Travel news – September 21st 2012 to September 26th 2012:
- Cruise Travel Tips: Why All Cruisers Should Carry Valid Passports – posted this over on Frommer's : First-time cruisers are left behind when one of the passengers lacks official travel documents. Find out why having a valid passport might protect you from getting stranded on the dock.
- A New Kind of Culinary Treasure in Toronto – Nicholas DeRenzo recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
Toronto's new breed of chef is sticking close to home, calling on centuries of Canadian culinary tradition. Take a cross-country trip—from the seafood shacks of Nova Scotia to the prairies of Alberta—without ever leaving the table.
- Where Travelers Pay the Highest Taxes – Danielle Contray recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
- Travel Troubleshooter: What Should I Do About This $50 Hotel Phone Bill? – posted this over on Frommer's : A traveler turns to his hotel's landline to make long-distance calls and is shocked when the so-called complimentary service doesn't cover the bill. What's the deal with the misleading phone policy?
- Another Hotel Chain Adds Trip Advisor Ratings – Danielle Contray recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
Best Western hotel listings now feature the Trip Advisor rating
- Andrew McCarthy On Location; Fred Plotkin At the Opera; Open Phones-Ask Rick – This week on the Travel with Rick Steves Podcast:
Follow the lead of a seasoned traveler, and you'll discover new ways to make your next vacation terrific. Andrew McCarthy will share how actors on location find ways to connect with the locals, and Fred Plotkin illustrates how to plug into the excitement at some of his favorite opera venues in Europe. Also, Rick helps listeners planning trips to Barcelona and Paris.
- That’s Ridiculous! Whatever Happened to the Journey? – posted this over on Frommer's : If you find yourself dreading the journey before you're able to enjoy the destination, perhaps it's time for travelers to stop accepting inadequate service from airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and more.