An Insider's Guide to Travel: News, Tips, Information & Inspiration

Archive for March, 2011

Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Avoiding Missed Connections

It sounds cynical, but when you’re flying and you’re dealing with a flight connection, you should assume the worst. Here’s what you should do when you have to go from… Read More…

Top 5 Beauty Items For Your Checked Luggage
Health & Fitness / Luggage & Packing / Shopping / Travel News / Women's Travel

Top 5 Beauty Items For Your Checked Luggage

When you’re on the road frequently, it’s not easy to maintain a health and beauty regimen. That’s why Debbi Kickham, author of The Globetrotter’s Get-Gorgeous Guide, tested out everything from… Read More…

Enterprise Abandons Orbitz: Will Car-Rental Companies Join Airlines In Dumping Online Middleman?
Budget Travel / Car Travel / Travel News

Enterprise Abandons Orbitz: Will Car-Rental Companies Join Airlines In Dumping Online Middleman?

Online travel providers are already in a very public tussle with airlines, but now car-rental companies are joining the fray by pulling their listings from some Web-based travel providers. On… Read More…

Radio Guests – Park City, Utah – April 2, 2011
Adventure Travel & Sports / Radio Show / Travel News / West / Winter Sports

Radio Guests – Park City, Utah – April 2, 2011

A great way to find affordable digs is to rent a vacation home instead of booking a hotel. Author Christine Karpinski shares her top tips on protecting yourself when renting… Read More…

Travel Gear / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Avoiding International Roaming Charges

If you’re planning to travel abroad, it’s not necessarily the cost of the plane ticket or hotel that can really get you … it’s your cell phone. Here’s how you… Read More…

Air Traffic Control Staffing Concerns And Frequent-Flier Face-Lifts?
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Plane Crashes / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News

Air Traffic Control Staffing Concerns And Frequent-Flier Face-Lifts?

From sleepy air traffic controllers to the neverending saga of frequent-flier mile redemption, the world of travel news keeps on spinning. Peter sat down with The Wall Street Journal’s Scott… Read More…

British Airways Cabin Crews Vote To Strike Again
Airlines & Airports / British Isles / Travel News

British Airways Cabin Crews Vote To Strike Again

British Airways cabin crew’s union, Unite, announced on Monday that it would strike again in 2011. Dates for the strike have not been set, but according to the union the… Read More…

Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Safe Is Your Hotel Safe?

When it comes to leaving behind valuable, is it safe to rely on that hotel room safe? Not really, so here’s what you need to know… Here’s the deal: the… Read More…

When To Buy Travel Insurance–And What Kind Of Coverage You Need
Travel Insurance / Travel News / Travel Safety

When To Buy Travel Insurance–And What Kind Of Coverage You Need

Ever had a vacation ruined by bad weather? Concerned about media reports over civil unrest? It’s these types of scenarios that make travelers start thinking about how to protect their… Read More…

Richard Simmons’ Air New Zealand Safety Video
Airlines & Airports / Australia & New Zealand / Travel News / Travel Safety

Richard Simmons’ Air New Zealand Safety Video

The latest trend in air travel? Attention-grabbing in-flight safety announcements, and the jokesters at Air New Zealand are at it again. This time the airline is trying to grab passengers’… Read More…

Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Overnight Cruise Port Stays

If you thought visiting a cruise port meant having just enough time to buy a T-shirt, think again. More and more cruise lines are extending their ports of call so… Read More…