Rachel B

A Traveler’s New Year’s Resolutions

by Rachel Brean  Most make new year’s resolutions to be more organized, to read more, to get more sleep, etc. and this year my resolutions are around how I can plan keep in line with these things on the road….

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Sonoma in 48 Hours

By VGP Blogger, Rachel B. Visiting California wine country in the off season winter months is perfect for the frugal traveler and wino. You will find great rates at hotels and B&B’s, enjoy crowd less wineries and have ample time…



What to watch for in the Olympics Opening Ceremony

By VGP Blogger, Rachel B I can’t wait to cuddle up with a bowl of popcorn and a glass of red wine for the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony at 7:30 eastern time on Friday night. The ceremony from Fisht Olympic…


Green on the go: eco-friendly travel tips

By VGP Blogger: Rachel B Green on the go: eco-friendly travel tips It is tough to travel and stay eco-friendly, but there are a number of ways you can reduce your carbon-footprint when you are on the road. Buying some…


The Art Of The Hotel Complaint

by VGP blogger, Rachel B I spend roughly every other week at a hotel and though I hate to complain, I’m a firm believer that the best hotels appreciate feedback from their guests. Feedback from guests is often the only…


Hilton Ultimate Weekender Sweepstakes

By VGP Blogger Rachel B. For those of you that are Hilton HHonors members, you should know to keep an eye on your inbox and Hilton.com for announcements of their promotions. Hilton recently launched the Hilton Ultimate Weekender Sweepstakes, offering Hilton Hhonor members…


Airline Seats Trim Down in 2014

By VGP Blogger Rachel B. Last week, I posted on American and JetBlue rolling out re-designed first class seats for their transcontinental flights. But for those of us who can’t afford first class or don’t have upgrades, below are some…