Budget Travel: Nicaragua Fox News Latino Though it's been making more appearances in travel magazines lately, Nicaragua remains one of Central America's less-visited destinations. Overshadowed by Costa Rica, which has a far bigger budget to invest in marketing to the North American market,...
Travel deals that seem too good to be true Fox News All right welcome back it's one of my favorite segments -- -- and -- wintertime blues right now you're cold I'm all stuffed up you want a nice vacation right you think it's too expensive and out of reach for you not anymore Courtney Scott. As a senior ...
How The Filthy Rich Really Travel Huffington Post As part of a $2.5 million, two-week birthday romp through southern France that a Los Angeles man threw for his wife and 30 of her friends, 20 vintage cars from all over Europe were imported to Provence for a road rally through the Bandol wine region.
Wikivoyage emerges from legal cloud as the travel site grows PCWorld A legal cloud that's been hovering over the Wikimedia Foundation's travel site, Wikivoyage, has lifted. The Foundation and Internet Brands announced Friday that a lawsuit between the two has been settled. Under the agreement, Internet Brands will not...
Tips if you're considering travel insurance Florida Times-Union If you're thinking about purchasing travel insurance, here are a few things you need to know, said Chris Harvey, co-founder and CEO of the website squaremouth.com, which provides comparisons of different travel insurance plans. “There are a number of ...
Cuban dissident blogger starts world tour Boston.com (blog) Sanchez is one of Cuba's most prominent dissidents, though her blog is not widely followed on the island. Whether authorities would allow her to go abroad was seen as a key test of the travel law, one of the most significant reforms of President Raul ...
AAA Travel: Picturesque cruises that have you sailing into savings
Voted one of the "World's Best Cruise Lines" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, Uniworld is a boutique cruise line that specializes in river cruises. Uniworld sails to some of the world's most picturesque destinations, docking in the heart of ...
Photo travel essay: Traveling though Europe by train NorthJersey.com Travel columnist Jill Schensul's recent trip to Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and France included some of the current trends in European train travel: visiting not just big cities, but off-the-beaten-path ones; and stopping off at several Austrian cities ... NorthJersey.com
Travel Writer Hitchhiking on GA to all 50 States By jethikinggypsy Hi everyone! I am a travel writer who is "hitching" rides on general aviation planes across the US in an effort to visit all 50 states. I began in July 2012 and visited Oshkosh right off the bat. Since the, I've been to 19 states on 26 different planes ... EAA Forums
Weary passengers head home after stinky Carnival cruise | Reuters: "Thousands of passengers who spent five days stuck on a stinking cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico headed home on Friday by bus, plane or car, and relished the chance for a warm shower and working toilets after finally arriving back on land. . . . Carnival Corp shares closed down 11 cents at $37.35 in trading on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company canceled 14 upcoming Triumph voyages that were scheduled through mid-April. The Triumph is a Bahamian-flagged vessel, and the Bahamas Maritime Authority will be the primary agency investigating the cause of the engine room fire. Earlier this month, Carnival repaired an electrical problem on one of the Triumph's alternators. The company said there was no evidence of any connection between the repair and the fire. For all the passengers' grievances, they will likely find it difficult to sue the cruise operator for any damages, legal analysts said. Over the years, the cruise industry has put in place a legal structure that shields operators from big-money lawsuits."
"Goodbye Norway, hello Bolivia. Or as Gary Arndt of the Everything Everywhere blog put it, “Cheapest dorm bed in Zurich = nice room in Bangkok.” Extrapolate that to tour guides, museum entries, food and more, and the savings start to add up. Of course, keep in mind how much it will cost you to get there in the first place. Luckily, a lot of the cheaper countries are also cheap to fly to; Matthew Kepnes, the blogger known as Nomadic Matt, put together a list of 10 “Cheap Places to Travel on the U.S. Dollar,” which includes Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, Hungary and Romania. Another option: put together the 10 places you’d most like to go and price out the basics — a task most easily done by browsing guides in the travel section of your local bookstore. . . ."
Explore the Grand Canyon with Google Maps
Google Maps is releasing panoramic imagery of one of the world's most spectacular national monuments: the Grand Canyon. These Street View images cover more than 75 miles of trails and surrounding roads, making our map of this area even more comprehensive, accurate and easy to use than ever before. Take a walk down the narrow trails and exposed paths of the Grand Canyon: hike down the famous Bright Angel Trail, gaze out at the mighty Colorado River, and explore scenic overlooks in full 360-degrees. You'll be happy you're virtually hiking once you get to the steep inclines of the South Kaibab Trail. And rather than drive a couple hours to see the nearby Meteor Crater, a click of your mouse or tap of your finger will transport you to the rim of this otherworldly site.
Should You Buy Travel Insurance? (source: New York Times) "I have never bought travel insurance in my life because instinct has always told me that it’s a bad deal. I rarely pay for hotel rooms, tours or rental cars in advance. I don’t pack designer clothing in my checked luggage. I’m generally healthy, and I have medical insurance that covers me abroad. (It claims to, at least.) But instinct is a poor way to make decisions about insurance. So with a three-week trip to Asia approaching, I finally decided to figure out whether I should be traveling with insurance, and, in general, when it is smart to have it and when is it unnecessary. Travelers tend to buy insurance if they are more at risk or more likely than the average policyholder to make a claim. In economics that’s called “adverse selection” — but it’s adverse only for the insurance companies. For consumers, it’s just smart. Imagine two people looking at a $100 insurance policy for a two-week trip: one is a 65-year-old heading to India, where he plans to rent a scooter, eat street food and sleep in already-reserved five-star hotels every night. The other is a 30-year-old going to London, planning to crash at a friend’s apartment and buy discount theater tickets every night. It’s pretty clear who should buy insurance. . . ." Read full article at http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/should-you-buy-travel-insurance/?smid=pl-share
Cheapest weeks to book hotels in top U.S. cities: " . . . For Las Vegas, mid-May to mid-August visits will yield the lowest hotel prices. Rates in early August fall as low as $55 a night. While the desert in summer is not for everyone, if there's one city where you can accomplish all your recreation indoors, Vegas is it. As you might expect, New Year's Eve is the most expensive hotel night, with rates climbing to an average of $152. As one of the USA's most popular destinations, Orlando hotel rates remain consistent for much of the year. The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is the most expensive ($76/night), but the rest of the year stays fairly close to $50, with the lowest rate ($42) in late August. . . ."
Richard Branson's Travel Tips | Entrepreneur.com: " . . . . 7. Arrive early. Arriving at the airport early has its benefits. For one, you don’t get flustered rushing to the departure gate. Plus you have some time to pick out a good spot to sit on the plane. Whether you are on the lookout for an aisle seat, extra leg room, or a prime spot next to a gorgeous fellow passenger, getting there early improves your chances.
8. Don't forget your passport. While this one should be fairly obvious, it’s amazing how often people forget their passports at home. Earlier this year, I left my passport behind when I was on my way to Spain. A few weeks later my son, Sam, did the same thing. Without your passport, the rest of these tips aren’t really applicable.
Safe and happy travels, everyone!"