Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Top 19 Most Complained Airlines in the USA

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Do you have a score to pick with that airline you traveled with during your last business trip? Well, that’s not exactly new. Almost everyone who travels by plane is less than impressed, especially when they’re traveling during the peak season. Just in case you want the heads up, below are the top 19 most complained airlines in the USA.

19th Place: Southwest Airlines

Out of every 100,000 passengers of this airline, a total of .21 complains. Just last year, over 100 million passengers who flew them to the Southwest, and compared to the other airlines in this list, there is only one complainant for every 500,000 passengers.

Perhaps it’s the staff’s sunny temperament? The airline ranked No. 1 in the DOT’s list of excellent airlines for three consecutive years. If there are complaints about the airline, their management has done right to keep it to a minimum.

5 things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Town is comparable with Mallorca. It is very European, and many Europeans have there a second vacation house. The city is booming. I visited Cape Town two weeks ago and stayed in Cape Heritage Hotel; I was happy there, and I can recommend you this special hotel.

And I am also able to recommend you a few other attractions of Cape Town:

So, here are 5 things to do in Cape Town:

1. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Jan van Riebeck founded Cape Town at 1630 as a supply basis for the dutch ships, and founded also a vegetable garden. Today the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is one of the world largest, and a main attraction of the city. It stretches on 530 ha. , having wide collections of plants, including protea. Protea is growing only in SA and is a national symbol.

3 Little-known Bangkok Budget Hotels

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Bangkok’s a wonderful place to visit if you’re on a shoestring budget. And why not, when so many affordable hotels are popping up all over the place? To make your stay in Bangkok both comfortable AND cost effective, here’s a rundown on 5 little-known lodging spots that will a smile on your face, NOT a dent on your wallet!

1. The Arun Residence
Located in the Old City, guests in this charming four-storey hotel can bask in the beautiful scenery of the Chao Phraya river at dawn or dusk. We think you’d also love having your meals at The Deck, the hotel’s French-Thai restaurant. Forget your alarm clocks, it’s more pleasant to wake up to the sounds of the nearby temple bells and the roosters crowing nearby.

More Than Just Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

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With over 3oo wineries, Napa Valley, California is best known as a wine tasting destination.  However, if wine tasting isn’t your thing, or if you are traveling with children, there is plenty of other things to do in Napa Valley.

Go on Safari without going to Africa with Safari West.  Safari West is not a zoo, and it is not a theme park. It is an African Wildlife Preserve which is home to over 500 animals, including mammals native to Africa, and exotic birds from around the world.  At Safari West you can take a truck tour where you will see a variety of African animals living together.  Some of the animals you  might see include giraffes, ostriches, zebras and wildebeest!   Then, after your truck tour you will take a walking tour where  you will see the cheetahs and the lemurs. Currently tours at Safari West are $68 and you must have a reservation.

4 Startling Restaurant Themes and Travel Destinations

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I often look forward to tasting the local delicacy whenever I visit a particular country. In China, I’d scour the streets for their best noodle restaurants while in Hong Kong, it was the deliciously hot snack foods that I crave. In the United States I’d look for the best hot dog stands and in France it was pasta I am constantly hankering after. But what happens when the food is not the only thing that’s interesting in an outlet, but the overall theme itself? Let’s look at some of the most startling restaurant themes all over the world.

Visiting the Cognac Region of France

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France produces some of the best alcohol in the world, bar none. This is true with wine, champagne, and our topic today: cognac. Cognac is one of those odd gems: it’s treasured by old money and new money alike, and anyone who wishes they had money in the first place. Cognac’s position on the social ladder cannot be ignored: it is one of the most expensive liquors, with bottles that can reach mid five figures. The high prices may partially be due to it’s inherent monopoly: to truly be called cognac, it must be produced in the cognac region of France. Luckily for enthusiasts, most distilleries in Cognac offer tours and tastings.

Help Planning Your Trip to Hawaii

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If your traveling to Hawaii you want to go prepared and know a little bit about the islands. Obviously you’re going to do a little research so to help you out here’s a little bit to get you started on your Hawaii vacation planning.

First off you should know that there are 4 major islands with 2 smaller islands but also tourist destinations. The 4 major islands are Oahu, Maui, The Big Island, and Kauai. The other two are Lanai and Molokai. The heaviest populated Hawaiian island is Oahu. This is the one with Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, Diamond Head, and Hanauma Bay. Although some may say it is too touristy, I think it’s a great island to get all there is to offer about the Hawaiian islands.

Top 5 travel blunders to avoid

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You know who you are.

You’re loud; you have a distinct smell that makes people standing next to you turn away instantly; and don’t even get us started on the clothes you’re wearing. It seems that for some people, the time and place simply doesn’t matter; the moment they step out the door and travel to a foreign place, they transform into different people who are in definite need of lessons from Miss Manners. You’ve heard about a gazillion stereotypes and it seems that even now in the 21st century, they will always be a part of our lives. The only question is, are their numbers steadily rising year after year?