May 9, 2010 |
Tired of traveling by yourself? Globetrooper.com puts you in touch with like-minded travelers seeking global adventures and could help you avoid paying that dreaded single supplement. What's hot: The site focuses on experiential adventure travel and provides a space where travelers can chat about their trip plans before booking. I admire the focus on regions rather than just a single country. Even if you don't decide to join a trip, I liked browsing the "Global Guide" for dream trips, such as an overland trip from London to Cape Town, South Africa, or cycling through Vietnam and Laos.
April 15, 2012 |
Although many signs point to a strengthening U.S. economy, the overwhelming sentiment in the business travel world remains doing more with less. That attitude came across in a recent study that found many business travelers are staying a few extra nights to handle more business instead of making multiple trips. Partly as a result, the estimated total number of trips in the U.S. has dropped 22% over the last decade, but overall spending on business travel has increased 3.3%, according to a study released last week by the global Business Travel Assn., a Virginia-based trade group.
October 13, 2013
You can use this website to tap into the experiences of other travelers. A collection of hidden gems around the world awaits. Name: TripGems.com What it does: It's an online home for storing your memorable travel locations as well as sharing your favorite global secrets with others. What's hot: It's an easy-to-use tool that encourages users to share their destination hot spots - whether it's a great restaurant, park, museum, bar or other attraction. When you "add a place," it lets you search by location and then asks you to write a short comment about why you like it. Click on "Popular Places" - such as Amsterdam; Cape Town, South Africa; New York; or Auckland, New Zealand - to see how a city looks.
February 21, 2010
A tour website for solo travels Regarding the reader in "Ill-Prepared?" [On the Spot, Feb. 14] who was concerned about traveling alone and the possibility of illness, etc.: Another good option would be www.untours.com, "Independent Travel With Support Since 1975." On its Web pages you can find a variety of places to visit on your own, with your own rental apartment and with English-speaking help to assist you with travel problems. My husband and I have used Untours seven times and would not consider traveling any other way. Leslie Richardson Fullerton Tucson by train from L.A. Thanks for the nice article on Tucson and the Congress Hotel ["Tucson's Got an Ear for Music," by Charlie Vascellaro, Feb. 14]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1988
While the results of the recent traffic poll were interesting and predictable, I would like the pollsters to ascertain where all those people are going on the weekends. Have you tried going south on the San Diego Freeway on a Saturday afternoon? After living in Mission Viejo for 10 years, the continually heavier weekend traffic has always baffled me. Where is everyone going? VENA GARRETT Mission Viejo
July 14, 2013 |
Everyone who has stayed at a hotel has, at some point, walked out with a few soaps or miniature bottles of shampoo stuffed into their luggage. But 35% of global travelers say they make off with even more valuable hotel amenities, such as towels, lamps, robes and bedding, according to a recent survey by the hotel booking site Hotels.com. And the survey found that travelers from some countries pilfer more than others. Danish travelers are the least likely to pocket hotel property, while Colombian travelers came in at the bottom of the honesty ranking, according to the survey of 8,600 travelers from 28 countries and cities.