Yearly Archives: 2019

The good, Bad and Ugly about traveling to Israel and Jordan

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Hello from Israel – This week I am writing to you from Israel. I am halfway through with an amazing tour of Jordan and Israel. To many people, Israel is on their travel bucket list. This is my third time here and I have been amazed how much things have changed. Here are ten things […]


I’m flying the friendly skies to Israel today

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I am writing to you today as I take off for a glorious trip to Israel and Jordan. United Airlines has great service to Tel Aviv. I am a Bible buff and even though I have been to Israel and Jordan twice before it always is one of my top destinations. Petra, Jordan is also […]


Here is Steve’s list of eight ways to deal with the hurricane season

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#1 – Hurricane season offers the best prices of the year – The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 and offers some of the best prices of the year for people looking for great value for their sun and fun vacations. Don’t be scared to take advantage of these super prices. […]


Marriott Bonvoy changes make points almost worthless to some travelers. #Bonvoyed

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In September Marriott’s Bonvoy frequent traveler program will be implementing dynamic pricing. This basically means they are raising the prices by up to 33% on the number of points it takes to redeem for a free night during the busy season and lowering them during the low season. Even before this change goes into effect […]


Now that school is starting- Let the travel deals begin! – 

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Every year the travel industry launches some fantastic travel vacation deals once school starts in the fall. Historically the 90 day period after Labor Day is called the shoulder season and is a slower season for travel. The airlines, hotels and cruise lines historically offer great deals to try to fill up empty seats and […]


Hello from Chicago

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I am writing to you today as I am attending the annual meeting of the GBTA (Global Business Travel Association). This is where all the major airlines, hotels, and car rental companies of the world come together and strut their stuff.  Things are changing fast in the travel world and at this meeting, we heard […]


I’m stuck in Santiago, Chile

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I’m writing to you today from Santiago, Chile. I was supposed to be home today but when I arrived at the airport gate last night for my scheduled flight home I heard the dreaded announcement, “Your flight has been delayed as we are working on a mechanical issue”. This, of course, is just the preamble […]


Steve’s Annual Top 10 Hotel Pet Peeves

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As you know I travel a lot. During my travels, I stay in a lot of different hotel rooms and I am able to notice a lot of things that are good, bad and ugly about hotels. Every year I update my annual list of top 10 hotel pet peeves. I hope you enjoy it. […]


Would you believe me if I told you I had great food on an airline flight?

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I know some people will question my sanity if I tell you I recently had a wonderful meal on an airline flight. On Sunday I flew American Airlines from Charlotte to Paris.  My dinner was outstanding as I had beef and potatoes. The person beside me had chicken and also said it was very good. […]


Flying during the month of July and August may become very painful

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All the major airlines (Southwest, American, and United) who operate the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are now saying that they do not plan to enter the airplane back into service until Labor Day weekend or later. This is a major problem for many summer travelers as thousands of flights will have to be canceled in […]


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