Nearly two decades ago, just before she was to leave on one life-changing trip to Russia, a phone call and a twist of fate stopped Travelocity Market Manager Jonna Orwig in her tracks. She got a second chance to visit this past summer as a Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer on a Change Ambassador Grant, and now she’s sharing the experience’s profound joys and challenges, as well as some travel nitty-gritty, to extend a helping hand to anyone considering a volunteer vacation.
Airline safety. Passenger rights. High-speed rail. Climate change. The global economy.
No matter what your political views on the issues above, today is a historic day, and whoever is elected president will be in a position to impact the travel industry for years to come. We here at The Window Seat try to remain a non-partisan blog, but we do encourage you to arm yourself with information and make that journey to your polling place today to cast your ballot.
And if you’re not sure where the presidential candidates stand on major travel and aviation issues, then writer and travel industry expert Bill McGee comprehensively evaluates both John McCain and Barack Obama in a very informative and well-researched article, which you can read by clicking here.
Happy voting and happy travels, all!
Photo courtesy of IgoUgo member Shady Ady.
Of course the Macy’s Day parade is still happening this year but with so many changes in the economy and air travel many people are wondering, just what is Thanksgiving travel going to look like this year? Given that this is the first time many travelers will experience the fullscale cuts in routes that airlines made this fall, and given that there will be fewer routes and millions of seats lost, it may not bring the relief that some might have hoped for.
In short, this thanksgiving you have to be prepared for crowded planes and the usual organized chaos that comes with any holiday travel outing. So just what is different this year?
Photo provided by IgoUgo member rickhowe