Copper Canyon revisited

  Stepping off the train (“El Chepe”) at Creel, the hub of the Copper Canyon region, I felt glad to be back. I walked along the platform towards the plaza, enjoying the moderate temperature. At 7,644 feet, Creel avoids the worst of the summer heat. I passed the restaurant El Tungar, whose sign advised the […]

Las Vegas on the Cheap

    The first time I went to Las Vegas was in 1966. Flying from Los Angeles to New York, I broke the trip in Las Vegas for a long evening. Dazzled by the glitter of the place, even then, I had a fine time drinking, wandering around, and losing a little money before catching […]

Airlines in Asia – Air Asia

Air Asia, the Malaysian low-cost airline, could not be more different from Druk Air. Together with its six subsidiaries it flies to 78 destinations in 25 countries, reaching as far as Australia, Saudi Arabia, Japan and China, the largest low cost carrier in the region. Its main hub is the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal near Kuala […]

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 […]

Amtrak – a good ride! Megabus – a newcomer!

AMTRAK – a good ride! The Sunset Limited pulls into Alpine station Alpine is served three times weekly by Amtrak’s  Sunset Limited train. I recently took the train to and from Houston, an on-time and comfortable journey with a low ticket price. Changes to the schedule now means that you leave Alpine on Monday, Thursday […]

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 […]