Archive for April, 2007
Have you ever been headed to an exotic, far-off destination and suddenly felt unprepared because of a language barrier? Well, why not learn the language in-flight? Several airlines have teamed up with learning companies to provide a different–and educational–kind of in-flight entertainment. Virgin Atlantic was the first airline to introduce in-flight language learning courses when [...]
While the number of low-cost airlines has proliferated in recent years, finding flights on them can still be a chore. The truth is, most major travel search engines, such as Kayak, Sidestep, and Farechase, have a very limited selection of flights from low-cost carriers, especially the vast array of start-ups. The good news is that [...]
More and more hotels are tacking on hidden fees to your hotel bill. According to accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, hotels will charge travelers almost $2 billion in hidden fees and surcharges in 2007.
Time in Moscow Moscow is a dichotomy of a grand old city steeped in history and culture, and a bustling, modern metropolis filled with flashy cars and flashier models. When to Go There’s not a whole lot of leeway here. It gets pretty darned cold and snowy from November to April (we’re talking deep into [...]
If you’re planning an international trip, especially to a destination that’s not a developed country, keeping a travel emergency kit can be a lifesaver.
April 25, 2007 So much about U.S. airports and airport design is counterintuitive. Not long ago, I remember seeing a billboard as I was driving to the Fort Lauderdale airport proudly proclaiming the facility to be “plane friendly.” A cute, possibly catchy slogan, with one important red flag: what about PEOPLE friendly? I am now [...]
Hi, We have enjoyed listening to [you] on satellite and have taken much of [your] advice. Would you please address the issue of Christmas travel: when to book, where to look — are there any bargains left? Those of us with college children only have this time for a vacation, but are already paying college [...]
If you’re a woman who travels alone — or know one who does — check out these important safety tips. Some safety tips for women travelers apply even at home. But others are travel-specific, like knowing what it means if you look someone in the eye in certain foreign countries. Look into local dress before [...]