Go Travel: Tips, Trips and Traps
Various travel tips, destination reviews and pitfalls to watch out for, all brought to you by those who have experienced it all.
Articles in this feature
Oct 24, 2011
TripAdvisor’s Legal Action Goes Forward: Trouble Ahead?
TripAdvisor is proceeding with legal action against hotels posting fake reviews on their sites. But will they reveal the evidence and how they got it?
Oct 20, 2011
Doing the Dude Ranch
What do you do on a dude ranch? Lots of cowboy and cowgirl stuff, and eat great grub surrounded by so much beauty
Oct 17, 2011
Are Facebook Fans Really Useless?
Facebook fans or "likes" are great to have, but are they any use?
Oct 12, 2011
Dublin on My Mind [video]
Dublin, Ireland, is a delight to visit. The arts, the lack of attitude, the openness of the people and the human scale of the city are very welcoming.
Oct 07, 2011
TripAdvisor “Makes Nice” With Hotels
TripAdvisor offers hotels new services to ease the strained relationship, and help hotels and and destinations drive up business
Oct 04, 2011
Hotel Shampoos, Tubs and Taxes
What do prefer, hotel tubs or showers; shampoo dispensers or tiny bottles of the stuff. And how about those increasing fees? Just like the airlines.
Sep 30, 2011
Social Media Bullies Hold Hotels Hostage
Hotel guests are using their social media clout to bully and threaten hotel staff and management. This is an abuse of social media's influence
Sep 26, 2011
The Art of Almost Packing Perfectly
Packing for a trip is an art, and doing it well can make for a happy experience on the road.
Sep 20, 2011
TripAdvisor Hits 50 Million Mark. Last Hurrah?
TripAdvisor has passed the extraordinary 50 million monthly visitors mark, making it the first stand-alone travel site to do so. But has its credibility been damaged?
Sep 12, 2011
Government Investigates Fake TripAdvisor Reviews
Fake or bought reviews are a big problem and the UK government is investigating what's going on with TripAdvisor
Sep 09, 2011
Acadian Culture, Alive, Well and in New Brunswick, Canada
Acadian culture, once brutally driven from New Brunswick and the Canadian Maritimes, is alive, well and happy in New Brunswick
Sep 06, 2011
New Travel Sites: Less Here Than Meets the Eye?
There are more and more travel sites coming on line every week. Are they as good as they claim to be?
Aug 30, 2011
Portugal’s Port Wine Trail
Portugal's Port wine may be its greatest treasure, and certainly any Port lover's ultimate destination
Aug 26, 2011
The Curse of the Roaming Charge
Cell phone roaming charges are insidious and unfair and dangerous to your health. Be prepared!
Aug 22, 2011
Travelers Don’t Use Social Media to Complain
Travelers are big social media users, but not to complain about their travels
Aug 16, 2011
How Does Google+ and Panda Affect Travel?
Google + and Panda updates could be the biggest innovation since "search" arrived years ago.
Aug 12, 2011
Istanbul, Cross, Crescent and Spires w/Video
Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia and is a magnificent Middle Eastern metropolis with colors, sounds and sights to last a lifetime
Aug 05, 2011
Is Google’s New Hotel Finder a Game Changer?
Google's new Hotel Finder is fun to use, and smart. Is it a "game changer?"
Aug 01, 2011
Women Biz Travelers to Hotels: Pay Attention to Us
Women are the fastest growing segment of business travelers, and they're not happy with their hotel experiences.
Jul 29, 2011
Southampton Inn: Close to the Stars but Down to Earth
Southampton, Long Island, New York is star-studded and world famous. But the Southampton Inn is modest and family friendly