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September 30, 2010

A week after installing TravelGov on Twitter to get rapid-fire travel alerts out into cyberspace, a South American police revolt shows why it was a good idea. When I wrote last week about the U.S. State Department putting their travel advisories on Twitter via TravelGov, I took them to task about sc.../ ➝

September 30, 2010

It was Ghana that led Africa’s independence movement — and black Americans helped influence it. Prior to World War 2, history had already taken Ghana on one hell of a rollercoaster ride. In ancient times, it was a prosperous collection of kingdoms, almost awash in gold — so much so that Eu.../ ➝

September 28, 2010

How well do you cope with tortoise-like connections when you travel? Back in the day, the only “devices” you needed to bring with you when you traveled were a watch and your camera. That list has mushroomed in the last couple of decades — laptop, GPS, smartphone, video camera, near.../ ➝

September 27, 2010

In honor of its status as a stop on “The Amazing Race,” we take a closer look at this West African nation, which holds a special place in the modern history of Africa. Next Sunday, the 17th running of “The Amazing Race” on CBS television will take the contestants to Ghana. To.../ ➝

September 27, 2010

If you have tickets for upcoming travel on this airline, you need to read this. NOW. Normally, I don’t read many Wall Street stories, but when I see one involving a major airline, I take a peek. Such a story, from the Associated Press, turned up on Yahoo! last night about American Airlines, de.../ ➝

September 26, 2010

The good, the bad and the bizarre from around the world of travel! FALLING LEAVES, RISING PRICES As the days grow shorter, travelers start longing to get away. If you’re one of them, shop carefully and be prepared to act fast. So I’m scouting airfares and ticket prices for the coming hol.../ ➝

September 24, 2010

Backstabbing meets jet lag for a fistful of dollars. Pairs of partners, significant others, best buds and odd couples will take off on The Amazing Race, a trek around the globe courtesy of CBS, to see if they can outdo the rest — stand each other — long enough to win a million bucks. (An.../ ➝

September 21, 2010

Tired of just bitching about the airlines and their add-on fee game? Ready to actually do something about it? Here’s your chance…but you don’t have long. The federal government is on the verge of taking on the airlines over the games they play with all their extra fees, and a Web .../ ➝

September 20, 2010

Anonymous online reviews of travel venues, and people’s reactions to them, are getting out of hand. Did you hear the one about the hotel that called the police to evict two people for posting a negative review on TripAdvisor? Don’t wait for a punchline; this actually happened. According to a.../ ➝

September 19, 2010

The good, the bad and the bizarre from the world of travel London is calling me. Paris wants me to hang up. There’s a kind of sibling rivalry going on here for possession of my soul: London v. Paris. My problem: I miss them both. Terribly. It’s hard to explain. Lots of people have writte.../ ➝