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Share A Hotel Room For Half The Price?


With hotel room prices steep and getting higher, especially in the big tourist-trap cities, would you opt to share a room with another traveler?  The drastic idea wasn’t so unusual until just over a century or so ago, before hotels or motels existed. Then roadside inns didn’t rent rooms, just beds. The more fortunate guests got a bed with only two or three other snoozers in it.

A start-up online hotel room-sharing program called Easynest is now booking people willing to share at many hotels and resorts. Potential clients are required to fill out personal data, choices, schedules and other information. Then, matches are offered. So far, the service is totally free, but if the program evolves successfully, a fee is a certainty.

Cruise lines have offered share-your-cabin service for a long time, but this may be the first it's available for hotel rooms. For more information about the new website that identifies itself as "Airbnb for hotels and resorts”, go to www.easynest.com

Q: Flying To China Soon. How Can We Avoid Sickness? PDF Print E-mail


Q: With all the virus problems in the news, should we postpone our Asian trip? MJ, San Francisco CA

A: It is getting serious. Keep checking the internet for breaking travel info before you decide. Also, when you fly anywhere these days, take intelligent precautions against catching flu, colds and worse.

For example, when you do go, try to book a window seat with an overhead fresh air duct. Also, if next to a cougher or sneezer, quickly ask the flight attendant to move you to an empty seat next to healthy passengers. And, of course, pack a pocket with face masks and disposable medicated wet wipes.

 
Boston MA: Sentence Yourself To The Historic Liberty Hotel PDF Print E-mail


Formerly the Charles Street Jail, book some days and nights at the Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel. Built in 1851, the former imposing prison is now a first-class hotel and a national historic landmark. Instead of guys in striped uniforms, those confined inside these days are welcomed guests in regal surroundings, accommodations and dining.

The nearly 300 rooms and suites display the city skyline and Charles River through vintage wrought-iron window bars. Exteriors, interiors and raised catwalks where guards once strolled still entice guests to wander and sight-see the former stone buttresses. thelibertyhotel.com

 
Viking Dropped The Word Cruise From Its Official Name PDF Print E-mail

cruisefredlgSo next time I want to cruise the ocean blue on that line, I’ll have to call it big ship sailing, ocean journey, sea excursion or water passage. Citing a desire to focus on destinations, as well as a reflection of its growth into different types of sailings, Viking has also dropped the word “cruise” from its official name.Viking founder and chairman Tor Hagen tucked the announcement into an event Jan. 15 in Los Angeles. After the remote christening of the line’s latest ocean ship, Viking Jupiter, and the long-anticipated [reveal of its expedition line], Hagen said that the company’s website URL had been changed from vikingcruises.com to viking.com.

 
New Private Home Rentals For Travelin’ Women Only PDF Print E-mail


With all the private businesses springing up on the ever-growing internet, it was just a matter of time before someone came up with Golightly. A rival of Airbnb, it’s the same except the homeowners rent exclusively to women.

That’s the only difference, although other welcome guests may include men, kids and maybe some well-behaved pets. Also, be aware that a stay at a Golightly doesn’t include Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For more info, go to wegolightly.com
New Private Home Rentals For Travelin’ Women Only
With all the private businesses springing up on the ever-growing internet, it was just a matter of time before someone came up with Golightly. A rival of Airbnb, it’s the same except the homeowners rent exclusively to women.

That’s the only difference, although other welcome guests may include men, kids and maybe some well-behaved pets. Also, be aware that a stay at a Golightly doesn’t include Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For more info, go to wegolightly.com

 
New Private Home Rentals For Travelin’ Women Only PDF Print E-mail


With all the private businesses springing up on the ever-growing internet, it was just a matter of time before someone came up with Golightly. A rival of Airbnb, it’s the same except the homeowners rent exclusively to women.

That’s the only difference, although other welcome guests may include men, kids and maybe some well-behaved pets. Also, be aware that a stay at a Golightly doesn’t include Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For more info, go to wegolightly.com
New Private Home Rentals For Travelin’ Women Only
With all the private businesses springing up on the ever-growing internet, it was just a matter of time before someone came up with Golightly. A rival of Airbnb, it’s the same except the homeowners rent exclusively to women.

That’s the only difference, although other welcome guests may include men, kids and maybe some well-behaved pets. Also, be aware that a stay at a Golightly doesn’t include Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For more info, go to wegolightly.com

 
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