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  • Luxury meets adventure on the Scenic Eclipse I‘d imagined knocking back shots at the whisky bar with Dame Helen Mirren. But that, of course, didn’t happen. Newly appointed as godmother to the elegant mega-yacht Scenic Eclipse (godmothers are a thing with ships), Mirren christened the ship before it …
  • Beautiful Beara: Is this peninsula Ireland's best-kept secret?   We're pottering up from the ferry, plucking the odd blackberry as we try to decide which way to turn at the top of the road. Right starts us off on the Ardnakinna Lighthouse looped walk. Left leads to a heritage centre set in the island's old …
  • The TV shows the world really needs A FAMOUS GROUSE SOME years back I had work done by a dentist who had a soft spot for Namibia and often visited the country. He was a keen photographer and his surgery was plastered with images of eerie Kolmanskop, the wildlife at Etosha and women in …
  • Eight Not-So-Great Pet Peeves And Travel Problems Woman sad and unhappy at the airport with flight canceledGettyTravel is great for both the soul and the world economy. One in ten world jobs depends on travel, while Oxford Economics says global travel accounted for $5.2 trillion in 2017. But as any …
  • How to survive an ultra long-haul flight on your next holiday SINGAPORE: How does 19 hours on a flight from New York to Sydney sound? That’s the amount of time it will take to watch Titanic almost six times. Qantas is set to launch the world's longest nonstop flight this weekend. It will be the first of three “ …
  • More Pittsburghers Are Traveling Outside The County: Where They Are Going And Travel Tips PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A lot of Americans are thinking about international travel. One out of four Americans say they plan to travel outside the country over the next 18 months, a study by AAA shows. So, what are the favorite hotspots? “The popular …
  • 100% success: My dodgy check-in hack If you are travel a lot, you undoubtedly have your own hacks. Be it how you pack, what you wear, tricks at check-in — you got it smooth and down pat. However. If you’re an airport anarchist like me, you like to bend the rules. I’m not talking “Skip the cab …
  • Canadian Affair's latest sale has 10% off Canada holidays but be quick Canadian Affair is giving holidaymakers the perfect excuse to book that dream holiday to Canada with its latest sale. The travel firm has slashed prices by up to 10 per cent across heaps of holidays, and there are plenty of tempting deals for intrepid …
  • 30 Best Travel Apps For Your Next Vacation Originally posted on https://www.agreatertown.com/blog/best-travel-apps/   There was a time when travel meant disembarking off a plane or bus and figuring out where the nearest hotel was and hoping for the best. The logistics of travel …
  • 2019 Toyota Tundra The 2019 Toyota Tundra, assembled in the heart of truck country in San Antonio, Texas, knows that leaving the jobsite doesn’t mean the end of the workday for a pickup. Led by the available 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine that offers up to 10,200 pounds of towing …
  • Vaping trade group will run ads on Fox News With David Beavers and Daniel Lippman FIRST IN PI — VAPING TRADE GROUP WILL RUN ADS ON FOX NEWS: The Vapor Technology Association is launching an advertising blitz in an attempt to convince President Donald Trump not to move forward with plans to ban …
  • Singletary: Tipping just tip of the iceberg lettuce What is it about tipping that makes people lose their minds? I’m still reeling from the vitriol that came my way following a recent column in which I argued that tipping should not be about ourselves but about the food-service workers trying to earn a …
  • How to Prepare for Your Next International Business Trip Over the past year, I keynoted in 26 countries, and in doing so, learned some valuable lessons. When my wife and I travel together, she does a lot of the planning and preparation for the trip. It calms her nerves and travel anxiety. So, I asked her what …
  • Expert tips on everything you ever need to know about cruise holidays Travel expert Katrina Cole tells Stephanie Holmes there is a cruise to suit every taste We're mid-way through Cruise Month and if you haven't already been inspired to book yourself on a cruise holiday, our guest on the new episode of Travel podcast …
  • The best portable chargers for 2019 We’ve all suffered the sudden, all-encompassing horror of a dead phone. The accusing looks and hushed criticism of family and friends. That blank screen on the commute home that leaves you at the mercy of your chatty fellow traveler. The sudden loss of …
  • Tipping fatigue is real, especially for travelers Travel expert Christopher Elliott, who writes the Navigator column for The Washington Post, thinks people responded with such disdain about my suggestion because they’re really angry about the lack of price transparency. The price isn’t the price anymore, …
  • When it pays to buy travel insurance Airfare. Hotel. Rental car. When planning your next vacation, those are the first things you look to book. Yet there is one more item you may be missing: travel insurance. With prime booking season for holiday travel now getting underway, it could be a …
  • Your ultimate guide to Birmingham Airport: Arrivals, departures, duty-free, VIP and more Birmingham Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the UK, with just under 12.5 million passengers using it in 2018. Offering domestic and international flights, it's seven miles from Birmingham city centre, near to the NEC and is just off commuter …
  • These 10 simple tips could help you increase the fuel efficiency of your car Motorists have been issued with ten tips to increase the fuel efficiency of their vehicles. The latest advice comes from motoring experts at LeaseVan.co.uk who recommend a series of ways to help conserve expensive petrol and diesel. It comes at a time when …
  • 5 best family travel blogs of 2019 The internet is full of advice, but maybe there’s just a bit too much. Sometimes, all you need is a little guidance from someone who has been there and done that – especially when it comes to travelling with kids. And that’s where family travel blogs can …
  • 10 of the best small ski resorts in Europe: readers’ travel tips Winning tip: Spanish Pyrenees Port Aine is a lovely ski resort with 22 pistes, reaching a height of 2,440 metres. As with many small Spanish resorts it is only busy at weekends, so during the week you can enjoy deserted beautifully groomed pistes, with …
  • What’s on in Adelaide: Events, shows and festivals in October 2019 From festivals and fashion to art, play and family fun — we have your essential guide to all the events happening across Adelaide Thursday, October 10 SOUTH Landscapes and Nature exhibition by Darren Gall The exhibition contains images of familiar animals …
  • Tips to mitigate your carbon footprint: Go vegan... Global climate change is here. The poles are melting, glaciers shrinking, and rain patterns changing. Here’s a guide to our social and behavioural changes to mitigate carbon footprint. Transport Highest carbon footprint Cars, trucks, commercial aircrafts …
  • The Postscript: Slow travelers Peter and I are packing for our annual trip again. My husband, Peter, is retired and I write, so we are able to travel now. Getting married late in life, this might have posed some problems because Peter is exactly the opposite sort of traveler I used to …
  • A World Of Knowledge: Reasons Why Smart Travelers Need Smart Travel Agents Travel agents have a world of knowledge of airlines, cruises, hotels and much more right at their fingertips. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty ImagesA few years back, I owned a travel agency in the small town in …
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