Archive | May, 2011

Anna Maria Island beach

Memorial Day Equals Beach Visit

Memorial Day weekend, starting this afternoon, marks the unofficial beginning of summer  in much of the United States. The roads and the air will be packed with people traveling. Many travelers will be visiting a beach for the first time this year. Are you going to a beach this weekend? What is your favorite beach? […]

Travel Souvenirs

Yesterday, Marianne Schwab (of asked on Facebook about favorite travel souvenirs. As most, I have favorite souvenir items—like a boomerang from Australia and a stein from Germany. Really, though, it made me think of collections of souvenirs—things I like to buy in most places I visit. I have gone through phases of collecting travel […]

Avoiding Travel Scams

Recent posts on McCool Travel have focused on travel deals. When searching for travel deals, you may wonder whether a travel deal supplier is reputable. The following article was included in my book Winning the Airfare Game published in 2001. I have only made minor edits and included some appropriate links. The basic premise is […]

Sonia Zamborsky

McCool Travel Tips: 5 Minutes With Sonia Zamborsky

McCool Travel is excited to present tips from travel experts in our 5 Minutes interview series featuring travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons. For the 18th profile, I am honored to present Sonia Zamborsky. Sonia is half of the team (with her boyfriend Mark Schramm) at–with the great tagline of “Mark […]