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Follow Friday: Heather Poole’s Life at 35,000 Feet

Editor’s Note: Inspired by Follow Friday on Twitter, I am profiling (in far more than 140 characters) extraordinary travelers who you, too, should follow! Through these profiles, I want to introduce you to globetrotting souls that follow their hearts to places near and far, so join me each Friday in my quest to be inspired by some of the most intriguing adventure seekers on our planet!

Be Inspired by: Heather Poole, Los Angeles
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Nine Tempting Itineraries for Cruise Virgins

Deal Alert: If you’re looking for fall or winter getaways, check out these killer cruise deals…and I’m not just saying that because I work at Travelocity! Rates start at $149. Seriously.

I am going to scream if I talk about the silver lining in this economic crisis one more time. Well, cover your ears, people, because I’m belting it out…again. NOW IS THE TIME TO TRAVEL. When I say travel, I’m not talking cheap airfare and low hotel rates. This time, I’m talking about the tempting cruise deals that travelers can snag right now.

Photo of Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas

Washington for $1 & Other Travel Legends

This weekend, I went from New York City to Washington, D.C., for one dollar on the BoltBus. Was it luxurious? No way—it was a 5-hour trip, and I can tell you that by hour three, I would have traded anything, including the free Wi-Fi and leather seats, for a foot rest (or, heck, an arm rest). But it cost me one dollar.

As a frequent traveler, I rely on deals like that one to keep traveling frequently. I’m lucky to work for a company that enables cheap travel, so I tend to be up-to-date on the latest deals. But it’s still a challenge to find those bargain-basement travel steals that become the stuff of legend, whispered to disbelieving friends of friends on planes and in pubs everywhere.

Top 10 Tips for Green Travel

Confused about what you can do to go green while globetrotting? Here’s our top ten tips for sustainable travel. It’s all about conserving precious resources, reducing the impact of your trip, and benefitting the community you visit.

1)    Fly non-stop: Waffling between saving a little money and splurging on a non-stop flight? Treat yourself to the better option and help Mother Earth too. Non-stop flights reduce your emissions by up to 50%.