Prepare to Open Your Wallet For a Weekend Here – The 15 Most Expensive Cities For Tourists to Visit

Following UBS’ release of their Price and Earnings Report, Business Insider published a study of the 15 most expensive cities for tourists to visit. A “visit” was defined as a two day, one night stay under the following methodology: In order to come up with these costs, UBS looked at an overnight stay in a…

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Don’t Trust TSA Just Because They Wear a Uniform – Passenger Robbed at JFK

Last week, a TSA agent stole $61 from a passenger’s wallet at a security checkpoint at JFK airport in New York. Joe Bangay, 37, of Queens, N.Y., was working as a screening agent when he stole $61 from a passenger’s wallet, Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority police, said. The passenger had placed…

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From Terrible to Mediocre – Airlines Improve On-Time Record

Apparently, 78% of flights on the leading airlines arrived “on time” in July – up 3% from June, with Hawaiian, Delta and Alaska topping the charts, and Spirit and Frontier bringing up the rear.  78% seems pretty high, since you constantly hear about people complaining about flight delays, missed connections, etc. Of course, the big…

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An Incomplete List of Europe’s Most Overlooked Cities – Where is Belfast?

Last year, The Huffington Post posted an article entitled 23 Overlooked European Cities You Must Visit In Your Lifetime. Most of those are great suggestions, but there is one notable absence: Belfast. The capital of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom, Belfast has a long, complicated and messy history. But that only adds to its allure…

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Trip Report – Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port – Upscale Accommodation in a Vibrant City!

Maine is a stunningly beautiful place year round, and especially in the summer when the weather is impeccable. On a recent trip to the Northeast, we stopped through Portland, Maine and used some Hyatt points for a night in the Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port. We were definitely not disappointed! Portland is a vibrant city with…

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4th Night Free and $100 Resort Credit at Hilton Caribbean Resorts through September

Hilton is currently running a summer promotion in many of their Caribbean resorts. The promotion is called Stay and Play Longer, and provides for the 4th night free on any 4-night stay at participating resorts, as well as a $100 Resort Credit and allowing kids to stay free. This deal is includes resorts in nine Caribbean countries,…

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