There’s something special about train travel. You can stretch out, relax, or walk around while often taking in some beautiful scenery. Train travel is not only calming, pretty much stress-free and “old world: romantic, but did you know it is also very “green”? In fact, train travel releases 10 times fewer greenhouse gases per average passenger journey than flying! Even better, you don’t have to go through such a long-winded and aggravating experience with security checks (security for train travel is pretty much a breeze in comparison to airport security madness), and you can readily bring your bottle of water of newly purchased bottle of wine onboard with you.Details
Are you allergic to smoke? Sensitive to noise? Traveling with a newborn? When you make your hotel reservation, don’t hesitate to speak up. Most hotels happily meet special requests–all you have to do is ask. You’re on vacation after all and a hotel’s job is to keep you happy and comfortable.Details
Until recently the Isles of Scilly were unknown to the average person. But now thanks to some royal wedding buzz this collection of British islands just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall are suddenly in the spotlight. Rumor has it that Prince William and Kate Middleton might be honeymooning here, and now the destination’s tourism Web site is busier than ever, according to USA Today.Details
In 2010, we gave away quite a few prizes. We love having contests where we can hear your travel ideas, dreams and experiences. Over the course of the year, we gave away about 175 gift cards, totaling approximately $11,500! However, this doesn’t include all of the signed NASCAR items we gave away each week, (sometimes…Details
Best Western hotels are individually owned and each property has its own unique flavor. I know because as Best Western’s leisure travel spokesperson, I’ve stayed in a range of properties all over the country, from the sleek President Hotel at Times Square in New York City to the rustic chic Kentwood Lodge in Ketchum, Idaho. The variety is the beauty of the world’s biggest hotel family.
Now Best Western is introducing a new “descriptor” program to meet travelers expectations so they can find the right hotel in the Best Western family, at the right price, for any type of trip they are taking. Hotels will be identified as BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS®, or BEST WESTERN PREMIER®.Details
Romance Destinations Valentine’s Day makes February the month or romantic travel and inspires people to take romantic vacations. These getaways will vary from over-the-top luxurious vacations to simple stay-cations in local areas to just steal some time away from it all. Whether you traveled this Valentine’s Day or not, we want you to tell us…Details
Register at www.bestwestern.com/spring, stay three separate times during the promotional period, and earn a voucher for a free night toward a future stay.
Vouchers can be redeemed at any of the brand’s 2,200 hotels in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean before June 30, 2011. Pay for the three stays with your Best Western Rewards MasterCard® and earn an additional 1,000 bonus points.Details
It has been a particularly harsh winter across much of the country. Record snow storms, frigid temperatures, frog-drowning rainfall. There have been times when it seemed like we’d never get to ride again.
Hope is on the horizon. Bike Week runs from March 4 to March 13 this year in Daytona Beach, Florida.
This year is the 70th Annual Bike Week in Daytona, and they’re pulling out all the stops for a great celebration. Here are just a few of the events to look forward to:Details