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.”
Vinnie's Cousin Van Hits the Slopes
Vinnie was reading one of his favorite magazine, Busline, when he came across a cover story on GO Alpine in Steamboat Springs, Colo., which services both Denver International Airport (DIA) and Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) in Hayden.
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Vinnie recently soaked up some Caribbean fun in the sun, at a meeting hosted by GO Puerto Rico Shuttle and its President Jose Torres. Besides piña coladas and banana daiquiris, Vinnie had a great time exploring all the island has to offer. Here are his top five recommendations:
The GO Group has partnered with a new shuttle operator in Seattle offering an improved level of service to customers traveling to and from Seattle-Tacoma International (Sea-Tac).
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Summer is a great time to visit St. Louis, when the Cardinals are playing and it’s warm enough to stroll around the city’s parks, zoo and historic sites. Vinnie VanGO offers these tips on where to go and what to do when you get there.
The Eli's Cheesecake Company
Stuck at the airport? Soothe yourselves by patronizing one of these bakeries offering sugary confections and baked goods recommended by Vinnie Van GO:
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After a record-breaking 110+ inches of snow this winter, Boston is celebrating spring and ready to show you a great time. Mascot Vinnie VanGO consulted with his Boston partners to get an insider’s view of the best places to visit when you’re there . . .
How social are people when they travel?
photo courtesy Mayo Clinic
Traveling to Rochester, MN? The Mayo Clinic is only the beginning Vinnie says "don't miss any of these great tourist attractions."
Keep kids happy at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport by visiting the Children's Museum of Chicago’s playground called "Kids on the Fly”, located near Gate F1 in Terminal 2. The aviation-themed exhibit features a cargo plane that needs fueling; a cockpit in a fantasy helicopter; a luggage station and an air traffic control tower. Another exhibit, located in Terminal 2, is dedicated to the memory of WWII hero Lt. Commander Edward"Butch" O'Hare, showcasing a restored F3F-4 fighter plane. In Terminal 1 children can gaze at the life-size Brachiosaurus skeleton.
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#Travelers the world over were shocked by the news that two Americans were arrested March 7 for carving their initials into the Coliseum and then taking a #badselfie to commemorate their vandalism. For more examples of tourists behaving badly . . .
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Fathom Way To Go, an award-winning #travel website, has posted 24 suggestions for packing like a pro. Among the tips Vinnie Van GO likes best are how to get more room in your #suitcase, making sure all your devices are charged before arriving at the airport and packing something that make any outfit smarter. Read more tips ...
Delays got you down? Long layovers leaving you listless? Our mascot Vinnie Van GO says to use these times as opportunities to enjoy the many art exhibits occupying spaces in most major airports. Among the ones he recommends are ...
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Looking for something more exciting than flowers and boxed candy for Valentine’s day? Chocolate factory tours offer something new for Valentine’s day. Why not take a loved one on a tour of a chocolate factory to see how these sweet confections are made, asks our mascot Vinnie Van GO. He recommends ...
Photos Courtesy of Hawks Nest Bar & Grill
Where will you be this Sunday? Chances are you’re heading to a sports bar to watch the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks battle it out in Super Bowl XLIX. Nowhere is the cheering likely to be louder or more partisan than in the sports bars of Boston and Seattle where fan fever will be at its highest pitch. Our traveling mascot, Vinnie Van Go, has done a little research to identify the best sports bars in each of those team hometowns. Here are his recommendations ...
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The GO Group is proud to announce its newest member, Redy2Go, in Sydney Australia. Our mascot, Vinnie Van GO, is particularly pleased because he loves water adventures particularly when they associated with a major metropolis.