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Hipmunk’s Hot Spots: Where to Find the Nearest Vice

July 5, 2011
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Hipmunk’s Hot Spots: Where to Find the Nearest Vice

The cheery and effective travel search engine Hipmunk, offers a lot of neat services: Plane departures stacked up by time and other neat distinctions, WiFi availability, vice, tourist … Vice? Yep, Hipmunk now kindly alerts the hotel searcher where the town’s hot spots are — the saloons, casinos, adult entertainment etc. It’s up to...

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Airlines Offering a Big Sale — But Act Quickly

June 8, 2011
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Buy quickly; fly later. There’s a big new sale on air fares to national and Caribbean destinations — but we need to act quickly. Collected by SmarterTravel.com the sale finds many of the gigantic carriers offering bargain flights — with lots of the usual strings attached. We have to order the tickets by Thursday...

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Plain and Simple in Plains, Georgia

May 12, 2011
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PLAINS, Georgia — This is no picture perfect Williamsburg or nifty paint-by-the-numbers Sturbridge Village, no Six Flags Over the Fifties, either. This is the real McCoy. Seven doors long, downtown Plains seems from another time. Take away the trifling detail that there’s a former president of the United States of America living down the...

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NYT Does Excellent Look at Car Rental ‘Fees’

April 27, 2011
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Seth Kugel of The New York Times has an excellent look at how rental car prices vary, how fees and taxes can be studied and some terrific suggestions: including vroomvroomvroom. We’ve all been in this car rental rip-off where a $29 rental ends up costing $100 — and worse! — so good advice is...

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