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Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Booking Your Flights

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Booking Your Flights

I’m The Worst When I book my flights I am still amazed at what I sometimes forget even though I know better.  I just wanted to go over some of the common mistakes I still make when in a hurry and…

Easy Travel Budget

Easy Travel Budget

Do You Have a Travel Budget We live in a society of instant gratification and that can get us travelers in financial trouble if we are not careful and don’t have a budget in place to help fund our trips…

Spring Break Cruise ’16

Spring Break Cruise ’16

  The Planning Begins Our spring break cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) has come and gone and, unfortunately, the cruise itself has done nothing to change my previous review of that company.  NCL is quite simply the worst cruise…

Best Month to Travel

Best Month to Travel

Ever wonder the best month to travel to get the best deals while still having a great experience?  There are the best times to travel due to big events such as the Super Bowl in February, but that will cost you…

Cruising with Points

Cruising with Points

One area of travel that does not seem to have many loyalty point options is cruising.  My wife and I are currently looking to sail next year (which will be our eight) so we are beginning our search now for a…

Essential International Travel Checklist

Essential International Travel Checklist

I recently left the country for a quick excursion into Canada and it made me realize that I was woefully unprepared and sure didn’t take any steps to ensure my safety and well-being while abroad.  I am a planner by nature so…

Spring Break In Hawaii at 65% Off

Spring Break In Hawaii at 65% Off

Our Spring Break in Hawaii went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time. Now it’s time to round-up all the numbers and see what the trip would have cost and what we were able to save by using…

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part III – Rental Car)

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part III – Rental Car)

By Jon Mohatt (aka…Travel Brainstorm) With lodging and air travel secured the final step in completing our Hawaii travel plans was to reserve a rental car capable of carrying five passengers and their luggage.  This really meant I needed to…

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part II – Air Travel)

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part II – Air Travel)

By Jon Mohatt (Aka Travel Brainstorm) Once our lodging in Hawaii was secured it was time to continue our Hawaii travel plans and find our flights.  My advice on finding award flights is to start as soon as award seats…

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part I – Lodging)

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part I – Lodging)

By Jon Mohatt (Aka Travel Brainstorm) I know the goal of many of my readers, and those of similar blogs, is to travel in luxury for free, but sometimes you just don’t have the flexibility or opportunity to travel when…