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

Archive for March, 2012

War is Coming: Five Game of Thrones-Inspired Excursions
British Isles / Europe / Pop Culture Travel / Travel News / USA

War is Coming: Five Game of Thrones-Inspired Excursions

Game of Thrones may be a medieval fantasy but there are plenty of actual trips and activities you can do to get in the spirit of the show. In preparation… Read More…

Icarus Award:TSA Trouble & Mid-Air Madness
Airlines & Airports / Icarus Award / Travel News / Travel Safety

Icarus Award:TSA Trouble & Mid-Air Madness

It’s time for our weekly roundup of travel failures. Of course, we have the latest updates on Clayton Osbon and JetBlue Flight 191, but he’s not the only Icarus nominee…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Airline Innovations
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Airline Innovations

Although airfare may be going up, we’re seeing some changes in the airline industry that are worth noting. Ever heard of premium economy seats? Those are the seats with extra… Read More…

Photo Contest Finalists: Help Us Pick the Grand-Prize Winner & Runner-Up
Photography & Photo Galleries / Travel Contest

Photo Contest Finalists: Help Us Pick the Grand-Prize Winner & Runner-Up

We asked you to show us how you travel, why you love to travel, where you travel and what you bring home from your travels. You stepped up to the… Read More…

Radio Guest List, Wyndham Vacation Rentals & The Charter at Beaver Creek, Colorado
Guest List / Radio Show

Radio Guest List, Wyndham Vacation Rentals & The Charter at Beaver Creek, Colorado

What can you learn from a champion alpine ski racer? How can you get money back on a hotel room where the rate dropped after you’ve already booked? Is there… Read More…

What Shrinking U.S. Air Service Means for Travelers Today
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tools

What Shrinking U.S. Air Service Means for Travelers Today

While the Department of Transportation’s Essential Air Service Program is supposed to entice airlines to serve smaller markets, rising gas prices and airline consolidations are driving them out. Aviation consultant… Read More…

Travel Deals: Domestic & Exotic Summer Travel
Budget Travel / Travel Deals / Travel News

Travel Deals: Domestic & Exotic Summer Travel

Who says it’s too early to start planning your summer getaway? With European getaways, golf packages, island deals and more, you can go from spring to summer with this week’s… Read More…

Travel Tip: Off Season in Summer
Beach Vacations / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Off Season in Summer

As the contrarian traveler, I’m all about traveling in the off season. Not only do you avoid the crowds, but you also get better deals and often times, a much… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Tauck in Yellowstone & Grand Teton
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / National Parks / Travel News / Voluntourism / West

Voluntourism Spotlight: Tauck in Yellowstone & Grand Teton

In this week’s Voluntourism Spotlight, we learn more about Tauck’s Guest Volunteer programs in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. Find out why Tauck has been honored with the Preserve… Read More…

4 Ways to Reset Your 2012 Goals This Spring
Adventure Travel & Sports / Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Luxury Travel / Spa Travel / Travel News / Water sports

4 Ways to Reset Your 2012 Goals This Spring

Remember the end of 2011 when you diligently made your New Year’s resolutions? You vowed lose weight, get more active and eat better. You may have fallen off the wagon,… Read More…

5 Secrets to Cruise Travel: A CBS This Morning Report
CBS News / Cruise Travel / Travel Tools / Videos

5 Secrets to Cruise Travel: A CBS This Morning Report

After the Costa Concordia tragedy, the Costa Allegra fire, norovirus outbreaks, and all the other cruise incidents this year, you might assume that travelers now know the inner workings of the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Avoid Distracted Driving
Car Travel / Travel Gear / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Avoid Distracted Driving

Even with sky-high gas prices, Americans are still planning to road trip this summer. But before you get behind the wheel, pay attention to these safety tips. The Department of… Read More…

Secrets of the Concierge: James Jolis, The Michelangelo Hotel, New York
Destinations / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel News / Travel Tools

Secrets of the Concierge: James Jolis, The Michelangelo Hotel, New York

We all know a good concierge can make the difference between a run-of-the-mill trip and an exceptional travel experience. With thousands of restaurants, shows, activities and tourist traps waiting to… Read More…

Ask Peter: Resort Fees, European Hubs & the Modern Hostel Experience
Ask Peter / Budget Travel / Europe / Hotels & Accommodations / Trains / Travel News / Travel Tools

Ask Peter: Resort Fees, European Hubs & the Modern Hostel Experience

This week Peter is answering your questions from Twitter and your emails, but don’t forget you can talk to Peter too. Peter will be standing by to take your calls… Read More…