Tag Archives: Travel

It took Charles Darwin's 1,782 days to travel the world, now it takes just four

Famous expedition routes can be completed in as little as 36 hours today Transportation including planes, boats and cars have shortened trip times Infographic compiles figures from some of the world’s iconic expeditions By Georgia Diebelius For Mailonline Published: 12:49 EST, 16 February 2016 | Updated: 12:53 EST, 16 February 2016 From Macro Polo exploring the Silk Road to Christopher Columbus’s voyage ...

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Cheap Gas Fueling Expanded Thanksgiving Travel Day

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Travel, Transportation, Gas Prices Matt York/APA motorist fuels his vehicle Tuesday in Gilbert, Ariz. With Thanksgiving gas prices at its cheapest since 2008, the number of travelers is expected to rise. By JUSTIN PRITCHARD LOS ANGELES — An expanded version of America’s annual Thanksgiving travel saga was under way Wednesday with gas prices low and terrorism ...

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Is It Safe to Travel to Paris?

Filed under: Travel, European Union, Security Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images By Eric Reed What should travelers expect in the wake of terrorist attacks such as those that shocked Paris last week? Time will make the scars easier to bear, but the mood in Paris and the logistics for travelers heading there will change for the foreseeable future. After 9/11, Americans eventually ...

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Square scammed out of millions by woman selling bogus travel vouchers

Square has fared pretty well in the mobile payments business, and now the company, founded by Jack Dorsey, is preparing to go public. As part of that process, Square has given potential investors a deeper look at the risks and uncertainties that it regularly contends with. And while Square hasn’t dealt with too many unforeseen crises, one case mentioned in the ...

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Why This Is The Week to Book Fall Travel

Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, How to Save Money, Airfare, Vacation Planning Getty Images By Jason Notte NEW YORK — Fall doesn’t start for about another month, but welcome to the start of fall’s bargain travel season. The travel calendar is loaded with great off-peak dates in the early weeks of December, much of January and even early summer, but ...

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5 Money Saving Travel Hacks for the Airport

Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, Shopping, How to Save Money, Vacation Planning ShutterstockAirport kiosks can be money drains. By Mel Bondar I don’t know about you, but for me, the airport is one of my major spending zones. It’s the moment when vacation mentality totally kicks in, whether I’m traveling for business or pleasure. The people who run the airport ...

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When to Book Thanksgiving Travel — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to go home and spend time with your family. Unfortunately, that also means it’s one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year to travel in the U.S. Thankfully, there are some ways for you to fly home without gobbling up your savings. First, when it comes to ...

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Expedia and Priceline Want to Rule the Travel World

Filed under: Company News, Travel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Travel Industry Kiichiro Sato/AP The shakeout in online travel continues. Expedia (EXPE) turned heads last week after announcing a $ 1.34 billion deal to acquire smaller rival Orbtiz Worldwide (OWW). Orbitz had been an industry laggard for years, consistently posting annual losses since going public at $ 15 in 2007. Orbitz finally ...

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12 Ways to Save on Last-Minute Holiday Travel

Filed under: Travel, Saving By Maryalene LaPonsie If going home for the holidays — or escaping from home — is a part of your December plan, you may think it’s too late to score a deal. After all, aren’t we always told to book in advance for the best prices? While it can be easier to find deals if you ...

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Fine-Tune Your Finances Before You Travel Overseas

Filed under: Travel Goodluz/Shutterstock By Theresa Kim When heading overseas, travelers often forget about the financial planning. Besides basic preparations, like making copies of your bank account and credit card information, there are some subtler financial measures that can potentially save you from myriad problems while abroad. 1. Notify Your Financial Institutions The money in your bank account has no ...

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