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G Adventures launches rail program

For 2015, G Adventures has added 25 rail-primarily based itineraries to its trip designs, featuring rail vacations in 20 nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

The rail trips had been created to meet demand for inexpensive train-primarily based trips, according to G Adventures, and they are being pegged as a midrange travel choice for adventurous, spending budget-conscious travelers.

The rail-based itineraries range from among seven and 54 days in length, and they all rely on trains as the main mode of transport. Countries include Bulgaria, Canada, China, Hungary, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, Sweden, South Africa and the U.S. The rail itineraries will be featured as an insert in G Adventures’ 2015 Earth brochure, which is available now.

Like G Adventures’ non-rail itineraries, the rail trips will include cultural encounters such as residence stays, property-cooked meals with local families and visits to projects run by the operator’s non-profit organization, … Read the rest

G Adventures launches rail program

For 2015, G Adventures has added 25 rail-primarily based itineraries to its trip styles, featuring rail vacations in 20 nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

The rail trips had been produced to meet demand for inexpensive train-primarily based trips, according to G Adventures, and they are being pegged as a midrange travel option for adventurous, price range-conscious travelers.

The rail-based itineraries variety from between seven and 54 days in length, and they all rely on trains as the principal mode of transport. Nations contain Bulgaria, Canada, China, Hungary, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, Sweden, South Africa and the U.S. The rail itineraries will be featured as an insert in G Adventures’ 2015 Earth brochure, which is obtainable now.

Like G Adventures’ non-rail itineraries, the rail trips will incorporate cultural encounters such as house stays, home-cooked meals with local households and visits to projects run by the operator’s non-profit organization, … Read the rest

Tokyo Cheapo 101: Beginner’s Guide to Tokyo

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New to Tokyo Cheapo? Study this. We’ve place together an introductory guide that will support you use our (invaluable) sources to get the most out of Tokyo on a spending budget. From affordable ramen to low-cost techniques of acquiring from the airport into town and a lot more, do not set out till you’ve had a appear at our funds-saving tips (and random cute animals).

Welcome to Tokyo – one particular of the most pricey cities on the planet! This is a location exactly where it’s easy to devote upwards of three 000 yen (30 US dollars) per particular person on a easy meal, if you don’t know exactly where to look. That’s where we come in. We’ll guide you to very good bargains so you can save some yen with out scrimping on your experience of this crazy capital city.

Pic by Peter Broster, used under a Creative Commons licence.

Pic by Peter Broster, employed below a Inventive Commons

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JetBlue to expand premium service

By Michael B. Baker

JetBlue is expanding its premium-class Mint solution, which has drawn interest from corporate travel departments because its launch this summer time, airline executives said throughout a quarterly earnings conference contact on Thursday.

Outgoing JetBlue CEO David Barger mentioned in addition to being “pleasantly surprised” by the level of interest he has seen for Mint from corporate travel departments, the carrier also has seen “strong demand, notably from JetBlue buyers who did not fly JetBlue on [transcontinental] routes.” Mint, which delivers lie-flat seats and enhanced amenities, began in June on a single daily flight between New York Kennedy and Los Angeles. By the end of this year, JetBlue plans to offer you Mint on seven every day flights amongst the two airports and is adding it to its JFK-San Francisco route on Oct. 26, according to Barger.

Robust demand for Mint also spurred JetBlue lately to restructure

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Rangiroa: The life aquatic and more

Dolphins at Tiputa Pass on Rangiroa.On Rangiroa, you swim with sharks, not dolphins. The dolphins are too busy flying.

Rangiroa is overshadowed by sister islands Bora Bora, Tahiti, Moorea and Tetiaroa, aka Brando Island. But soon after spending five days on “Rangi,” I’d say it’s a great complement to any of these.

Rangi has lengthy been identified to scuba divers for its crystal-clear waters in what is the biggest lagoon in French Polynesia.

As a snorkeler, I saw a lot of sea creatures there I hadn’t observed in the wild before, including an octopus, two varieties of sharks, humpback unicorn fish and giant clams with “lips” ranging in colour from light tan to blacklight psychedelic blue.

But even landlubbers will locate that its spectacular marine life is surprisingly accessible. The sea is so abundant with life that even if I had never gotten my toes wet, I could claim bragging rights to viewing dolphins, humpback … Read the rest

Montage to launch Pendry lifestyle brand in 2016

Luxury hotelier Montage Hotels &amp Resorts will enter the life-style-hotel segment with a brand called Pendry Hotels and will open the first property beneath the brand in San Diego in 2016.

Pendry San Diego will have 317 rooms and will consist of a rooftop pool, a spa, a beer lounge and more than 22,000 square feet of meetings space.

Montage also operates luxury hotels in Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills, Calif., as effectively as in Deer Valley, Utah. The company also reopened what had been Maui’s Residences at Kapalua Bay under the Montage brand in June.

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Using a Free VPN to Watch Netflix, Hulu and BBC iPlayer in Japan

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Ah, the tyranny of distance that denies we English speakers in Japan our fix of top quality Tv!  Wait, is this 1985? Of course not, and the Television production firms do not need to load their film reels on a coal fired steamship to get them right here either. However, you would be forgiven for pondering this offered the massive delays and the archaic delivery approaches. Want to catch up on series three of Breaking Undesirable?  Well if you’re convinced by eiga dorobo man you’d greater head down to Tsutaya and hope the DVD is in stock – and good luck receiving something made in the last year. The well-liked option is of course to download a torrent. What ever your moral stance, there are two issues that suck with torrents. Firstly, they’re really illegal. Secondly, the discovery and the encounter is rubbish – poor quality video, … Read the rest

Affordable Trip Ideas For Your Family Vacation

Traveling can be an important part of your life, whether for business or for pleasure. You need to do all of your research so that you don’t forget to pack something important, see what the best methods of transportation are, etc. There are some tips listed below to help you begin.

Confirm your reservations. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination, only to find out that there isn’t a reservation in your name. As a simple precaution, 24 hours before your scheduled arrival, verify your reservations online or over the phone. This will allow time to make alternate plans if your reservation was missed.

If you’re going to be going on a road trip, bring a power inverter with you. A power inverter is a handy device that you plug into your car’s cigarette lighter and then lets you plug anything into it. It’s … Read the rest

Rosewood enters Asia with Beijing opening

Luxury hotelier Rosewood Hotels &amp Resorts has entered the Asia Pacific region with Thursday’s opening of the Rosewood Beijing.

The 283-room hotel, with an average of 540 square feet per guestroom, is located across from across from the city’s CCTV Tower. The hotel includes six restaurants and bars as nicely as a glass-domed indoor swimming pool, and has 36,000 square feet of meetings space.

Rosewood operates 19 hotels in 10 countries, such as New York’s Carlyle, Dallas’s Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Rosewood London.

Comply with Danny King on Twitter @dktravelweekly.

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Icelandic carrier Wow eyes U.S. launch in March

Wow A321Wow Air, a low-price airline primarily based in Reykjavik, Iceland, set March 27 as the launch date for its initial service to the U.S., a nonstop route to Boston that will operate five occasions weekly with extended-range A321 aircraft.

Service to Baltimore/Washington Airport is slated to be added on June four, operating 4 times weekly by way of October.

The airline, which operates from Iceland to points in Europe, will supply connections to Copenhagen, London and other points. Introductory U.S.-Iceland fares of $ 99, 1-way, are obtainable at the carrier’s site, www.wowair.com.  

Wow Air began service in 2011 and received rights to serve the U.S. in March of this year.

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Les Tutos d’Alchimeo – Fabriquer une Dolly – Travelling

Les Tutos d’Alchimeo – Comment fabriquer une Dolly – Travelling Alors pour commencer on aura besoin – d’une planche – de four équerres – eight roues de roller – Une…
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Cheapo Weekend for October 25-26: Halloween Parades and More

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Ready for some pre-Halloween entertaining in Tokyo? This weekend the city will be crawling with characters all sorts of creepy and cute. So get your costume, grab your camera and enjoy one particular of the several Halloween parades – and these other fun events also.

The two greatest Halloween parades both occur in central Tokyo on Sunday. The well-recognized Omotesando Halloween Pumpkin Parade tends to make its way by means of the snazzy streets of Omotesando and Harajuku, with trick or treating at stores in the region. It’s super kid-friendly – if your tiny ones are beneath 12, they can even participate (with advance registration). Meanwhile over in Shinjuku you can catch the Magic of Halloween Parade outside JR Shinjuku Station. The parade will be led by Anna Tsuchiya (of Kamikaze Girls fame), which gives the occasion immediate cool points, but be warned – the … Read the rest

Silver Airways plans to expand Fla. routes

Silver Airways plans to expand its flight schedule in Florida, starting Nov. six.

The airline announced plans to add nearly 40% far more flights across the Sunshine State, flying much more than 560 weekly flights to 10 cities, like 15 nonstop routes.

The Fort Lauderdale-primarily based carrier presently provides flights to and from Florida and seven destinations in the Bahamas. It also gives nonstops to Crucial West, Tampa and Orlando and flies to Gainesville, Pensacola and Tallahassee.

The new flight schedule will incorporate extra nonstop weekday flights from Fort Lauderdale to Crucial West and Tampa, and an improved weekend schedule. Two extra flights will be added per day to Orlando.

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Contiki agent sales up 25%

Contiki is seeing a 25% year-over-year increase in sales through travel agents after introducing a five-person trade sales team last year.

Bookings over all up in double digits, said Melissa da Silva, president of Contiki in the U.S. She said that part of that is due to the increase in sales generated by travel agencies.

The five-person sales team works with agents to help them develop marketing plans to attract millennials.

Contiki has introduced six new destinations: Morocco, Portugal, Belize, Colombia, Guatemala and Japan.

It has also revamped its website for travel agents, making its booking engine simpler, da Silva said.

Follow Kate Rice on Twitter @krtravelweekly.

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New show at Riviera to feature big cats

Magician Dirk Arthur is opening a show featuring big cats at the Riviera Hotel &amp Casino on Dec. 1.

In “Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions!” magic and illusions are interwoven with comedy even though Arthur is onstage with huge cats.

This production will feature six or seven of Arthur’s family of big cats, which contains a lion, bobcat, snow leopard and panther as nicely as white and orange tigers.

As an advocate for preserving endangered species and for the humane and correct care of all animals, Arthur is giving 100% of the proceeds from merchandise sales at his show to a assortment of animal care and conservation applications, animal sanctuaries and educational programs.

“Wild Illusions” will run Saturdays by way of Thursdays at 7 p.m. Common admission tickets start off at $ 40.

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Hilton makes Myanmar debut

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Top Travel Tips You Should Know For An Enjoyable Trip

When traveling to a foreign country, it is a great idea to befriend some locals. Locals can give you unique and inside perspectives on the culture, and take you to places that are off the beaten path. This article will give you some tips about how to make friends with the locals next time you travel.

When flying, always have a bottle of water handy. Drinking plenty of fluids will ensure that your body stays hydrated during the flight. The air inside the cabin is extremely dry, playing havoc with your body. Don’t substitute alcohol or caffeine for water, as this can make dehydration worse.

Before undergoing any major traveling, make sure you get plenty of rest the night before you leave. A lack of sleep can cause you to make poor decisions and causes forgetfulness. The consequences of bad choices when traveling are far more severe, … Read the rest

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Which Japan Rail Pass to Choose

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JR Passes are obtainable to anyone visiting Japan on a brief term tourist visa.  They are a wonderful discount on typical rail travel, but if you don’t have any expertise with Japan’s rail transport technique it is hard to know if you need to have it and which 1 you should get.  To add to the confusion, the numerous regional businesses that constitute JR (JR East, JR West, JR Central, JR Hokkaido, JR Shikoku and JR Kyushu) all have their personal passes.  Each is priced differently and has distinct conditions.  To try and place some of the confusion to rest, we’ll try to clarify the exact situations of the principal JR Pass and that of the two greatest regional firms – JR East and JR West and hopefully give you sufficient information so you can make a decision which one to get.

The JR Pass

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