What are the ten most popular tourist destinations in the United States?

The list really depends on the kind of vacation experience for which you are searching. The wonderful thing about the good old USA is that it contains a multitude of travel spots to match anyone’s desire or pocketbook. [Read more…]

What are the differences in Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruises?

Over nine million people annually choose to holiday on a cruise. This explosive growth has fueled a wide range of options in the cruise line industry allowing an individual or family to find a cruise to fit just any desire. Among other things cruises may vary by the activities and entertainment offered onboard, the food served, the length of the cruise, the itinerary, whether they are geared for singles or families and, of course, the price for the voyage. [Read more…]

Where can I find cheap plane tickets and airline travel deals?


You may not know that Travelocity and Expedia search only their own limited databases for fares and travel and the Travelocity / Expedia proprietary database lacks the cheap airfares offered by many smaller and regional carriers.

www.Sidestep.com and www.BookingBuddy.com are two independent sites which perform a real-time parse of various airline and travel web sites to provide more varied results from a greater number of airlines.

I’ve found www.Sidestep.com especially useful for finding low fares on smaller regional airlines like ATA, Airtran, Midwest, Spirit, and other airlines that aren’t included in the database used by Travelocity/Expedia cartel.

Recently, I’ve seen some of the cheapest Airfares to Ft. Myers offered from the regional carrier www.USA3000.com

I just did a quick check for Detroit to Ft. Meyers and found USA3000 fares at about $69 each way. [Read more…]

Is staying in a rental home a better value than staying in a hotel?

A typical hotel room in central Florida can cost between $39 to $150 per night. Hotel rooms at Walt Disney world can cost $300 per night or more. For $39 to $300 per night you get only a room with a pair of queen beds, and a living space that is about 20 feet by 20 feet.

Also, keep in mind that some hotels charge a low fee for one person per room, but charge $10-$20 for each additional person in each room.

If there are more than 4 people in your group, you’ll have to rent two rooms, doubling your cost to stay in a hotel, and you’ll still only have four beds, and two 400 square foot rooms.

You can rent a house for as little as $99 in non-peak season. You’ll get three or four bedrooms, a living area, a kitchen and a private pool. You’ll generally have six times as much space to spread out and a home can generally accommodate eight to twelve guests, depending on the size of the home.

Houses give you more room to spread out and can save you money by allowing you to avoid eating at expensive restaurants. Once you’ve tried staying at a rental home instead of a hotel you’ll never want to stay in a hotel, again.