Best Travel Deals and News – April 6, 2010 – Around the World Travel Is For Everyone, Beat Travel Loneliness, Plane Turbulence, Travel Contests

by brian on March 31, 2010

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Why RTW Travel Doesn’t Need to be a Rich, White Thing

A post from fellow travel blogger @WorldLillie. I didn’t list this blog post because it mentions me, but I wanted to make the point clear from a different perspective that long term travel does not have to be expensive AND is not the domain of a certain type of person.

More often than not, what you do in this life does not depend on anyone else, but your own mindset and attitude about what you can and can’t do.

Travel Video of the Week
Travel Tip of the Week – Under no circumstances should you ever use use rooftop luggage

10 ways solo travelers can beat loneliness

People always asked me when I was traveling, “Weren’t you lonely, doing all these things by yourself?” The answer is no, and the reason was that I had so many things I wanted to see and do I had no time to think about who was or was not with me. I was focusing on my goals for the trips. Plus when you stay in hostels, unless you an introverted, so quiet you are scary Unabomber type, you’re going to make friends.

But if you’re still concerned about it, check out these hints.

Finding Cheap Round-the-World Airfares

Tips for helping you find RTW ticket deals. One thing the article mentioned is that 4 weeks or more is needed for around the world travel. So if the idea of spending 3 months on the road is completely unappealing to you, you can shorten it. Your trip is YOURS. You determine how long or short it should be and don’t have to justify it to anyone.

I think most people would say more is better in this case, but if you don’t have the time or inclination for it, a month long RTW trip will work.

Air Vaild

Thanks to Arthur Frommer for the link.

TripAdvisor meets the airline industry.

Instead of peer reviewing hotels, now you can find if an airline is blacklisted and should not be flown and which has the most comfortable seats in coach. All rated by travelers like you.

Ask the Pilot Talks about Turbulence

This article goes back to 2006 but the principles are all still the same regarding air turbulence and how passengers feel. Interesting note that when you’re having a bumpy time in the back, the pilots don’t feel anything.

For the least turbulence on the plane, try to get a seat over the wing. If you can deal with the engine noise, you might be able to ease your queasy stomach.

Enter to Win

I have mentioned this before but I wanted to repeat Chris from the Amateur Traveler regularly lists new contests that you can enter today to win great travel prizes. The Galapagos, Italy and round the world travel tickets are some of the travel items just looking for your entry form.

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Dina VagabondQuest April 10, 2010 at 5:22 AM

The Knowsley baboons with car roof luggage video is great!


brian April 17, 2010 at 11:23 AM

@Dina VagabondQuest
Isn't it? I know that animals in the parks have gotten smart enough to open doors and latches, but why didn't the humans take off when they saw the animals circling their vehicle? Maybe they went away out of sight and when they came back it was too late.


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