Europe’s Passenger Bill of Rights: Do you know YOUR rights?

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In recent years—thanks partly to the widespread adoption of pocket technologies, social media networks and a shrinking global community—passengers have gained stronger voices and sharper swords with which to defend themselves in cases of travel injustice. In Europe, Regulation 261/2004 (colloquially known as the Passenger Bill of Rights) took effect on February 18, 2005. It […]

Ibiza, Spain: Playground for Adults

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Ibiza was never on my list of places to go. A party island never sounded that appealing to me, but when a friend of mine called to invite me to join him and his Canadian British friends in their villa, and that he was leaving in ten days, it was hard to say no. And after spending […]

10 Greece Moments to Live For

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This is part 1 in Caitlin Martin’s recap of her 7-day Aegean adventure with Louis Cruises. Check out part 2 here and part 3 here. From ancient history to beaches with brightly colored tavernas at water’s edge and whitewashed houses, it’s easy to see why Greece tops bucket lists ‘round the world. A cuisine with more feta cheese, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use the Bathroom on the Train

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Use the Bathroom on the Train If you’re traveling to Europe this summer and taking the train, be sure to use the bathroom before getting off. Why? Because most train stations charge one Euro ($1.36) just to use theirs. That’s a Euro that can be better spent on gelato!   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in […]

Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 2 — Budapest, Hungary

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This is the second installment in a five-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1 and Part 3, and then stay tuned for Part 4 on Monday, June 30. As I stepped off the luxurious Insight Vacations bus and onto the streets of Budapest I could feel […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Go to European Restaurants Hungry

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Don’t Go to European Restaurants Hungry I just returned home from Europe (story on my Windstar cruise here) and I picked up a number of valuable new Europe-themed tips traveling with my dad. One of them is this: If you’re starving, you probably don’t want to go to a restaurant for a quick fix. In many […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 28, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a 13-day European tour for two from STA Travel Win Three Travel Adventures of Your Choice from HostelWorld.com Win $5,000 to spend on a London & Wales trip Win a trip to Prague from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, or Singapore […]

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

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UPDATE: The submission period for this contest has ended and the winners have been contacted. Thank you so much to all our blogger applicants! With dozens of entries it was difficult for us to pick a winner but after careful consideration our judges have picked Kay Dougherty & Anne Reilly from BlondeBrunetteTravel.com as first place and Linda Bibb […]