Posts Tagged ‘travel’

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Best April Fool’s Day Travel Pranks

April 1, 2011

For April Fool’s today, sniqueaway.com (no, the spelling of the name isn’t part of the joke – it’s just an embarrassing misuse of letters) is offering a great deal at Con Nuri Eleganza, where you get hourly double rainbows:

Unicorn rentals can be reserved remotely via a really strong wish.

This resort features a miniature Loch Ness monster, unicorn rentals, a bathroom mirror that shows you as you looked in 1996, fairy masseuses, a Jell-O moat and monkey butlers.

The description is over-the-top enough that you know it’s a joke, but it would still be a fun place to visit… in my mind. I’m going there now.

Check out some past travel pranks, like the time WestJet Airlines fooled its passengers by asking them all to help save energy during takeoff by stretching out their arms and flapping. Oh, WestJet.

Have a great weekend!
Lisa

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Travel to Scotland for Easter 2011

February 1, 2011

The Easter Bunny won't bring you a view like this.

I just saw that Haggis Adventures is offering two special trips over Easter break. You can start in Edinburgh (the 3 day tour) or go from London (the 5 day tour) if you’d like to spend a day or two there first.

While on your wild & sexy tour, you’ll visit Loch Ness and hunt for Nessie, checkout the majestic Eilean Donan Castle and historic Glencoe and spend the night on the stunning Isle of Skye.

Sound like more fun than picking rotten eggs out of the bushes? I think so, too.

Chat with your local Travel CUTS agent to get hooked up with a student airfare and anything else you need.

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Travel New Zealand Your Way

January 25, 2011

Thinking about a summer trip to New Zealand? Of course you are. New Zealand is a student traveler’s dream destination, and you’re someone who likes to dream big.

New Zealand is affordable, full of adventure, and very easy to navigate no matter your time or bidget. Part of that flexibility comes from the number of transportation options you have. What you should choose depends on your style, your situation and the experience you want to have.

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I Want Total Freedom
If you don’t want to be on anyone’s schedule but your own, you’re best off traveling by standard get-me-from-point-A-to-point-B bus. Book as you go, picking the times that are best for you, and answer to no one!

You might also consider renting a car, especially if you’re traveling with friends and can split the cost.

I Want Some Freedom, But Don’t Want to Plan Every Detail
The hop-on hop-off bus is for you. These services stop at different sights between pick-up and drop-off points, can help you organize activities like skydiving, rafting or pub crawls, have drivers who can tell you about what you’re seeing, but also let you jump off whenever you like. Passes are typically good for 12 months, so you can get back on the bus days, weeks or even months later. You aren’t stuck with the group like you are with a full-on tour, so you have more flexibility in your itinerary.

I’m doing most of my travel by Magic Bus, with some day trips of my own thrown in between stops. This way I don’t have to worry about booking lots of separate bus trips, but I can also take time to do things I want to do that aren’t included in the usual schedule. I’ve also used the Oz and Kiwi Experience buses in the past and had a great time.

I Want Someone Else to Plan It All For Me
You need a tour company, like Contiki. All of your transportation and lodging will be planned for you and some meals will be included. You won’t have to do anything except show up on time and enjoy yourself, but you also won’t be able to abandon your group and hang at the beach for a few extra days if the mood strikes you. If you’re on a tight budget and only have a fixed number of days for traveling though, this can be a good way to maximize the amount of ground you cover.

Once you decide how you’re happiest when you travel, you’ll be able to narrow down the options and find what’s right for you.

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Reading Week 2011: Fantastic Student Travel Deals

January 18, 2011

Hopefully you already know what your Reading Week budget is going to be this year and you’ve started to make plans with friends that will keep you within that budget.

There are dozens of options for Reading Week destinations depending on how long you have and how far you want to go. Interested in one of these hot spots?

These destinations and more are available at student prices.

If skiing or snowboarding is more your idea of a good time, talk to a student travel specialist at Travel CUTS about fares to Whistler or wherever you like to play in the powder.

Vacation may have just ended, but that doesn’t mean you should put off planning your next one.

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Spend New Year’s Celebrating Hogmanay in Scotland!

November 29, 2010

If John Travolta had made a movie called "Wild Hogmanay", it probably would have been much more successful.

New Year’s Eve is going to be cold no matter where you are in the Northern Hemisphere, so if you can’t get south, how about getting to Scotland?

Celebrate big with Haggis Adventures as they share the best of Hogmanay with you on 4-, 5- or 7-day tours that include New Year’s in Edinburgh.

And just what is Hogmanay? It’s a massive 4-day art and music and culture event that ends with a gigantic street party with fireworks and live music and all kinds of craziness.

So talk to a student travel expert about getting a student airfare across the Atlantic, and they can also help you book your Haggis tour. Or Eurail Pass. Or hostel stays. Or whatever else is on your holiday travel wish list.

Slainte!

 

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Spooky, Sexy Places to Spend Halloween

October 27, 2010
Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Lumos Maxima!

Ok, so I’m about to head to the airport so that I can get my Halloween geek on at the freaking Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. (Posts and photos to follow.)

For the rest of you though, there’s still time to convince your friends to hop in the car and road trip somewhere good for Halloween weekend, or to get a really early start in planning for next year.

BootsnAll.com has a fun list of 13 Spooky, Scary, or Sexy Places to Celebrate Halloween that covers events from Salem, Massachusetts to Toronto to Limoges, France.

Have a look at what they recommend and let me know if you think they missed a spot.

Accio Butterbeer!
Lisa

 

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Take a Reading Week Trip to the Beach

October 26, 2010

Ok, you’ve got about 15 weeks until Reading Week in February. That gives you 15 weeks to save up, or talk someone else into sending you somewhere.

If you have a job, decide how much of your earnings you can save. $100 a week? That’s enough to get you way south for the winter, to a nice sunny beach on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Or can you save $50 a week and have your family match your savings? It can’t hurt to ask, and they might admire your dedication and ability to plan ahead.

At the very least, maybe you’ll get a new swimsuit for Christmas.

Check out some Reading Week deals from Travel CUTS.