Best Travel Deals and News – August 30, 2011 – How to Travel with Groups, Budget Beach Travel, Senior Travel Resources, How to Protect Your Luggage

by brian on August 27, 2011

Travel news and deals of interest to YOU from around the Web compiled and edited by NoDebtWorldTravel.com and sponsored by Tours4Fun.com.

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)
Travel with friends is great. It is also the best reason to travel solo. A contradiction? Yes but it is the truth. A group trip is fine and as someone who has organized the a trip to Costa Rica for 9 people I didn’t know beforehand, it has its challenges. You have to be really patient for group trips. If you are easily bothered, impatient or a Type A, group trips are really not for your.

13 Budget Beach Destinations Around the World
If you’re missed the beach this year, hold on this for next year.

Travel Video of the Week
Geraldo Rivera and Hurricane Ike
Ok so this is not travel related. But Irene storming through the USA reminded me of why TV and cable news gets accused of sensationalism. Why does the reporter have to be in the middle of the storm like this? Geraldo gets beat up pretty good by the waves. A hint: When you see firefighters start to leave an area, it may be time for you to go to. Just sayin’…

For more videos of reporters caught in crazy weather conditions The 10 Best Videos of Reporters Being Blown Away by Hurricanes

10 Most-Complained-About US Airlines
Number 1 is United, but I’m not sure how much that means. There is no one US airline that would get sterling reviews from the majority of fliers.

How to Order Food in Japan
Language can be a big barrier in Japan. But there are plently of people who don’t speak a lick of Japanese who have gone and not starved to death *raises hand*. But knowing what to order can make the overall experience much better and give you a different perspective on the culture.

After 9/11: Are We Safer in the Air?
Air travel changed forever by Sept. 11

The first and second week of September is probably my least favorite time of the year now. All the 9/11 retrospectives are all over the media and I can’t stand to watch or read for too long. One thng we can’t avoid is how much 9/11 has changed the travel industry. The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) did not exist before 9/11. Pat downs and invasive scanners have become part of the national discussion. Some of us are extra vigilant on planes. Who is suspicious? Why does he make me nervous? The changes are not only on a government or agency level but on a personal one as well.

How to (Almost) Guarantee You’ll Never Have to Check Your Luggage Again
As someone said before, “There are two types of luggage: carry-on and lost.”

How to protect your luggage from being pilfered
It’s sad that someone has to put in a fake badge to deter people baggage handlers and other airline/airport employees from stealing from you. But you do what you have to do to get your items from point A to point B. The best way: DO NOT check any luggage.

Tunisia hopes Arab Spring inspires visitors
How comfortable are you right now going to North Africa and the Middle East?

Strategies for storm-tossed travelers
These same strategies can apply whether it is a tropical storm, hurricane or snow blizzard.

5 Credit Cards Every Traveler Should Consider
Frequent flier miles, free nights at hotels, and other goodies await when you have certain credit cards. This list is by no means comprehensive, but gives you a good idea of what to look when selecting a new credit card to get points.

Solo travel websites for mature travelers
Mature travelers have the time on their hands to see the globe but most of the resources available are geared toward the younger set. You can’t ignore this market. They have disposable cash, they want to travel and they need information. Here’s a little help.

American Airlines Begins Charging Extra for Window and Aisle Seats in Economy
And the fees continue to pile up. Wasn’t there a fee for the plane ticket that covered the seat you are sitting in already. Ridiculous!

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