Archive | May, 2007

DANGER! Australia’s Local Residents

With the news today that Twin Falls in Kakadu National Park have been temporarily closed as park rangers search for 2 large saltwater crocodiles which have moved into the plunge pool, and the menacing 3 meter crocodile stalking Broome’s Cable Beach, I can’t help but giggle. We love a good dangerous animal story Down Under […]

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May 31, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Don’t Gamble with Your Vacation

Next time, book ahead Surprisingly, Las Vegas isn’t the only place where you can find people willing to play high stakes poker. Viator recently asked 2,500 travelers if they’d ever been disappointed on a trip by finding something they wanted to do was sold out or unavailable when they needed it. One-third of them said […]

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May 30, 2007 by | 5 Comments

Top Five Florence Tours

I’ve been planning a trip to Italy for the last few months to see extended family. With nine days and six people to keep occupied in Tuscany, I need all the help I can get! I’ve found Florence Italy sights and the Italian Tourism provided helpful information on what there is to see where I’m […]

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May 30, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Press Release: Viator Summer Travel Advisory

Viator Travel Advisory: Surveys Find More Travelers Booking Trip Activities in Advance, Tightening Supply Yet Many Still Gambling with their Vacation Online activities, events and tour specialist advises travelers to plan ahead to save money and time, and avoid costly last-minute vacation mishaps One-third of vacation travelers say they are now more likely to […]

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May 30, 2007 by | Comments Off on Press Release: Viator Summer Travel Advisory

Memorial Day: More than a Weekend

For most people in the US, Memorial Day means the glorious three-day weekend that kicks of the official start of summer. Backyard barbeques, baseball games, iced beverages, patio furniture sales, and the Indianapolis 500 mark the occasion for many Americans. But, what started as a day to remember American soldiers that died during the Civil […]

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May 28, 2007 by | Comments Off on Memorial Day: More than a Weekend

Green Car Rentals and Taxis (a rant)

Lately I’ve been really irritated that taxis aren’t all hybrid or biodiesel. In our age of high prices at the pump and increased environmental awareness that seems like an easy first step to cutting down on pollution and emissions. A lot of mass transit (trains, buses) are already electric or hybrid, so the next group […]

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May 28, 2007 by | 4 Comments

Women Travelers: Every woman has a story. What’s yours?

Being part of a travel company and having been a traveler for many years now I am always on the lookout for sites that might spark my interest about a destination, give me some off the beaten path idea for fun or provide useful tips about accommodations. Recently I have found this at DivineCaroline. This […]

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May 27, 2007 by | Comments Off on Women Travelers: Every woman has a story. What’s yours?

Are helicopter tours worth the money?

Your chariot awaits. I’ve ridden in a helicopter before for practical reasons — it was the only easy way to get to the top of a glacier for hiking. And while it was cool to fly over the ice fields of Juneau, the highlight of the experience for me was strapping on the crampons and […]

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May 26, 2007 by | 3 Comments

Las Vegas Shows

Yes, it really is fabulous. With the ubiquitous slogan and ad campaign “What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas,” one would think that all there is to do in Sin City is to commit one of the seven deadlies… For a starving college student, the allure of avarice will on occasion call me to the […]

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May 24, 2007 by | Comments Off on Las Vegas Shows

God Save the Queen

Go shorty, it’s your birthday, we gon’ party… Did you know June 11 is a public holiday in Australia? It’s the Queen’s Birthday. Well, actually, it’s not the actual Queen’s birthday. Liz gets her cake in London on April 21, but for some reason, Aussies celebrate on 11 June. That Australia celebrates anything to do […]

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May 23, 2007 by | 2 Comments