Category Archives: Travel News Updates

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Fewer Airlines Now Offering “Bereavement” Fares

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February 26th, 2014

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There is nothing worse than having to book last-minute air travel, especially when the purpose of the trip is to attend a funeral or memorial service. Now bereaved flyers looking for sympathetic airlines offering lower fares have fewer options. One by one, airlines that used to offer special “bereavement fares” – rates about 15% below the normal last-minute booking costs – are eliminating this policy. Read more about the airline to most recently cancel “bereavement fares”.

Last minute passport renewal

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February 25th, 2014

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Many years ago I was put into a tough spot. My Director at the time had not finalized an important project and as a result our VP made him cancel his trip to our Santiago, Chile office and called me in to go as his replacement. Needless to say, it was an awkward moment, not only because I was replacing my boss, but I had less than a week to get a passport for international travel. Fortunately, our corporate office had an internal travel agency that handled almost everything except getting a photo. If you’re in this kind of situation, don’t panic I’ve got news for you. Continue reading

A Free Ride Where?

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December 17th, 2013

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You know what they say, nothing in life is ever really free. But apparently down in the South Beach, Florida area there is something totally FREE and it’s a ride. That’s right, if you’re ever traveling in the Miami – South Beach vicinity you can take advantage of one of the best services I’ve seen in a long time, a free cab ride.

Really! Imagine, being out on the town partying, and have a cool little electric car wiz you and your friends off anywhere around South Beach for FREE. Naturally, we would encourage you extend the driver a nice size tip, but for what it’s worth, you just can’t go wrong with this travel advice. Continue reading