Best Travel Deals and News – September 14, 2010 – Better Travel Video, Be A Better Travel Blogger, Travel to Africa, Buenos Aires

by brian on September 14, 2010

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If you know any great travel stories or tips we all should read, please send it to me and I will put an acknowledgment of your contribution in the posting.

Resources for travelers with disabilities

I posted a video about a wheelchair bound traveler and how he got around. Adding to that are some more resources for disabled travelers.

Africa Then Versus Now, In the Eyes of a Pan Am Vet

Africa is still neglected by most of the US based carriers but that is slowly changing. A former emplyee for Pan Am who now works for Delta explains how and why Africa is becoming a more attractive destination for carriers all over the world.

Travel Video of the Week
A Cross Country Amtrak Train Journey: Trip on a Deal
Fellow travelers at Trip on A Deal produce a number of travel videos covering a wide range of topics. They happen to take on a trip I’ve always wanted to do myself, which is take a train across the US of A. I think I might be a little nutty after spending 4 days on a train going coast to coast. Does Amtrak have Wi-Fi?

Travel Contest: Win A $100 Credit At Scottevest

So what is Scottevest? A company that makes travel clothing. Their claim to fame are their jackets that have multiple pockets for passports, cell phones, camera, tickets, etc. They even have a jacket that has a pocket for your iPad. Yes, your 9.7 inch iPad can fit in a pocket. A round the world traveler is attempting to travel for 6 weeks with only a Scottevest.

Should you stick with that frequent flyer plan?

The knock on frequent flyer mile plans and hotel reward systems is that the points are hard to accumulate and even harder to redeem once you have them. Have you personally found that to be the case? Let us know in the comments below.

Six Things to Do in Buenos Airies, By Day Or By Night

Buenos Aires repreatedly has been called the ‘Paris of South America’, and is attracting lots of attention from travelers. Here’s a short list of things to do in Buenos Aires. Me, just point me to the closest place for some of that Argentinian beef everyone keeps talking about.

How to become a travel blogger in 7 easy steps

Good reading for me and my fellow traveler bloggers. It is a labor of love, but many of us would like to take it to the next level, whatever your personal definition of ‘next level’ is. I think these rules apply to whatever you blog is about so a good read for ANY blogger. New media, social media, etc. are playing a bigger and bigger part in the spread of information and dare I say it, journalism.

8 Adventurous Ways to Explore Africa

Just saying the word AFRICA is an adventure for some people. But for those who really want to see the continent, there are alot of ways. Tackle it on own or in a group. I like the bush pilot suggestion in the article. What’s the quickest way around a large land mass than flying yourself, or cargo or other people?

Five Reasons to Travel Over the Holidays

I’ve traveled on Thanksgiving before and the planes are much less crowded. By the actual day of the holiday most people are where they want to be. If you can travel on the holiday whether you’re going to friends and family or getting away for a real vacation, consider traveling when the crowds are not there. You’ll probably have a less hectic experience and can save money.

Southeast Asia: A Beginner’s Guide

I didn’t think it was possible to sum up a region of the world as diverse as Southeast Asia in a single blog post, but they’ve done it here. I’ve mentioned it before but SEAsia is great for all travelers, for women who are nervous about traveling by themselves. Great food, cheap accommodations, warm weather, plenty to do. Not much to NOT like about that part of the world.

Are Passports Required for Cruises?

For US citizens the quick answer: No – but (there’s always a but) you will need a passport card. But if you need the passport card, you might as well get the passport book. The passport card is very limited in where you can use it for. Might as well go all in and get the book.

Alumni travel tours link travelers to school spirit and each other

I think this is great idea, especially if you’re active with your alma mater, or want to be in the future. You get the benefit of group travel, get to reminisce about old times on campus and can network and connect with fellow alumni. Sounds like an outstanding time.

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John's Golf Iron Recommendations December 11, 2010 at 10:56 AM

I’m curious to find out what blog platform you have been utilizing? I’m having some small security issues with my latest blog and I’d like to find something more safeguarded. Do you have any solutions?


brian December 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Nothing crazy – just using the latest version of WordPress after starting the blog on Google’s


Flights to Nigeria October 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM

The writer is absolutely correct about some people who just get a adventurous feeling by saying AFRICA. This is the same case with me, i see or hear Africa I get the adrenaline rush pumping inside me. Iv been to a number of African destinations and had the honour of being on an adventurous trip.


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