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Holy WOW! $89 One-Way Flight NYC To Iceland PDF Print E-mail


It’s a fantastic price for an overseas flight on WOW Airlines, but if it appeals to you, be sure to check all the ifs and buts when booking. The price is for a limited time, and the number of available seats per flight is also limited. Figure in extras, such as taxes and baggage fees.

Also, check cost of connecting flights from Iceland to other European destinations, as well as return flight schedules and prices. For more info, go to wow.air and www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/01/16/sale-wow-air-rolls-out-89-one-way-fare-europe-whats-catch

 
U.S. State Dept. Warns Tourists About Five Mexican States PDF Print E-mail


The do not travel message includes Colima, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas and Guerrero. The popular tourist port of Acapulco in Guerrero, is now considered the murder capital of Mexico. The official warning compares the dangers to those now in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The very specific message concludes: “Exercise increased caution due to violent crime, including homicide, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery.” Much of the violence is due to drug trafficking gangs competing for distribution in Mexico and the USA.

 
Las Vegas NV: Consumer Electronics Show Offers Dogged Suitcase PDF Print E-mail


On your next flight or cruise, would you like the convenience of a no-hands suitcase that follows you around? Instead of needing to lug it, you can cue it digitally to perform like an obedient, all-seeing Fido on an electronic leash. They’re similar to the growing trend of small electronic carts with cameras that follow delivery guys on neighborhood sidewalks from restaurants and stores.

The CX1 is made in China, and cost with be announced later in year as the product goes on sale.  Question: Does it get ticklish when airport security gropes its belly?

 
Animal-Loving Traveling Seniors Can Stay For Free! PDF Print E-mail


As hotel rates continue to jump from grossly overpriced to outright robbery,  many savvy seniors look for other options when they roam. There’s airbnb.com, where you can find private city and beachside homes that rent out to traveling families for $100 a night. They include several bedrooms, kitchens, pools and other comforts that would cost a family of four $600 nightly and more.

Along with Airbnb’s growing success, a similar service is now available, named TrustedHousesitters, It requires guest travelers to take care of the homeowner’s pets during their stay. There’s no charge by the homeowner, but it involves an annual, one-time membership fee. It’s $119 each for the homeowner and the visitor.  For $148, you can sign up as both homeowner and visitor.

 
Uber May Beat Taxi Fares At Many Major Airports PDF Print E-mail


According to SmarterTravel, the savings could be surprisingly good. For example, the average taxi fare from Heathrow to downtown London is $85 vs $39 on Uber. From Las Vegas it’s $43 vs $19, and Miami $39 vs $18. Almost makes you think of old times when rates were reasonable.

So, before you jump into a taxi when leaving home and after landing at the airport, plan ahead to contact Uber for an economic ride. And if you speak a bit of German, say billige Fahrt über alles. Despite what you may think, it actually means: Cheap taxi ride above all!

 
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