Give Me the Traveling Bug

There’s nothing that gets my travel bug itching more than watching a movie about some exotic place and the protagonist gets to travel and have fun adventures.  I’ve found some sites that list their favorite travel movies. At the end, I’ll give you my list of favorites.

The Best Travel Movies

The 20 Most Memorable Travel Films

Top 10 Travel Movies to get you Going

Top Ten Time Travel Movies

Best Travel Movies

Top 10 List of Time Travel Movies

And, here are some of my favorites, not in any particular order:

The Terminal

The Long, Long Trailer

Roman Holiday

Gulliver’s Travels

The Chronicles of Narnia

Eat Pray Love

Under the Tuscan Sun

Knight and Day

Around the World in 80 Days

My Life in Ruins

Alice in Wonderland

Leap Year

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Silver Streak

Star Trek Series

Star Wars Series

Jurassic Park

The Holiday

Innerspace

Bolt

The Incredible Journey

The Cannonball Run

Romancing the Stone

The Bucket List

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Time Bandits

Airplane!

The Frisco Kid

Undercover Blues

Thelma & Louise

Cast Away

I could go on and on with more movies, and I may come back and add more later. But, what I’d like to know is what is your favorite movie about travel?

Valentine’s Day Getaways

Whether you are looking for peace and quiet or head banging fun, the sky’s the limit if you start planning for your Valentine’s Day getaway now. I’ve done some research on the top spots and Valentine’s Day planning and compiled it here for you. I’ve included the best and the most wallet-friendly spots depending on how extravagant you want to get.

Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

Everything Valentine’s!

STEP ONE: Plan the event!

How to Plan a Cheap Romantic Getaway

How to Surprise a Man with a Weekend Getaway

How to Plan a Surprise Romantic Getaway

How to Give your Partner a Romantic Surprise

Planning a Surprise Getaway

Valentine’s Day Party Themes

Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

Plan Ahead for the Perfect Valentine’s Day

Planning the Perfect Valentine’s Day

How to Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Getaway

Plan a Valentine’s Day Trip

STEP TWO: Choose your romantic spot!

5 Most Romantic Places for Valentine’s Day

Favorite Valentine’s Day Getaways

Wallet-Friendly Valentine Getaways

Top 10 Romantic Destinations

Valentine’s Day Getaways

Romantic Getaways

Top 20 Romantic Getaways in the U.S.

10 Romantic Trips for Valentine’s Day

STEP THREE: Choose the right gift!

Perfect Gifts for Her

Perfect Gifts for Him

Hallmark

Valentine’s Day Bestsellers

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Vermont Teddy Bears

STEP FOUR: What to do? (Yeah, besides THAT!)

Cute Things to do on Valentine’s Day

Spoil Your Sweetheart

Well, I’ve given you enough ideas and starting plans that you should have no trouble at all planning the perfect getaway for Valentine’s Day for you and your sweetheart. If you have other ideas, why don’t you make a comment and leave a tip!?!

Enjoy!

Traveling Grandparents

Grandparents.com has a great resource center for the traveling grandparent. It’s chock full of family friendly travel tips for traveling with the youngsters we call grandchildren.

This is a great site, all around. It has activities for a grandparent to share with their grandchild and even helpful tips and ideas for staying close when your grandchild lives far away.

World Wildlife Fund Travel blog

Here are the top 10 posts about WWF Travel. Amazing photos and stories!

WWF Travel Blog

I don’t support every cause on the planet, but I do support the WWF with as much as I can. I believe they are trying to do right for our animals of the world.

 

Out with the Old & In with the New!

What were some of the worst talked about travel debacles? Smarter Travel has the answer right here.

12 Most Ridiculous Travel Moments in 2011

Smarter Travel also looks at the top destinations for 2012.

Destinations to Watch in 2012



 

A Look Back at 2011 Travel

I’ve gathered some links from around the world wide web to show some of how travel has changed for the good and the bad during 2011.

Smarter Travels Thoughts

Twittweb Thoughts

Fare Compare Thoughts

What was it for you that was great or awful about 2011 Travel and what are you looking or NOT looking forward to in 2012?

For me, the airlines and TSA are far away from putting together a proper set of Passengers’ Rights. We are not cattle. We are not just a “shipment number.” We are human beings, and I think it’s time to bring more humane treatment back into our TSA and airline behavior.

And, please, do away with all the greed. If I ever get on a plane that requires me to PAY before I PEE, I’ll start driving to my destinations.

I don’t care how long it takes me to get there. The scenery’s better on the ground anyway.

Once Upon a Time…

Every good story starts with a great beginning. And, all travel adventures should be captured in words and photos. That’s why I like to put pen to paper and keep my thoughts fresh as I’m traveling. There are online and offline ways to do that, but there’s nothing like sitting on the beach, listening to the waves crash on the shore, while you pen your words in your favorite journal.

Here’s a list of some of nicest journals I could find.

Behind Door Number 3…

The new airline rules about luggage are getting out of hand. And out of pocket. Literally. They’re robbing us blind when it comes to luggage and carry on fees.

One option is to carry on, but if you plan on wanting more than a couple of days worth of clothes and essentials, you’re going to need something bigger than will fit under the seat in front of you, or in the overhead bin. Checking luggage can be a crap shoot. I’ve had luggage get transferred to different flights, cities, and even just plain LOST!

Not to mention, that if you are going to check that bag on any flight other than probably, Southwest Airlines, you’re going to need a credit card to pay for it. I think Southwest Airlines still allows 2 checked bags per person, if I’m correct and current on my luggage rules.

There is a new unconventional option that is gaining interest among travelers.

Mailing your luggage to your destination. Hey, business people are mailing packages to their destinations all the time. And, UPS and Fed EX have a much better tracking rate than the airlines.

Check out Luggage Logistics at The UPS Store. They seem to have a pretty good handle on “handling” your baggage.

Never Lose Your Tag Again

Need Luggage?

Airport Shuttle Reservations

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