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May 16, 2001 Travel Newsletter
 
       
Live Web Cam's Of The Week
MONTREAL / SOMEWHERE IN GERMANY (I THINK)
Web Site Of The Week
LEARN CPR BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
Bonus Mile Offers Of The Week
  *USAIR / UNITED / DELTA / HILTON AND MANY MORE....
Special Offers Of The Week
DELTA / AAA / AIR TRAN / AND MANY MORE
Where's Johnny Jet?
ROAD TRIP TO GETTYSBURG
Tip Of  The Week
LAPTOP LUGGING
Newspaper Of The Week
LEXINGTON, KY
Chicago Tribune
20 YEARS OF MILES & TRILLIONS TO BURN
Dallas Morning News
MATERNAL INSTINCTS
Los Angeles Times
DESTINATION: VIETNAM
New York Times
WHAT'S DOING IN NASHVILLE
Washington Post
BORA BORA
USAToday
AMERICA'S TOP BEACHES
BestFares
MANAGING YOUR FREQUENT FLIER ACCOUNTS
Other News
SHOULDN'T FEAR BLOOD CLOTS
Yahoo
LONDON FOR FREE
ABCnews
BOEING PICKS CHICAGO
CNN
 LA$ VEGA$ CASINOS BET ON FINE ART EXHIBITS
MSNBC
LUFTHANSA CANCELS MORE FLIGHTS
SmarterLiving
WHAT TRAVELERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FOOT AND MOUTH
Weekend Specials
GET OUT OF TOWN THIS WEEKEND FOR CHEAP!!!
Good To Know!
TIPS FOR DRIVERS WITH CELL PHONES / LETTER FROM VIEWER



 
 

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WHERE'S JOHNNY JET?<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Greetings from NYC!  As you know I don't watch much tv (except sports), but last week I did tune into the Today Show to see "Where in the world is Matt Lauer".  Every morning I would roll over in bed (with one eye open)  and see where that sucker was that day. I usually would end up saying "I can't believe how lucky he is!" In case you missed it, (I will tell you quickly before my stomach turns) Matt traveled to these places: Monday, PERU; Tuesday, THE NORTH SEA; Wednesday, PARIS; Thursday, BANGKOK; and Friday; MYKONOS. Can you believe it? It's unbelievable, he almost logged more miles than Dennis Tito did in space.
Now back to reality.
I forgot to mention last week while Amber and I were relaxing out in L.A., that on the way back to NYC my flight got canceled due to mechanical reasons.  If this ever happens to you make sure you ASK for meal and phone vouchers (If it's weather related you're NOT entitled to a thing, so don't bother). I asked and received a $10 meal voucher good for use in any LAX airport restaurant. This was the first time I ever received one so I read the fine print carefully. Good thing I did, because it had to be used within 24 hours (I was going to put it in my bag and save it for a rainy day).  Since, I wasn't very hungry, and I hate to see food/money go to waste, I went right to Cinnabon counter (The smell from there makes me CRAZY!). I bought as many as I could using the voucher, which was four GIGANTIC ones.  Walking to my gate I debated if I should rip open the bag and devour them right then and there.  But NOOOOOO! Amber saw me licking my chops and said "don't even think about it".  Ughhhh! she had to ruin it, huh?  Good thing she was there, because she was right.  Instead of being a pig, I saved them for the flight attendants (this is one great way to get better service).
Right before I boarded the plane I went over to a courtesy phone (as I usually do) and ask to have my good friend paged. "Johnny Jet Dot Com please meet your party at baggage claim,  Johnny Jet Dot Com....."  You got to love free advertising :-).  If you ever hear my good friend being paged, you know I'm close by.

This week I went on a ROAD TRIP!  It's been while since I went on a five hour trek in the car, and I almost forgot how much fun they can be! We (Amber, A.J., Eve and I) left NYC at 5:30pm on Friday and headed East so we could attend another wedding.  This time it was my Cousin Catherine's turn and it took place in Hanover, PA.  It was awesome to be with so many loved ones for a weekend. We even took a family picture like my ancestors used to do way back when. Since, I couldn't dance (because I injured my ankle playing hoop) I decided to play designated catcher in a  wiffle ball game (with all the people who don't dance). One of the highlights of the game was hearing "CRACK" and my cousin A.J. yelling "OUCH! HELP get this kid away from me" (We all turned around and saw our little second cousin chasing him all over the field with a croquet club).  After the wedding and a nap we all went over to my cousin Toni's house for post wedding party (all we did was eat more food and reminisce about the good ole' days).
LODGING: We stayed at one of the finest hotels in Hanover.... a Hampton Inn. I know, that's not saying much, but it actually wasn't that bad. The best part about it was half the hotel was filled with my relatives and I did get to "doubled dip" because Hilton owns them ( I earned airline miles and hotel points). Be careful if you stay there: because when I checked out I noticed they charged me $15 for three short phone calls to my local internet provider (Good thing I wasn't online for my usual time because I would've been making beds).  I know if I put up a big enough stink I could've gotten them waived but it was Mother's day, and I didn't feel like being a jerk, so I sucked it up and reached deeper into my pockets (the upside is I earned 15 more miles and points :-).
Hanover is in a ideal location. It's 20 miles away from Gettysburg and about 30 miles from Hershey (Ahh, Chocolate). Did you know Hanover is known as the junk food capitol of the world? This is where they make UTZ potato chips, Snyders pretzels and whole bunch of other snack makers. We could've gone on factory tours, but I didn't need any of that temptation, so we chose to go to Gettysburg to see where our fore fathers fought instead. It was a good choice because Gettysburg is quite an amazing and relaxing place (not to mention Historic). If you go make sure you stroll through one of the many battlefields and/or cemeteries. The lush green and rolling hills are an ideal place for a picnic or a nap. If you like to collect souvenirs check out the town. Most of the buildings have been restored and the city must hire folks to dress up in civil war costumes (or they're just a lot freaks out there, who knows). Seeing where Lincoln made one of the most famous speeches in history (Four Scores and .......) was definitely a highlight. Just standing there and pretending what it must've been like back then was worth the trip.
All that sightseeing and walking (in my case hobbling) stirred up the ole' appetite, so before heading home we stopped at a local tavern and ate some civil war food.  I had a pretty nasty "slippery chicken pot pie" (It's called that because there was no pie shell). We split town around 2pm and drove through four states; PA (Amish country), NJ, NY, and CT in about four hours. Not bad for a weekend road trip, huh? The only thing that would've made it better was having one of those cinnabons for the ride :-).
 
 

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TIP OF THE WEEK:   By Chris McGinnis
Laptop Lugging
It's estimated that business travelers buy about 5 million new laptop or notebook computers each year. If you are considering buying a notebook or upgrading to a newer model, your main consideration should be weight. Notebooks are getting lighter and more powerful all the time. For example, many new top-of-the-lone models pack a floppy as well as a CD-ROM disk drive, a big 12-inch color screen, a 4-hour battery, stereo speakers, a built-in AC adapter, and a standard keyboard in a neat 6- to 7-pound notebook-sized box. But do you really need all that? If you are willing to give up things like floppy or CD drives and full-size keyboards, some sub-notebooks can weigh as little as 4 pounds.
Battery life is about to reach transcontinental flight limits. Most new units using newer lithium ion batteries last up to 4 hours. Older nickel metal-hydride batteries can last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours.
The near ubiquity of public PC kiosks with Web browsers (in hotels, airports, and convention centers) and new Web-based e-mail means that those who use laptops as little more than communications devices may be able to leave them at home.
 
 

NEWSPAPER OF THE WEEK: (LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE DALLAS MORNING NEWS LOS ANGELES TIMES NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON POST USA TODAY Business Travel Today
  • New routes: Southwest Airlines will introduce non-stop flights between three pairs of cities on Sept. 12. They are Los Angeles and Houston Hobby; Houston and Orlando; and Islip/Long Island, N.Y., and West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • To Far East: Cathay Pacific Airways will fly non-stop between Hong Kong and  New York beginning Sept. 1.
BESTFARES OTHER NEWS YAHOO ABCNEWS CNN MSNBC SMARTERLIVING THIS WEEK'S INTERNET DISCOUNTS
 
 
 

GOOD TO KNOW!
Tips For Drivers With Cell Phones
(From KPIX - BCN)
Because most American holiday travelers use the nation's highway system and not air routes to reach their loved ones, Verizon Wireless is offering tips for safe driving.
According to American Travel Survey, Christmas and New Year's travelers journey the farthest to celebrate -- 413 and 526 miles respectively. Between 78.9 and 83 percent of those will use a wireless phone while en route.
To use a cell phone safely while driving, says New Jersey-based Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless communications provider in the United States, you should begin by knowing the phone number so that emergency personnel can call you back if there is a need. Other tips include:
Dial your phone while your car is not moving;
Use hands-free equipment when driving and talking;
Pull off the road if you must take notes or numbers. Consumers can get a free "responsible driving" brochure at Verizon Wireless stores throughout California.
 
 

BONUS:
LETTER FROM VIEWER:
The last time we were in NYC we too booked a car from Carmel for the trip to JFK.  Although our car was not a town car either, that wasn't as bad as the fact that we  had to practically fight the guy to use our Credit Card.....we had been assured on the phone that they took MC/VS, etc  but this guy did nothing but whine and cry about how much commision they had to pay when they took a credit  card, and it really ruined what should have been a very enjoyable ride to the airport.  If you do find a reliable, reasonable car service in NYC, please let us know!  Thanks for everything!  Art & Barbara
MY RESPONSE: Thanks for the email. They tried that tactic with me too. I just got on my cell and called the main number and that shut the guy up pretty quickly. I'm still looking for that car service!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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