By Lark Ellen Gould Did you know there is an island in the East China Sea where the women weather icy ocean waters and hold their breath for multiple minutes while diving into the depths for edible sea creatures? Where museums are dedicated to teddy bears and tea, where a rambling bonsai arboretum […]
Think you’ve had a few bad trips lately? Listen to these unfortunate folks who entered Travel Guard’s “Unluckiest Traveler” contest last year. The promotion highlighted just what can go wrong while traveling and putting your head into vacation mode. The point underscored the fact that none of these events is ever expected – the perfect […]
If you have a busy and productive business, chances are you have busy and productive employees. But when the hatchet has to fall, whether it’s hard times, hard knocks or a hard job that requires more skill, it is never a pretty sight. To stay out of court and avoid costly legal fees, you can […]
Ticket sales by travel agents may be surging but travel plans by the American public are on the wane, according to two reports this month. A first quarter ARC report notes the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.- based travel agencies increased 6.57 percent in the first three months of 2012 compared […]
The rise in Online Travel Agencies, or OTAs, may make for some formidable competition for travel agents these days but a new executive report conducted by IBM shows there is no substitute for the voice and face of human contact when it comes to travel. The report, “Travel 2020: The Distribution Dilemma,” identified the trends […]
By Lark Ellen Gould The games are on. The 2012 Summer Olympics in London are within cheering distance, running from July 27 to August 12 – close enough to feel the heat but in time enough to make travel plans and still get a room at the inn. The Olympic Park has transformed a […]
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Lark Ellen Gould -- Award-Winning Journalist
Lark has been a travel journalist for more than 30 years. She shares weekly news and reviews on all facets of travel. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure or planning a trip for someone else, Lark’s insight on cruise travel, air travel, hotels, resorts, popular activities, attractions and destinations will keep trips cost- and time-efficient, and help all the travel go that much more smoothly.