Dear Abby Jeanne Phillips Published 3:31 PM EDT May 22, 2019 Dear Abby: I could use your advice on training my husband. He refuses to enter his work travel schedule on the household calendar. He snapped at me this week when he finally revealed that he was leaving Sunday. It took three more days to get the date he was coming back. It was like pulling teeth. It left me with only two days to decide how to enjoy the time alone. I suspect that he’s withholding his travel data to keep me from enjoying myself too much while he’s gone. I think it’s disrespectful to keep your wife in the dark until just a day or two before you leave. I need a way to motivate my man to share his travel dates earlier. I’m at the point where I’m tempted to ignore him and his travel since he is acting more like a child than a husband. I’m not his mommy, and I need to break his mean streak. Advice? – Kept In The Dark In Louisiana Dear Kept: Stop putting yourself at … [Read more...] about Abby: Man keeps travel plans hush-hush
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Google may be commonly used as a verb for looking for information, but in the online travel world the technology giant isn't a go-to destination like Expedia, Priceline and TripAdvisor. Aiming to change that, Google will launch a more unified travel product to integrate flight and hotel search functions, while organizing people's travel plans and saving research. The new offerings, which were rolled out last year on smartphones and are now available on desktops, will be hosted at google.com/travel. Alphabet Inc.'s Google also plans to "surface" more travel data on Google Maps, and incorporate hotel and restaurant reservations for customers who are logged on. Google made the announcement Tuesday at a marketing conference in San Francisco."What we've noticed over time is that trip planning is done over many weeks or many months," said Richard Holden, Google's vice president of travel product management. People tend to plan trips and peruse hotel and restaurant sites when they have … [Read more...] about Google makes new push to bolster travel-related searches
By Ngoc Dinh  December 14, 2018 | 06:39 pm GMT+7 Rice terraces in Sa Pa Town in the northwest province of Lao Cai. Photo by Shutterstock/Efired A report by travel website Skyscanner names Vietnam as a new top destination among Asian Pacific (APAC) travelers. In its APAC Travel Trends Report 2018, Scotland-based Skyscanner listed Vietnam as one of the top countries in terms of increasing popularity. Vietnam has moved from the 8th place in 2017 to the 6th place in the list of top destinations for APAC countries in 2018. South Korea is just ahead of Vietnam, moving from 7th position in 2017 to 5th position in 2018. The report was prepared based on an analysis of Skyscanner’s quantitative data, including information from online surveys, travel data analytics and third-party research. A nation’s popularity rank was determined by how often a certain place was searched from October 2016 to September 2018 by travelers from eight Asia Pacific markets … [Read more...] about Vietnam emerges a new favorite among Asia Pacific travelers
From costly car parking fees to uncompetitive currency exchanges, travelling through an airport is something of a minefield for people who don’t want to get ripped off. Food and drink is where they really get you; by the time you’ve ordered a pint and a not-so-satisfactory airport snack, you’ll be lucky to get much change from £20. Even water can wind up setting you back a small fortune: one US retailer was last year found flogging 340ml bottles of H20 for the extortionate price of $5 (£3.80). Enough to make you choke, ironically. So are airport lounge passes another way of extorting money out of passengers or do they have tangible benefits for consumers? Telegraph Travel cast its eye over the subscription models of three different lounge pass providers to see what they offered members. First up was Priority Pass, which offers access to more than 1,000 airport lounges worldwide. As well as boasting the largest number of lounges, Priority Pass has the … [Read more...] about Are airport lounge passes an expensive waste of money or a genius travel hack?
I have pulled together for you my 75 best travel tips for discovering Europe on a budget. The post is a summary of my best posts and tips till date on the BudgetTraveller. There are still so many cool new tips and hacks to discover ….so if I missed out anything , I’d welcome your tips and feedback below. Before you arrive in Europe Checkout my brand new guide ‘The Grand Hostels: Luxury Hostels of the World’ The biggest secret in travel at the moment is the emergence of a new breed of hostels called Luxury Hostels. These are a new breed of designer hostels where the focus is on creating an experience for guests. Besides ensuite rooms or custom built pod beds in dorms you can find amazing facilities in these hostels like a swimming pool, sauna, a cinema , or a gym and swimming pool or dine with fellow guests and enjoy a 3 course meal prepared by inhouse hostel chef with bottle of port wine for as little as €10 This book is also the story of 116 … [Read more...] about My 75 tips to save money when travelling in Europe