Travel News: August 17, 2018

Herschel Supply Co. Launches Entire Travel Line Condé Nast Traveler Herschel Supply Co. has long been one of our favorite affordable travel brands on the market. Founders and brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack launched their business in 2009 with a line of un-fussy, design-forward canvas backpacks that didn’t make it look like you were heading off to school. Today, Herschel has hard-shell luggage and soft duffles in a range of colors and patterns—and each piece costs less than $200. The company ...
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Rustic Luxury at the Finn Lough Resort in Northern Ireland

Along the border of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland sits Finn Lough, part of a large body of water known as Lower Lough Erne that stretches from Enniskillen to Ballyshannon. The Finn Lough Resort actually started in the 1980s with a series of holiday houses and was largely successful, offering a peaceful retreat to stressed out city dwellers. When the new generation took over the property though, they wanted to transform the resort into something new, something different. While the...
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Travel News: August 16, 2018

North Korea Suspends Tour Operator Visas Ahead of 70th Anniversary Travel Pulse As North Korea prepares for the country’s 70th-anniversary celebration, officials have stopped issuing tourist visas for foreign travelers. According to Channel News Asia, officials in Pyongyang suspended visits by Chinese tour groups, including the popular Koryo Tours, and froze all tourist visa applications currently being processed as North Korea prepares for the 70th anniversary of the nation’s formation.   Viki...
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Ranked: My 10 Favorite Experiences in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

I know, there are a million posts like this one and the world probably doesn’t necessarily need me to add my two cents, and yet here we are. My first experience enjoying all that Disneyland and Disney California Adventure has to offer was so memorable, I’ve actually already booked a return visit. It may be slightly (a lot) obsessive, but it’s fun so I’m not really concerned. With that in mind, today I want to share what I enjoyed most on my first visit, from rides and attractions to food and ev...
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Bird’s Eye View of Central Munich

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Cruising with Holland America: What the Experience is Really Like

As I sail with more cruise lines, the ability to compare and contrast more accurately increases but that also has a strange side effect. It affects my opinions on all cruise lines in the process, forcing me to rethink past cruise experiences as well as rethink future decisions when it comes time to hop on a ship to see another amazing part of the world. I had a lot of preconceptions about what cruising with Holland America Line would be like and, for the most part, those preconceptions weren’t ...
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Travel News: August 15, 2018

Delta Airlines to Hire 1,000 More Flight Attendants Travel Pulse Chosen from among thousands of applicants, Delta flight attendants are recognized as the best in the business. And with more than 1,000 open positions for 2019, the airline is seeking dedicated, service-oriented professionals who love to be on-the-go, help others and enjoy variety in their work.   United to charge extra for economy seats in front of cabin Travel Weekly United plans to begin charging passengers extra for seats towa...
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Colorful Downtown Augsburg, Germany

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Travel News : August 14, 2018

Toxic ‘red tide’ algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism The Guardian With its long, white, sandy beaches, Sanibel Island off the coast of south-western Florida is usually a perfect place for families to enjoy these last days of summer. This year, however, 267 tons of marine life, including thousands of small fish, 72 Goliath groupers, and even a 21-ft whale shark have washed up on the beach since July – thanks to a a disastrous “red tide” of toxic algae. The algae, called ...
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Frankfurt’s Skyline on a Summer’s Day

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Frankfurt Skyline on a Summer’s Day

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Route 66 in Illinois – Meeting Giants and Eating Shoes

Any great adventure, no matter how momentous, has a beginning and for Route 66 that’s in Illinois. Actually, to be factually correct, Chicago can either serve as the start or the end of Route 66, but for my adventure I decided to start in what is the traditional beginning of The Mother Road. This is the same directional progress of those millions who came before me, whether Dust Bowl refugees heading to California for a better life or their descendants who used the same road to explore the coun...
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Travel News: August 13, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Appoints Chief Cookie Officer Travel Pulse In the business world, there are CEOs, CFOs and CMOs. And now, DoubleTree by Hilton is adding the title CCO to that roster. As in…Chief Cookie Officer. Yes, you read that right. Not Chief Communications Officer, but rather, Chief Cookie Officer. The new position, announced in conjunction with the recent National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, will be filled by Chef Roger Maune. He will be the first Chief Cookie Officer in the hotel bra...
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Munich’s Colorful Old Rathaus

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Eating Germany – Instagram Highlights and Favorite Moments

I’m sitting here in my PJs on a somewhat overcast Sunday morning, slowly trying to wake up and recover from jet lag. My dogs are snoring (loudly) in the living room and I’ve been staring at the computer screen for five minutes willing words to appear. So that’s one reason why today I want to share some of my favorite photo highlights and moments from the trip that created the aforementioned jet lag; a week in Germany. Over the years I’ve traveled to Germany on many different occasions visiting ...
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Vancouver Moments in 10 Photos

My Alaska cruise with Holland America ended in beautiful Vancouver, Canada and since I hadn’t visited in many years, I planned on an extra couple of days exploring the city. The weather couldn’t have been better as I reacquainted myself with what is truly one of the best cities in the world, from Stanley Park to the Capilano Bridge and everything in between. I have a lot to say about my time in the city, but for now I thought I’d share these photos that for me define the Vancouver tourist experi...
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Festive Town Square in Augsburg, Germany

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The Art of Doing Nothing & Everything in Dublin

Over the last few years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Ireland on a number of occasions, exploring as many areas of the country as possible. Naturally, I always fly in and out of Dublin, but recently I realized that I hadn’t spent any time in the capital city for many years. So on my most recent trip to Ireland, I sought to correct that error with a couple of days reconnecting with an old favorite city. It was a good lesson in the importance of revisiting those places we love, of retrac...
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Lush Vineyards Overlooking Stuttgart

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Marriott & Route 66: My Favorite Hotels Along the Drive

Driving Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica was the culmination of many years of dreaming and planning and the journey well exceeded my own lofty expectations. The adventure couldn’t have happened without the partnership of Marriott Americas though whose support enabled me to finally tackle this bucket list drive. Part of that sponsorship involved showcasing the width and breadth of the company by staying with a different brand every night of the trip. Note I said brand and not just hotel. Th...
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Bird’s Eye View of Frankfurt, Germany

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Why I’ve Become Suddenly Somewhat Obsessed With My Disney Experience

Although I write about my personal travel experiences every day on this site, I very rarely go into too much detail about my personal life. There are many reasons for that, most of which revolve around my own privacy, but sometimes I do choose to share details about my life here and the response from you all has always been kind and heartwarming. I want to do that again today as I chat about my recent obsession with Disney, which isn’t an isolated experience, why it’s happened and what I think ...
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Travel News: August 6, 2018

TSA considering ending screening at small airports Travel Weekly The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. It is unclear how advanced the proposal is and whether it will ever be adopted. Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm, saying that dropping security at smaller airports could make those flights an inviting target for terrorists.   Will election violence derail Zimbabwe’s tour...
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Frankfurt’s Colorful Old Town

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Alaska Cruise Ports – Highlights and My Favorite Excursions

Thousands flock to the icy waters of Alaska every year in order to tick off an important bucket list trip – an Alaska cruise. I was one of those thousands just a few weeks ago when I joined the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam on a remarkable sailing from Anchorage to Vancouver. While there were many highlights onboard the ship and en route to our destinations, ultimately the individual ports of call formed the base of my most important experiences. While similar, each stop has its own q...
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Travel News: August 3, 2018

Tourists Are Injuring Santorini’s Overworked Donkeys Condé Nast Traveler The Greek island of Santorini is set to introduce another set of restrictions: But this time, they will be around its famed donkeys, which are used to ferry tourists around places on the island where cars can’t travel, including some 600 steps up the winding, cobblestoned Karavolades stairs in the town of Fira, reports Newsweek. Animal rights activists and charities say that the animals are overworked—often making four to ...
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Photo Series: Alaska Cruise Highlights

Although I’ve been on a number of different cruises around the world, nothing so far has compared to the week I spent sailing the waters of Alaska. Truly the country’s last frontier, every day brought new wonders, but these photos show best the majesty of the voyage. Onboard the Westerdam Sailing into Glacier Bay Glacier Bay White Pass & Yukon Scenic Rail – Skagway Juneau, Alaska Ketchikan, Alaska Floatplane Scenic flight over Tongass National Forest Vancouver The post Photo S...
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Travel News: August 2, 2018

United adding Miami-Washington Dulles flights as American drops route USA Today United Airlines will add a new non-stop route to Florida from its hub at Washington Dulles, picking up a route that’s being dropped by rival American Airlines. Service to Miami will launch Dec. 19, with United offering one daily round-trip flight on Airbus A319 jets. The service restores a non-stop route United last flew in 2014. United will add a second daily flight on the route during the peak holiday travel perio...
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A Sunny Day Along Vancouver’s Waterfront

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Visiting Inishmore – The Star of Ireland’s Aran Islands

I was told that the weather would improve, but that morning on the short ferry ride from Rossaveal to Inishmore it was cold, grey and wet. Very wet. Ireland is green though for a reason, and you shouldn’t visit unless you can deal with a little rain, especially when visiting one of Ireland’s remarkable Aran Islands. Before my last trip to Ireland I had never heard of these small islands off the coast of Galway, but that oversight was quickly corrected when I visited the largest of the islands, ...
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