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Sunday Travel Section Recap - April 29th

Some of the best from Sunday's newspaper travel sections. TB

NY Times: - NA - I have reached my limit of 10 free articles per month.

LA Times: Bratislava, Slovakia: A velvety visit to old city with new touches

LA Times: The Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria, has old-school charms

SF Gate: Alaskan cruise aboard Disney Wonder

SF Gate: 5 places - big and small - to experience opera

SF Gate: New Zealand driving - it just isn't 'right'

Chicago Tribune: Most talked about attractions in the world - Slideshow

Miami Hearld: Kids on board - Expedition Cruises

Miami Hearld: The new old Louisville starts to hum 

Denver Post: Cartagena, a beautiful, ocean-bounded city thrives as drug violence fades

Dallas Morning News: Every day’s a holiday in Telluride

 


I paid $6,995 for a travel club membership — did I just get scammed?

travel graphicCathy Evans doesn’t fit the profile of a typical scam victim. She’s an account manager for a technology company in Boston, and she likes to think of herself as a discerning customer.

So when she got a voice mail on her cell phone offering her a “free” cruise, she did what most savvy consumers do: she deleted it.

But Evans’ boyfriend, who also got the same call, thought the “exclusive, members-only” discounts offered through a travel club called Pacific Palm Destinations in Woburn, Mass, looked appealing.

“He really wanted to go on the trip,” she says.

They attended one of its seminars and they both liked the pitch. “They claimed that they are the largest wholesale travel club and that you can buy any kind of vacation for a fraction of what you’d pay on Orbitz,” she says. Also, the renewal rate was just $169 a month, or $2,028 a year — a fraction of her initial $6,995 membership. She signed up with her credit card on the spot.

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Sunday Travel Section Recap - April 22nd

Some of the best from Sunday's newspaper travel sections. TB

NY Times: - NA - I have reached my limit of 10 free articles per month.

LA Times: Hawaii's Big Island has more than beaches for vacationers

SF Gate: Solving Merida's mysteries with insider tips Yucatan, Mexico

SF Gate: Travel's secrets often found underfoot La Paz, Bolivia

Chicago Tribune: Earth Day: Are travelers concerned about their carbon footprint?

Miami Hearld: A city slicker gets all duded up Wyoming

Denver Post: Chile peppers Hatch a following in New Mexico valley

Denver Post: New Mexico hopes to shed negative image with new ads

USA Today: 'Mythbusters' brings sleuthing skills to Chicago museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Spirit Airlines mocks Secret Service hooker scandal with ad - NY Daily News

Spirit Ad - SpiritAirlines.com
Photo: www.SpiritAirlines.com

Spirit Airlines wasted no time mocking the Secret Service’s high-profile hooker scandal.

A promo pushing cheap flights to Colombia features bikini-clad beauties alongside one man in black hooked up to an earpiece, with a can’t-miss tagline: “More bang for your buck.”

The ad also notes that “upfront payment is required,” presumably a jab at one agent accused of not paying the 24-year-old call girl at the heart of the scandal.

via www.nydailynews.com


Sunday Travel Section Recap - April 15th

Some of the best from Sunday's newspaper travel sections. TB

NY Times: - NA - I have reached my limit of 10 free articles per month.

LA Times: Titanic: For many victims, their final resting place is in Halifax, Canada

LA Times: New York: In the footsteps of Titanic survivors

SF Gate: Rick Steves: What's new in the Old World

SF Gate: Sumardagurinn Fyrsti soon in Iceland

SF Gate: Christopher Elliott: Hotel room canceled within rules, but penalty issued

Chicago Tribune: The Spirited Traveler: Mojitos reign over Miami's cocktail scene

Miami Herald: Tallinn: A capital where freedom sings - Estonia

Miami Herald: Find your bliss in waters off Kauai's Napali Coast

Dallas Morning News: Port Aransas lures us back

AZ Central: Rovos train line chugs through spectacular African countryside