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.”
For the third time this year, the Cambodian police have arrested a group of tourists for taking pictures with their pants down at Angkor Wat, the sacred and historic complex of Hindu and Buddhist temples. Previous miscreants included three Frenchmen and two American sisters.
While still in the clear minority, the number of airline passengers who purchase food on a plane nearly doubled in the last three years, according to a recent survey.
VinnieVanGO says guided walks and bus tours are great ways to take in city sights, but in warm weather he likes to enjoy the outdoors by taking water tours.
While Vinnie thinks travel can expand the mind, increase business opportunities and enrich your life, there are risks. Here are some hazards to life, health and pocketbook Vinnie says you should avoid.
Photo Courtesy Lincoln Park Zoo
Vinnie Van GO believes the best things in life are free. (He is very fond of the sun in the morning, the moon at night and free hors d’oeuvres in between.) So you can imagine how pleased he was when his friends at GO Airport Express, told him about all the neat things you can do in Chicago without spending a dime.
Airlines might not have stellar on-time records, but passengers don’t want to risk missing their flights.
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.
Photo Courtesy of Vinnie VanGO
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).
Photo courtesy of GO Best Express
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:
Photo Courtesy Fenway Park
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.