Best Travel Deals and News – June 21, 2011 – Free Walking Tours in Europe, Traveling with Pets, How To Avoid Kids When You Fly, How to Pack for Extended Travel

by brian on June 21, 2011

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State Department Launches iPhone Travel App

And you know what, it’s pretty good. Shocking yes I know. Try it out.

5 Tips to Avoid Flying With Kids

If you’re someone who break out in hives if a 3 year old walks do the aisle of plane and you wish for an adult only section of aircraft, this article is for you. How to get away from kids when you fly may not be politically correct, but there are plenty of people who are thinking it.

Travel Video of the Week
How to Pack for Long Term Travel
Good friend Sherry of Ottsworld gives some quick tips on how to pack for long term travel. She should know about this because she packing to race in the Mongol Rally. The Mongol Rally is a competition where teams drive from from England to Mongolia. It’s not really a race against the other teams and their vehicles but more about actually finishing the race. The cars are purposely undersized

Travel Insider: Don’t take a vacation from Internet security

Criminals don’t take a holiday when you do. In fact, they are ready to pounce because your guard is down. Not just pickpocketing you as you sightsee or robbing your unoccupied home, but stealing your passwords when using WiFi in an airport. How about double swiping your your credit card to steal information off the magnetic strip? Practical tips that can help you avoid getting taken for a ride on your trip.

Bus Tour Firm Shut Down for Transporting Passengers in Luggage Compartment

How desperate must you be to ride in the luggage compartment?!

Free Walking Tours

I did free walking tours in London, Paris and Amsterdam. They are were all great, lead by people with fun personalities and an encyclopedia’s worth of knowledge about the areas we were traveling through. The biggest tour group in Europe is the one I used and I highly recommend it to anyone. You shouldn’t feel pressured to pay, but if you enjoyed yourself, please tip well.

How to Avoid Getting Screwed When You’re a Tourist
RFID passport shields for the security conscious among you may be something to really consider. Your passport can be read by machines without you even knowing. Identify theft is not something you want to deal with, especially when you are traveling.

Airline Shoppers who Procrastinate Miss Out on Ticket Deals
You have to move fast to pick on those great deals. Many times they are there for only a few hours and then sell out fast. I like to use Travelzoo and Airfarewatchdog for their timely email and Twitter alerts. Individual airlines also use social media to get the word out on the special deals.

Flyers Must Be Quick on Their Feet for Flash Airfare Sales

Sign up on Facebook and Twitter for the best travel deals. I’ll keep repeating that until blue in the face, or the fingers as it would be.

How to take pets on road trips

Some owners can’t bear to leave Fido and Kitty at home. If you’re going to9 take them on your excursion, you must prepare to make everyone can enjoy the trip.

Pack your bags to avoid security hand inspection loss

Love this article becuase it really lays out what you need to do to pass through security quickly. What about the TSA agents who don’t change gloves after handling dozens of bags, clothing including underwear, brushes, combs, etc. Make sure your bag does not need to be opened.

Summer in the City: 7 Things to Do in NYC for Free

New York is expensive is the mantra you always hear but you just have to look around. I’m here to help with this article and some of these from the archives.
Free Local New York City Guides
New York: 7 free outdoor adventures

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Erin Smith June 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM

I took the Sandeman’s Free Walking Tour in Prague and it was fantastic. Almost three hours of walking and hitting all of the major sites. I recommend it for your first day in your destination city to orient yourself and see where you want to go back to the next days of your trip. It was really great!


brian June 22, 2011 at 8:14 PM

That is exactly what I would recommend. Get the walking tour the first day and the rest of the time is much more efficient because you know where things are. Great tip!


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