Here’s a look at the top five stories of 2013 on CWT Savvy Traveler:
In February, we wrote: “Until the specific details of the merger agreement are provided, the implications of this announcement are speculative at best.” It took a long time for the merger to even be approved and we are still waiting for details, but anytime airlines merge, there’s a traveler impact.
A previous story, about the United-Continental merger, discusses the pros and cons of airline mergers and still has relevance today, while a more recent story on the American-US Airways merger talks about its likely unexpected effect on airfare prices.
“Ah … to feel the warm breeze of the Caribbean air, hear the sound of breaking waves, and feel the soft sand between your toes as you stroll along one of the many fabulous beaches. The Caribbean offers an experience that simply can’t be beat.”
A post from last January seems just as apropos today, while North America is in the dead of winter. Cindy Nelson wrote about three Caribbean hotspots: Turks and Caicos, St. Thomas and the Cayman Islands.
Another destination post that drew a lot of interest this year also features nice, warm weather: Huatulco, Mexico.
Another one in our series of airport guides for travelers, and you can see more in the series by clicking the logo at right. Dominique Betancourt wrote about her home airport, Chicago O’Hare, with tips for flying out of ORD, flying in, as well as tips for those changing planes and continuing on.
Written in 2012 but also popular in 2013 was our post on airport tips for Atlanta, primarily because the NCAA Final Four was hosted in Atlanta this past April.
“When traveling abroad, language is typically the most common barrier. But what happens when you’ve said nothing, yet still managed to offend your international hosts? We’ve compiled a list of a few cultural nuances you’ll want to be aware of to make your next trip abroad an easier one!”
This particular post includes tips about Brazil, Korea, Latin America and Greece.
Our Road Warrior series has focused on frequent travelers and their tips for the rest of us. Janet, who travels 45-50 times per year, by her estimation, talked about her must-have items, including her minimergency kit, and her travel tips.
We’re looking forward to bigger and better in 2014 — thanks for spending some of your clicks on us in 2013!