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In Loving Memory of Billie Frank
In Loving Memory of Billie Frank

I am so very sorry to report the passing of Billie Frank, whom I loved and whose blog posts were adored by so many BidOnTravel.com blog readers. An More

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Following the Fred Harvey Trail
Following the Fred Harvey Trail

Who is Fred Harvey? While today the name probably doesn’t ring a bell, almost 150 years ago the man and the company that bore his name changed the More

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My Cheech & Chong Ride & Other Car Rental Risks
My Cheech & Chong Ride & Other Car Rental Risks

Well, I opened the door of my new Alamo rental before driving off its Albuquerque airport lot and was hit by an overwhelming smell. It was if the More

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Our Kicks on Route 66 - I
Our Kicks on Route 66 - I

Route 66 is the most celebrated highway in the USA. This iconic roadway connecting Chicago with LA has been traveled by countless people, been written about, is the More

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Our Kicks on Route 66 - II
Our Kicks on Route 66 - II

Read part one of this cross Arizona Route 66 road trip (the eastern border to Flagstaff) here. Flagstaff Flagstaff is the biggest city along Arizona’s stretch of Historic More

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Wanderu User Guide - Tips, Savings, Cautions
Wanderu User Guide - Tips, Savings, Cautions

Wanderu offers a great new way to book inter-city bus and rail transportation. For the first time, Wanderu lets you compare prices of Amtrak and 24 bus company More

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Arcata CA: Hippie Values Live
Arcata CA: Hippie Values Live

Humboldt County—location of Arcata CA--and adjacent Mendocino County together mark the epicenter of illegal marijuana cultivation in the United States. Nevertheless, although the region experiences significant marijuana tourism, More

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Southwest Chief Reroute: Toward a Brighter Amtrak Future, Part I
Southwest Chief Reroute: Toward a Brighter Amtrak Future, Part I

UPDATE September 9, 2014: A Federal "TIGER" transportation grant has been awarded to preserve the current Southwest Chief route through northern New Mexico, a portion of southern Colorado, More

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Saving the Southwest Chief: Politics of a Reroute (Part II)
Saving the Southwest Chief: Politics of a Reroute (Part II)

Politics impact Amtrak’s Southwest Chief decision When deciding whether Amtrak’s Southwest Chief 1) stays on its current route through northern New Mexico with increasingly lower speed limits or More

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Saving the Southwest Chief: Proposed Schedule (Part III)
Saving the Southwest Chief: Proposed Schedule (Part III)

Above: Amtrak Southwest Chief passengers enjoy the countryside from these high-level sightseer lounges. A café serves snacks and drinks downstairs. Proposed Amtrak Southwest Chief timetable Amtrak’s Southwest Chief More

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Saving the Southwest Chief: Background of Proposed Reroute (Part IV)
Saving the Southwest Chief: Background of Proposed Reroute (Part IV)

This details decisions that impacted a proposed new schedule when Amtrak’s Southwest Chief moves to a new route via Texas. It also lists issues that need to be More

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A Trip to Spain: Surfing in Zarautz in Basque Country
A Trip to Spain: Surfing in Zarautz in Basque Country

Apart from live flamenco, varied tapas, and fresh sangria, my other priority whilst in Spain was to get some surfing in. Towards the end of our stay in More

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Taking Amtrak’s California Zephyr through the Colorado Rockies
Taking Amtrak’s California Zephyr through the Colorado Rockies

Enjoying the Most Scenic Rail Route in the Continental United States Part I:  Where should you sit? Where’s the best scenery? How can you save? What direction should More

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All aboard riding the Royal Gorge Route Railroad
All aboard riding the Royal Gorge Route Railroad

There’s something special about riding trains. Riding along the ground, scenery shooting past the window is a great way to see the world. At one time the entire More

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Isle of Skye Travel Guide
Isle of Skye Travel Guide

Isle of Skye sightseeing, hiking, directions, cottage rentals, and much More

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Our Kicks on Route 66 - I
Our Kicks on Route 66 - I

Route 66 is the most celebrated highway in the USA. More

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South Jersey Shore - Visitor Tips
South Jersey Shore - Visitor Tips

Cape May, The Wildwoods, Avalon and Stone Harbor >>> Frommer’s #1 More

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Rental Car Tips 101 - Tips, Cautions
Rental Car Tips 101 - Tips, Cautions

These tips give you basic information that every rental car More

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In Loving Memory of Billie Frank

I am so very sorry to report the passing of Billie Frank, whom I loved and whose blog posts were More

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Following the Fred Harvey Trail

Who is Fred Harvey? While today the name probably doesn’t ring a bell, almost 150 years ago the man and More

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My Cheech & Chong Ride & Other Car Rental Risks

Well, I opened the door of my new Alamo rental before driving off its Albuquerque airport lot and was hit More

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Time Tips for Best Peak Season Travel Values

Finding significant travel discounts during peak seasons—best beach weather, best ski conditions, etc.--can be frustrating and not very productive. Nevertheless, More

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