Category: Travel

Thanksgiving Travel – This is the secret week for scoring deals on Thanksgiving flights

It may still be summer, but according to travel search engine Skyscanner, it’s already time to start planning your Thanksgiving travel. After analyzing troves of historical data from more than 60 million users, Skyscanner has pinpointed the week of September 4 as the earliest time to find deals on Thanksgiving flights. (That’s flights that depart between Friday, November 20 and Thursday, November 26, and return between Friday, November 27 and Sunday, November 29.) Skyscanner predicts that this year travelers can find potential savings of up to 4 percent the week of September 4, with similar fares as late as...

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10 Best Car-Free Island Getaways

12345678910 1/10 SLIDES © Fire Island Fire Island, NY Little red wagons, used to tote supplies from ferry landings to back bungalows, are just about the only wheeled vehicles you’ll find on Fire Island, a long, narrow ribbon of sand and scrub pines just off the coast of Long Island. CJ’s Restaurant and Bar at the boutique Palms Hotel has the “Rocket Fuel” cocktails to power your pedal from Ocean Beach to Saltaire, Cherry Grove, The Pines, and Fire Island’s other tiny towns. 2/10 SLIDES © Bald Head Island Bald Head Island, NC Wave farewell to your car at...

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Dead Whale Found On Bow Of Cruise Ship Entering Alaska Port

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A cruise ship reached an Alaska port with a surprise on its bow: the carcass of a humpback whale. The Grand Princess, a 949-foot (290-meter) ship in the Princess Cruises fleet, on Wednesday morning pulled into Ketchikan with the marine mammal lodged on its submerged, bulbous bow, a device designed to avoid wave-making. Princess spokesman Brian O’Connor said the company was surprised and saddened to discover the whale. “It is unknown how or when this happened as the ship felt no impact,” he said in a statement. “It is also unknown, at this time, whether the...

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Man Visited Nearly 50 Countries Without Taking a Single Flight

Australian traveler Tyral Dalitz has spent the last three years traveling to 47 countries around the globe — without taking a single flight. Dalitz, who previously worked across farms in Australia, rented a camper van after graduating from university and spent six months traveling around his home country. “I realized that most of the fun and adventurous things happen when you’re getting from point A to point B, rather than where you end up,” Dalitz told Travel + Leisure. That’s why, since he set off in 2014, he’s traveled by sailboat, bus, train, car, motorcycle, and even on foot. The hardest part...

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Saudia Airlines REFUSES to fly passengers who expose arms or legs

Saudia Airlines has issued a strict dress code for passengers and stated that it will refuse to fly people who deviate from it. The airline is the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, a country which follows a conservative interpretation of Sunni Islam, Wahhabism. On the passengers code of conduct section of their website Saudia asks that travellers are not “clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offence to other passengers. Women exposing legs or arms, or wearing too thin or too tight clothes and men wearing shorts exposing legs.” The airline already has rules for its customers...

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