Jul 082016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 July 2016

Good morning I hope you had a wonderful July 4th, with plenty of fireworks, food, and fellowship.  It seems the nation’s transportation systems generally coped with the stresses, about as well as could be hoped. Still on the good news front, I’ve just had our key hotel for the NZ tour give me […]

Jun 242016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 June 2016

Good morning The last week has seen Britain’s referendum on staying in or leaving the EU reach its culmination with the vote yesterday and decision in favor of leaving the EU, although by the slimmest of margins (51.9%/48.1%). Britain’s relationship with the EU has always been ambiguous (and, going further back into history, […]

Jun 102016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 June 2016

Good morning A shortish newsletter today.  The main purpose of it is to convey the following article, which makes for dismaying reading. Congress – ever sensitive to the varying gusts of the political wind – decided, unanimously, to hop on the bandwagon of blaming the TSA for the long delays going through airport […]

May 272016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 May 2016

Good morning If you’re lucky, you’ll be going somewhere nice for Memorial Day Weekend.  If you’re very lucky, you’ll be staying home.  Travel – on the roads and in the air – is projected to be either at an all time high, or perhaps the second highest level ever.  I’m in the very […]

May 202016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 May 2016

Good morning Was this the week when every passenger’s frustration boiled over, and we spontaneously all resolved not to accept two hour (and sometimes longer!) waits to go through security any more?  If it wasn’t, it sure should have been, and an eruption of news stories told tales of woe (and, worse, missed […]

May 062016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 May 2016

Good morning It has been a busy week for the best possible reason – we now have eight people who rushed to join our Bucharest to Budapest Balkan cruise in late August.  Six of them have traveled with me before (including one lady who will be on her seventh Travel Insider tour!) and […]

Apr 292016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 April 2016

Good morning Very exciting news this morning.  I’ve regularly been asked to offer another Travel Insider tour of the Eastern Danube, through the Balkans between Budapest and Bucharest.  The 2007 tour I operated was so popular that it sold out and people were on a waitlist for it, but I’ve held off doing […]

Apr 152016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 April 2016

Good morning It was an exciting week this week.  I generally choose to book international travel about three months prior to departure, and so, a little ahead of schedule, I booked the flights for myself and my daughter Anna to go to France for our lovely French river cruise in Bordeaux, this coming […]

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