Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Due to the sluggish economy, nabbing that seat on the flight of your dreams is suppose to be cheaper than ever. However it might not be that easy. Struggling airlines are cutting flights and using smaller planes, so that means fewer options. That being said, there are still some great deals to be had... if your bank account affords.
You enter you intenary and this site trolls the net finding you the best prices. You can customize it by price, intinary or even departure/arrivial. You can even us it to find deals on car rentals and hotels.
This site operates on the same premise as Kayak. However, where this site excels is that it offers premium economy fares. Premium economy is something that a lot of airlines are now offering. It is more expensive than regular economy but less than regular business class. Perks can include more legroom, wider seats, enhanced food and beverage service. Two of my favorites are on Thai Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
Once you arrive at your destination you can save some serious cash by flying regional discount airlines. Tracking those airlines is a snap with Navigation is easy as it's divided up by world region, from there an easy click-through map provides simple trip planning.
Airline travel certinally isn't as glamorous as it once was. Choosing the airline that best suites your needs is much easier with the help of This site not only rates airlines with a star ranking (1-5) but allows people to write personal reviews. There's also a handy seat selection tab to help you choose the best seat the plane. The insider's airport reviews are a welcome touch. These little details may seem silly, but small details like knowing which seat on the plane has an extra few inches of leg room or which airport has a Starbucks can make or break your trip.
Getting the best seat in the house is always important. is like your personal airplane concierge. Simply scroll down the left tab, select your airline and aircraft type and voila!
An easy to follow chart highlights which seats you want and those you don't!
One of my favorite sites when chosing a hotel is tripadvisor. Not only does it rate the hotels based on readers reviews, but allows you to view real room photos submitted by reviewers. This way you get a real feel of what to expect. If you like what you see, there is a handy booking tool.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I love to travel! I love every aspect about it. The planing, the research, the lists, even the packing!
Here are a few of my favorite items for when I hit the road.

As beautiful as it is functional, the Samsonite Black Label X'Lite will keep heads turning as you glide through the airport terminal with ease due to it's 4 spinner wheels.

For something just as sleek but a bit softer try the Rudsak UBCSL 1870 Hard Nylon/ Leather Suitcase.

For a weekend bag that says "daddy's paying" choose the chic Delvaux Ligne 1829 WE bag.

If you love to shop as much as I do when you travel, not to worry. Muji's Foldable Boston Bag will be there to lend a hand when you need a little more space.

The Moleskines City Notebooks are the quintessential guide book

A versatile wardrobe staple for any globetrotter, this American Apparel unisex Jersey Scarf is lightweight enough to fit into any bag but warm enough to keep you cozy on those long trans-Atlantic flights. Hey it even comes in 28 colours!

Adjusting to a new time zone is a snap with this simple yet classic Timex Easy Reader.

Suffering from jet lag or perhaps a tad homesick? A warm cup of Kusmi tea will have you hydrated and back on your feet in no time!

Vaseline Lip Therapy with Aloe Vera will keep your lips in top shape to help you tackle that foreign language you have been practicing for months!

Tired of feeling like you have been ripped of by a local taxi driver, frustrated trying to figure out public transit in a new city, how about tackling it on your own? You need the Dahon Curve 3 Folding Bicycle. Now imagine how easily it will be for you to pass as a local!

Don't call it an early night just because your feet can't keep up! Sure travel can be demanding on your toes, but remember you don't have to sacrifice style either. Berlin designed, Italian made Trippen shoes prove that form and function really can co-exist.