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

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/01/2013, 8:00 PM

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 crazy ...

Recordings of the Broadcast ("The Travel Show") that Pauline and I Present Every Sunday, Can be Heard at They're Without Commercials

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 05/01/2013, 1:45 PM

Because of problems too complex to discuss (and we're hoping to overcome them soon), podcasts (recordings) of "The Travel Show" with Arthur and Pauline Frommer (dad and daughter) aren't currently heard on iTunes. But you can listen to the same broadcasts (a) either live, on Sundays from noon to two, Eastern time, at, or (b) after the fact and for several months subsequently, via ...

You Can Use a Starbucks Card Abroad Without Fees

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/24/2013, 9:00 AM

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 with p...

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

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/24/2013, 9:00 AM

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, Unite...

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