Getting To Europe For Our Viking River Cruise

As we travel with Viking River Cruises, we’re reporting back a number of ways including live reports on Cruise Radio’s new River Cruise Radio.  In this episode, we talk about getting to Budapest to begin our 15-day Grand European Tour via American Airlines.  Included are tips and tricks for making Read More …

Getting There To Begin My Viking Story Was A Breeze

One of the current promotions being run by travel companies is reduced price or free airfare to Europe from North America. The idea addresses several objections of first-time river cruise buyers in a very effective way.  Still, while travelers like the idea, how well those air program plans resolve in Read More …

$Dollar Up + Air Down = Europe Cruise Now

We talk about Costa Cruises from time to time, mainly in reference to unique Caribbean sailings that offer a European cruise experience without going far from home.  We like that Costa does not modify what they do around the world for North Americans, instead offering us with a true Italian  sailing experience. Read More …

Travel Safety Concerns: Real Or Imagined?

One of the benefits of a cruise vacation is the safety factor; being able to see multiple destinations in the protected environment of your cruise ship.  Without fail, cruise lines do not send ships to places where passengers would not be safe ashore.  Still, if travelers pay very much attention to Read More …

The United Basic Economy Experience: What To Expect

United Basic Economy is a relatively new fare option for price-sensitive travelers that became available for purchase earlier this year.  This month, the first United Basic Economy travelers will take to the air from select markets in the United States and short-haul Latin and Caribbean destinations.   That puts United Read More …

Several Ways Around Electronics Ban On Flights

A recent electronics ban on flights to the United States from a number of Muslim-majority countries prohibits laptops, tablets and other portable electronic devices in the aircraft cabin. Still possible: packing those banned items in checked luggage. Reality: packing a laptop in checked luggage is a horrible idea, as we found out Read More …