Monthly Archives: August 2014

AAA expects travel to increase over Labor Day Weekend

AAA expects travel to increase over Labor Day Weekend
According to AAA's national annual Labor Day holiday survey, the New England region is expected to slightly outpace the national travel projects. Total travel from New England is expected to increase 1.6% over last year, compared to the 1.3% national …
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Your Most Insane Travel Stories
Labor Day weekend not only marks the unofficial end of white leisure suit season, it's also one of the biggest travel days of the year. And since a lot of us are going to be on the road, or in the sky, or on a train, or sailing the open seas on a rowdy …
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AAA: Holiday travel expected to be up this year
The auto club AAA is predicting nearly 1.5 million Ohioans will be traveling at least 50 miles from home over the Labor Day holiday, which is a bump of about half a percent from last year. Experts are crediting increased consumer spending for the trend.
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The Travel Guy: Ride the Amtrak Downeaster along Maine's coast

The Travel Guy: Ride the Amtrak Downeaster along Maine's coast
Just book three days in advance and reference travel code “V489” to take advantage. The Amtrak Downeaster makes it simple to reach such destinations as L.L. Bean, the University of New Hampshire and Portland's Old Port district. The scenic route swings …
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As a Traveler, Just Be Nice to People
Paul Haswell is a Hong Kong-based technology and telecommunications lawyer at Pinsent Masons LLP who moonlights as a hip-hop DJ at Hong Kong's RTHK radio. The U.K. native spoke to the Journal about racking up a million air miles, traveling as a …
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Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds
The concern involves organ quality because increased travel time significantly increases the time the liver is in a cooled state outside the body (called "cold ischemia time"). In this study, researchers looked at more than 1,200 livers removed from …
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The 2014 Travel Essentials Guide

The 2014 Travel Essentials Guide
What exactly is a travel essential? Is it the practical stuff—the lightweight yet roomy carry-on? The chic-but-sturdy slip-ons that you can wear anywhere from Paris to Peru? Or is it the accessory—the shiny gold cuff, the bold-red lipstick—that can …
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Be ready for travel headaches around Labor Day — and beyond
As airlines have merged and consolidated routes, the era of heady competition in air travel has faded. Still, a few small startup airlines have begun emerging again, among them La Compagnie, a discount all-business-class airline that began flying a …
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10 Tiny Travel Accessories Fit for Your Keychain

10 Tiny Travel Accessories Fit for Your Keychain
With so many travel-friendly items that can ride along with your keys, customizing your ring for each trip can be the highlight of your travel-prep routine. Bauble-sized items spanning the spectrum from speakers to sunscreen mean it's easy to grab and …
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Labor Day Weekend Travel Expectations
During the extended Labor Day weekend, which begins Thursday, Aug. 28 and ends Monday, Sept. 1, AAA expects 34.7 million Americans to travel. This is a 1.3 percent increase from 2013. Out of those travelers, 29.7 million are expected to drive, 2.65 …
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4 Critical Health And Travel Apps That Don't Exist (Yet)

4 Critical Health And Travel Apps That Don't Exist (Yet)
We tend not to worry about our own health and wellness, but when we realize that health and travel issues can impact someone we love, we're much more interested in the conversation. Forget “it can happen to you” – it can happen to someone you care …
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Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations
CLEVELAND | Rock and roll's most formidable stories and its greatest influences of all time can be found in one spot. Just a mere 340 miles from Chicago is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. The Hall of Fame experience includes …

Travel: Jelly Belly tour
The Jelly Belly Express makes its way through the warehouse during a tour at the Jelly Belly Visitors Center in Pleasant Prairie. Along the way, monitors show visitors information on the bean-making process. (2) More Photos …

Travel briefs: Talking statues, hitchhiking robot, drone ban in national parks

Travel briefs: Talking statues, hitchhiking robot, drone ban in national parks
Travel briefs: Talking statues, hitchhiking robot, drone ban in national parks. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:01 am. Travel briefs: Talking …
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Five-minute guide to: Protecting your travel insurance
While travel experts now urge people not to panic, they are also reminding travellers to plan for the possible disruption and check with their airline that their flight has not been cancelled. Holidaymakers are also advised to ensure their travel …

Travel for Free by House-Sitting Your Way Around The World. We've Got the Scoop
You've heard about pet–sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? Dalene and Peter Heck are one Canadian couple who did just that: five years ago, they sold everything for the sake of travel, and started a website, Hecktic …
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World's worst cities for travel … now and later

World's worst cities for travel … now and later
From choking pollution and daylong traffic jams to cheek-to-jowl crowds and ear-splitting noise levels, CNBC takes a look at the woes plaguing some of the world's top travel destinations with populations of more than 1 million people—and why some of …
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Share Your Adventure Travel Video with the World!
The contest is open to any organization or business — destinations, tour operators, conservation groups, gear companies — that has produced a travel film in the last year. Videos four minutes or less in length are eligible. The deadline for entry is …
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How to Get Upgraded on Your Next Flight

How to Get Upgraded on Your Next Flight
Consolidate your travel onto one carrier or alliance rather than distributing it among several airlines. If it costs a bit more, compare the price to what you might save in other benefits like upgrades, priority seat assignments and waived fees. But if …
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Just picture this: Travel companies are eager to charge customers for damages
Although stopping these claims is almost impossible — after all, they've turned into a huge moneymaker for some travel businesses — you don't have to become a victim. The solution: Get in touch with your inner shutterbug when you're on the road.
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Gov. Rick Perry Continues Travel Schedule Despite Texas Case
Washington D.C. (CBSDFW.COM)- Thursday Governor Rick Perry spoke for in front of the Conservative Research and Educational Institution in Washington D.C. Making brief remarks on the case against in here in Texas. On Tuesday he formally pleaded not …
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Top travel tips for a hassle-free journey
(Reuters) – When is the best time to book a trip to Walt Disney World? What are the niftiest travel apps? How do you arrange a speedy Plan B if your flight is delayed or canceled? The answers to these and other travel questions from those in the know …
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Oman Travel: A Respite from the Middle East Turmoil [Video]

Oman Travel: A Respite from the Middle East Turmoil [Video]
In a world where the Middle East seems to be in constant turmoil, it might surprise to find out that there are still great travel destinations in the area, where you can enjoy a respite from the action in fascinating Muscat in Oman and other …
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Under fire by Gov. Rick Scott, Citizens chief executive defends overseas travel
Scott, who is seeking re-election this fall, earlier called for a ban on foreign travel by Citizens. But Gilway cited a consultant's study that said Citizens can't seal deals that yield savings for taxpayers and ratepayers without face-to-face contact …
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Expedia CEO on travel mistakes, tips and pig's knees
This article excerpt by Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia, is part of an ongoing series by LinkedIn Influencers in the travel industry. Here, Khosrowshahi provides insights into his travel experiences. At Expedia, we are passionate about travel. It's …
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Indonesian consolidation as travel brands Valadoo and Burufly merge

Indonesian consolidation as travel brands Valadoo and Burufly merge
“I'm particularly pleased by the depth of talent and complementary strengths of the Valadoo and Burufly teams who combined are really an Indonesian online travel dream-team. “With this team I'm looking forward to revolutionizing the way young …
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Missing: Globetrotting Travel Bunny that visited 20 countries to pose for
A globetrotting bunny has been stolen after travelling the world to take snaps with its adventurous owner. Travel Bunny – as it is aptly known – visited more than 20 countries, taking an enviable series of snaps along the way with owner Peter Franc …
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Travel deal: Eight-day Amsterdam river cruise starts at 85
If you're thinking about a European river cruise, it's not too early to start shopping. Premier River Cruises offers a savings of $ 1,000 per person on an eight-day tour of the Netherlands and Belgium for those who reserve a cabin by the end of the month.
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