WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Many people interviewed for this article, however, follow William Agush's example: they searched for fares with an aggregator to get a sense of the best price and then booked through the airlines themselves. While this may cost a few more dollars, many felt the added assurance of direct booking offered peace of mind especially for school vacations or other high traffic times when smooth travel is essential. But once the airfares and schedules have been nailed down, the fun part begins: where to stay and what to do once you get there. These questions are the ones the internet was invented to answer. The range of hotel and activity websites is staggering; the prices can seem arbitrary and capricious. Some of the best sites cut through this clutter and offer consumers truly unusual finds that never make it into a general guidebook or local tourism brochure. Here are some of the best sites to bookmark. Have fun searching and happy travels! TRIP ADVISOR Trip Advisor is the number one travel site in the world, and for good reason. Used as a clearing house for every kind of travel possible, Trip Advisor uses reviews to rate hotels, attractions, restaurants, or any sort of travel-related activity. While Trip Advisor does not do bookings, it partners with all of the major sites to help plan trips. But by far its most valuable feature is the thousands of user reviews which report on 189 s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e 184-192_WWMa14_excursions_travel_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/2/14 1:37 PM Page 189

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