Monthly Archives: September 2010

Top 5 Monday: All things Oktoberfest

It’s that time of year again – the most wonderful time of the year for beer drinkers, sausage enthusiasts, accordion players, and Germanophiles – it’s Oktoberfest! Whether you’re planning a trip to Germany or celebrating at home by drinking Miller … Continue reading

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This Week in Travel – September 17, 2010

Our weekly look at travel around the web.  This week…cowboy airplane seats and beer! The new airline “saddle seats” aren’t gonna work out for the zaftig passenger. The Cranky Flier gets a wedgie in the saddle seats. American authors in … Continue reading

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Packing 101

For anyone that has a tough time packing light, this video is for you.

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See the world on the company dime

These days it is pretty tough to squeeze out the time and money for a proper vacation, and most of us end up either doing without or taking quick weekend jaunts.  In addition to these options, I like to employ … Continue reading

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Cruise ships just aren’t for me

I used to always look at cruise ships and think, those things aren’t for me, and so I’m still baffled how I wound up on a weeklong cruise to Mexico with my friend Allison.  I wish she would write about … Continue reading

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Top 5 Monday: What was I thinking?

Happy Monday, travelers!  With apologies for the slow week in posts (if Congress can have a recess so can we, right?), we are pleased to bring you this week’s Top 5.  When traveling in a new country it is always … Continue reading

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Are tour trips worth it?

Have you ever taken a trip on a tour?  I was surfing the web today and stumbled on Rick Steves tours.  The tours are pretty varied in days and locations.  Some offer tours in one city, or one region, while … Continue reading

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