Tourism Pioneer in Scotland

He drives carefully, he dresses professionally, he sings well, he is a well-informed tour guide. He is Stewart Campbell, proud Scot,  proud Glaswegian (native of Glasgow)  and proud Campbell. He will be our driver in September 2014 when my tour group will visit Scotland. Stewart Campbell was our coach driver on the first group tour […]

Transatlantic air fares, Why so high?

I recently checked on September-October air fares from Houston to London. In the old days, fares during the “shoulder season” would drop appreciably from summer’s peak prices. Sometime, you could also save $100 or so by buying a ticket by a roundabout route (e.g via Minneapolis), or leaving and arriving at inconvenient times. No longer. […]

Low Cost Airlines – Europe

                                                      Background In 1993, the European Community deregulated commercial airline traffic and  national airlines lost their monopolies. Growth The result has been spectacular, with dozens of new airlines flying hundreds of different routes at lower fares than ever before. Some of the new airlines failed, but presently there are over 60 low-cost airlines flying within […]

Travel Bargain 2013

  TRAVEL TIP for 2013  Take a trans-Atlantic Cruise  Sail from New Orleans in April 2013 to the following destinations: April 6  to Rome, 15 days, from $499  per person, sharing. April  21 to Dover, 13 days, from $669.  April 21 to Copenhagen, 16 days, from $599.    These are repositioning cruises. These ships are […]

Cruising the High Seas, Yes Please!

The worldwide shipping cruise market is going from strength to strength. Passenger numbers are increasing by more than 5% annually, and ever-bigger new cruise ships are being built. The largest cruise ship in operation carries 6,000 passengers. Americans provide more than 70% of worldwide cruise passengers, who now total over 15 million annually. Cruises are […]

Scotland Tour 2009

September 2009 12 days, 20 persons This was my third, and most successful, trip. First day, the only day with rain, we visit Traquair House, built in the 15th century. This historic place has its own brewery,and a maze in the garden.                                         […]