Saturday, October 25, 2014

Need travel ideas? Look to Hollywood

Need travel ideas? Look to Hollywood

You’ve done Paris, France, you’ve done Rome, Italy, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with taking in sights at world-renowned travel locales, there are times when you want to get away from the familiar. Ironically, you don’t have to leave your house to get inspired; simply flip on the TV or [...]

Exotic vacations may be closer than you think

Exotic vacations may be closer than you think

August 19, 2009 · , , , , ,

Travelers don’t always have to fight the masses and schlep overseas to find exotic vacation thrills. If you know where to look, you can find destinations closer to home that offer relief from crowds and pricey travel arrangements. The right location can generate the makings of an African or European vacation — without leaving North [...]

Will work for travel: Cargo ship cruise vacations

Will work for travel: Cargo ship cruise vacations

August 13, 2009 · , , ,

So you’re looking for a unique vacation something where you’ll get to see a lot of sites for not a lot of cash. How about a slow boat to China? (Or Brazil or Europe or Australia…) A number of cargo ship companies make their freighters available for a limited number of guests traveling to a [...]

Bill would tighten crime reporting for cruises

Bill would tighten crime reporting for cruises

July 31, 2009 · ,

Vacationers shopping for a cruise might soon have more things to consider than prices and itineraries. They may be able to compare the number of passengers allegedly raped, robbed or lost at sea under a bill approved Thursday for a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives. The House Transportation and Infrastructure committee’s unanimous approval [...]

Budget Geneva: Dips in the lake, free concerts

Budget Geneva: Dips in the lake, free concerts

This city on Lake Geneva with a view of snowcapped Mont Blanc is one of the world’s most expensive cities, with famous shops selling exquisite jewelry and luxury watches. But window-shopping is not the only option for those on a budget. Explore the medieval center of “the city of peace,” its parks and the lake. [...]

Backpackers take green vacations on European farms

Backpackers take green vacations on European farms

July 27, 2009 · , , ,

Backpackers pining for European adventure have discovered life on the farm, shoveling manure, feeding pigs and making butter as a recession-beating way to sate their wanderlust. Their ticket to an earthy taste of the Old Continent is an innovative Web site that connects travelers with a network of organic farms stretching from Portugal to Turkey [...]

Barack Obama vacation plans add to Vineyard’s history

Barack Obama vacation plans add to Vineyard’s history

July 21, 2009 · ,

When Barack Obama kicks off his flip-flops on the Martha’s Vineyard sand next month, he’ll be adding a modern note to the island’s black history that stretches back three centuries. Decades ago, the island was a summer sanctuary for middle-class black families unwelcome elsewhere. Martin Luther King Jr. swam and wrote there. Centuries before that, [...]

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