Not that I would ever suggest that you should break the law (please people, stop jaywalking already!), but if hypothetically you were to break the law you should at least do so to benefit your travel plans. For example, you could again this is just hypothetical secure a fake ID for your children. No, I am not talking about one of those ones that will allow your 18-year-old to shotgun cheap beer in a college bar. Let him do this on his own. It is ... [read more]
Date:March 5th, 2007
The one thing I have learned while captaining this travel deal blog is that the best deals are often the ones that are more unavailable. For example, you could probably fly from your home to Timbuktu right now for $100 if you could leave this very instant, your name begins and ends in the letter “p” and you don’t mind stopping in 27 places along the way. Is that you? Go ahead and pack your bags.
Good deals exist, they all too often just happen to be inconvenient and implausible, especially ... [read more]
Date:March 1st, 2007
Even if you live on the West Coast of the United States it is a long way to China, Japan and Vietnam. Modern airplanes have cut the travel time but you’re still looking at a ten-hour plus flight. That is great if you enjoy breathing stale air at 50,000 feet while you are forced to watch a Will Farrell movie (I swear, every plane I have been on for the past three years has shown one), but if you are adverse to flying or don’t have a ton of vacation days ... [read more]
Date:February 22nd, 2007
A trip to Quebec City, Canada will leave you feeling like you have left North America and have returned to a different continent and a different era. The city’s charming walled old town has narrow streets and stylish buildings that are a rarity in most of North America. This is a section of town that was not built with modern automobiles in mind and as a result it can be an absolute delight for pedestrians.
The European influence is felt throughout even the modern sections of the city as you are much ... [read more]
Date:February 12th, 2007
Good gravy, Mexico City is a big place. The metropolitan area has a population of 19.2 million people. That is about 20 times the entire population of Montana being crammed into a 3,600 square mile valley. On top of all that, all those people are crammed into a valley with an average elevation that is 7,300 feet above sea level. Oxygen must really be in demand!
Even though it is one of the world’s great megacities, you can still get a bit of a small town feel if you know ... [read more]
Date:February 8th, 2007
Who says romance is dead? February is always a month where the concept of romance bubbles to the surface thanks to the greetings card holiday that some call Valentine’s Day. Sure the holiday is pressure inducing, commercially driven and sometimes about as much fun as a root canal, but it can also serve as a reminder that a little bit of romance can go a long ways in a relationship.
By its very nature travel can be a romantic endeavor. The opportunity to spend time with the one you love while ... [read more]
Date:February 5th, 2007