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Top 6 Hotel Deals in Cologne

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How I want to go to Cologne! Via Shutterstock

Most of the hotels in Cologne are located on the grid, or near the city center. This is good news because you won’t spend lots of money on transportation. The city’s hotels were built around the restaurants, galleries, and museums. This shows the foresight and diligence of the founders of this unique and beautiful city. Cologne is also among the major cities included in the Rhine River cruises, an even more appealing fact. Here is a compilation of the best hotel deals in the town of Cologne. (more…)

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5 Ways to Save Money in Reno

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Saving money in Reno is very easy with these five tips. Via Shutterstock

Considered a smaller, more intimate version of Las Vegas, Reno, Nevada, has all the glitz and glamour you could want. It’s a great place for a family vacation and has better access to outdoor adventure than Las Vegas. If you’re on a tight vacation budget, you can save money by finding cheap hotels in Reno such as the Silver Legacy Resort Casino where you get top-quality gaming and reasonably priced rooms.

Here are five ways to save money in Reno and still have a great vacation.

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6 Hours For Business Travelers In San Antonio

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I cannot wait to go to San Antonio. Via Shutterstock

While San Antonio, Texas, is an excellent tourist destination known for the historic Battle of the Alamo and its picturesque River Walk, the city is also an established center for business. The Alamo City often plays host to meetings and conferences for such diversified industries as healthcare, car manufacturing, financial services, and oil and gas. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, conveniently located in the heart of the city’s Downtown San Antonio allows business travelers easy access to many of the city’s must-see attractions.

Here’s a quick guide for the business traveler (or just the busy traveler!) with just six hours to spare in one of Texas’ gems.

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Top 6 Ways To Save On A Chicago Vacation

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Chicago on a budget – it can be done! Via Shutterstock

Chicago is a popular tourist destination, and Chicago hotels are not cheap during the high season, but you can get some good deals in April and May as well as September and October when the weather is fine, and there are lots of things to see and do. Hotels such as the Fairmont Chicago at Millenium Park are conveniently located near the Chicago River and Lake Michigan as well as many of the most important attractions.

Six ways to reduce your spending when you visit Chicago on a vacation

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Why Now Is the Best Time to Eat in Shanghai

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In the largest, richest, and most populous city in China, there has never been a better time to eat.

“Shanghai is having a renaissance of late, especially in the culinary field,” says Jamie Barys, the CEO of Shanghai’s popular food tour company UnTour Shanghai. “With the pollution and the food scandals getting harder to ignore, people are a lot more concerned about their health these days, and the food standard is increasingly higher.” (more…)

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The Best – and Worst – Kids Eat Free Websites

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With the kids out of school for the sumer, there’s more opportunity to go out to dinner as a family, something we all enjoy. But what if you’re on a budget? No problem! There are plenty of ways to score free – or nearly free – meals for kids. In fact, there are websites dedicated to finding free or reduced price meal deals for kids. We’ve checked them out and rated them for you.

Here is our guide to the various Kids Eat Free websites.

 

 

 

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How to Afford a Luxurious Vacation on a Budget

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Travel is regarded as one of the most enlightening activities; people who make a hobby out of traveling frequently are often considered uncommonly worldly and spiritual. Eventually, youthful backpacking and stays in hostels give way to a desire for relaxing vacations. The adventuresome wanderings of young people tend to transition into an enjoyment of more slow-paced trips. People start to view vacations as relaxing times with no obligations as opposed to occasions for activities.

But plane tickets, hotel rooms, restaurant meals and car rentals can quickly add up.

Seven ways to afford a luxury vacation

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How to Have a 5-Star Vegas Experience For Less

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Have the glitz – without the big price tag. Via Shutterstock

The glittering ‘Sin City’ is right there at the top of the tree when it comes to glitz and glamour. If you imagined that Las Vegas, with its opulent resorts and luxury attractions, could only be enjoyed by the very rich then reset your imagination and check out these money-saving tips of the trade.

Have a ball in Vegas without breaking the bank.

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My Scammed Vacation: How to Avoid Vacation Disasters

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This year was my twin sister Alyssa’s last year in graduate school, so we planned what we thought we be the trip of a lifetime. Four of our closest friends, Miami beach, and six nights in a suite at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel. Unfortunately, our vacation dreams turned into a vacation disaster when we arrived at our hotel. Instead of a suite with the ability to fit six girls comfortably, we were put into a room that was meant for four or less. Ah!

Our vacation disaster and how to avoid it yourself

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Is the Southwest Credit Card All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

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Is it just me, or is choosing a credit card harder than making the at-the-table fries or tots decision? “They’re so long and sleek! But they’re bite-sized! You must choose for me! I can’t possibly!” Almost two years ago, I decided to finally get a credit card and after much research, it came down to the Southwest Credit Card and the Capital One Venture Card. They are pretty equal when you compare their benefits, so I made my decision based on the successful relationship I’ve had with Southwest as a dependable airline – and Capital One was just another bank. It’s 24 months later and I bet you are wondering –

Is the Southwest Credit Card All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

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Los Angeles has a lot to Offer Budget Travelers

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The city of Angels…Los Angeles! Via Shutterstock

Los Angeles is a city where the whole is greater than its parts. The world-class beaches, artist colonies, Hollywood and proximity to Disneyland and other famous theme parks, makes Los Angeles the tourist’s dream destination. Budget travelers need not worry because it’s possible to visit the City of Angles without spending a small fortune. Hotels in Los Angeles range from luxurious beyond your imagination to backpacker’s hostels and everything in between. (more…)