Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Airline offers guests one-day sale fares as low as $39 for Atlantic cities
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2008) - In celebration of its twelfth birthday, WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced a one-day $39 birthday sale for guests travelling between Toronto and Saint John, Moncton, Charlottetown and Halifax; between Hamilton and Halifax or Moncton; between Halifax and St. John's; and as low as $69 between Toronto and St. John's. Guests can take advantage of these fares by booking on February 28 for travel between April 1 and June 25, 2008."WestJet is 12 years old tomorrow and we are excited to celebrate with a birthday inspired sale," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Guest Experience and Marketing. "The people of Atlantic Canada have been very supportive of WestJet and we are pleased to share our birthday celebration with them. For More info click here.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Last week, Microsoft threw their hat into the social networking ring by launching Windows Live SkyDrive. I’m sure you’re familiar with those handy little flash drives that offer anything from 220MB to 8GB of storage. They’re convenient to keep on hand and to use for sharing files and photos. When I read about this website, I thought it would eliminate my need for a flash drive. The SkyDrive is similar to a flash drive; it lets you upload pictures, videos or documents but instead of doing it on a pocket-sized drive, your files are uploaded to a secure space online. Users can choose which friend(s) or colleague(s) to share their information with. When I discovered that users were being given a generous 5GB of space, I was impressed. It was like my prayers had been answered ... OK, not quite, but you get the point. I had 2GBs worth of photos and videos I wanted to share with a friend. I thought I could simply upload the whole folder to this secure server and let my friend download it. But to my dismay, they don’t allow folders to be uploaded. You have to do it one file (picture, video, document) at a time. And each file is limited to 50MB in size. Boo! So the idea of having enough space for 30,000 digital photos, at a resolution of 1200x1200 isn’t quite as attractive as it first seemed, but it might work for your needs. Travelers are always sharing their files and if you only have a few to share (or plenty of free time), this might be your solution. As for me, I have to run to the post office to ship my flash drive to my friend. Although it costs more money (SkyDrive is free), my time is more valuable.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
As you make your travel plans, it's good to know where terrorist hotbeds and incidents are. This website maps out terrorism events and other suspicious activity reported to the press, by displaying them on a Google map. You'd be surprised to see how much activity is occurring right here in the U.S., including the incident of three men being arrested for climbing an airport fence in South Florida just a few days ago.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
I’ve just returned from South Africa’s wine country. Now, if I were someone who checked bags, I would really find this TSA-friendly, multi-purpose bag useful. It’s designed specifically to keep wine bottles safe during air travel. Brilliant! Check it out. I’m sure you’ll find it handy, too.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Do you like to read travel blogs like me? If you do, this should interest you. If you want to get your fill of business travel blogs, look no further. Frequent flier and travel guru Randy Petersen has developed a new Web site called BoardingArea.com. It’s being touted as the business travel blog portal.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
If you're going to be in the Los Angeles area this weekend, come check out the L.A. Times Travel & Adventure Show. It's taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center on February 9th and 10th from 10am to 5pm. I'm speaking on a panel about online travel tips and tricks for the fourth time in five years. Also speaking are Arthur and Pauline Frommer, Rick Steves and Phil Keoghan, the host of The Amazing Race. Tickets are $10 per day for adults; children 12 years of age and under may attend for free. For more information, visit the website or call (203) 878-2577 ext. 100.