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.”
Despite reports of missed flights and massive waits in TSA lines at the airport, most travelers have not noticed an increase in wait times during the past four months according to surveys conducted by GO Airport Express, a Chicago-based ground transportation service and GO Airport Shuttle, an international transportation provider.
The GO Group, LLC, announces service at 16 additional airports.
Great art isn’t restricted to museums. Vinnie Van GO recommends these walking tours to view whimsical sculptures, murals and other inspirational works in the U.S. and England.
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Vinnie is thrilled at the news that The GO Group is now offering a lower cost private car service in London, serving Heathrow, Gatwick, and three smaller airports. Fares are approximately 30% less than a taxi. To celebrate, the little guy is offering a few bargain sightseeing suggestions in a city where bargains are difficult to come by.
Technology makes many aspects of traveling easier but most people still prefer to present a printed boarding pass when checking in at airline gates.
Welcome spring than by attending one of these urban flower and garden shows sprouting up in many cities across the country.
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.