Archive for April, 2008
So you can now get to your destination cheaply after seeing our Top 10 Tips to Cut Travel Costs. But what about the post travel part, after you’ve arrived and your ready to go, go, go? Here are 10 more tips on saving when you finally reach your vacation destination.
1. Stay in One Place: Many times we try to squeeze it all in, so to speak, and visit not only the city we’re staying in but nearby metros too. These vacations often lead to stress, missing out on important sites and events, not to mention add hundreds to your bill. More >
1. Cut out Cookies: No, we aren’t talking those gooey goodies. We’re talking the files stored in your Internet Browser that record you’re every move. Unlucky for you, these little blighters allow websites to know where you went and how much you spent right down to the last penny. What this means is that if you purchase a plane ticket for $100 from Paris to St. Tropez and go back to the same site for the return ticket, the website could check out your history and raise your next quote.
2. AAA All the Way: If you are an American and More >
Many travelers stay in hostels or budget hotels, especially young ones. They also remain extremely unprotected in most cases. Take for example the horrific July 2000 fire at Childers hostel in Australia that tragically took the lives of 15 young travelers.
In an effort to stop these types of misfortunes from happening to others, UK based company, FlareBrands Limited is now offering the 3-in-1 FlareSafe. This tiny device fits easily in any backpack yet provides powerful smoke detection, flash light power and a sonic alarm.
The LED flashlight comes with three settings. The full-beam produces an astounding 20 meter beam for 10 More >
Archeologists are constantly finding new artifacts that hail back to the golden years of ancient Greece. While most of these are housed at the largest Greek museum, the National Museum of Athens, most of which is found in Piraeus, Attica and the Saronic Gulf isles reside in the Pireaus Museum.
It should be noted this museum is no shabby second to the one in Athens. In the Archaic, Classic, and Hellenistic ages, Pireaus was a political, cultural, military and commercial hub due to its strategic location along the Mediterranean. It was actually here, not Athens, where the potent Athens navy kept More >
The last thing most of us want to do, especially if we plan on hopping a red eye, is to figure in travel time from the hotel to the airport before our flight. Now if you are in London, you don’t have to.
Yo! Company brand has recently introduced two hotels in both Heathrow and Gatwick airports that were inspired by Japanese capsule hotels. These mini rooms have all that you need including a bed, Wifi connection and flat screen televisions at a low cost of £25 per hour.
These are also an excellent resource if you are the victim of a More >
If you love the seaside, than the Pembrokeshire Fish Week 2008 is right up your alley, err, waterway. The sunny community in West Wales is holding their annual festival this year from June 21 – 29. In short, participants will be able to take in the rugged Welsh coastal cliffs, traipse along the sandy beaches and sample local cuisine from the ocean below.
You will not go bored or hungry either. More than 150 events will transpire over the course of Fish Week including fishing trips, water sports, competitions, exhibitions, arts and crafts, crab catching, harbor tours, river boat cruises, cook-offs and More >
London’s prestigious Courtauld Institute of Art is currently celebrating its 75th year. Located in the Somerset House, the gallery is one of the richest in the city, holding some odd 600 years of art history within its walls.
Courtauld is offering a one of a kind experience that most art history students would only dream of. From July 14 through August 8, 2008, they are hosting one week short courses that cover medieval through contemporary art. The best part is More >
Wondering where all the jet set will be going this year? You can flip open the latest copy of Conde Naste’s Traveler to the annual “It List” or just continue reading to get the scope on the places to travel in 2008.
Drum roll please… and the “2008 It List” winners are…
Mozambique, Africa: Located on the Indian Ocean side of South Africa, Mozambique has seen its fair share of disasters in the last decade. Now it is focused on rebuilding and has a bright future in tourism due to excellent scuba, fishing and sailing locations, not to mention gorgeous beaches. More >
The mammoth hotel sites are like the socialites of the online hotel world – they are charming, easy to use and everybody knows their name. But all the same most of it is just a put on to exert a pull on the consumer. Apparently no part of the mega website is safe from this usurp, including the user review.
Travel Journalist Ed Hasbrouck breaks down the door into the fake user site world with his Practical Nomad Blog when he transcribes a discussion at the 2006 PhoCusWright marketing conference.
“Elias Plishner, V.P. of the interactive division of the McCann-Erickson advertising agency, More >
Most travelers know that Switzerland is a pricy playground. But they also know that there are bargains at every corner in town, including the barns. By now you are probably wondering what I’m getting at here, mentioning barns and travel in the same paragraph. Well what I’m getting at is just that; staying in a barn during your travels!
Swiss farmers have seemingly become privy to the fact that their country is known for lofty prices so they have begun offering their unused barns as a cozy alternative in the phenom known as “Sleep in Straw” (Schlaf im Stroh) program. The More >