How many of you are a member of a loyalty program? I’m willing to bet that it’s a good number. There are a number of programs, and the list is constantly growing. Pavlov was right—we love rewards. So much so that it is estimated that 94% of us are enrolled in some type of loyalty program. In fact, it’s likely that you’ll have more than three rewards cards in your wallet at any given time.
We’re pleased to announce a new travel sponsorship partner—The Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG) Credit Card from American Express! This travel blogging partnership is a natural fit for Kathryn and me, as we’ve been members of the SPG program for several years.
I’m not a tourist. I don’t have matching luggage. I don’t do all-inclusive. Nobody leaves a mint on my pillow. It’s not about the getting there .It’s about the being there. This is the final of eight promotional videos that we produced in-house for G Adventures as part of our new campaign. Hope you enjoyed [...]
Explore North America. The spiritual home of rock & roll, the milkshake and the drive-in movie! This is the seventh of eight promotional videos that we produced in-house for G Adventures as part of our new campaign. It’s not every day you get to open up a brand-new continent, so forgive us if we’re a [...]
No easy-sip lids. No paper sleeves. No triple-half-cap-venti whatever. They don’t have free wi-fi at this location. They don’t have wi-fi, period. I just updated my status to “Culture-shocked.” This is the sixth of eight promotional videos that we produced in-house for G Adventures as part of our new campaign. Exotic. Mysterious. Mesmerizing. These are [...]
This ain’t no walk in the park—it’s South America. And it’s worth every step! This is the fifth of eight promotional videos that we produced in-house for G Adventures as part of our new campaign. Infectious samba rhythms; towering Andean peaks scraping their fingers against the heavens; the tangy bite of chumuchurri on Argentina asado; [...]
This ain’t no zoo—it’s Africa. If you get too close here, you won’t be escorted out by security—you’ll be dinner! This is the fourth of eight promotional videos that we produced in-house for G Adventures as part of our new campaign. Africa. It’s on every traveller’s to-do list, but on very few “done” lists. This [...]
Forgettable: pillow mints. Unforgettable: Pyramids. This is the third of eight promotional videos that were produced in-house for G Adventures as part of its new campaign—North Africa & the Middle East. In a region that straddles two continents and encompasses hundreds of dialects and millennia of history, you’ll find that hospitality and friendliness know no [...]
For many, a round-the-world trip is something that they have always dreamed of and that they will go to any lengths to do. For others, a little more persuasion might be involved to get them to break their routine, plan a route and book their airfare for the trip of a lifetime.
An interesting new study was brought to our attention recently, asking what offers the greatest happiness—experiences or material goods? The study published in the Journal of Consumer Research looked at whether experiences—such as going travelling—bring greater happiness than material acquisitions, such as purchasing a new car. “The sentiment has been that individuals will be happier if they spend their money on experiences (theatre, concerts and vacations) as opposed to material purchases (fancy cars, bigger houses and gadgets),” the study’s authors explain.
Greece might have been purpose-built to host wonderful villa holidays. Blessed with some of Europe’s finest scenery (not to mention a sun-kissed climate) it is a country where a week spent lazing by a pool has become an art form – not least because most villas in Greece are spacious, modern affairs where you can truly let your cares ebb away.
There are few cities in the world more diverse than London. For starters, it’s estimated that over 230 different languages are spoken in the English capital. As anyone who has spent any length of time here can testify, the city is also divided into a series of small boroughs that all have their own unique identity and which offer visitors a wide variety of choice.