This week in travel news….2014-07-29
How to become a cruise line VIP
Laura Brothers, FoxNews.com
No matter what cruise line you love best, becoming a frequent cruiser comes with perks. These can include exclusive onboard parties, priority check-in, and complimentary laundry and Internet services. Some lines — including Oceania Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, and Silversea Cruises — even offer free cruises to members of the highest tier. Read more.
5 Tips For Getting Back To Work After A Vacation
The vision of returning to the office after vacation and the reality usually have very little in common. While many of us expect to sit down at our desks after time away filled with boundless energy and restored creativity that will fuel new projects. Read more.
An optimist’s guide to off-season travel bargains
Pam Grout, CNN
If you want to stretch your travel dollars, do not, under any circumstances, head to Disney World right now. It’s the height of peak season and hotel and airline prices, which fluctuate like the Dow Jones, are about as high as they get. Read more.
5 Things Not to Do on Your First Cruise
Shayne Rodriguez Thompson, Huffington Post
So my first cruise — a weeklong Bermuda cruise sailing on Norwegian Dawn — wasn’t perfect (credit the rain, a couple lackluster shows and several canceled activities), but it was pretty great. It took me a couple days to figure out how to make the most of my time onboard. As the days progressed and I learned the lay of the ship, my experience improved exponentially. Read more.
What to expect on your first African safari
George Hobica, Special for USA TODAY
I had never been to Africa before in all my years of traveling, and never on a safari. I’m not sure why. Was it the vaccinations, the visas or the long flights to Nairobi? Read more.