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Travel Scams: Is the Deal Real?

Everyone wants to find a great travel deal, but how do you spot a travel deal from a travel scam?

Find out how to spot the Top Five Red Flags Your Travel Deal is a Travel Steal and Top Five Tips So You Don’t Get Travel Scammed.

The best travel deals are easier to get than you think but a lot of people just don't know how to get them. That's why I've put together this website featuring my best travel deals tips. With my travel advice, I can help practically anyone take five-star vacations at two-star prices. For over twenty years, I have been collecting money saving travel tips as a travel producer for high profile television programs.

I have also been a road warrior and learned a lot of travel tricks, insider secrets, and ins-and-outs on how to get value-packed vacations for less -- and without using press credentials to do it because I travel just like you do. So let's talk about travel dreams. Have you ever imagined yourself traveling the world and going to places like Paris, Rome, or London?

Has It Ever Been Your Dream to:
• Swim with dolphins in the Bahamas?
• Take a gondola ride in Venice?
• Picnic in the Swiss Alps?
• See a live lava flow from a Hawaii volcano?
• Climb the Great Wall of China?

Do you have these sorts of travel dreams, but think you can't afford to travel? Well, I help people just like you learn how to get the best travel deals, take amazing vacations on almost any budget and make your travel dreams a reality with great vacation planning tips and much more.

Take a $99 Cruise and Fly First Class to China for $99!
Did you know that in the past couple of years, I’ve taken a $99 cruise to the Bahamas with an ocean view room and I only paid $99 for a first class round trip plane ticket from Los Angeles to Beijing? Those are just a sample of some of the best travel deals I secured with the travel tips I’m going to share with you. I am so excited that you found my website so that I can share my insider travel secrets I've been collecting for over twenty years as a travel producer for television including:

Five Big Travel Mistakes that Cost Big Bucks
Hidden Costs of Cruises
Why You Need Trip Insurance
How to Choose the Best Airline Seats
Everything You Need to Know About Passports & Visas
How to Avoid Jet Lag
Money Saving Tips to Using Your Cell Phone Overseas
Road Trip Travel Tips
How to Get Paid to Travel

Some of the best travel deals I can show you how to get include:
• $49 Cruises to Cozumel
• A 2-Bedroom Villa at Disney World for $299 for the Week
• One-Week at a Four-Star Hotel for $149 in Madrid, Spain

I know these prices seem unbelievable but they are absolutely true published vacation deals I have found and verified.

TV Travel Show Producer Shares Her Travel Tips and Secrets. It all started when I was Senior Segment Producer for a TV program hosted by Robin Leach during the late eighties and into the nineties called, Runaway with the Rich and Famous, and my job was to design and create five-star luxury vacations for celebrities (and send a video crew to capture the magic).

During my season with Robin, I sent celebs to over 25 countries and determined what locations, hotels, restaurants and local sites of interest would be shot at each vacation destination to be featured on our program.

Now, we can't all travel with a "money no object passport," but I have discovered many travel tips and tricks along the way to get the best travel deals and take amazing four-star and even five-star vacations at what are basically two-star prices. You see, I love to travel, but I hate paying full price for any trip that I take.

Budget Prices, Not Budget Travel. As a television producer, I also don’t do “budget” travel. You know what I’m talking about -- like youth hostels or budget hotels -- I absolutely always stay at nice hotels, but I do always travel on a budget. You don’t have to be a TV travel producer, like me, to get the best travel deals, deep travel discounts and even travel for free. As a matter of fact, all of my travel tips on my travel web site have to do with my own common sense of leveraging dollars I’m already spending, making wise choices on where I spend my travel dollars and participating in inexpensive travel programs that offer deep travel discounts.

These exclusive travel tips I am sharing with you here have literally saved me thousands of dollars on vacations. I also share many tips on how to save once you get to your destination by connecting you to deals to save up to 55% on theme parks in the U.S..

Now, I would love and absolutely adore helping you discover a world of ways to see the world and get the best travel deals!

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Airline Abbreviations
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Before traveling by plane, just accept the fact that you will have to go through the whole craggy process at the airport. Here are a few things you can do to be more prepared.
Rental Car Insurance: Should You Buy Rental Car Insurance?
Everyone who has ever rented a car has felt the confusion of staring at the rental contract and not knowing whether or not you should buy car rental insurance.. Do you or need it or not. Find out.
Car Rental Insurance: Should You Buy Rental Car Insurance (continued)
Everyone who has ever rented a car has felt the confusion of staring at the rental contract and not knowing whether or not you should buy car rental insurance.. Do you or need it or not. Find out.
Traveling With Pets
Traveling with your pet can be challenging, but with some planning ahead, it can also be a fun and rewarding experience.
Pet Friendly Vacations
Do you want to bring your pet on vacation? Or do you need to fly with your feline? We have great pet travel products for pet friendly vacations.
Travel Quotes
Inspired words on the World of Travel from prominent and less than prominent people.
Best Travel Commercials
Here are some of the latest and best travel commercials promoting vacations, airlines and travel deals that I really like. Go ahead and watch them! It’s okay to like them! They’re fun!
Best Travel Songs Ever: My Top Five Picks
TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, shares her picks for the Top Five Best Travel Songs Ever. Perspective from a producer's criteria for scoring video.
Best Travel Songs Ever: For Planes, Trains & Automobiles
If you’re doing some road trip planning you don’t want to forget the best travel songs ever. Music is truly the soundtrack of our lives and every road trip needs a soundtrack.
Travel Careers: Get Paid to Travel
Travel Careers? Get paid to travel? Travel is an $8 Trillion a year industry. Find out how to join the professional travel team led by TV Travel Show Producer, Mariannne Schwab.
Become a Travel Writer
So you want to become a travel writer? Learn to turn your travels into money and help pay your way as you travel.
Work at Home: Build a Solid Business
Tired of work at home scams? Me, too. Site Build It is the only system that allows you to build a business with the right plan for long term success.
Share Your Travel Tips & Stories: iReports from Your Vacation Adventuress
but I would love to hear about your best travel experiences, favorite hotels or restaurants, family travel tips, airline tips, money saving travel secrets, great travel gadgets and more.
Travel Writers Wanted
We're looking for story contributions for our website from writers, travel bloggers, and citizen travelers. Travel writers wanted to share your travel tips, advice and destination information.
Travel Pros to Follow on Twitter
If you love travel and want to know who to follow on Twitter, TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, shares her favorite tweet peeps and pics.
Tracy Gallagher Interview: 20 Questions for Travel Pros Challenge
Tracy Gallagher was the face of the Travel Channel for years and she agreed to take the 20 Question Travel Pro Challenge! Find out her insider travel.secrets.
Cruisers on Twitter: Cruise Experts and Cruise Bloggers
I like cruises because all of the hassles of an ordinary vacation are completely eliminated. My cruisers on Twitter includes cruise experts and cruise bloggers.
Gray Cargill, Travel Blogger
Meet travel blogger, Gray Cargill, known on Twitter as @SoloFriendly, through
Meet Anne Dimon:
I am so excited to introduce you to Anne Dimon. She is the editor and writer for the online Travel To Wellness Magazine that covers travel, spas, fitness & culinary topics.
Meet Susan Farewell of Farewell Travels
Most people only dream about having the travel portfolio of this travel pro, Susan Farewell. . I just love her last name and how well connects to adventure as if to say, “Farewell, I’m traveling now.
Billie Frank, The Founder
Billie Frank and her husband, Steve Collins, own and operate The Santa Fe Traveler, a travel-concierge and trip-planning business for visitors to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Travel Guys on Twitter: Ready, Set, Adventure
This is an "A" list of travel experts, bloggers and writers and you will always get unique travel tips and lots of just plain travel fun out of following these travel guys on Twitter.
Meet Travel Blogger Cathy Sweeney: Travel With Sweeney
Cathy Sweeney started her travel blog, Traveling with Sweeney, to share her perspectives on places she’d been, places she wants to go, travel ideas she’s heard about, and travel tips.
Roni Weiss: Man of the World...Literally lists Roni Weiss in the Top 50 of Online Travel Influencers and it’s no wonder, Roni is simply brilliant. I love his sense of humor, his zest for life and travel.
Landlopers' Matt Long Takes the 20 Questions Travel Blogger Challenge
Matt Long is a true Landloper. Defined as a wanderer and adventurer that is the heart of who Matt is in real life and on the road. lists Matt in the Top 10 of Online Travel Influencers.
About Marianne Schwab, TV Travel Producer
As a TV Producer, Marianne Schwab shares her best travel deals tips she learned as a TV Travel Producer for shows like "Runaway with the Rich & Famous" and more.
Media Buzz - TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab
TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, is frequently interviewed by the media and quoted as a travel expert.
Contact TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab
We really value your feedback and questions and want to help you discover a world of ways to see the world. Contact us here and we'll respond at our earliest opportunity.
Travel Store: Great Products to Make Travel Easier
TV Travel Show Producer has a travel store of great items to make your vacation easier.
Best Travel Guide Books
Here are the best travel guide books! I've chosen the type of books that I like when I'm on vacation, taking a business trip or planning a video shoot.
What is RSS?
TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, delivers the latest blog updates through the RSS feed for pages tells you how to subscribe.
Value Link Exchange
If you are looking for a high quality link exchange program, then has exactly what you are looking for high quality link exchange & deep content driven links,
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Our Privacy Policy
We recognize that your privacy is important. is dedicated to protecting our customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.
Best Travel Deals Tips - Site Search
Can't remember where you saw one of my travel tips or travel deals on this site. Search for it here!
Site Map for
Site map for TV Travel Show Producer website with insider travel secrets for taking 5-star vacations at 2-star prices.
Puerto Rico: La Coca Falls
Puerto Rico's La Coca Falls is located in the El Yunque National Forest. El Yunque is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System.
Travel News: Week Ending May 19, 2012
So much was going on in the world of travel this past week. Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories that you'll find helpful with travel tips and travel news.
Travel News: Week Ending May 26, 2012
So much was going on in the world of travel the week ending May 25th. Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories are filled with travel tips and travel news.
Travel News: Week Ending June 2, 2012
Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories are filled with travel tips and travel news for the week ending June 2nd.
Travel News: Week Ending June 9, 2012
The first full week in June was packed with news in the world of travel. Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories filled with travel tips and travel topics.
Travel News: Week Ending June 16, 2012
This week Cars Land opened at Disney's California Adventure to huge crowds, the USS Iowa made its historic final voyage and will now be a permanent museum and tourist attraction in San Pedro and more.
Travel News of the Week: Week Ending June 23, 2012
So much was going on in the world of travel the week ending May 25th. Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories are filled with travel tips and travel news.
Travel News Roundup: Week Ending June 30, 2012
I have a great collection of travel tips this week from from all my Twitter friends including travel scams to look out for, 50 easy ways to stretch your travel dollars and more.
Travel News: Week Ending July 7, 2012
This week we take a look at the most crowded beaches (you may want to avoid), an app that helps you conquer the fear of flying, expenses that take travelers by surprise and more.
North Hollywood, California - Chandler Murals: View from My Bicycle
There’s a great strip known as the Chandler Murals, on the Chandler Bike Path at Vineland Ave in North Hollywood.
Celebrity Travel Tip: What's in Kirk Cameron's Carry-On
Celebrity Travel Tip: What's in Kirk Cameron's Carry-On
Five Benefits Of Traveling
Whether we are traveling for business purpose or personal pleasure, the joys of traveling and its benefit are too great to ignore. Listed below are five such benefits.
Seven Must-Have Travel Accessories You Should Know About
The rule of light packing is a must when you are traveling alone, but it does not mean you leave behind essential items while traveling. So here are some items to make sure to bring along.
Travel Web Series
Travel web series need you and your crazy travel story. If you've ever dreamed of sharing your funniest, zaniest travel story with millions of people, now is your chance to do it!
20 Tips to Make Leisure Travel More Relaxing
As a frequent traveler, I have learned a few tips that make traveling easier. In this article, you will find a list of uncomplicated, easy-to-understand traveling tips that will make any trip easier.
Packing for Vacation Tips
No matter if you are packing for a long or short trip, whether for business or pleasure, a time-saving way to begin is to make and use a list, so nothing gets left behind..
How to Budget Travel Regardless of Your Destination
There are many destinations that people consider off limits because of their supposedly high costs. This article will explains strategies & tips for traveling on a budget regardless of a destination.
Travel News: Week Ending July 14, 2012
Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories are filled with travel tips and travel news.
Vacation Packages: Tips for Finding Best Travel Deals
Did you know that vacation packages are one of the best travel deals? You can get low prices by combining your trip components like flights and hotels.
Travel News: Week Ending July 21, 2012
The travel news round-up for Mid-July marks the halfway point of summer. Find out how to avoid the vacation from hell and more.
Travel News Round-Up: Week Ending July 28, 2012
Only one more month left in summer so what's up with that?
Why I Love All Inclusive Family Vacations
Family all inclusive vacations beat every single other type of vacation in my book! When I travel with my children I prefer all inclusive vacation resorts.
3 Refreshing New Travel and Tourism Industry Trends
What is the unifying theme behind many of the latest travel & tourism industry trends? They are meant to refresh weary travellers.
Cool Travel Products
Don’t you love cool travel products that make your life on the road just a little bit easier? I know I do. Here a just a few of my recent discoveries.
Best Family All Inclusive Vacations
If your idea of a perfect holiday doesn't involve cooking or cleaning an all inclusive family vacation resort is the way to go!
Checklist for Traveling Abroad
International travel is both fun and exciting but it can easily become stressful if you forget or lose important documents. This checklist will help ensure that you have everything you need.
Tips for Clearing Airport Security When Flying With Kids
Does the thought of clearing airport security with excited kids make you shudder with fear? Relax and follow these tips to clear security with ease and enjoy the journey.
Choose Your Own Seatmate: an Emerging Travel and Tourism Debate
There is not yet a clear consensus for or against KLM's so-called Meet & Seat service for long-haul fights. Would you like to use Facebook to choose your seatmate?
Disclosure Policy
Any complimentary offers are disclosed at the end of my blog posts and our guest bloggers are required to disclose offers in their posts as well.
Airline Passenger Rights
Airline passenger rights have certainly changed since that fateful day on September 11, 2001. The United States Department of Transportation is a great resource.
Fall Travel Deals for Greater Fort Lauderdale
Fall is here, but in case you’re missing the summer weather, ’tis the season for fall fun in the sun and some great off season travel deals. Travel Mom, Emily Kaufman has fall vacation ideas.

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Avoid Jet Lag

You're packed and ready to go on vacation, so now comes the most important issue at hand: avoiding jet lag when you arrive at your destination. A survey by Conde Naste said that 93% of travelers get jet lag but you don't have to be one of them if you use my tips.
~Marianne Schwab

Book Your Trip

Booking travel online should be quick and easy…not to mention affordable and that's why I like Expedia. Did you know that you can save up to $525 when you book your flight and hotel together at For the best deals, book 60 days or more before you travel because usually the further out you plan, the better the package rate.
~Marianne Schwab

Top Travel Mistakes to Avoid Now

I have put together a list of the top five travel mistakes people make that translate into paying too much for a vacation no matter where you book your trip (through a travel agent, airline or online).
~Marianne Schwab

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About Marianne Schwab
TV Travel Show Producer

For over twenty years, TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, has been collecting money saving travel tips as a travel producer for high profile television programs. She has flown all over the world and produced live television productions on location from Caesar's Palace on the Vegas Strip to the beautiful island of Oahu. Read more