Forecasts Predict Extra-Heavy Labor Day Travel

Forecasts Predict Extra-Heavy Labor Day Travel
Connecticut residents looking to travel by ferry to Long Island one final time this summer can expect lots of company. Cross Sound Ferry offers 23 sailings from New London to Orient Point on Long Island, on Friday, and eight are sold out already. The …
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10 Travel Apps That Will Make You Feel Like a Local
No one wants to feel like a tourist. And these days, people don’t even want to feel like travelers, but want to experience a place like a local. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Multiple apps even. From sleeping in a local’s apartment to getting them …
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So what makes Agoda.com so special?

After using so many different hotel reservation companies, I’ve noticed that all the hotel rates are on average are roughly the same give or take a few dollars. Agoda’s room rates too are on par with the rest of their competitors. However, Agoda has a rewards point system which you can earn for room discounts and free nights.
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This is the biggest advantage Agoda has over their competitors. You can earn points automatically. From 4% – 7% of your room price. Sometimes there are special offers where you can earn more. The minimum points you need for example a $25USD discount is 12,500 points and that’s easy to make if you spend about $625 USD, which is easy what most people already spend for a hotel stay.

You can either use up those points or save them up like I do for an even bigger discount and free nights.

The benefits of using Agoda doesn’t end there. You can earn an easy 500 reward points for submitting a review of the hotel you you stayed in. Agoda heavily relies on guest reviews so they want to give them an incentive. It’s easy to submit a review and wouldn’t take more than five minutes. You usually get an email from Agoda within 2 weeks after check out, asking for your review. As you can see as a frequent customer of Agoda, your points can quickly add up.

The best part is that this website brings the results from over 30 popular online hotel reservation systems to give the best of all worlds. It shows a comparison of hotel prices offered on each hotel reservation system of which that hotel is a part of. Once you click on the hotel, you will see the prices offered by sites like hotels.com, booking.com, octopustravel.com, hotelbook.com, skoosh.com, travelado.com, expedia.com, travelocity.com, cheaptickets.com, and many more. Apart from the prices you can also see complete hotel details, pictures of rooms and the facilities, reviews by other members, and the map to the hotel – all at one place.

Once you select the hotel rate, from among the various prices offered by multiple reservation systems, and click “select”, the website takes you to the booking page of the respective hotel reservation system. For instance, while searching for hotels in Paris, you liked the deal offered by expedia.com over the other systems and you clicked on it, then you would be taken to the booking page of expedia.com website, so that you can go through the payment gateway securely.

After spending a few hours on Trip Advisor, I found the perfect hotel for us:
trip advisor The Best Western Spring House Hotel, located very close to the Vatican and a metro stop. Great! The location issue was resolved. Moreover, our room not only had a shower and a tub, the tub had Jacuzzi jets! Don’t picture a luxury Jacuzzi bath. Picture a normal sized tub with jets. Let me tell you! After all the walking we did, that tub got lots of use. What about the free breakfast? Every morning, we enjoyed the most delicious breakfast buffet with breads, meats, cheeses, muffins, boiled eggs, yogurt, juice, and coffee. Don’t forget to pack sandwich bags. That’s how we avoided buying lunch! How much did we save on our hotel by traveling in January instead of July? Over 200 Euros!

From Loch Ness to Bigfoot: Mythical monsters worth traveling for
Yet, there are adventurous grownups who rush toward them — and they’re willing to travel the world to do so. A great way to spice up an international adventure is to go hunting for a mythical creature. You can roam the area where the creature is said …
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This jacket will change the way you travel
Nothing sucks more than being cooped up in an airplane’s cheap seats with your gear, electronics and crucial travel documents, especially when they’re stuffed in the filthy seat pocket in front of you, bulging out of a backpack that’s blocking the …
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Travel, transit tips for the Labor Day weekend

Travel, transit tips for the Labor Day weekend
As many as 850,700 Washington area residents are expected to go travel this Labor Day weekend– and the great majority, about 87 percent, plan to go by car. So whether you're planning to hit the road or stay in the area, add in extra travel time (But …
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There's Still Time To Snag A Last-Minute Labor Day Travel Deal
If you're looking for some much needed Labor Day R & R, there's still time to find great travel options for your long weekend! But, make sure you know the secrets to ensure you don't spend your Labor Day laboring over travel trouble. Rob Elking, an …
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