While known for its pristine beaches, breathtaking national parks, desert oases, urban playgrounds, museums and theme parks, California visitors will find that the best way to see the Golden State is on a family road trip. From north to south or east to west, California offers families a number of fun ways to hit the road this summer.
Call me a dinousaur. I use a travel agent to book all of my flights, my hotels, and my car rentals. Not a travel agency. A real person. I have her email, her mobile number, and her work number. Here’s why.
Everyone likes to save money, but it is especially important in these economic times. The only way many of us will be able to take a vacation this year is if we stick to a strict budget.
Imagine you are in your favorite supermarket, but this time something is different. The overhead index says “Bread – Aisles 2, 5, 8, 11, 15″ and Milk says “Aisles 1, 4, 9, 13, 16″ and so on. The owner has the idea that if he makes it harder for shoppers to compare products and prices, more will buy higher priced items than they might have under the old layout where most comparable products were displayed side by side or very close to each other.
Since cats and dogs can’t fly, they are forced to share some of the space that we humans have when we want to fly and bring them along. Dogs and cats have their share of headaches, rules and regulations just like we do. Maybe more.
Packed with me or on my person was my iPhone, blackberry, iPad, Kindle and laptop. Some of you, I’m sure at this point, are already saying this is too much stuff, but you should know I was in the middle of some important stuff at work so I was just trying to be prepared, hence the laptop.
Imagine spending three beautiful weeks traveling in Italy, wandering the cobblestone side streets of medieval villages, spending nights in Rome and mornings on the Amalfi Coast…and then coming home to find you’ve amassed a $230 cell phone bill. Not a pretty thought.
Plane hell — The flight attendants shushing my kids, dropped and spilled food, other irritated passengers, a sobbing toddler when I escaped to use the bathroom and getting through security with two baby carriages — 5 tips that lead to plane sanity.
The countdown to summer has begun and for many families it’s time for that annual rite of passage – the family vacation. Whether your family is taking a “stay-cation” this year, or an official vacation, managing expectations should be number one on your to-do list!
It would be difficult, if not impossible, to think of a travel industry topic that has garnered more speculation or prognostication than Google’s proposed acquisition of ITA Software. From starched executives to conspiracy-minded bloggers, the prospect of the search giant stepping into the travel sandbox has had imagination, as well as anxiety, running rampant for about a year. There is a verdict.