Using Your Credit Card in Europe

In many European countries as well as some others, you may find it difficult to use your credit cards in some places.  Especially kiosks you might find at train and subway stations.  Companies want credit cards with “chip and pins.”   Unfortunately those cards are not yet available here in the States.   Mastercard and Visa say … [Read more…]

Share Your Travel Blog

Get the word out about your blog.  You can now share your travel blog with others on the new forums page.  Tell people about your blog and post a link.

Let’s Go To London!

Everybody is talking about London now that the Olympics have taken place there.   London is one of my favorite places to visit but it is also one of the most expensive cities in Europe.  A trip to London is not going to be a cheap trip but there are things you can do to cut … [Read more…]

US Airways Now Offers New Meal Choice

US Airways is now offering a new upgraded meal option to economy passengers on international flights on routes to Europe, the Middle East and South America.  The optional DineFresh meal selections can be purchased for $19.99 and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advanced.  You have two options: Citrus-marinated chicken skewers This chilled meal includes … [Read more…]

Preferred Suppliers

The department of transportation is considering passing a law that would require travel agencies to reveal who their preferred suppliers are.  This would be a great law, here’s why.  Every travel agency has preferred suppliers with whom they have negotiated higher commissions or bonuses for promoting and pushing their products before others.   And when a … [Read more…]

Tricky Tipping

Most people know the basics of tipping and that they should tip their waiter, the cab driver and the porter but there are a few situations that are a little more tricky.  When you book a tour sometimes the tour company will send a greeter to meet you are the airport to escort you to … [Read more…]

Having Tea in England

If your planning a trip to England and want the full English experience you have to go for tea. There are a number of nice hotels around London where you can have tea. One of the oldest and best known is The Ritz, who has been serving tea for over a hundred years. Tea will … [Read more…]

Airline Anecdotes

Every once in a while a flight attendant will try to lighten the mood in the cabin with a little flight humor.  Here are a few examples of funny comments made by flight attendant.  “Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but they’ll try to have them fixed before we arrive. … [Read more…]

Whacky Laws

People who travel regularly know the things to watch out for when traveling to a foreign country. Don’t drink the water, be prepared for delays or know the local customs as far as tipping, but most there are also some really crazy laws out there that can catch travelers off guard. Here are a few … [Read more…]

Getting Bumped

Its that familiar sound, your at the airport when over the loud speaker the gate agent announces the flight is overbooked and they are looking for someone who is willing to give up their seat and travel on a later flight. And quicker then you can blink people are offering their seats. What do they … [Read more…]