Beating the Baggage Charge Blues

Note: While the tone of this article slants toward European travels, the information is equally attributable to travel within USA, to Asia, South America, Australia, etc. The U.S. Bureau of Transportation (www.rita.dot.gov/bts/home) released data for airline revenues for excess baggage charges made between 2012 and 2013. And it’s no surprise the largest 15 airlines in […]

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Versailles—A Worthy Day Trip from Paris

The golden main gate at Versailles is closed to the aristocratic ways of the 18th century, but the side entrances welcome you inside this marvelous estate. What used to be a several-hour carriage ride from Paris is now just a short train trip, and it’s one that everyone should take. Many people think of Versailles […]

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Volun-Tourism — a New Way to Travel

There’s a new way to travel; it’s called volun-tourism. I know; you’re thinking that helping out in another city or country has been around for decades, so how is this new? It’s new because of how you travel along with the well-planned activities once you’re “there.” Quoting from their website, Fathom Travel (www.fathom.org) is “a […]

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How to Select a Tour

Do you receive emails and brochures on a regular basis from travel companies enticing you to go on one of their tours? I get a lot of them, partly because I’ve taken a tour with them, or I’ve signed up to have information sent to me. They ALL look wonderful; so the question becomes — […]

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Global Entry, a must-have for international travelers

I don’t consider myself to be a “road warrior,” but I do a lot of travel, especially international travel. The best investment I’ve made for these travels is applying for Global Entry. Quoting the Global entry website, “Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk […]

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