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McCool Travel interview with Wendy Perrin, TripAdvisor Travel Advocate

5 Minutes With Wendy Perrin

Welcome to McCool Travel’s 95th travel profile. In my prior interview, with Paul Theroux, I said that it might have been my finale. In my mind, there are only a handful of inspirational travel persons I want to interview. One of those persons is Wendy Perrin. I was very fortunate to recently be on the same cruise with Wendy Perrin and humbled to spend time […]

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8 Great Ways to Select a Restaurant (2012 edition)

When you travel, how do you decide where to eat? Cost? Recommendation? Here are 8 great ways to pick a restaurant: 1. Read. I frequently see reviews or mentions of restaurants in magazine and newspaper articles. Other places to read about restaurants include the Road Food books, Zagat guides, Chowhound, Yelp, and TripAdvisor. When on the road, my number 1 go-to […]

Tips for Negotiating a Cheaper Hotel Rate

Have you ever negotiated a hotel rate? Yes, I said negotiated. By negotiating, I don’t mean simply trying to get lower hotel rates–although, that is the intent. I don’t mean applying your discount programs (AAA, Costco, Entertainment, Room Saver) to get the best possible published rate. Negotiated hotel rates are not published–or at least I […]