Sunday, May 17, 2015

USA Hotel Deals

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For the best hotel deals on your mobile cell or tablet you need only check one place!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hotel Deals - Large and Small Properties - USA and Beyond


The world is indeed a big place. But everyone has a place in it and everyone needs to stay in it someplace. So when you are away from home you will either stay with family, friends or elsewhere. For 'the elsewhere' booking.com has you covered with great spots just down the road from you and across the world.

So don't be like those cray ducks above. Just click to get the spot where you want to be tonight or anytime in the future. With the best mobile hotel site around, it is easy to just click and view locations near you that include prices, reviews and ratings.

Travel is much more fun, easy and affordable than it has ever been!


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Best Mexico Hotel Values

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In Mexico you can get incredible values on luxury. In the Cancun area you will find awesome values on three properties. The Grand Oasis Cancun, Club Hotel Riu Tequila and Riu Playacar All Inclusive have also made other 'top value' lists. In this economy it is very important to get what you pay for.


With these three gems you get more!

These hotels are just the beginning of what lays ahead when you decide to travel to anywhere in Mexico. This low cost destination is a mecca for travelers from all over the world. So just browse the list of cities, airports or landmarks and grab your hotel bargain. Enjoy the savings!



Apple Watch Hotel Bookings

With the new free Apple Watch App you will get as much hotel booking information as other mobile friendly reservation sites.

To get started, just click to booking.com and sign up for free. Then grab your free Apple App and login.

For all you others that do not have and cannot afford an Apple watch, simply by using chrome on a mobile phone, you can see a photo, hotel name, distance from your search place, star rating, user review rating number, one word rating summary, time of last booking and the number of rooms left at the price shown. The mobile information and interface is awesome and much better than most!

When you search with other mobile devices, you also get more information 'at a glance' than elsewhere. You will also find more user reviews than elsewhere. These reviews will be of more use to you because you can show all reviews or just those made by single travelers, couples, families or groups of friends.

At Booking.com the selection is hotels is just as good, and even better than other national and international hotel reservation systems. For luxury to glamping camping in the jungle, you will certainly find what you are looking for.



Saturday, May 2, 2015

The New Riviera Maya

Xenotes MayaIt has been many years since I first went to Cancun, Chitzhca ItzaPlaya del Carmen, Tulum, Akumal and the other areas and around the Mexican location known more typically as the Riviera Maya.

It is all grown up, but in a good way. Nature, ecology and history have been the focus and emphasis for the tourism and visitor boom it has experienced over the last 20 years!


Discover RIU Hotels like the Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula in Cancun, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Palace Mexico, Club Riu Tequila, Riu Lupita, Riu Playacar and the Riu Yucatan for world class services and amenities.


These properties will satisfy all your expectations and put you close to all the best action and excursions to area cenotes and attractions.


The new route starts with a well followed highway 307 heading south from Cancun past  Puerto Morelos, Punta Brava, Playa del Secreto, Tres Rios, Punta Maroma, Punta Bete Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, Xcaret, Calica, Punta Venado, Paamul, Puerto Aventuras, Xpu Ha, Kantenah, Akumal, Xcacel, Xel-Ha, Bahia de Punta Soliman, Tankah (Tancah), Tulum, Playa Paraiso, Boca Paila, Punta Allen and Sian Kaan with notable side trips to Coba or Cozumel.

The four lane highway will turn into a two lane road at Calica and then turn off to highway 107 toward a more rugged road south of Tulum to the unspoiled Punta Allen.





Saturday, March 14, 2015

Renaissance Faire at Brown County Fair Grounds


The local fairgrounds is usually quite dead though out the year. But they do have occasional special events like a Renaissance Faire. This was our first visit to one. But we were very disappointed.

We did show up at the last minute on the last day of the event. But there were not very many people in attendance. However, the music was OK, even though the performers were a Pirate theme. I guess that was as close as they could come to medieval.

My daughter did suggest that I try the mead. She warned me that it was kind of a wine beer mix with an unusual taste. She was right!

I'm glad I tried it. Now I know I can try something better next time!

When we entered, the admissions people were trying to keep up appearances by talking in olde English. This pretense followed with the other personnel. However, it was quite easy to breach this facade with a snarky off centered snort!

My granddaughter loved the parrot, but was otherwise not amused!



Starting Fresh

Today is a new day for me. I have gone past previous personal tribulations and am embarking on a new course. My course! I am now secure financially, and healthy. So now I will do what I want and say what I want!

What I want now, is to get some advertising BS out of the way!

Deals and Steals
Whether you travel near or far from home, you want to relax and have a great time. When it comes to finding deals and savings on the big parts of travel like airfare, hotels, cruises, and car rentals there are certainly many place to look. So we narrow our choices down to a few that we think will give you the best overall deals all the time.


For air we prefer discount sites like Hotwire where you can locate bargains across many airlines.  For the biggest pool of choices for lodging, we choose Booking.com for its great online selections as well as their special search options according to type of need. With cruises we like Last Minute for some huge potential savings. For package prices we have always loved Apple Vacations because of its large reach for travel from the US to the Caribbean, Europe and Hawaii.

For the very competitive car rental market, the best deal can sometimes be found just by going to the individual rental companies like Dollar, PaylessThrifty and Sixt. Plus, you can surely take a shot and do more searching from travel companies like Cheapo Air, Easy Click Travel, Extended Stay America, Fare Buzz, Hostel Bookers, Hotel Club, La Quinta, Lan Airlines, Last Minute Travel, One Travel, RIU HotelsRush My Passport, Smart Fares, New York Attractions, City Tours, Box Office Ticket Sales, Vegas Tickets plus google maps & translation.

Our Travels

But my favorite thing to do is always TRAVEL. And with travel goes pictures, so here you go to Buenos Aires Argentina along with me and my wife to visit our daughter who was going to college there for a semester. Other times we have gone to Cancun Mexico and did a lot of touristy things. So if you are interested, these are some of the attractions information. I always like to travel 'virtually' before I actually travel. If you also like to know about the places you visit before you get there, these City Discovery attractions and activities lists from around the world will be quite useful!
My daughter has also travel extensively, actually more than I have. During her high school years, she visited Italy and was quite generous in sharing her pictures with me. But I have not stayed home all the time either. My trips to Spain & Portugal, Puerto Rico and Thailand are still as vivid as if they were yesterday.

Other Types of Travel

If you like to travel to the past, then these few pictures and videos from World War II may interest you. More a more unique type of travel, people love to visit haunted houses and places. These real life 'first person' ghost stories have been contributed to us by our readers.

My Hotel Lists

A long time ago I took a list of US hotels and generated web pages so that you could browse through the lists and pick out something that interests you. When you browse the lists you stay on my site when you click on a hotel name, but then you can go and get more information and/or book the property when you click again. In fact, I have two sets of US hotel lists in different formats (I don't remember why. Maybe because it was new to me. Anyway, you decide which one you like best -  US Hotels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 and US Hotels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14. I also made those lists in a few foreign languages too in Spanish 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 German 1 2 3 4 5 French 1 2 3 4 5 Italian 1 2 3 4 5 and Portuguese 1 2 3 4 5 6. Once again, why various list sizes?