Heading to the land of Sangria and Tapas

As I finalize the details of my trip to Spain in two weeks, I thought this was the perfect time to talk about travel deals.

Travelzoo is absolutely my favourite go-to site for making travel plans.  I recently booked a 5 star hotel in Estepona, Spain for $126 per night including a daily buffet breakfast, one dinner for two (with wine), and 2 for 1 spa treatments!  I have booked almost all of my hotels from this site, and always find great prices on hotels and attractions.  My husband works for an airline, and for that reason, I’ve never booked a flight.  If any of you have booked flights on Travelzoo, I would love for you to post your comments and share your experience.

Every Thursday, Travelzoo publishes a Top 20 list of the best travel deals they have found.  At some point, I must have signed up twice, and now I actually get two emails every Thursday, sometimes with different deals!   It’s from this site that I usually decide where my next vacation will be.   Here’s what they say about themselves:

Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) is the most trusted publisher of travel, entertainment and local deals. Our team researches, evaluates and tests thousands of deals to find those with true value. We recommend only deals whose accuracy and availability we can confirm. With over 25 million subscribers, we are the largest publisher of deals on the Internet.

More than 2,000 companies from around the world list their very best offers with us. We have deal experts (we call them producers) located in 25 offices across North America, Europe and Asia who work with these companies to sharpen their offers and provide you the smartest information.

While it does cost companies money to have their deals listed on Travelzoo, no amount of money ensures that a deal will get listed.

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Great News for Weight Watchers!

I have just been introduced a very cool Smartphone app called myfitnesspal.  Myfitnesspal gives you everything that other weight management programs give you…but for free!  Based in your profile and weight loss goals,  myfitnesspal will calculate how many calories you can consume in a day to reach your  target weight.  But that’s not all…myfitnesspal has a built in barcode reader that reads barcodes right from product packages.  From the scanned barcode, you can choose the serving size, and enter it into your daily diary.  The information will then be stored and can be easily accessed for future diary entries.   The app also allows you to search for foods that you’ve consumed without labels  (example: sushi, fresh fruits), and track your exercise and water consumtion.  At the end of the day, myfitnesspal will give you a daily, weekly and progress summary, and allow you to choose several custom reports.

This app is easy, free and fun to use.  You can even participate with friends and share your success through a variety of social platforms.

Check it Out!

Here is my Cholesterol report:

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http://www.myfitnesspal.com/iphone

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