To Expedia or not to Expedia...

Sure it's easy to get lured in by the fabulous deals on Expedia and Travelocity - think there's no catch?   There is.  By the time you arrive at your hotel your reservation has been red flagged as "discounted".  This means that if there's a less than desirable room way off in the corner, by an elevator, or with absolutely no view, that room, more than likely, will be yours.  Yes, you can pay at the desk to upgrade but then your "deal" just went out the window.  If your room location or size doesn't matter - go for it.  Oh and do take Expedia up on the 24 hour price guarantee.  I booked a trip to Cancun and checked the price again an hour later.  It had dropped $150.  I called and not only did they give me the new price but they awarded me a $50 travel coupon for my next trip.  Great service. Gotta love that. 


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I didn’t dip my toe in an ocean until I turned 25 and my friend Sandy and I traveled to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. After that week, I was hooked. I loved being somewhere new; smelling the smells, tasting new food, seeing how other people lived. It energized me. As luck would have it, I landed a job that allowed me to travel all over the US and often to Canada. Being a sports event television producer, I was on the road all the time. That's when my love affair with travel began. Now, its 20 years later and still no one gets more “geeked up” about planning a vacation than I do. All I need is a destination and some travel companions and my fire is lit! I start delving into my favorite hotel sites, sifting through photos and reviews, comparing, contrasting -it’s like an addiction. The travel shows with tips and trends? I study them like a playbook. I LOVE doing the things most people hate doing before they go on vacation. Whether it be searching for a food tasting tour with a local or discovering a romantic B&B in the middle of New York - I’ve found it and I’ll share it with you. So....where should we go?