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…]

Mind Your Manners

When we travel to other countries we usually assume as long as we act in a way that would be considered polite here at home, we’re good to go.  However that is not always the case.  Different countries may consider a certain behavior, that is perfectly acceptable here, as rude or disrespectful.  That’s why its important … [Read more…]

BedBugs

Bedbugs are becoming a huge problem. Not only are they infesting people’s homes but also hotels, stores, businesses and college dorms. Travelers need to be alert, even if they are staying in an upper class hotel, it doesn’t guarantee them safety from bedbugs. Its good to get into the habit of looking at your bed … [Read more…]

Castle Vacations

Looking for accommodations that are a little out of the ordinary?  Why not stay in a castle?  England, Scotland and Ireland have some of the most beautiful castles that you can stay in. IRELAND Waterford Castle Waterford Castle, located 2 miles from Waterford City is uniquely situated on its’ own private 310 acre island on the … [Read more…]

Ridiculous Airline Fees

Curb Side Luggage FeeIf you check your luggage in curbside you will have to pay $2.00 per bag. Apparently that’s what it costs to move your suit cases a few extra feet. Seat Assigment FeeIf you want a pre-assigned seat it will cost you on Air Trans Airlines. The kicker is the price varies by … [Read more…]

Just Arrived in London

We are now in London at Heathrow airport waiting for our connecting flight to Johannesburg. We are at the airport lounge. Its nice, a little small but it has free drinks…tiny little cans of Pepsi and other soda’s as well as beer, wine, and several different kinds of coffee’s. Its better then sitting for 3 … [Read more…]