Cheap Travel USA Archive


2012 Will Go Down as a Great Summer for Travelers

It’s not hard to hear a lot of gloom and doom in the news these days, but if you’re a traveler, this is shaping up to be one of the best summer vacation seasons in a long time. Good news for the Yanks For Americans, this is probably a temporary gift from


The Best Cheap Hotel Chains in the USA

Consumer Reports checks out the cheap hotel and motel chains most glossy travel mags ignore. Usually when Consumer Reports magazine gets detailed feedback from its subscribers, it’s concerning physical items like cars, washing machines, and TVs. They do look at service industries as well though, including hospitality, and in a recent issue


A Personal Italian Olive Tree, Crossing the Jordan River, and Vegas for the 99 Percent

It’s time for the new issue of Perceptive Travel, home to the best travel stories from wandering book authors. This month we’ve got another eclectic batch from multiple continents, plus some reviews of travel books and world music. Jillian Dickens makes her debut with a tale about her own olive tree in


Friday Travel Tidbits – Daylight Savings Edition

It’s not even Spring yet, but you have to set your clock forward an hour on Sunday if you live in most of the USA. This early start (and late finish in Autumn) is a remnant from the G.W. Bush era. It was pushed as an energy saver (hasn’t worked), but was


A Little Thailand in Tampa

If you saw the photo above without the headline, you’d naturally think it was taken in Thailand, right? If someone told you this next one was from the same place, you might be willing to bet some money on it. Not so fast. That’s not the Mekong River or Chao Phraya River