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The Land of Poets and Warriors: Isle of Skye

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The Land of Poets and Warriors: Scotland’s Isle of Skye “So where in Scotland are you going?” a British colleague asked over lunch. “Edinburgh? Glasgow?” “Isle of Skye,” I said. “Ah, the Scottish Highlands,” he sighed. Leaned back and said, slowly, “We always think of Skye as a spiritual place. I really envy you.” It was only after we boarded ... Read More »

Apple Ends Boring Visitor Information Centers

Apple Ends Boring Visitor Information Centers One of the vexing ironies of travel is that Visitor Information Centers (VIC) do little to nothing to enhance or promote the destination they represent. If anything, they can be a “turn off” for the destination. Visitor centers are usually some functional building filled with tired staffers surrounded by lots of brochures, a few ... Read More »

TripAdvisor Barred from Claiming Reviews are Honest, Real

TripAdvisor Barred from Claiming Reviews are Honest, Real Hotelmarketing’s web site  broke news saying that a UK advertising “watchdog” ruled that since  TripAdvisor’s reviews can be posted with no form of verification, TripAdvisor “must no longer claim all of its reviews are honest or from real people.” What can this possibly mean to a company whose entire reason for existence ... Read More »

How Tourism Ireland Took Top Social Media Prize

How Tourism Ireland Took Top Social Media Prize, And Deserved it. It was no surprise to us when Tourism Ireland was tapped as the winner in the “Best Use of Social Media” contest at the Travolution Awards in London. Luck of the Irish? Hardly . We’ve worked under contract with Tourism Ireland producing short-form Irish  Travel Video PostCards, and they ... Read More »

The Twitter Virtual Concierge

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Enter the UK’s First Twitter Virtual Concierge Britain’s largest hotel chain, Premier Inn Hotels announced what it calls the UK’s “first Twitter concierge service.” Travel Daily News says it will “shake up the traditional concierge service” by letting guests tweet@PremierInn and ask for recommendations about anything from local family activities, the nearest karaoke bar, emergency medical care, theatre tickets…all the ... Read More »

The Road Less Traveled: North Wales

The Road Less Traveled By: Travel North Wales (with Video) Trying to pronounce the impossible Welsh names like Llangollen (klhan-gghlan) or Betws-Y-Coed or Llandrillo (klhan-dri-lo) is part of the fun and challenge of traveling in North Wales But when the language is spoken in true lyric Welsh, actually “Cymru” (CUM-Raig) it sounds like water flowing over rough rocks, and hints ... Read More »

UK Travel News: Kids and Candy

Chocolate warning British holidaymakers have been urged not to buy duty-free chocolates in the run-up to Easter because confectionery is up to 150 per cent more expensive at British airports than in supermarkets. A survey by Mysupermarket.co.u, the shopping-comparison website, found that chocolates such as Toblerone (400g/14oz) and Lindor (400g) are as much as £4.50 dearer in airport shops than ... Read More »

Inns of Wales: Tyddyn Llan Inn

Travel Wales-Inns of Wales:Travel North Wales Inns-Tyddyn Llan Inn-Video Travel Review http://www.travelvideopostcard.com Along the green and winding way to our first night’s lodging in North Wales, we pitifully try to pronounce the names of the villages we pass through The turn into Tyddyn Llan is a sweet relief… I can say THIS one! The ‘spotting’ rain is no deterrent to ... Read More »

The Magic of North Wales

Maybe it’s the impossible to pronounce names like Llangollen or Betws-Y-Coed or Llandrillo that makes traveling in North Wales a fun experience. But when the language is spoken in lyric Welsh, actually “Cymru”  it sounds like water flowing over rough rocks…and gives a hint of the deep, rich Celtic culture beneath this un-touristed, beautiful land. It’s a bilingual country, amusing ... Read More »

Take The Kids to London

London is a perfect family travel destination. And Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can’t take the kids to London. Family Travel to London is especially ideal, because its close cultural and historical ties make it an easy and non-threatening a destination for families having their fist overseas adventure. Well-known icons like the Double-decker bus and the famous ... Read More »

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