Monday, August 06, 2007

Air Sardine Can

It wasn't your imagination. If you flew a U.S. carrier in July, you probably were stressed by full planes, long security lines, and delays. USA Today reports the seven major airlines -- Continental, American, Alaska, Northwest, Southwest, US Air, and AirTran -- all had record numbers of seats filled in July.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Do Not Use TracFone

In our original research for our book and website, How To Travel America, we recommended TracFone as a solution for short-term U.S. cell phone service. After still another terrible customer-service experience with TracFone, we no longer recommend TracFone. We will continue to research possible options, and post updated information about cell phone options as soon as we can confidently recommend a quality provider.

Friday, August 03, 2007

The French-American Connection

The New York Times tells us that new French president Nicolas Sarkozy is spending a summer vacation at Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Since it’s August, and the entire country of France is pretty much on vacation, it seems natural that Sarkozy might choose a U.S. destination.