Best Times to Find Lowest Airfares

Unless you are planning travel for high-traffic days, like Christmas or July 4th, you stand the best chance of finding the lowest possible airfare 45 days out for domestic flights and 60 days out for international flights. You will seldom find or get a better price searching or booking any earlier.

Flying midweek is another easy way to save money – and find more available seats at cheaper prices. Booking is often busier right after paydays on the 1st and 15th – so try traveling after the 7th of the month. Continue reading

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How Much Junk Is In Your Trunk?

Big “but”, small “but”, old “but”, new “but”, don’t let YOUR “but” hold you back. Continue reading

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Get INTO Your Comfort Zone

People are never really “ready” for success; they are just comfortable with it. Many people claim we need to LEAVE our zone of comfort (to do more). Not so! Continue reading

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Travel Fare Considerations

– The lowest fares can be generally be found on: Continue reading

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Quality of Living Rankings

Personal safety and quality of living criteria can vary from person to person as much as place to place.

Research consulting firm Mercer has released its 2011 Quality of Living Report, which includes ranking of the cities according to the level of personal safety.

Mercer Quality of Living Survey – Worldwide Rankings, 2011: Continue reading

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Best and Worst Prepared Cities

Some U.S. cities are more equipped and prepared than others to survive disasters. Disasters come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and severity.

The list of natural disasters is long: earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, snow and hail storms, fires, floods, solar flares, and volcanic eruptions are only a few of the most common that first come to mind.

The list of non-natural disasters is probably longer: gas leaks, oil spills, power outages, riots, nuclear meltdowns, terrorist attacks, economic collapse, and pandemic diseases are a but a few of the more recent human-caused disasters.

No matter how extensive, all disasters are experienced and responded to locally. The key to survive and and thrive and possibly even prosper with little or no panic or paralysis regardless of potential problems playing out is to: Continue reading

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5 Happiest and Saddest Countries

Countries are often ranked according to their GDP (Gross Domestic Production). Usually not considered, or even having any consistent criteria, is some kind of GHQ (Gross Happiness Quotient). Continue reading

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Gifts and Goods for Others

A gift is what is given – even though not all gifts are given or shared. Continue reading

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The Road to Success

There are many “roads” to “success” – but few “worth” taking are short or easy. Continue reading

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9 Things Cruise Lines Usually Won’t Mention

1. Fancy ships don’t always have staff or service to match. Continue reading

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