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Monday, July 30, 2012

Save Money on Train Travel - Train ticket, Rail, Promo, Amtrak - AARP


Save Money on Train Travel - Train ticket, Rail, Promo, Amtrak - AARP

5 Tips for Saving on Train Travel

Train travel tips to boost your rail budget


AARP and Frommers: 5 Tips for Saving on Train Travel
Promotional deals and traveling in the slow
season help you save money on rail travel.
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 Photo by Blake Kent/Design Pics /Getty Images
Train travel is a romantic, classic way to crisscross the country and even visit Canada. But it's not necessarily the most economical option — unless you plan ahead. Here are a few train travel tips for saving money while riding the rails.


1. Look for Amtrak's Promotional Deals
Amtrak is the U.S. government-owned passenger rail service. It offers those age 62 or older a 15 percent discount on most train trips (on those operated by Amtrak/VIA Rail Canada, passengers 60 and over receive a 10 percent discount). Although you can't combine discounts and deals, you should still visit the "Deals" tab on the Amtrak website, says spokesperson Marc Magliari. "That should be the first stop for anyone trying to save money," he advises. Scan "Latest Promotions" for offers that knock off more than 15 percent. There are typically promotions available that reduce regular fares by as much as 20 to 30 percent when you purchase tickets by a certain date.

The 'internationally uninterested' - Travel Weekly

The 'internationally uninterested' - Travel Weekly

The 'internationally uninterested'

By Richard Turen
Richard TurenIt's an old witticism, but one worth repeating here:
What do you call someone who speaks three languages? Multilingual.
What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual.
What do you call someone who speaks one language?
An American
.
Perhaps I should start by trying to destroy an urban myth that I myself have helped perpetuate. Much of the world, it turns out, believes a well-circulated rumor that only 10% of American adults own a passport. I have previously written that, actually, 29% of all American adults have passports. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Go Topless: 5 Luxe Convertibles in Hong Kong - LifestyleAsia.com - Key to your city

Go Topless: 5 Luxe Convertibles in Hong Kong - LifestyleAsia.com - Key to your city: Go Topless: 5 Luxe Convertibles in Hong Kong
Go cruising this summer in your very own drop top
Upgrade your ride with a brand new convertible for summer.

Summer's the perfect time to flash some hot wheels, and what better to do it in than these five luxe convertibles available in Hong Kong:

London and Spain most popular destinations - {Travel Daily News}

London and Spain most popular destinations
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

With the Olympics opening in just two days’ time, this summer sees UK citizens heading to the capital to participate in the festivities: London is the tenth most popular holiday destination during July and August. Spain is the most popular country: four out of the top ten destinations are located in Spain, with Benidorm and Barcelona taking the top two spots. There are the findings from hotel comparison website www.trivago.co.uk.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

14 of the Awesomest Airline Lounge Amenities Around the World || Jaunted

14 of the Awesomest Airline Lounge Amenities Around the World || Jaunted



Virgin Atlantic's hot tub

So you're holding an airline ticket for Business or First Class and psyched to see what sort of luxuries await beyond the sliding doors of the exclusive airport lounges? Well, we have good and bad news. Bad news first: not all airlines think beyond offering the basics of seating and snacks. The good news: most do! Kids areas, workstations and even shower facilities are de rigueur in a lounge these days, and the more creative carriers have moved onto hidden hot tubs or perfect French pastries for an extra "oomph."
This is how you may end up breathing at the oxygen bar of the SkyTeam lounge at London-Heathrow or picking up a cue for a game of pool at New York-JFK. Now let's look at a whole bunch more of the interesting offerings, all of which we've personally visited. 

And the Official Airline of Team USA's Olympics Travel is... || Jaunted

And the Official Airline of Team USA's Olympics Travel is... || Jaunted
Today is Tuesday. The Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics are this Friday. That means right now is prime check-in time at the Olympic Village for the thousands of athletes competing in the games. 

Emerging markets drive global business travel spending up 4.5% in 2011 to over $1 trillion - {Travel Daily News}

Emerging markets drive global business travel spending up 4.5% in 2011 to over $1 trillion - {Travel Daily News}: such as Brazil, Russia, India and China

Vanitytours.com - News: Rapid Transit Finally Goes All the Way to MIA

Vanitytours.com - News: Rapid Transit Finally Goes All the Way to MIA: Orange Line Metrorail service to the Miami International Airport Metrorail Station is almost complete. Basically this means that passengers can now be whisked right into downtown Miami without the need for rental cars, shuttle buses, or taxis.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Vanitytours.com - Articles: Destination report: Hua Hin, Thailand

Vanitytours.com - Articles: Destination report: Hua Hin, Thailand: Mention Thailand’s great seaside resorts and favorite escapes, and a short list of perennial holiday destinations roll off the tongue: Phuket, Phi Phi, Krabi, Koh Samui, Pattaya, and perhaps Koh Chang, Koh Phangan, and a few smaller islands.

Lately, however, another, more traditional Thai town is being quietly shared and acclaimed among those in the know: Hua Hin

Vanitytours.com - News: JetBlue announces its sixth destination in the Dominican Republic

Vanitytours.com - News: JetBlue announces its sixth destination in the Dominican Republic: JetBlue Airways today is pleased to announce plans to expand its award-winning service to its sixth destination in the Dominican Republic and 73rd BlueCity with the addition of Samana

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vanitytours.com - Articles: 'Kimchi Chronicles' Host Marja Vongerichten Serves Up Seoul Food

Vanitytours.com - Articles: 'Kimchi Chronicles' Host Marja Vongerichten Serves Up Seoul Food: Kimchi Chronicles" host Marja Vongerichten's
PBS show is part cooking show, part personal
journey and part travelogue.


Marja, who is half Korean and half African-American, co-hosts the show with her celebrity chef husband Jean-Georges Vongerichten, whose New York restaurant empire includes Spice Market, Mercer Kitchen, Jojo and Prime Steakhouse. But in the show, the three star Michelin chef takes a back seat to his wife as the two eat, explore and cook their way through Korea with family and friends.
"Kimchi Chronicles" host Marja Vongerichten's PBS show is part cooking show, part personal journey and part travelogue.

Vanitytours.com - Articles: Jet Set to Dubai - Part Two

Vanitytours.com - Articles: Jet Set to Dubai - Part Two: Dubai was outrageously humid, hot, and dry, all at the same time, but I was met by incredible hospitality in the resort, the restaurants and everywhere else during my stay. The night life in Dubai was something else

Vanitytours.com - Articles: Top beach and pool misdemeanors for Americans

Vanitytours.com - Articles: Top beach and pool misdemeanors for Americans: TripAdvisor announced the results of its annual beach and pool etiquette survey of more than 1,400 U.S. travelers, revealing that 83 percent of respondents believe people often violate some form of beach or pool etiquette, up from 74 percent in 2011. Thirty-one percent have asked a stranger to stop behaving rudely at the beach or pool, up from 26 percent last year.

Vanitytours.com - Articles: 5 Summer Beach Destinations in Asia

Vanitytours.com - Articles: 5 Summer Beach Destinations in Asia: Yes that's right. We're all about the summer beach holidays this week. After checking out Club Med's Great Summer Sale 2012, we took a look at five Asian beach destinations this summer for anyone looking to escape the unforgiving urban heat.

Vanitytours.com - Articles: Reputation of Asia’s Low-Cost Airlines Takes Off

Vanitytours.com - Articles: Reputation of Asia’s Low-Cost Airlines Takes Off: AirAsia and JetStar were ranked ahead of Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines, both of which are among the world’s 10 largest airlines by market capitalization.