“Price is what you pay; value is what you get.” The Principles of Warren Buffett

In the travel industry, many people contact travel companies randomly for price quotes, after finding a number in the phone book, or online.  Before even getting my welcome message out of my mouth, I’m interrupted with – “I want your best price!” Well, I can give you the lowest price on anything, but most times … More “Price is what you pay; value is what you get.” The Principles of Warren Buffett

I’ve discovered that Turkish People are like Newfoundlanders…

by World Travel Warehouse on Nov 3, 2010 Since the very first day I arrived in Istanbul in 2005, and each time I’ve returned, I’ve always felt very comfortable in the city of Istanbul. This level of comfort has always bewildered me, for a number of reasons: 1) I don’t like immense crowds (yet Istanbul is home to about 75 … More I’ve discovered that Turkish People are like Newfoundlanders…

Driving New Zealand’s South Island

A drive on New Zealand’s South Island—with its Lord of the Rings landscapes, superb local wines, and glass-and-timber lodges—is like a visit to another, more perfect world. From November 2010By Anthony Dennis Appeared as “Road Trip: Southern Crossing” in T+L Magazine Days 1–2: QueenstownNovember is the ideal time for a springtime tour of the South … More Driving New Zealand’s South Island

Petra Introduces New Electronic Ticketing System

(zawya.com) PETRA – This summer, Petra park officials have introduced a new electronic ticketing service, to facilitate quicker entry for visitors, according to the Petra Archaeological Park (PAP). Petra ticket barcodes now indicate the numbers and nationalities of visitors streaming into the rose-red city each day. The system, under which officials check tickets with handheld … More Petra Introduces New Electronic Ticketing System

Cuba to require visitors to carry medical insurance

Starting May 1st, 2010, a new Cuban government measure will require all foreigners, and Cubans living abroad, to possess travel insurance with medical cover in order to enter the country.Cuba’s Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers published the new law in the nations Official Gazette, stating that tourists, and Cuban emigrants must have health … More Cuba to require visitors to carry medical insurance

Meatless in Paris: Dining for vegetarian visitors

By JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press Writer Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press Writer – Sat Jul 18, 3:20 pm ET PARIS – Cote de boeuf, foie gras, escargot. French cuisine is hardly the stuff of vegetarians’ dreams. In Paris restaurants, vegetarians often are met with looks of pity, headshaking incomprehension, even snorts of disgust. Eating out can … More Meatless in Paris: Dining for vegetarian visitors