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How To Perfect The Art Of Haggling On Airbnb

Map Happy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

My general policy as a host is to turn away hagglers because it signals a problem guest. It's still possible, though, to get a confirmed booking and save some money without irritating a host so much they end up declining a guest's inquiry outright. The trick is learning how to do it delicately.

Long Layover? These Airlines Will Hook You Up With Free Hotel

Map Happy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Though likely unbeknownst to the average Joe Schmoe connecting through on a trip, airlines sometimes come to the rescue of layover-weary passengers with free hotel accommodation when it's something like a brutally long, 10-hour wait until the next flight.

8 Hotel Booking Hacks Every Traveler Needs to Know

Thrillist | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Sure, you know how to book a hotel on your own because you've got a credit card and the Internet. But chances are you're not booking a hotel as well or as cheaply as you could. To turn you from hotel amateur to hotel pro, we've probed the minds of lodging experts to hear their tips on saving the most money and maximizing every hotel stay you book.

Why Private Hostel Rooms Are Terrible Deals

Map Happy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

We decided to take a stab and compare real prices across several different type of properties to see how much staying in a hostel actually saved. Here's the USD nightly rate as distributed across budget hotels, Airbnbs and private hostel rooms in five different citie

Best Hotels for Large Families

MiniTime | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Hotels that offer kid-focused amenities and cater to your whole group - from young kids to teenagers to adults - will offer peace of mind and enjoyable travels for all. With these tips, you're sure to find the best family-friendly option for your groups' needs and budget.

The World's Best Family-Friendly Hostels

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

With a database of over 800,000 properties, HotelsCombined has a wide variety of hostel options to choose from and the search filters on our site make it particularly easy to locate family-friendly properties. Here are some of our recommendations:

Breastfeeding At The Bar Exam?

Alecia Wartowski | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Alecia Wartowski

The Board of Admissions initially decided that Ms. Pagano could leave the room every two to three hours and then return to testing, but that an adjusted time would not be allowed. Why do women, and mothers, need to put their identities to the side in order to be successful?

Top 11 Lighthouse Inns

Cheapflights | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

There is something inherently romantic about the sight of a lighthouse standing strong on the edge of a cliff and its promise to lead the sailors safely to shore.

The Hidden Cost of Fitting In

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Many of us spend our lives twisting ourselves into shapes and postures that are unnatural and uncomfortable in hopes of gaining acceptance from others whose approval we desire. We may contort ourselves into shapes that are entirely unnatural for us.

When Impairments Are Accommodated

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Ariane Zurcher

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgShouldn't we accommodate all people whether the devices they use are to communicate -- eyeglasses to see, wheelchairs to move, hearing aids to hear, service animals to guide or calm or, as is the case with Neil Harbisson, the device he created to hear color?

7 Offbeat American Hotels

Roadtrippers | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Summer is way more than just cookouts, beaches and bonfires. It's also that special time of year when millions of travelers hit the road and embark on cross-country adventures. From mid-century kitsch to caveman chic, these offbeat hotels will leave your head spinning and won't kill your wallet.

New Year's Resolutions For Progressives 2010

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

A smart young woman asked my friend, Jennifer, "What would happen if you stopped accepting demands or criticisms from anyone not pulling their weight?"