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.”
Slightly more than 25 percent of travelers book packages instead of individual services
Traveling can be an exhilarating and life-affirming experience. What isn’t fun? Having your identity stolen while you’re traveling. Read these tips to help safeguard your identity and to avoid the pitfalls of identity theft while on vacation.
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.
Fido and Fluffy no longer have to “ruff” it at home while their human companions are on the road. Vinnie found these hotels offering pet-friendly policies and amenities to pamper pooches and coddle kitties.
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? Visit Cancun before end of November and you'll avoid high season rates! Check out all these fun things to do in Cancun during the fall.
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.