Friday, 28 December 2007

Birthday Celebrations from Around the World

In 2008 celebrate your birthday the way your ancestors did!_uacct = "UA-3057739-1";urchinTracker();Lithuania - In Lithunia, a garland is hung around the entire door of the home of the birthday person. The birthday person sits in a decorated chair and family members lift them up to three times.Norway - Norwegian children dance in front of their class with a friend while the rest of the students

Fun Birthday Facts

In England, when you reach 80, 90 or 100 years of age, you receive a telegram from the Queen.The French and Italian celebrate Name Days more so than birthdays.In Korea, the two most important birthdays are the 100th day and the 60th year. In the Islamic world, green is a good color to use for wrapping.A Golden Birthday happens only once in a person's lifetime. It happens when the person's age and

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

The Secrets of Travel Agents

We all have our preconceived notions about travel, whether it be about booking online or that the airlines really are trying to lose our luggage. After working at a travel agency I would like to share with you the number one thing I have learned about travel......Ready??Book early. Simple, huh? If you wait until the the week or the month before you want to take your trip you will end up spending

Monday, 24 December 2007

Gift Wrap Valentine’s Day with Travel

Gift Wrap Valentine’s Day with TravelIf you’ve ever had the unenviable experience where Valentine’s Day wasn’t as sweet as you hoped – or worse – was a letdown for your partner, you probably learned a very important lesson: Plan early! So, consider this a friendly nudge to kick-start your planning and hopefully outdo yourself (or redeem yourself) with a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day.

Adventure to a New You

For all of you that are reading this out of Fargo, North Dakota....Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit and Lady Wellness are partnering to promote "Adventure to a New You" Sign up at Lady Wellness with no fee from now until January 31st. Their fitness experts will help you set a realistic weight loss goal to be achieved by March 31st. Once you have met your goal you are eligible for special pricing

Monday, 17 December 2007

Top Ten Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

_uacct = "UA-3057739-1";urchinTracker();You are looking to ride a tiger over a bridge in IndiaNo matter how zany or unique your request, your travel agent will make it happen just how you imagined it would.You love to live on the wild-side, they love to keep you protectedNo matter if you are mountain climbing, on a safari through the jungle, or sitting on the beach, your travel agent will make

Friday, 14 December 2007

Internet Flys High

Business travelers can spend a majority of their time thousands of feet above the ground, flying hours to get to a meeting or a conference. Laptops and wireless Internet have made it possible for these travelers to get some work done while waiting for their flights, but what about while they are in-flight?Airlines are now addressing that question by offering, or by planning to offer, in-flight

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Passport Needed to Enter Canada Effective Jan 31, 2008

Effective Jan. 31, 2008New Requirements for Entry at Land and Sea Ports from CanadaEffective Jan. 31, 2008, U.S. and Canadian citizens (19 and older) will be required to present proof of citizenship, such as 1) a passport or 2) a birth certificate or naturalization certificate supported by a government issued photo ID, when entering the United States through land and sea ports of entry from

Monday, 10 December 2007

Long flights Cause Health Concerns

According to the World Health Organization, flights that are four hours or longer can cause health problems in a small percentage of travelers. One of the more severe health problems a traveler may experience are blood clots that can form because of cramped conditions and lack of movement.The risk of blood clots to any individual traveler is extremely low but there are ways to avoid even the

Friday, 7 December 2007


It is not hard to discover why Hawaii often makes it onto the top ten list for vacation destinations.Hawaii's chain of islands features beautiful beaches, clear ocean views, stunning volcanoes, a remarkable atmosphere, and a one-of-a-kind experience that you will cherish forever. I have talked to quite a few people who have visited the Hawaiian islands and not one of them was disappointed. Many

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Romance In Gulf Shores, Alabama

Romance In Gulf Shores, Alabama by Terry Wedding Whether you are a newly-wed, celebrating an anniversary or just plain madly in love, there is no better place for romance than the beach. And the most romantic stretch of beach in the country by far is the sugar-sand coastline of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The warm, white sand is soft and inviting ' perfect for lounging ' and the myriad of romantic

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Hawaii - Romance in the Islands of Aloha

Hawaii - Romance in the Islands of Aloha one of the oldest languages, Hawaiian is a beautiful, flowing collection of words and phrases that captures the natural beauty of the islands with melody, hidden meanings and wonderful mysteries. A special language is needed to describe Hawaii, for Webster’s words cannot adequately portray the palm trees

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

It's a Small World After All

_uacct = "UA-3057739-1";urchinTracker();Disney has it right; it is a small world after all. We all get so wrapped up in our daily lives that sometimes we fail to see the grand scheme of things. From Bismarck, North Dakota to South Africa to Antarctica, everyone is connected.Thousands around the globe affect your daily life. When there is a fire in California, the price for fruit may go up in the

Monday, 26 November 2007

What do YOU think?

Dear Friends of Travel Travel:What do you want to learn about traveling? Are there any tips, suggestions, locations, or means of transportation that YOU want to know about? Let me know!Want to talk about George W. Bush and the pressure he is feeling to do something about airport delays? Lets talk! Interested in scuba diving but don't know the rules or what you have to do? Just ask!I'm here so you

Friday, 23 November 2007

Gas Prices Affect More Than Drivers

_uacct = "UA-3057739-1";urchinTracker();Gas Prices Affect More Than DriversFargo, ND – Consumers in the region are feeling the pain of gas prices more places than the pump. As oil prices hover around 100 dollars per barrel, businesses are scrambling to find a way to continue turning a profit.Airlines, cruise lines and bus services have added fuel surcharges to current and already purchased

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Ski Tips

The season is upon us that many have been dreaming about all year. Skis are starting to emerge from closets and garages everywhere and thoughts are filled with visions of white mountains of snow. Young and old alike will take to the slopes this year to continue the 5,000 year long tradition of skiing that brings millions of people exhilaration and a sense of freedom. Travel Travel Carlson

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Tips for more convenient Holiday Travel

If you are traveling via air this holiday season, there are some things that you can do to make your travels more convenient and less time consuming. Happy Holidays to all!1. Know before you go.Familiarize yourself with the 3-1-1 rule.The 3-1-1 refers to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) guidelines that limit each airline passenger to three ounce bottles or less, one quart-sized

Monday, 19 November 2007

Belize - What a sight!

Belize Belize has seen its share of visitors throughout history. Pirates, traders, the British, slaves and loggers, at one time or another, have cut a life into the country’s wild jungles and Caribbean coastline. Today, a new visitor fuels the economy for Central America’s newest country: the tourist.Most start in Belize City, the coastal town and former capital of Belize (the government moved

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Babymoon becoming ever more popular

The term “babymoon” is relatively new to expecting mothers’ lexicon. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s become a fast-growing trend for pregnant women to get in a little vacation, or “babymoon,” before the baby is born – a much deserved last hurrah before the long days and often sleepless nights of parenting set in. The trend has quickly become a worldwide phenomenon with small B&Bs and five-star

Flying this Holiday Season

Despite high-profile media stories about airlines’ on-time performance over the summer, industry experts are still predicting that Santa will have plenty of company in the skies this holiday season.On-time performance by the nation’s carriers struggled over the summer with nearly 30% of flights delayed in August. According to federal statistics on the 20 biggest U.S. airlines, service complaints

Monday, 12 November 2007

Travel Tips - Packing your Bags

Author: Darlene BerkelA vacation is supposed to be a way to have fun, not an army training experience where you lug a heavy pack for miles and end up sore and tired. It can be difficult to decide what, and how, to pack. Hopefully this guide will help you decide what is important and what to leave at home. Planning in advance can help you remember the useful things, and stop the panic that

Friday, 2 November 2007

Tourism is going green!

Tourism is “Going Green”It is getting hot in here and according to experts, it is going to get even hotter. By 2100 the earth’s temperature will rise 2.5 to 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The numbers may seem small but even the slightest rise will have a tremendous effect on the world. Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit in Fargo is proudly celebrating World Responsible Tourism Day (WRTD) on November 14.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

No one puts baby in the corner!

You've watched the film about a million times, bought the special edition DVD, danced for hours to the soundtrack, seen the musical and regularly drop "I carried a watermelon" into everyday conversation.Well why stop there? If you really want to celebrate Dirty Dancing's 20th anniversary in style make like Baby Houseman and take a trip to the real life Kellerman's at Mountain Lake Hotel in

Monday, 29 October 2007

Spring Break Advice

If you plan on traveling during the "spring break" time frame this spring I encourage you to book as soon as possible. The following is a poll of Carlson Wagonlit Travel Specialists from across the country:When should Spring Break travelers book vacations to lock in best value? 36% Right now! 55% They should have done so a month ago or earlier. 6% By end of November. 2% By end of December.

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When it gets cold outside

Fall is here and winter is quickly approaching. According to Fox News it is supposed to snow tomorrow night. Although winter is one of my favorite seasons, it is this time of the year that always has me longing to take a vacation to somewhere warm. While living in Florida, I realized fall was a great time to head to a warmer climate because the killer heat of the summer was gone, along with many

Friday, 26 October 2007

World Responsible Tourism Day is coming up...more information on this to come....

World Responsible Tourism Day is coming up...more information on this to come....WTM World Responsible Tourism Day supported by the UNWTO on Wednesday 14th November 2007, is the first opportunity for travel and tourism to become one powerful and unifying force. A chance to make a real difference that will keep our beaches clean, preserve our stunning scenery, save wildlife and glory in our

Keep Your Home Safe While Out Of Town

Keep Your Home Safe While Out Of TownFargo, ND - According to the Fargo Police Department nearly 50 garage break-ins have occurred in the past month alone. With the holiday travel season right around the corner even more people will be away from home for extended periods of time, leaving homes and garages vulnerable. Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit would like to encourage residents to keep their

Travel Scams are Everywhere

I have never been scammed and hate that people out there are ruining the travel industry by ripping people off. Here are some things to look for when booking your trip:How to Avoid Travel ScamsIf you have been offered a great bargain on a cruise or resort vacation, but you cannot seem to get all the details unless you pay the company first, you may be dealing with a travel scam.PAY NOW, TRAVEL

Healthy Travel Ensures a Great Time!

The holidays are quickly approaching (approximately 60 days until Christmas) and according to a recent survey of Carlson Wagonlit Travel agencies across the United States travel to all-inclusive resorts is the most popular type of journey that agencies are booking for the holidays—including Thanksgiving and Christmas through New Year’s. Having the whole family visit any destination was the second