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Domestic Goddess Ideas by Linda

Linda - our New England immigrant - never has anything that catches her off-guard.
Now she is the person everybody in these parts calls whenever they have problem.

Her column is updated every day or thereabouts, so check back often for new secrets and tips.


Air Fare Search Engines

If you don't have time to try all the online travel sites to ensure the lowest fare, explore the latest in travel tools, "fare scrapers."

Fare scrapers are search engines that scour travel sites to return the lowest fares on the Web.

Here are a couple that look promising, according to Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine.

  • SideStep.com is a downloadable software program that attaches to your Web browser.
    Kiplinger's calls it "the best tool overall."

  • Qixo.com is geared to get the best price as long as travel times are flexible.
    In fact, for special fares, you won't know exact flight times until after you book the flight.
    It charges a $10 fee to book online, which you can avoid by purchasing through the airline.

  • FareChase.com is a newer offering and produces results similar to SideStep and Qixo.

  • Do you have Domestic Goddess ideas or secrets to share or have a question?

    You can Write to Linda!.

    Include your first initial and last name and put the word DOMESTIC GODDESS in the subject.

    I'll try to use your contribution in a future column.

    (Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so publishing it will be delayed accordingly.)


    Linda, Red and Pup

    Hope this helps tame some of your day-to-day beasties a little.

    Linda


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