From the monthly archives:

May 2008

Today is International Museum Day and thousands of museums around the world will take part by offering free entrance or special events this weekend only.
You can find a partial list of participating countries and museums here. If you don’t see your museum of choice listed, don’t fret — give them a call and find [...]


Get a free Rand McNally Road Atlas for filling out a survey about your shipping habits over at the DHL website. The atlas contains over 80 pages of maps for the United States, Canada and Mexico. A great resource before the summer travel season takes off!
While you’re thinking of it, why don’t you take a [...]

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A nine-day trip to four Spanish cities, including airfare to/from the UK, for under 150 euros? I’ll show you how after the jump.


Azul Airlines, a low-cost Brazilian airline initiative led by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, will begin flying early 2009. Two good links with more information are Azul Airlines Unveiled (CNBC video) or Jet Blue founder David Neeleman sees big potential for his new Brazilian airline (IHT article).
EasyJet is advertising a service for business travelers that [...]

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A question on the WARNING: RyanAir Online Check-in thread had me scoping out the insurance policy on offer from the airline when you purchase your ticket. It was there I made the following discoveries:
+ Despite the fact that travel insurance is offered with every RyanAir ticket, only UK and IE residents are actually [...]


Didn’t get enough last week? There’s another free ice cream offer: Häagen-Dazs celebrates its new flavor, Vanilla Honey Bee, on May 13 by giving it away between 4 and 8 p.m.! Find your nearest store and more information under this link.
And if any of you happen to be pregnant and living in [...]

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An unfortunate scenario: you’ve booked yourself on two low-cost flights connecting at London Stansted airport and find yourself with an entire day to kill between them.
Common sense dictates that if you’ve got less than four hours between arrival and the next two-hour check-in window, you simply stay put. There are plenty of restaurants [...]

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Berlin Schoenefeld (DE)
PAN: airport design — both to the gate and from the plane — incorporates too many staircases without escalators or lifts, inconveniencing travelers with rolling suitcases, strollers, and mobility problems. Have their architects never flown before?
London Stansted (UK)

PICK: the airport has created a “security repacking area” at the end of [...]


First up this Monday is musician Marie from Canada, who is trying to fly on RyanAir with two violins and a guitar. She writes,
Hi, I’ve been trying to talk to someone from Ryan Air for the past 3 weeks and it’s impossible! My question is about carrying musical instruments in the cabin. They [...]


Are you a flashpacker too? I was inspired by this post I unearthed at EuroCheapo when researching for my last trip to put together a list of free WiFi points across Europe. After the jump, find a resource with links to lists, maps and addresses where you can get online with your laptop [...]