The news from Virgin America just keeps getting better! Google has partnered with Virgin America to sponsor free Wifi on Virgin America flights from November 10th until January 15, 2010. Bring along your laptop and/or mobile device and enjoy cloud computing as you jet across America. Find all the details at FreeHolidayWifi.com.
After 35 years of offering exceptional education adventures to the 55+ market, Elderhostels is taking on a new persona and becoming Exploritas. The not-for-profit educational tour company took a close look at their name and realized they no longer were exclusive to the senior market, and they rarely stayed in hostels. Their new name more […]
Looks like JetBlue is going to challenge American Airlines’ strangle hold on the Caribbean, which can only mean lower prices! This week, JetBlue has just begun flying daily nonstop flights between JFK and Bridgetwon Barbados. Keep your eyes open for great promotional packages this winter!!
The Times Online (London) has posted an article that anyone and everyone who may travel to the UK (in their lifetime) needs to save! Times Walks – 100 Best Walks In The UK is a fabulous resource for sightseeing on your own two feet whether it be a city stroll or a countryside ramble. Select […]
The Hermitage museum has reopened in Amsterdam featuring an extravagant exhibit entitled “At The Russian Court”. The elegant, newly restored, 17th century building hosts a dazzling display of over 1,800 treasurers from St. Petersburg including Faberge jewels, ornate thrones, lavish gowns and cultural riches of the Tsarist court. Don’t miss this opportunity for a glimpse […]
For the very best deals, log onto Hotels.com just after the calendar turns to Tuesday. The fine folks at Hotels.com add hundreds of new promotional packages into the system set to activate at 12:01 am each Tuesday. The sale prices stay on the site for just 24 hours, so the early birds (or is that […]
New England is blessed with some of the most spectacular fall foliage displays in the world. The diverse variety of hardwood forests climbing dramatic mountainsides and reflected in shimmering lakes guarantee scenic overload. This year skip the traffic jams on the highways and view the foliage on board one of […]
TopTable.com takes top honors for finding great restaurants in Europe, but more importantly this is where you’ll find tons of special promotions and many 50% off dining offers. In addition to current discounts, you can search your favorite city by Most Booked, Top Rated or Best For (an occassion). Once you’ve found your perfect choice […]
When was the last time the baggage scale at the airport was calibrated for accuracy? – They can be off by a pound or two and no one notices. If your luggage weight is ‘just over’ the allowed limit, challenge the calibration and get a second opinion (by weighing your bag on a second scale) […]
Save your stair climber workout for September 12th when Maine lighthouses will throw open their doors and welcome the public at Open Lighthouse Day. The coast of Maine has been dotted with lighthouse structures since the early 1800’s. The rambling miles of rocky coastline and seafaring communities made it essential for lights in many shapes […]
Times Online has compiled a must-print list for anyone motoring through Britain and Ireland of the best pub gardens. Just picture yourself pulling up to a black and white timbered pub, taking a seat under the shade of an ancient oak, and ordering up a refreshing pint. Ahhhh, life is good. I can’t think of […]
The next time you pick up a rental car, be sure to check to see if it has a toll transponder on the windshield. Unless you plan to use the transponder, have it removed before driving the car off the lot! Problem #1 – I’ve heard from a number of folks who have been charged […]
FINALLY, some good news from an airline! As the fees for everyting from checking a bag to having a snack inch ever skyward, United has taken the unusual step of eliminating a fee and the savings are considerable. Beginning July 30th, United Airlines is eliminating the $100 fee for redeeming a milage award ticket less […]
Looking for some simple ways to be more environmentally friendly on your next vacation? Here is a practical list of small adjustments each of us can make to lesson our eco footprint as we travel the globe. Each of us can minimize the impact left in our wake through a few mindful approaches to planning […]
Just did an extensive search for the best (last minute) car rental rate (US city). The AAA.com site delivered prices substantially less than anyone else. Next time you’re booking a rental car, don’t forget to include the AAA.com site in your search. (You’ll need to remember, because the AAA site is not ‘scraped’ by meta-search […]
Despite the fact that airlines in Hawaii have often struggled with bankruptcy, the number of airlines offering inter-island flights are increasing leading to really cheap prices. Today inter-island flights can be purchased starting at $43 one way, making planning a circle itinerary visiting a number of islands very affordable. You’ll find inter-island flights being offered […]
Here’s a must read article for everyone heading to Europe this summer. Paris, Barcelona and Rome After Dark by the Times Online (London), reviews the hippest nightclubs for summer 2009. You’ll find complete information, directions, hours, and (thank you) the url links for each of the nightclubs, so you can check it all out in […]
RailEurope has just published a terrific online guide of the 10 most awe inspiring train journeys throughout Europe. The guide includes lovely pictures (of course) along with not-to-be-missed highlights along the train routes, travel times and fares. Tickets for all the journeys can be purchased on the RailEurope site.
Solo travelers rejoice, two well respected tour companies are waiving or greatly reducing their single supplements for selected tours in 2009. Single supplements are the fees levied on solo travelers when only one person is occupying a hotel room instead of two. Tauck Tours is reducing or eliminating single supplements on 106 tour departures. The […]
Many people dream of traveling to Africa to experience a world far different from what we know in our day to day lives. But the continent is a huge place, and thinking of where to start on your journey can be a daunting task. If seeing big game on safari is a lifelong dream of […]