Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

The death of cheap tickets? Four factors to watch!

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Are the days of bargain pricing over? There’s a lot of pessimism around this issue. After getting smacked around in 2008 and 2009, this year has been a good one for air carriers, and USA Today reports: “Airfares are on the rise again and unlikely to fall again anytime soon.” Yet, a travel industry recovery ...

Cruises from Baltimore sailing year-round

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Royal Caribbean International, parent of the largest cruise ships in the world, announced this week a plan to have cruises from Baltimore sailing year-round. Offering a series of five and nine-night sailings, 2,252 passenger Enchantment of the Seas will sail year-round, replacing 1,950-passenger Grandeur of the Seas. Initial five-night sailings to Bermuda will feature an ...

Daily Pampering: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa New Years Eve package

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

So, you’re new on the job. In fact, your title still has “trainee” in it. And then something goes wrong. That’s enough to make you go home, pop the cork on a bottle of wine and lament the fact that you work for a third world company. Now, imagine the whole thing happening 30,000 feet ...

Disney World at Christmas: Expect crowds. BIG crowds.

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

I spent many a childhood vacation driving back and forth to Florida. My family loved to vacation here. We went to various beach communities around the state, and our trips would often involve a day or two spent at Walt Disney World. So the whole family was excited when, in 1984, one of my aunts ...