Friday, February 24, 2012

Travel tips for the passionate penny pincher; Should I eat that?

Travel tips for the passionate penny pincher, or travel hungry
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
But in general that is precisely what travel is; a bunch of unpredicted experiences that can stir you in ways you never knew possible, good and bad. Travel can make you rich and is something I would suggest to everyone for I have grown more in the past ... 

BBC - Travel - Should I eat that? : Food & Drink
The Passport blog ... Travel Channel star Anthony Bourdain got to try it, but clearly, he has ... Lori Robertson writes the Ethical Traveller column for BBC Travel. 

Travel Guide and TV Host Rick Steves to Address NAFSA Annual Conference in Houston
MarketWatch (press release)
23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- NAFSA: Association of International Educators is pleased to announce that well-known travel guide and television host Rick Steves will be a plenary speaker at NAFSA's 2012 Annual Conference and Expo in Houston, ...

Destructive Side Effects Of Vacation Deprivation « CBS Boston
By deanreddington
A recent survey found the average full time worker didn't use 6.2 vacation days last year. ... “Every time I come back from vacation, I always feel rejuvenated and feel that its mentally beneficial to me,” he explained. When we finally take a ...
CBS Boston

Tourism operators tell their stories to state marketing team
Norwich Bulletin
By JAMES MOSHER A team of companies working on a state marketing campaign on Thursday listened to dozens of tourism operators looking to shape the rebranding effort. Connecticut Office of Tourism Director Randy Fiveash introduced members of the team ...

5 Ways To Invest In Travel And Tourism
San Francisco Chronicle
Most consumers are familiar with the travel and tourism industry from using its services for some needed rest and relaxation during family and related vacations. However, these same activities can be invested in, with many publicly-traded firms ...

The New York Times Travel Show to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell
MarketWatch (press release)
Guests will include Lisa Durocher, senior vice president and general manager, American Express Travel; Ebru Ejder, director of Turkish Culture and Tourist Office in New York; Doug Duda, A&E International Network's "The Well-Seasoned Traveler"; ...

More Leap Year Travel Deals: An Airline and Lots of Hotels
ABC News (blog)
So I may have jumped the gun a bit when I reported on three Leap Year traveldeals earlier this month. Since then, many more travel suppliers have jumped in on the act. Which proves my previous point: If there's a holiday to exploit, the travel...

ABC News (blog)

PRT head predicts 5 percent SC tourism increase
CBS News
"We expect it to be about 5 percent although the unknown is gas prices," Duane Parrish told the AP after the Governor's Conference on Travel and Tourism wrapped up in Greenville. With predictions of $4-a-gallon gas in the state this spring, ...

Travel & Leisure Feature Package
Sacramento Bee
21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --, the online travel agency that specializes in international travel, announces today its list of unique off the beaten path countries for traveling with children internationally - including airlines and activities for ...

Vail Resorts to buy Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort
Los Angeles Times
It agrees to pay $18 million for the remote resort known for steep runs and lots of snow, along with undeveloped acreage at the base of the mountain southwest of South Lake Tahoe. Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort southwest of South Lake Tahoe,...

Los Angeles Times

Maldives safe for travel - Maldivian High Commissioner
Ceylon Daily News
'The country remains peaceful while all its sectors run smoothly. I assure thattourism was not affected with the current scenario. There is no drop in tourists and no country has imposed travel advisories on the Maldives, he said.

Ceylon Daily News

Going abroad? New Seva Kendra promises passport in three days
Indian Express
To cater to the manifold increase in the demand for passports, software exporter Tata Consultancy Services in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) inaugurated the 50th Passport Service Kendra in the country at Herald House, ITO, ...

PGA National Resort and Spa
Palm Beach Post
By KEITH MERRITT There are few places in the world that offer the type of golf experience you'll find at PGA National Resort and Spa. With 90 holes of golf on five championship courses, designed by some of the sport's most iconic figures — including ...

Palm Beach Post

Vail Resorts buys Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Sacramento Bee
By Dale Kasler Kirkwood Mountain Resort is being sold to a big Colorado ski conglomerate in the latest example of big out-of-state money cascading into the Lake Tahoe area. Located 30 miles south of Tahoe, in a remote part of Alpine County, ...

Vacation Station, LLC Settles with the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection
Duluth Weekly
Vacation Station sells travel club memberships at an average cost of between $3000-$8000 each. The company has been selling these memberships in Georgia since December 2010, from locations in Atlanta, Brunswick and Savannah.

Vacation Station pays settlement to Georgia, restitution to buyers
The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection reported a settlement with Vacation Station LLC and its principals Randy Gardner and Joseph Shirley to resolve allegations the company misled consumers and operated as an unlicensed buying club.

Buy the right spring break travel insurance this year
Vancouver Sun
With spring break quickly approaching many people are looking to escape the winter blues andtravel to a warmer destination with their families. However, while many Canadians put careful thought into planning their trips, the same cannot always be said ...

Travel insurance won't cover Vegas cab crash
A young couple whose cab was rear-ended in Las Vegas is on the hook for more than $8000 in medical bills after learning their travel insurance doesn't cover car accidents. Andrew Fong and his girlfriend Justine Burlo had just rung in New Years Eve on ...

Town of Perinton to hold Passport Day on Saturday, March 10
Fairport-E.Rochester Post
US citizens must present a valid passport book when entering the country by air from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Bermuda, at land borders, and sea ports of entry. Many cases require apassport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved ...

Resort to provide luxury tourist site
News Chief
The Streamsong resort being built here by The Mosaic Co. is taking shape, but the project still has a ways to go. The resort's two 18-hole golf courses (and a clubhouse with 12 guest rooms) are scheduled to open in December, and the full resort is ...

Tourism Advisory Board considers sign options
La Junta Tribune Democrat
By Bette McFarren Lynn Horner, chair of the signage subcommittee reported the work of the subcommittee thus far to the full Tourism Advisory Board. The subcommittee has developed a list of places to be considered for way-finding signs to direct ...

Krishna opens new ITO passport office in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 23: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna Thursday inaugurated the new passport office here, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for processing nearly a thousand applications per day. The sprawling passport office at Herald House ...


Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag – Review
By Valerie Jardin
I received the Passport Sling just in time for a busy two-week trip to Europe and decided to use it exclusively to carry my 5D MarkII with the 24-70 mm lens attached, extra batteries, CF cards and the few personal items. The Passport Sling ...
Digital Photography School

Medieval News: Scholars Analyze Jewish Travel
Jacobs is one of three academics who put together "On the Road: Travel in Jewish History," this year's topic of study for the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Each year, the program invites ...
Medieval News

CMT Renews 'Bayou Billionaires,' 'My Big Redneck Vacation ...
By Lesley Goldberg
CMT has renewed Saturday staples Bayou Billionaires and My Big Redneck Vacation. The unscripted series have become the two highest-rated original series in history for the cable network, averaging nearly 1 million total viewers, ...

3 Ways to Use Facebook to Travel Smarter - This Just In - Travel Blog
By Sean O'Neill
THE PROBLEM: Your loved ones want to follow along "virtually" while you travel, but you don't want to spend your vacation tied to your e-mail and cell phone. THE FIX: Tap into Facebook's power to update your family and friends automatically ...
This Just In

Record Snow For Steamboat Ski Resort, More On The Way « CBS ...
By matthewbuettner
Record Snow For Steamboat Ski Resort, More On The Way. February 22, 2012 7:34 PM. Share this. No comments. An image from Steamboat Ski Resort on Wednesday (credit: Steamboat SkiResort) ...
CBS Denver

Travel agents on the rebound with insider information |
By Chris Owen
Experts agree that using one as part of an overall travel buying strategy is a good idea, if for no other reason than to verify that what we did on our own makes sense. But the ongoing big problem with travel agents is finding a good one that ...

PhotoBlog - Have elephant, will travel
Callista Gingrich, the wife of presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, has been trying to visit schools in cities her husband visits to read from her children's book "Sweet Land of Liberty," which features Ellis the Elephant revisiting key moments in ...
Newsvine - PhotoBlog - Articles

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly supports Irish tourism drive | Irish ...
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly supports Irish tourism drive: New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly gave his ancestral home a rave review at the launch of Tourism Ireland's Jump into Ireland campaign in New York last week. ... According to a Tourism Ireland press release, the aim of Jump Into Ireland is “to raise awareness of the moments of wonder that form part of an Ireland vacation. To awaken the imagination and show ... See more: Ray Kelly , Irish travel , Irish Voice ,. print this ...
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