Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Have Work, Will Travel Advertisement Supported by FRUGAL TRAVELER Online job boards and gig-economy apps have made it easier than ever to find temporary and short-term work in places you want to go. ByKaren Schwartz July 3, 2019 Tim Justice took a cross-country road trip and earned $2,000 along the way by making pickups and drop-offs for a delivery service. “I was itching to do a road trip,” said Mr. Justice, 41, a Phoenix-based flight attendant. “Forget getting on a plane if I don’t have to.” Mr. Justice’s trip, which was funded by work he picked up on Roadie, an app that coordinates drivers and people or businesses looking to ship items, is just one example of how people with flexible day jobs and a little know-how can stretch their travel dollars by joining … [Read more...] about Have Work, Will Travel
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By Paul Johnson on May 13, 2019 in A Luxury Travel Blog, Featured, Travel Miscellany Yesterday we reached a significant milestone – we published our 10,000th blog post. Yes, you heard that right… it’s taken us almost 14 years to get there, but we now host more than 10,000 articles here on A Luxury Travel Blog!! And to celebrate this accomplishment, we’re planning on running two very exciting competitions over the coming months. For our UK readers, we’ll be offering a luxury travel contest with a prize value in excess of £10,000, with the lucky winner receiving luxury travel goodies from a variety of luxury brands and retailers; and for our US readers an equivalent contest with a prize value in excess of $10,000. We already have a number of big names signed up for each of these collaborations, so are very excited to share the details with you soon. To make sure you are notified when the contests are announced, please ensure you are subscribed to … [Read more...] about Our £10,000 and $10,000 luxury travel contests!
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | How to Safeguard Your Tech, and Your Money, While Traveling Supported by ByJane L. Levere Feb. 4, 2019 Travel companies were hit by one data breach after another last year — firms including Marriott, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and the travel booking site Orbitz. Marriott estimates that as a result of its breach — in which the reservation database of Starwood-branded hotels in its portfolio was hacked — 383 million guest records could have been affected and 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were possibly compromised. And experts expect breaches in the travel sector will continue. “Travel companies are a prime target of cyberthefts” because they have “highly sensitive, personally identifiable information,” said Eva Velasquez, chief executive of the … [Read more...] about How to Safeguard Your Tech, and Your Money, While Traveling
By Paul Johnson on Jan 01, 2019 in A Luxury Travel Blog, Featured, Travel Miscellany Happy New Year! We hope all our readers have had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to the year ahead. We also want to thank you for your past support and take this opportunity to share with you some of our plans for the site for the year ahead. 2019 is set to be a big year for A Luxury Travel Blog and we’d like to tell you just some of the things that we have in the pipeline. We’d also like to hear from you, our readers and followers, about what changes you would like to see on the site. Do you wish to hear more about certain destinations? Would you like to see more of a personal feel to the blog? Would you like us to focus more on higher end luxury or on more affordable luxury? Are there any new regular features you’d like to see us introduce such as the luxury travel news round-ups we started last year? Whatever it is you’d like to see more of, or done … [Read more...] about 10 good intentions for A Luxury Travel Blog in 2019… plus your suggestions, please!
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Sean P. Murphy Globe Staff December 16, 2018 Army reservist Jon Harrington was really looking forward to his wife’s visit next month to Krakow, Poland’s second-largest city. A financial planner in New Hampshire, Harrington had deployed to Poland as a captain in the reserves.In September, Harrington went online to scout out accommodations in the city’s medieval quarter, near the Vistula River. With a few keystrokes, he found Hotel Stary, a five-star hotel on a cobblestone street. He paid a little more than $400 for three nights.But on Dec. 6, Harrington received an e-mail that basically threw all his careful planning out the window. Advertisement “We are very sorry to have to inform you that . . . your booking for your planned stay has been canceled,” said the e-mail from HotelQuickly, an online travel agency Harrington … [Read more...] about The Fine Print: Beware of those big travel sites offering great deals