Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008Disney Resort to Increase Draw Ko OlinaOne of the most desirable vacation destination is the Ko Olina Resort in Oahu, Hawaii, with some of the finest beach resorts the world has to offer. Starting in the fall of 2008, Disney has broke ground to build the much anticipated Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina.The Disney resort will be located in the area between the Ko Olina

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

10 reasons why you need to visit Greece

Greece is a country where no-one is in a hurry, a place tp take the time to enjoy freshly caught fish and sample all the local wine. Greece is one of the most fascinating places on earth. Below are 10 of the top reasons that you need to visit Greece soon.1) Beaches: resorts come is all shapes & sizes, there's sure to be one to fit your needs. There are dozens of inhabited islands to the mainland,

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Are Your Feet Vacation Ready

Are Your Feet Vacation Ready? Although rest and relaxation are the goals for most vacations, they usually involve a lot of walking and a lot of walking usually involves sore feet.Some simple foot care tips include:1. Wear thick, absorbent socks (acrylic instead of cotton) and change them often!2. Dry feet thoroughly after bathing, making sure to dry between toes. Use powder before putting on

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Fun Things to do in Las Vegas

Have an awesome "Sin City" experience with your friends to give yourselves a much-needed break from the routine.The number of hotel choices in Las Vegas can be overwhelming. The best thing to do is choose one that offers the best deals. One of the most remarkable hotels in the city is Wynn Las Vegas. Room rates can be pricey, but not on weekdays. Book a 640 square foot-standard room at Wynn Las

Tuesday, 17 June 2008


Did you know Orlando is brimming with excellent visitor attractions without a rollercoaster in sight. Orlando has a wide range of sights, places to eat with many of these available along International Drive where it is possible to park the car and take a stroll. Although it wasn't always this full of attractions, it has been pulling in visitors for many years and its popularity does not seem to

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

How to pack efficiently

We all have felt the affects of heightened gas prices, especially when it comes to traveling. In an effort to lower the amount of fuel used, airlines are asking customers to lighten their load. If you go over 50 pounds in one suitcase, expect to pay at least $25 each way.Here are ways to lighten your bags:1) If you rarely use it at home, don't bring it on vacation. It's easy to say, "but I

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Ways to Lighten You Load

Tips for better packing:DO NOT pack the following in your checked luggage:Fine JewelryCashLaptop computersElectronicsFragile items (no matter how they are protected)Think about the following when packing:Only pack what's necessaryLeave unnecessary electronics at homeDon't pack every pair of shoes you ownSee if your accommodations have a laundry facility for your useIf you don't use it at home,

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Summer Vacations

Are you wanting to go on a Summer trip, but not quite sure where to go?Here are my top Summer destination ideas.1) Any of the Hawaiian IslandsOur Summer is their off season, meaning you are able to get lower rates.2) Take a car or RV Trip with friends or family.You don't need to go far away to have a great time.To off-set rising gas prices, split the fuel cost with everyone on the trip3) Glacier

Monday, 14 April 2008


Brasov is in the Romanian region of Transylvania, a name you can’t utter without invoking that of Vlad Tepes Dracula. Tepes (a nickname granted postmortem that means "the impaler") was widely regarded as a hero in Transylvania, long before Bram Stoker appropriated his name and immortalized the man in an 1897 novel. Though indisputably cruel, even by medieval standards, the real Dracula is

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

17 Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Tourist

17 Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Muggable TouristMarch 19th, 2008 Avoid Wearing A Fanny Pack“I’ve never seen any non-American wearing a fanny pack.” 2. Don’t Get Your Map Out In Public“I hesitate to mention this one because it’s so basic, but here goes. Study the map before leaving the hotel (or even better,

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Caribbean Cruises

Caribbean cruises are becoming more popular every year because of the variety of activities that are available to cruisers. Caribbean islands boast clear, clean beaches and fun in the sun. From the most active, to the most laid-back vacationer, everyone can find something worthwhile on a Caribbean cruise.Caribbean cruises are generally based on which area of the Caribbean you are interested in

Caribbean Island Cruises - Not Just For The Wealthy

A great way to spend a vacation is by visiting some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Everything you could possibly want is at hand with wonderful Caribbean island locations, a new one each day, and every comfort on board the cruise liner.Vacations can be for an extended period and it is up to your budget, choice of locations and preferences, ranging from as little as three days up to

Monday, 24 March 2008

Orlando - A Vacation beyond Disney

Copyright © 2008 Terry HelyOrlando, Florida is known the world over as the home of Walt Disney World and is undoubtedly the entertainment park capital of the world. While most people know the Disney name, very few know that the total Disney experience includes separate parks for the Disney-MGM Studios, Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach Water Park, Typhoon Lagoon, River

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Travel Insurance - A true story

When planning a trip, whether business or pleasure, most travelers do not think of the mishaps that can occur on the road. Furthest from their minds is the thought that the unexpected can happen – domestically and abroad. Fortunately, when the worst does happen, travelers who carry travel insurance coverage often find it worthwhile.A Caribbean Calamity For Carolyn of Forest City, Iowa, her 10-day

Monday, 17 March 2008

Las Vegas for Free - The best free attractions

Copyright © 2007Buzz B Berkeley If you're looking for some great free things to do in Vegas, there are some amazing treats for you and the family awaiting. Many casinos, in an effort to bring in more and more business are offering elaborate shows that are free for the family in an effort to bring more warm bodies into their casinos and out of their competitors'. This is a win-Wynn (ha) situation

Friday, 14 March 2008

Unraveling Common Travel Myths

Unraveling Common Travel MythsBy Peter Greenberg• If you use your cellphone, the plane will crash.• Cruise ships are all-inclusive.• If you rent a car with a credit card, you don’t need additional insurance.• Taking the train in Europe is cheaper than flying.• Recirculated cabin air on planes will make you sick.• X-ray machines at airport security checkpoints can erase your computer’s hard drive.

Monday, 10 March 2008

Business Travel: Even Road Warriors Get The Blues

While Web-based meeting technologies may seem to eliminate the need for some business travel, there’s a reason why millions of people still pack their carry-on bags each week for domestic and international business-related travel: savvy business people know that there’s just no substitute for face-to-face meetings. Still, if getting there is half the battle, it helps explain why a fuming,

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Emerging Destinations Around the Globe

Some travel destinations – Hawaii, Las Vegas and London come to mind – seem to be perennial favorites, always popular with tourists. But travel has trends, and over time new favorite destinations emerge. Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s 2008 Travel Trends Survey identified several destinations currently emerging for vacation travel. Travelers’ desire for new adventures and their cultural

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

The New 7 Wonders of the World

The seven wonders of the ancient world – including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Colossus of Rhodes – were remarkable, man-made structures of classical antiquity. Of the seven, only the Great Pyramid survives, standing tall in the Egyptian desert for more than 4,500 years.However, while six of the seven ancient wonders disappeared long ago, there are new

Monday, 3 March 2008

Excursion Society Goes Beyond the Ordinary

Shore excursions, which take cruise passengers off their ships to experience local attractions and culture, are a highlight of any cruise. They range from snorkeling adventures in the Caribbean, to dog sledding in Alaska, to museum tours in the great port cities of Europe and more.A year ago, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates launched a unique shore excursion program called the Excursion

Friday, 29 February 2008

"Insure" You Have a Great Time on Vacation

According to the National Weather Service, Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. For example, each winter we deal with an average of 105 snow-producing systems and countless ice events that close businesses and wreak havoc on airports.Plus, with winter weather continuing into April in many parts of the country, planes can continue to be grounded and travelers stranded

Monday, 25 February 2008

Russia- a magnificent land

Russia...mysterious and fascinating, anvient and modern, literate and passionate. The largest country in the world, Russia has been wandered by anvient nomads and tribes of Huns, Turks and Slavs; suffered invasion and occupation by the Mongolian Tatars; was taken back by the Czars; and more recently experienced the Soviet era. A journey through Russia is a journey through her long history, laid

A Golfer's Paradise

A Scottsdale, Arizona golf package offers the best options for all golfing enthusiasts. Scottsdale has been regarded as one of the most popular golf locations in the USA. Scottsdale boasts a pleasant climate, cultural diversity and geographical abundance.Many major golf tournaments are held in Scottsdale. Golf magazines give details of the tournaments held in different parts of the year

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Traveling with Pets

Before you decide to take Fido on your vacation, make sure that you know the rules and regulations of the airline you are flying. Each airline's pet policy is different and can range from somewhat lax to very stringent. Check out your airlines pet policies below: AirtranAmerican AirlinesContinental AirlinesDelta Air LinesNorthwest AirlinesPan Am AirwaysSouthwest AirlinesSpirit AirlinesUnited

Friday, 15 February 2008

Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit in Fargo Encourages Area Residents to Use Rebate for Summer Travel; “Live Freely” and Boost Economy

Rebate Boon for Summer Travel:Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit in Fargo Encourages Area Residents to Use Rebate for Summer Travel; “Live Freely” and Boost EconomyFargo, ND February 14, 2008—Today, as Americans get official word that a generous rebate will soon be en route to their homes just in time for the summer travel season, Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit in Fargo is encouraging area residents

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Florida- A Great Place to Visit

The perennial theme park favorites such as Walt Disney World, Sea World Orlando, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens are the focal points for the majority of Florida vacations. But Florida is not just about theme parks. The entertainment parks are complimented by superb natural attractions such as The Everglades, Florida Keys and the Gulf Islands that have been attracting visitors for many

Friday, 8 February 2008

Alternative Souvenier Ideas

Most people bring home typical souvenir items when they travel, such as magnets, jewelry, shotglasses, etc. At least in my house, these items will end up missing or placed somewhere to collect dust. Here are a few different souvenir ideas that are inexpensive - the more unusual the destination, the more interesting your souvenirs become! Newspapers in the native tongue. You can frame these and it

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Mississippi Trys to Keep Overweight Guests OUT of Restaurants

I came across the article below this morning. In summary, lawmakers in Mississippi are proposing that restaurants should avoid serving food to people who are obese. It is difficult to believe that such a proposal would ever be made! The concept of not accepting customers because of their weight is unconstitutional, discriminatory, and just plain horrible. Overweight citizens still need to eat

Monday, 4 February 2008

Explore the streets of London

Submerge yourself in the culture, history, beauty and enchantment of one of the most visited places in the world: London.The streets of Sherlock Holmes offer an adventure for each and every visitor. Museums, cathedrals, cruises, and bars are top attractions in this historic city. One of the newest attractions that any visitor would enjoy is the London Eye, built to celebrate the new millenium

Thursday, 31 January 2008

Las Vegas ’08 – Places to Be, Things to See

Las Vegas always rolls out the astounding, and 2008 will be no different with a number of new attractions. Expected to once again be the top domestic destination booked with Carlson Wagonlit Travel this year, here are a few new options to experience this year in Vegas:Everyone knows world-class entertainment can be expected in Las Vegas. In fact, some people even visit just for the entertainment

Monday, 28 January 2008

How to Choose the Best Cruise

Years ago there used to be two options: ketchup or mustard, apples or oranges, Florida or Hawaii. Now we as consumers are bombarded with hundreds of options, additions, upgrades, and choices. So how do we know if we are making the right choice - especially when it comes to spending money on a cruise? Here are the steps to take when deciding which cruise is right for you:First - develop a budget.

Friday, 25 January 2008

Traveling with Pets

Traveling can be difficult when pets are involved. Instead of leaving your pet at home why not bring them along? Here is some advice when traveling with a pet:Taking your PetMake sure your pet is wearing a collar with its name and your contact information on it. You also may want to consider getting microchip implanted in your pet.Car RideFamiliarize your pet with riding in a car before taking

Jet-Lag Diet Secrets

Feeling the effects of jet-lag can start any trip off on the wrong foot. Whether you need to be 100% for the important business meeting or you don't want to waste time on your vacation, combating jet-lag is important to all travelers. Jet-lag causes fatigue and disorientation that can last for days after arriving at your destination. Lack of concentration and motivation, interrupted sleed,

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Reward Yourself

I'm starting a new promotion specifically for people who read my blog. Be glad you are here. The promotion is simple and completely in your hands. Shoot me an email or leave me a message on my blog with comments, suggestions, jokes, travel information..... you get the picture. Anything that you submit that I use here will earn you points. Points lead to prizes! Prizes include your name being

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Surefire Safety Part 6: Street Smarts

There is nothing wrong with being a tourist or a travler, but you don't always want to apear as one. Keep in mind some of these tips while you are on the street in an unfamiliar city.Study a map before going out. Then once you are on the street use a pocket-wsize guidebook.Dress down.Don't wear a lot of jewelery, it can be easily stolen. Do wear a wedding ring though.Loop a money belt around your

Monday, 21 January 2008

Surefire Safety Part 5 - Tips for Trips

Something bad will NEVER happen to you I know, however, keep these tips in mind just in case....or in case you're involved in some sort of safety trivia competition.NEVER get into an attackers car, even if he pulls a gun - Most attackers don't want to shoot you....they want to drive you to some deserted place and do something undescribable to you.Don't pull over when someone driving next to you

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Surefire Safety Part 4 - Hotel Safety Tips

For those of you have been anxiously waiting - here it is! Part three of Surefire Safety: Hotel Safety.You check into your hotel room in a strange city and head to your seemingly safe room. But how safe is it really? Does the housecleaning staff look suspicious? Did someone in the lobby overhear your room number? A million questions can be asked but in order to answer all of them simple safety

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Surefire Safety -Part 3 : Driving and Car Safety

High tourism areas are known for bad drivers. Travelers are uncomfortable with their surroundings and can make some bad driving decisions. Driving in foreign countries is even more difficult, as the rules of the road may be completely different than what you are used to.Driving laws vary depending on location. For instance, after sunset in Texas the speed limit drops 5 mph. In New York it is

Little Known Ways to Save Money on a Cruise

Fuel surcharges are becoming an unavoidable part of taking a cruise. The extra charges can sometimes be enough to cause a family to cancel their cruising plans. However, travelers do have other options that will help save them money when it comes to taking a cruise. The following information was taken from and written by Christopher Elliot.1. Buy early. When Jeff Cooper worked for a

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Surefire Safety Part 1-Before You Go

Welcome to the first of a six-part series about travel safety! From the largest city to the smallest town, -travelers need to be aware of their surroundings and be prepared for any situation. Before you leave home for any trip, whether it be regional, national, or international, remind yourself that you don't have to be on the subway at midnight to find yourself in a dangerous situation. In fact,

Monday, 14 January 2008

Who else is ready for a beach vacation?

A Beach Vacation: The Destinations Are EndlessCopyright © 2008 Thomas HusnikA beach vacation is possible at any time of the year. Given the way seasons change around the world, there's always a beach somewhere that's full of sand, crystal clear waters, and warm sunshine. The only decisions to be made are where to go, what to do, and where to stay.Given how popular the beach vacation is, it's no

Thursday, 10 January 2008

More Passport Confusion

Congress and President Bush have again delayed the passport requirement from 2008 until at least mid-2009. Travelers and those living along the borders of the United States can continue to freely cross the border with a picture id and birth certificate.However, keep in mind if you plan on traveling to Canada by air or ship, you will need a passport.Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit recommends that

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Jamaica - Isle of Enchantment

Jamaica is truly a fantastic destination for all ages, offering beaches, biking, fishing parks, gardens, golf, hiking, historic sites, plantation tours, rafting, safaris, tubing, water activities, and gorgeous waterfalls.The island is 146 miles long and 50 miles wide and is located in the Caribbean Sea. Visitors from the United States don’t have to worry about translation issues, as the official

Monday, 7 January 2008

Destination Weddings - A Dream Come True

Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, especially among those who enjoy traveling. In the United States there are 360,000 destination weddings or more per year, with a prediction of a 20 percent increase in the next 15 years.Couples who choose a destination wedding generally do so because of the following reasons:The couple wants to do something different and personalThe couple

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Missing Music Festivals

One of the best parts of summer in the midwest are the music festivals. WeFest, 10,000 Lakes Festival, Ribfest, County Fairs, and Moondance Jam are some of the premier events around the Fargo-Moorhead area that bring in thousands of visitors from around the world each summer.During the winter, festivals are limited in the midwest due to the harsh weather conditions. However, music lovers don't