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Pros and Cons of Booking a Tour

Pros and Cons of Booking a Tour | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
here's our list of pros and cons when it comes to deciding whether or not you should book that tour: Pros-- Tour guides are trained to handle large groups.
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CBS Editor Sees Bright Future For Specialists Who Charge Fees

CBS Editor Sees Bright Future For Specialists Who Charge Fees | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Travel media personality Peter Greenberg considers travel agents an invaluable resource. He expects agents to become even more important to leisure travelers in the future.
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Great story and the side bar story about a can of soda is a real mind expander!

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Barcelona attractions: what to see and do in spring - Telegraph

Barcelona attractions: what to see and do in spring - Telegraph | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Our Barcelona expert offers a guide to visiting the city this spring, including the best festivals, events and exhibitions
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Barcelona in the Spring BEFORE summer airfare hikes.

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It's Official: American Airlines is Merging With US Airways

It's Official: American Airlines is Merging With US Airways | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
More to come...press release below: Nov. 12, 2013, 11:44 a.m. EST AMR Corporation And US Airways Announce Settlement With U.S. Department Of Justice And St
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It's finally happening, anyone want to guess what the long term effects will be on the industry?

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Barcelona Tapas Map - Save the guiris

Barcelona Tapas Map - Save the guiris | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Best tapas bars in Barcelona: You’ll find real tapas, pintxos, montaditos and raciones in our Barcelona Tapas Map.
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How to do Tapas on your OWN in Barcelona

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Vacation Planning Questions | myBrainshark

Vacation Planning Questions by daydrm. “Just send me a quote!” No! There are vacation planning ramifications based upon what you want to experience.

What are your objectives in taking this trip?

Do you have a specific destination in mind?
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Fincantieri’s Marghera cuts steel for Viking Star

Fincantieri’s Marghera cuts steel for Viking Star | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Fincantieri’s Marghera cuts steel for Viking Star
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This will change the game for high end crusing in Europe.  While other lines are attemptting to become all inclusive, Viking has already mastered the art of delivering the complete experience for one price.

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12 Best Costa Rica Experiences | IndependentTraveler.com

12 Best Costa Rica Experiences | IndependentTraveler.com | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
For such a tiny country, Costa Rica sure crams in a lot.
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Great pix to bring home the experiences I have planned for Costa Rica custom trips!

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Beyond Rome and Florence: 12 alternative Italian destinations

Beyond Rome and Florence: 12 alternative Italian destinations | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
A guide to visiting some of Italy's lesser known towns, cities and villages.
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Lots of detial here!  Want to know a good alternative to Capri?  Interested in the origins of "The Chronicles of Narnia?"

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Sir Richard Branson: More travel, not less, is the best way to defeat terrorism

Sir Richard Branson: More travel, not less, is the best way to defeat terrorism | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
What a wonderful reaction from marathon runners, supporters, businesses, charities, government and people all over the world in supporting those affected by the Boston bombings.
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Listen to Sir Richard

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Best travel websites and apps - TODAY.com

Best travel websites and apps - TODAY.com | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need a vacation from planning your vacation. Take the stress out of trip-planning with these seven essential resources that...
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I'm constantly asked about tipping in other countries...here's a resource that covers that and airfare shopping

 

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10 biggest changes in travel in the past 10 years

10 biggest changes in travel in the past 10 years | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
The past decade saw monumental trends for consumers seeking reliable and economic travel.
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Make sure you work with a travel planner, or if going it alone, budget for all costs, NOT just the "price to book"

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Seven Smart Ways to Bypass Baggage Fees

Seven Smart Ways to Bypass Baggage Fees | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
In the first six months of 2012, U.S. fliers spent $1.7 billion on baggage fees from the airlines. This suggests that legions of passengers are continuing to shell out hundreds of dollars for optional charges that can be avoided with modest effort.
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Please save your money for your trip and save with these baggage fee lightening ideas!

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Make a graphical itinerary template for travel documents

Make a graphical itinerary template for travel documents | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Easily make a graphical itinerary template for your clients travel documents with free PowerPoint add-in from Office Timeline.
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27 Travel Tips to Help You Became a Master Traveler

27 Travel Tips to Help You Became a Master Traveler | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Below are my 27 golden rules for travel. If you follow them, you'll be a master traveler, able to travel the world with swashbuckling zeal and expert ninja-like knowledge... all without breaking the bank so you can keep cutting a path forward through...
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I like this post in that a lot of the ideas cost you nothing and will add to your experience!

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10 Travel Apps to Give this Season

10 Travel Apps to Give this Season | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Don't be a skinflint by gifting free apps. Splurge on these hot little numbers instead. Most are actually quite affordable, and they give value far beyond the holidays.
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More apps to review..some have some great functionality to assit you during your trip

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Barcelona guiris 10 Commandments - Guiri or not - Save the guiris

Barcelona guiris 10 Commandments - Guiri or not - Save the guiris | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Guiri or not: Barcelona guiris 10 commandments. 10 tips to avoid tourist traps with a bit of humor.
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Detailed travel plannng advice...follow this and you won't look like a tourist!

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Barcelona Wine Bars

Barcelona Wine Bars | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Map of Barcelona wine and vermouth bars. Barcelona has a lot of typical wineries which offer wine and vermouth. Nowadays those “Bodegas” are crowded, specially during the hours before lunch or dinner: It’s vermouth time!
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More resources for planning your trip to Barcelona

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What are the best hotels in Barcelona?

What are the best hotels in Barcelona? | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 3): Until a couple of decades ago, Barcelona used to have either old, sometimes shabby, family "pensiones" or deprecated, ugly, large hotel chains dependencies.
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Can't say enough about Barcelona..have used the Raval with happy guests

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Cruise industry adopts passenger 'Bill of Rights'

Cruise industry adopts passenger 'Bill of Rights' | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
All members of the Cruise Lines International Association have agreed to the provisions.
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It's about time, best efforts is not good enough for the traveling public!

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Traveling with Other People - Group Travel Planning

Traveling with Other People - Group Travel Planning | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Traveling with friends or family can be a wonderful experience, if you do it correctly. Almost everyone has experienced a trip with someone they thought.....
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Overweight bags: When is it worth it to ship them?

Overweight bags: When is it worth it to ship them? | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Checking overweight bags can cost as much as $200 on a domestic flight and $400 for an international flight. Shipping them can cost less.
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Please read this article about overweight bags and buy that luggage scale!

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River cruises: great European journeys - Telegraph

River cruises: great European journeys - Telegraph | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
With growing numbers opting to take a river cruise, John Wilmott provides a guide to the best of what’s on offer in Europe.
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This is a great primer on what to see and do on the different rivers of Europe.

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11 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft While Traveling

11 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft While Traveling | Travel Planning | Scoop.it
Identity theft is a growing problem worldwide, especially for travelers. Here are 11 ways to prevent identity theft on your next trip.
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Comprehensive read on travel security for paper dox and electronic security...please boookmark

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