One woman had a rather unusual journey on the Paris Metro when she was forced to deliver her bundle of joy right there in one of the carriages, but the good news for the newborn was that he was awarded free travel in Paris until the age of 25. Some might say you can see it all on the Paris Metro and this story is proof of that. The woman went into labour on Wednesday night on line 6 of the Paris Metro at Glacière Metro station in the south east of the French capital. Luckily, a doctor was present on the train and able to help her deliver her baby. The baby boy was born at 10.40 pm and the mother was taken to Hôpital Cochin in the 14th arrondissement by firefighters a few minutes after. The boy, named Ousmane, has received the traditional gift from the capital's transport operator RATP -- free travel until he turns 25. The service was briefly interrupted on line 6 between Raspail and Place d'Italie … [Read more...] about Mother gives birth on Paris Metro and baby earns free travel until 25
By Christopher Elliott, King Features Syndicate, Inc. | PUBLISHED: November 25, 2018 at 6:30 am | UPDATED: November 25, 2018 at 6:31 am Dear Travel Troubleshooter: I booked a dream trip for my husband, parents and myself to Kauai, Hawaii, for September. It included a vacation rental, which I reserved through VRBO. I thoroughly researched the property. It had a no-refunds policy and required that I take out insurance and pay by check. I didn’t worry because I’ve booked dozens of properties through VRBO, and I knew they had a “Book With Confidence” guarantee. I made the reservation in February. In April, there were record floods on the north shore of Kauai, and one tiny section of the highway to my rental was open. The road was closed except to residents. I emailed the owner in May to ask him about the floods. He said the road had a small area they were repairing, but never mentioned the closure. He said my September stay would not be affected. I wrote him a … [Read more...] about Travel Troubleshooter: The road to my VRBO rental washed away!
by Rick Steves, November 21, 2018 Eating in Germany is a big part of the fun of traveling there. Ingredients are wonderful (especially if you eat with the season), traditions are prized, "modern German cuisine" is giving old dishes tasty and entertaining new twists, and small, creative foodie places are thriving in every city. And here's even more good news: Eating well in Germany is an amazing value — cheaper than in France, Britain, Italy, or Scandinavia. Get ready for surprises on the menu. Even in small-town Germany, restaurants are challenging the notion that German food is all schnitzel and noodles. An influx of immigrants, a new generation with more adventurous tastes, and a desire for healthier options means the German food scene is more than meat and potatoes. Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | Kissimmee, FL This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel market brings together world-class travel agency owners and … [Read more...] about German Cuisine: A Treat for Travelers
Browsing through hundreds of travel posts and articles every year, I’m always dreaming myself away to some exotic or intriguing destination. And so, what would be better than a travel post with actual integrated GPS in it? A post, which you could bring with you on the go while you explore? A post that pin points exactly where you need to go? Welcome to GPSmyCity – an intelligent travel app that will allow you to explore thousands of destinations worldwide without any internet at all. In my opinion? The future of traveling! And right now, you can actually get some of my GPS-guides for free. Keep reading if you’d like to know more. A private tour guide – on your phone Killing time on the airplane, chilling on the beach or walking through new exciting cities. Whatever you find yourself doing abroad, you might want to know more about your destination – also in times where WiFi is not within reach. This is where GPSmyCity comes in handy. Litterally speaking. … [Read more...] about My GPS-integrated travel guides (+ giveaway!)
Harrison Jacobs, provided by Published 9:30 am PST, Saturday, November 24, 2018 Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider In March, I left New York to travel around the world as Business Insider'sinternational correspondent. In total, in my life, I've traveled to 30-plus countries and countless cities. As someone who travels full-time, I rarely cook and I am constantly looking for good, healthy, and cheap food near me. But that's difficult when you are in new places you haven't explored yet. My best tip for finding good, healthy, cheap food in a new place is to research the restaurant recommendation app or crowdsourced review site most used by residents of the place you are visiting. The most-used recommendation app changes from country to country and even city to city. But, if you know which one people use, you can tap into locals' knowledge instead of relying on the concierge at your hotel. I'm not ashamed to call myself a foodie. The term has becomewildly overused, … [Read more...] about I’ve been traveling the world for 6 months and I use the same trick in any city I visit to make sure I find amazing food