Travel Contests: Week of April 16, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for two to Cancun Win a two-night trip for two to Puerto Rico Win one of 52 trips to Australia (ends April 21) Win a 7-day trip to your dream destination for two from Switchfly (Twitter contest; ends […]

Travel Contests: Week of April 9, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win one of 52 trips to Australia Win a 7-day trip to your dream destination for two from Switchfly (Twitter contest; Johnny is a judge!) Win a luxurious summer trip for two to Hawaii from InsideHook and others Win […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Know When to Fight the Cruise Company

Cruise

Know When to Fight the Cruise Company If a cruise you take ends early due to inclement weather or norovirus, don’t fight the cruise company. It won’t end the way you want it to. Read Peter Greenberg’s tip on why.   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments! Want to see more tips? Click […]

Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two!

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

River cruising is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry and last year I decided it was time for me to put away my prejudices (primarily the notion that river cruising is only for older people) and check it out for myself. I went on two European river cruises—first, in the summer […]

Travel News: Week of February 12, 2014

Travel news February 12, 2014

Top Travel News DHS issues toothpaste advisory to airlines flying to Sochi Turkey Will No Longer Issue Visas on Arrival After April 10, 2014 Biden: LaGuardia like a ‘third world country’ Hawaiian Airlines to debut premium economy seats in August Virgin Atlantic staff shocked over flight axe Child drowns in cruise ship pool Alaska to […]

Travel News: Week of February 5, 2014

Travel news for February 5, 2014

Top Travel News TSA loosens rules on international alcohol United CEO’s letter on cutting United’s Cleveland hub Southwest to offer non-stops to 15 new markets from Love Field Hilton to offer faster Wi-Fi for a fee Malaysia Airlines suspending flights to Los Angeles, focus on Asia Norovirus strikes again as Caribbean cruise returns early Time […]

Travel Website of the Week: Cruise Critic’s Price Drop

Price Drop

Cruisecritic.com, the world’s largest cruise review site, recently announced a new tool called Price Drop. Price Drop offers the ability to compare recently reduced cruise fares with the highest published rates from the past seven days—highlighting the most significant price drops and best values-for-your-money. You can browse or search deals by month, cruise line, destination, […]

Visiting Europe’s Christmas Markets on a Viking River Cruise

Viking River Christmas Market Cruise Dec 2013 -083

I’ve always heard that the European Christmas markets are spectacular but to be honest, I’d never had a strong desire to see them since I’m more of a warm weather kind of guy. I’d rather visit Europe in the spring, summer or autumn and save my winter travel for places like the South Pacific or […]