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Christmas Markets "Land Cruise" Now Released

Christmas Markets “Land Cruise” Now Released

We’ve been enjoying Christmas Market river cruises for almost 15 years – sometimes on the Rhine, sometimes on the Danube.  Sometimes upstream, sometimes downstream.  Don’t get us wrong – all are wonderful experiences, and hundreds of Travel Insiders have happily shared them with us over the years. The time has now come to offer you […]

California's High Speed Rail Project Suffers Increased Costs and Delays

California’s High Speed Rail Project Suffers Increased Costs and Delays

This is probably the most unsurprising headline of the week.  California’s planned high speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles (with eventual extensions to San Diego and Sacramento) has never enjoyed a smooth path from planning to operation, and indeed still remains almost completely unfunded, even though money is being spent on a […]

Will Brexit be a Benefit to International Travelers?

Will Brexit be a Benefit to International Travelers?

Currently air travel between the US and UK/EU is governed by what has been described as the most liberal open-skies deal ever agreed by Washington. But ‘liberal’ deals are not synonymous with consumer-advantageous deals.  The EU/US open-skies agreement has encouraged a collapse in airline choices across the Atlantic.  Apart from financially struggling Norwegian and other […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 March, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 March, 2018

Good morning Our Frontsight experience was enjoyed by all who attended over the last weekend, and most of the participants plan to return for another experience in the future. While the men stoically plinked away, including one gentleman who refused to let his bad leg and cane interfere, I do want to call out the […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 March, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 March, 2018

Good morning And greetings from Pahrump, NV; an unincorporated locality best known for having a concentration of ‘houses of ill repute’.  Although they are widely spread apart, through some mystery of the maps, each claims to be the closest to Las Vegas (Clark County, where Las Vegas is situated does not allow such places). We […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 February, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 February, 2018

Good morning First of all, a word about our touring schedule for the year.  We are starting to get down to the wire for the Triple K tour to Kiev, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan this May, so if you’re thinking of coming, please let me know. Also, strangely, this year there’s not yet a lot of […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 16 February, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 16 February, 2018

Good morning It was another interesting week, some of which is reported for you below.  In addition, I’m adding three stand-alone articles. One observes how Disney amusement park ticket prices have been going up at a rate averaging three times that of inflation for the last five years, and almost always, going back as far […]

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