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Priceline Hotels Near Disneyland in Anaheim, California

Priceline offers some great prices for travelers looking for hotels near Disneyland in Anaheim, California. However, Priceline reservations are non-refundable and extra caution should be exercised when booking Priceline hotels. This article discusses some of the ways to save money while avoiding the common pitfalls travelers make when booking their hotel on opaque bidding sites.

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Villa Del Arco on Hotwire

The Villa Del Arco is quite easy to identify on Hotwire. It is a 4-star hotel located in the Cabo San Lucas East hotel zone. In addition, it has the following distinct features to help make it fairly easy to identify. Look for a hotel with…

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Hotwire Hotels In Las Vegas

Hotwire is a great way to book hotels in Las Vegas because travelers can save a lot of money on hotels. Hotwire uses a blind bidding or ‘opaque’ model, where travelers do not know the name of the hotel until after they make their hotel reservation (which is non-refundable). This can save travelers money but there are also some risks involved. Specifically, you do not know what hotel you are getting and you cannot cancel your hotel. Fortunately, there is an effective way to figure out or reveal Hotwire hotels in Las Vegas before you book. This method is explained in this article and provides some other tips and advice.

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Priceline Canada – Victoria and Vancouver Island

As a resident of Victoria, BC, I travel up and down Vancouver Island quite often and have used Priceline a number of times for Vancouver Island hotels. As well, other travelers have reported their Priceline Canada hotels on the Priceline forum. Based on this collective information, here is a guide to better bidding on Priceline hotels in Victoria and Vancouver Island.

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Hotwire Hotels In Cabo San Lucas

Hotwire is a great choice for travelers looking to book a hotel in Cabo San Lucas. Before you book your hotel, however, it is worth doing a bit of research to find out which Hotwire hotels are in Cabo San Lucas and what hotel you are likely to receive.

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Priceline vs. Hotwire Hotels

This article takes a look at Priceline vs. Hotwire hotels. Specifically, we look at how each site rates the same hotels. Do they rate hotels the same or does one company inflate their hotel ratings? Anyone who travels has probably stayed at a hotel that did not quite meet their expectations. You book a hotel online based on some photos but when you get there, the hotel looks better in photos than in real life.

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Resort Fees Are Getting Out Of Hand

resort fees are a mandatory fee that guests must pay to the hotel in addition to the nightly room rate. In most cases they are on a per night basis and guests cannot opt out. They often include some perks and freebies such as usage of the hotel facilities, a complimentary newspaper, free telephone calls and internet. Here are the top 10 cities that charge resort fees and some tips on how to avoid them.

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Visit Turtle Beach on Oahu For Sea Turtle Experience

Aside from visiting many great hotels in Hawaii, I was able to get out and enjoy many of the sites throughout Oahu.  One of my favorite places in Oahu was Turtle Beach.  Turtle Beach should not be confused with Turtle Bay, the hotel-resort located further north on the North Shore.  Turtle Beach is a very […]

Cabo San Lucas Car Rental Scams

Cabo San Lucas Car Rental Scams

Car rental scams in Cabo San Lucas are blatant and rampant. Fortunately, I was prepared to avoid the scamps. Preparation was based on reviews of car rental agencies in Cabo San Lucas on TripAdvisor. Here is a recount of how one car rental, Eurocar, tried to scam me and what I did to protect myself, avoiding $380 in hidden and unnecessary charges.

Resort Fees

List of hotels that charge resort fees in Hawaii and Las Vegas.