The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
I admit that I can be cheap at times. That's deliberate. I don't like paying excessive fees when there are cheaper methods available for an equivalent service or product. I had such an experience during my trip to London. My "solution" was a bit expensive, but still significantly cheaper than paying the standard fees.
I stayed at a Hilton hotel this week that is very close to the exhibition hall where the Who Do You Think You Are? Live! show is held. I have stayed in the same hotel several times in past years and know the hotel's policies and prices well. This year, however, I decided to not pay the outrageous fees.