Welcome to “Going Places!”
A travel blog brought to you by The GO Group, a ground transportation company serving more than 60 airports worldwide and its mascot Vinnie Van Go. Whether you travel for business or pleasure, you’ll want to check out Vinnie's tips, recommendations and “news you can use.”
St. Patrick's Day “fun runs" are a healthy way to celebrate the saint who banished snakes from Ireland
BY GUEST BLOGGER KATHY GOINS How do you manage your medication schedule when you travel across time zones? My discussions with frequent travelers revealed that there are two schools of thought: Keep your watch set to your home time zone and continue on the same schedule. Immediately change your medication schedule to the new time zone.
Looking for the ultimate romantic spot to buss your babe on Valentine’s Day? Vinnie says these are the top romantic hot spots to melt your honey’s heart:
Slightly more than 25 percent of travelers book packages instead of individual services
Traveling can be an exhilarating and life-affirming experience. You plan for weeks to get everything in order, and then you are ready to have some fun. What isn’t fun? Having your identity stolen while you’re traveling. In the best case scenario you have to stop everything for a few days while you get everything in order. In the worst cases you lose a great deal of money trying to get home to sort out the whole sordid affair. You need to know what you are dealing with and have a prevention plan so you can continue to enjoy yourself without worry.
As airline seats continue to shrink in both pitch and width, maximizing legroom is priority number one for many travelers. All of us have been in that uncomfortable situation where the person in front reclines a little too much or when your bag is too big to allow space for your feet. Having too little legroom makes for an uncomfortable flight and isn’t the optimal way to start a trip.
Hotels that allow pets.
Passengers prefer discounts over comfort
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Traveling for the holidays? Before you pack your bags, Vinnie suggests you do a little research to help you cope with long lines, delayed flights, lost luggage and other indignities.
Mini-bars and standard room service are passé. Today’s savvy hotels are offering over-the-top amenities to make guest-stays more memorable.
Were you stuck on the tarmac for an hour before take off? Did you and your luggage take different flights? Did you miss a connection because an airline rep gave you the wrong information? You are not alone. In the interest of misery loving company, Vinnie has collected a few links where you can read about other travel horrors that might make your story pale by comparison.
When it comes to vacations, more travelers opt to plan every detail than those who plan nothing according to surveys we conducted.
When the air turns crisp, the leaves turn colors, Vinnie knows it’s time for beer and brats! He says say you don’t have to be German to enjoy Oktoberfest! Check out Vinnie's favorite fests.
Thinking about a mini vacation this fall, Vinnie recommends Cancun from October 30 to Novembe 2. Your visit will be timed just before the resort area’s pricey high season and you’ll be able to enjoy the festivities surrounding the Day of the Dead, Mexico’s cooler, hipper version of Halloween.
Vinnie Van GO says the next time you are in a new city, take advantage of the growing bike-sharing phenomenon, which is touted as an economical, environmentally friendly and healthy way to traverse and tour urban areas.