You may not immediately think of Facebook as a top travel resource but it is an important social media outlet where travelers freely share their stories, ideas, and travel tips. With an audience consisting of nearly 75% of internet users, there’s a Read full post »
As another year draws to a conclusion, I’ve been remembering what travel blogging looked like when I started FrugalTravelGuy on October 27, 2007. There weren’t a lot of independent bloggers back then. The home of most of the travel blogging world was Read full post »
Traveling allows us to encounter foods we may not otherwise have the opportunity to try. I have a list of foods that stand out in my memory as reasons to return to the source to enjoy again. Baked Eggplant Parmesan in Rome, Read full post »
Do you consider yourself to be an expert searching for and booking awards? Are you interested in using your award booking skills to make some money? This is your chance! In response to the incredibly high volume of award booking requests we Read full post »
As someone who travels frequently, I rely on TripAdvisor for unbiased reviews of the resorts and hotels I plan to visit. Unfortunately, some of the reviews I come across make me wonder if I am living amongst the world’s biggest complainers. Let me Read full post »
I first used TripAdvisor (TA) prior to a summer 2006 trip to Europe with a couple of friends. Specifically, I was looking for a decent, affordable hotel my friends and I could afford in Mykonos. Hotels in Mykonos can be ridiculously expensive Read full post »
My background is in technology. I used to be more of a hardcore geek: building PCs, running computer network cable, planning server deployments and IT consulting. Then I stumbled upon this world of travel and credit cards. It’s way more fun. At Read full post »
Credit card rewards can make travel pretty darn close to free. But even if you use airline miles for your flights, hotel loyalty points for your lodging, and travel credit from a card like the Barclay Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard for Read full post »
I travel a great deal and occasionally there are signs that I may be overdoing it. Perhaps you can relate to some of them. You know you’re traveling too much if: All of the bottles in your liquor cabinet happen to be Read full post »
I spend about half of my working time searching for award availability and booking awards for clients. I truly enjoy most of the components involved in the award-booking search process. However, if there is one thing I hate about award bookings it’s Read full post »
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