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Tuesday Travel Website of the Week: Momondo

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tuesday Travel Website of the Week: Momondo · Tips & Tricks, Travel Website






Momondo is a visually sleek travel search aggregator (a search tool where you can search multiple online travel booking sites and see side by side results.) There are lots of aggregated search sites out there, but what set Momondo apart for me is two things.






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Saratoga Springs: Hotels

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Saratoga Springs: Hotels · Destinations






For location, amenities, price and service, the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs is my current favorite. After suffering slow traffic last year, I booked the Holiday Inn with hopes of only needing our car to drive to SPAC.











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It’s Fun to Stay at the YMCA Salisbury, Hong Kong.

February 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on It’s Fun to Stay at the YMCA Salisbury, Hong Kong. · Destinations






When I visit Hong Kong, I like to stay at the YMCA Salisbury in Tsim Tsau Choi. This is not a glorified dormitory (though they do have a dormitory for those on a hostel budget), but rather a conveniently located, full service hotel with family friendly services and breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island.











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Costanoa: A Thoughful Eco Resort on the California Coast.

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Costanoa: A Thoughful Eco Resort on the California Coast. · Destinations






After striking out on many last minute reservations attempts at the popular coastal California eco-resort Costanoa, I was ecstatic to enjoy a two night stay in the resort’s lodge during January.

Their “pace of nature” tag line is not far off.











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Went to Costco for vino, came back with a vacation.

January 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Went to Costco for vino, came back with a vacation. · Experience, Tips & Tricks






While picking up basics at Costco – bread, bananas, blueberries and wine – I noticed the sign for Costco Travel and checked if they could save me money on our last minute vacation.











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