at 1:00 a.m. Central Standard Time on Saturday, March 3rd: […]

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Graduate from Southwest’s “Boarding School”

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My wife just returned from a trip to Southern California, flying on Southwest Airlines. Before she left home, she “graduated” from Southwest’s “Boarding School” after learning how passengers check-in for and board the airline’s flights. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012 Dick Jordan

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Be A “Radio Star” with Rick Steves

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From Tuesday, January 10th through Wednesday, the 18th, European travel guru, Rick Steves, will be recording new shows for his radio program, “Travel With Rick Steves.”  (Click here for details for these recording sessions). You can participate as a “caller” on these shows, or just listen in as they are recorded “live” for later broadcast. […]

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Holiday Gifts for Travelers

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With less than three weeks left to shop ‘til you drop for holiday gifts, the San Francisco Chronicle has come up with some nifty gift ideas for the travelers on your shopping list. Travel Editor Spud Hilton, contributing travel writers Jill K. Robinson, John Flinn, and Jennifer Blot, and Chronicle “Outdoors” writer Tom Stienstra, pass […]

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Recovering From “Travel Wallet Injury”

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7 Tips for Getting Compensated After a Travel Problem (via Money Talks)

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Travel Tips: Friendly Flying with Kids Aboard

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Travel Photo Thursday: Shooting Hawaii’s Sinking Sun

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Watching the sun set over the Pacific while enjoying a beer, cocktail, or glass of wine is a quintessential Hawaiian travel experience that will prompt you to set down your drink, pick up your camera, and shoot a photographic souvenir of your trip.  But catching Sol just as it begins to sink into the sea […]

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