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