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Zipcar is Zipping Home From the Airport

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/07/2013, 1:30 AM

  Getting home from the airport may just have gotten cheaper and easier. Last week, car-sharing firm Zipcar (www.zipcar.com) announced that it will parking vehicles at major airports around North America. If you book in advance online, you can skip car rental lines and head directly to the parking lot. This new development could drop the cost of getting back from the airport significan...

Gettysburg is booked for its 150th anniversary, but there are ways

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/07/2013, 1:30 AM

The hotels around Gettysburg, PA, are already jammed for the massive 150th commemoration of the seminal Civil War battle of 1863. There will be a huge re-enactment on July 4 to 7, and tparticipants snapped up lodging months ago, meaning that even a room in the Super 8 can hit you for $250 a night. You can still participate in the once-in-a-lifetime re-creation, though. The city has set up ...

It's Florida Drive Out Season! One-Way Rentals for $10/Day, No Strings Attached

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/02/2013, 12:00 AM

It's one of the best-kept secrets in vacationing: the annual Florida Drive Out.   This is the time of year when the big rental car companies need to rebalance the distribution of their fleets. To convince customers to help them shift their inventory away from winter vacation destinations by the start of the summer travel season, they mark down their prices to nutty levels. And I mean c...

It's Florida Drive Out Season! One-Way Rentals for $10/Day, No Strings Attached

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/02/2013, 12:00 AM

It's one of the best-kept secrets in vacationing: the annual Florida Drive Out.   This is the time of year when the big rental car companies need to rebalance the distribution of their fleets. To convince customers to help them shift their inventory away from winter vacation destinations by the start of the summer travel season, they mark down their prices to nutty levels. And I mean c...

You Can Use a Starbucks Card Abroad Without Fees

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/24/2013, 1:00 PM

Starbucks junkies may blow the equivalent of a MacBook Pro a year on those pricey morning cappuccinos, but if they're travelers, there may be one tiny benefit to the transaction.? Travelers may use Starbucks cards as payment in other countries — and they can do it without service fees and at the day's exchange rate as determined by the banks. Even credit cards and ATMs usually sock you wit...

United Jacks its Change fee to $200. What's the Real Cost?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/24/2013, 1:00 PM

Is the $200 change fee coming? No, it's already here. United is the first airline to jack up the fee it charges to passengers who need to amend their domestic travel plans. Now it'll hit you for $200 to tweak your flight plans. Until April 18, the fee was $150, already very high, which means the company hiked its penalty by a third.  Other airlines are expected to follow suit. Thanks, ...

10 Ways to See London Theater for Less

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/03/2009, 12:00 AM

If you leave London without seeing at least one stage show, then you'll have missed one of this city's most glittering attractions. Here's how to spend less money doing it. ...

Get Comfy for Less: Staying in Private London Bed & Breakfasts

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 06/25/2009, 12:00 AM

In many places staying in a quaint private room usually corresponds with a huge uptick in price. Fortunately, English hosted flats have been one of the world's great travel bargains for many lifetimes....

5 Things You Don't Know About London

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/09/2009, 12:00 AM

As one of the hippest, most multicultural, forward-thinking cities in the world, there's a lot of discover, both for first-timers and those who think they already know it well....

Disney Saving 101: Avoiding the Package Peril

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 10/09/2007, 12:00 AM

How to avoid Disney's 'deal' traps by just saying 'no' to package add-ons during your next Orlando vacation. ...

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