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

Archive for July, 2007

Le Tramway and Beyond: Transportation in Paris
Travel News / Trains / Budget Travel / Ask the Locals / Europe / France & Belgium / Hiking & Biking

Le Tramway and Beyond: Transportation in Paris

Transportation in Paris is quite comprehensive, with a subway system (Metro), urban rail (RER), buses, suburban trains (Transilien), trolleys, bike stations, and night buses (noctiliens) running regularly. And since it’s… Read More…

Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Sleeping on Planes

The airplane may not be first on your list of most comfortable sleeping places. Believe it or not, there are some unusual, but natural, ways to help you sleep better… Read More…

Getting Past the Passport Crunch
Travel News / Travel Tools / Family/Kids Travel / Passport, Visa & Customs

Getting Past the Passport Crunch

Sweeping rule changes, ruined honeymoons, outraged passengers, embarrassed officials, government vacations…it’s like a soap opera that won’t end. First, The Latest Updates The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires passport… Read More…

Bottled Water: Straight to the Source
Travel News / Culinary Travel

Bottled Water: Straight to the Source

During the sweltering days of summer, sometimes the only thing that will quench your thirst is an ice-cold glass of water. For many of us, make that an ice-cold glass… Read More…

On the Air: Captain Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad, 1,000 Days at Sea
Travel News

On the Air: Captain Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad, 1,000 Days at Sea

On April 21, Captain Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahmad stepped onboard the Schooner Anne in Hoboken, New Jersey, knowing their feet wouldn’t touch land again for nearly three years. They’re… Read More…

Knowing Your Travel Rights
Ask Peter

Knowing Your Travel Rights

My husband and I attended [Peter’s] presentation at a travel show in Boston and he answered my question about what to do if the hotel conditions are not what was… Read More…

Off the Brochure: Austin, Texas
Off The Brochure / South

Off the Brochure: Austin, Texas

On our last stop in the U.S., we’re heading to the city that’s truly got its finger on the pulse…Austin, Texas, where music, beer, good eats, artists, and hipsters converge. Few… Read More…

Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Budget Travel

BYOB Rules for Cruises

One way to make your cruise cheaper is to bring things like drinks aboard. But on some ships, this is now forbidden. Here’s what you need to know about bringing… Read More…

Spotlight On: Watch It Made in the USA
Travel News

Spotlight On: Watch It Made in the USA

Ever wondered how toothpaste gets in the tube? Or how enormous Winnebagos roll off the assembly line? Then check out Watch it Made in the U.S.A., a book that goes… Read More…

Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Hotel Early Arrival and Late Departure

As occupancy rates for hotels rise, most are getting tougher about having you leave and arrive on time. But at some hotels, check-out is when you say it is. Most… Read More…

Travel Tips / Accessible Travel

Don’t Walk, Scooter

If you don’t think you can keep up with the rest of your group when you’re traveling to a new city, help is available to keep you from falling behind.

Working Out: Band on the Run
Travel News / Health & Fitness

Working Out: Band on the Run

When it comes to exercising on the road, finding time to get in a good workout is often the biggest roadblock to success. But there’s good news…you can get a… Read More…

Travel Tips / Budget Travel

Your Browser Will Betray You

Did you know that when you search on some travel sites, your web browser could betray you? Here’s what you need to know to make sure you’re getting good rates… Read More…

Green Travel Gadgets
Travel Gear / Eco Travel / Travel Gadgets

Green Travel Gadgets

In this third annual roundup of green travel gear, Virtuous Traveler Leslie Garrett road-tests gadgets and gear that makes our journeys easier on the earth. Pack a waterproof wallop While… Read More…

Travel Tips / Budget Travel / Eco Travel

Saving Gas Tips

It’s probably inevitable that gas prices will hit a new high this summer travel season, so what can you do about it?

On the Air: Kate Hanni, Coalition for Airline Passengers Bill of Rights
Travel News / Airlines & Airports

On the Air: Kate Hanni, Coalition for Airline Passengers Bill of Rights

Sometimes being stranded on an airline flight can change your life. No, really. For many, a delayed or canceled flight means aggravation, exhaustion and bad memories. For Kate Hanni, 47,… Read More…

Travel Tips

True Costs of Low Cost Air Carriers

By now, most people have heard of the dirt-cheap fares from low-cost carriers like Ryanair and easyJet in Europe, or Skybus and Spirit in the US. But there are some… Read More…

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Seattle, Washington
Travel News / Destinations / Off The Brochure / USA

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Seattle, Washington

Believe it or not, Seattle has probably influenced your day already. That is, if you’ve sipped a Starbucks while logging on to Windows and checked Google to see when your… Read More…

Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Special Doggie Services

Dogs are being catered to like never before. Here are some places where you—and your dog—might both be spoiled. At the Palmilla Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico, there’s a doggie… Read More…