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.”
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.
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).