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Holiday Travel Reaches Record Levels Says AAA

I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s true… This season¬†will be the busiest on record for holiday travel, at least according to AAA. They say more than 103 million Americans will travel this season, up 1.5 percent from 2015. AND there is actually one FEWER travel day this year from Dec. 23-Jan…. Continue reading

Stay in Chicago for $75 at Hampton Inn Downtown This Weekend

  The Hampton Inn Downtown Chicago, which is located in the historic Chicago Motor Club Building at 68 E. Wacker Place, is offering a special “Blizzard Rate” of just $75 per night Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12. The special rate heralds the arrival of the polar vortex system and is designed to help… Continue reading

5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Chicago

With the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series win sending Chicagoans and visitors into a festive frenzy, the holidays in the Windy City will certainly be filled with throngs of tourists with vibrant celebrations in full force. Whether you want to shop, ice skate or admire bright light displays, here are five reasons to celebrate the… Continue reading

Holiday Flights Not Ideal for Using Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

The key to stretching your Southwest Rapid Rewards points as far as possible is to book cheap flights. Southwest bases the number of Rapid Rewards points required to redeem a flight based on its current sale price. So if the far price is low, so will the number of points you need to redeem. To… Continue reading

8 Cities Where You Can Turn Holiday Shopping into a Vacation

It’s November and that means the holidays are quickly swooping in upon us. But instead of being rattled and stressed about fitting in all that holiday shopping, why not make a vacation of it? Shopping tourism is becoming a “thing” with many people traveling specifically to shop. I recently appeared on Indianapolis’ WISH TV to… Continue reading

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