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Travel Blogging Tips from TBEX and The Roaming Gnome

The Travelocity Roaming Gnome attended his second annual TBEX Travel Blogger Exchange conference in Toronto, Canada this weekend.  As I watched him work the room it made me realize, travel bloggers can learn a lot from the Roaming Gnome. Here are my six travel blogging tips from spending three whole days at TBEX with the gnome, the myth, the legend.
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Four Ski Deals to Jump On

If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to be more active in 2013, then a ski vacation should be in your future!  I tracked down four fantastic February ski deals at some of North America’s most popular mountains including Park City, Utah, Lake Tahoe, Telluride, and Banff National Park.  I went on Fox & Friends First this morning to share these white hot packages as well as tips on how to lock in the cheapest ski vacation deals.  Read more

The Roaming Gnome’s Trip to Banff

Hello there, Window Seat Readers! It’s the Travelocity Roaming Gnome here. I’ve just got back from a trip to Banff, which was a splendid antidote to a nasty case of cabin fever I’d been battling. Despite worrying that my beard might freeze upon stepping off the plane in Calgary—only a 90-minute drive from Banff!—the weather was pleasant and sunny.

Experience Vancouver with Blogger Nicholas Wolaver

Nicholas Wolaver is a PR man by day and an Olympics superfan and historian by…well, also by day. He’s managed to marry his interests with a career that’s sent him to a half-dozen Olympic Games—experiences he blogs about at Olympic Rings and Other Things. From his temporary post in Vancouver, he talked to us about his travels, Vancouver and Whistler tips, and social media at the Olympics.

Flight Rights Canada

Just a week after Zoom Airlines abruptly shut down, the Canadian government announced Flight Rights Canada, an effort to better inform passengers of their air travel rights. Here are just a few highlights of the passenger rights policy:

Passengers have the right to take the flight they paid for.
If the plane is overbooked or cancelled, the airline must find the passenger a seat on another flight operated by that airline; buy the passenger a seat on another carrier with whom it has a mutual interline traffic agreement; or refund the unused portion of the passenger’s ticket.