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4 tips for redeeming Frequent Flyer Miles

12:00 pm Dec. 23, 2014

Recently, while booking holiday travel, I discovered I had enough frequent flyer miles to redeem for a round-trip ticket. I’m not really sure how I earned so many miles on one carrier, since my usual strategy is to fly whichever airline is cheapest. According to experts on the topic, I’ve already violated a few important rules of frequent flyer mile redemption — know how many miles you are earning and

When to book New Year’s travel and holiday travel tips

12:02 pm Dec. 10, 2014

According to data from, the cost of Christmas travel (as compared to last year) is up. Specifically, hotel prices are currently up 22 percent, Air prices for the top 20 US markets are currently up six percent and car prices are up one percent.

If you haven’t already solidified your Christmas travel plans, you’ll probably end up paying more than the average increase.

Now would be a good time to

JessicaShops: Photo art, Barnsley Resort, self-tanner

6:00 am Dec. 3, 2014

Picanova: Let Picanova .com turn your favorite photo into custom art, printed on white canvas and hand-stretched. Brighten up your own space or make it a gift. Use my discount code “JESSICASHOPS” and take advantage of 75 percent off your order and free shipping ($10 value). Order by Dec. 14 for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

Barnsley Resort: While you don’t have to be a guest at the resort

Top travel destinations for 2015

1:04 pm Nov. 11, 2014

While some of us are still making our holiday travel plans, Travelzoo is looking to the future.

The travel website recently released its list of

Dubai: Dubai has been on top destination lists for a while.

Wes Moss: Ebola and the economy

6:03 am Oct. 27, 2014

Just last week I did a quick 24-hour round trip from Atlanta to New York City. Thursday was the first  day that a case of Ebola was reported in New York.  Friday morning I tweeted a selfie “warm NY welcome photo” of me holding a copy of the New York Post with the headline “Ebola Here!”

Nerves will certainly continue about Ebola’s potential impact but so far here are the real

Still time to save on Thanksgiving travel

6:14 am Oct. 14, 2014

Making travel plans for the holiday season is a huge part of holiday stress. It almost always feels like you’re being price gouged no matter when you make your reservations.

With Thanksgiving approaching, online travel agencies have been busily mining their historical data to find the magic moment for making flight and hotel arrangements.

The results, naturally, are all over the place. Some say you’re already too late to get the best

A guidebook to farms and fresh food in Georgia

1:33 pm Sep. 30, 2014

Jodi Helmer spent one year logging more than 15,000 miles across the state of Georgia all in the name of research. Her goal? To compile a guidebook of Georgia farms.

“I would follow a sign down