Strange American Customs

Strange American CustomsBy Nigel Farthington III

So, you love to travel but you find some of the food and local customs in others countries a bit bizarre. Well, here’s some breaking news for you … foreigners feel the same way about us and our strange American customs.

Over 50 million visitors come to the U.S. every year. And, as difficult as it is to believe, many foreign tourists find some of our food and habits rather strange.

How do you explain to a Frenchman attending a Packers football game in Green Bay that he should wear cheese on his head? Though the French may be … well … so French … none of their 629 different kinds of cheese are worn on their heads.

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Flight Upgrades Continued

Flight Upgrades ContinuedBy Nigel Farthington III

In our last blog we suggested that a friendly attitude goes a long way when asking about free flight upgrades.

Years ago I was checking in for an international flight. I was on my way to conduct a television interview with the new CEO of the national airline I was about to board. The agent looked at my ticket and asked me to wait. She came back with a supervisor. “I’m sorry, Sir,” the supervisor said. “But your ticket is no good. Would you please follow me?”

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Flight Upgrades? It Never Hurts to Ask.

Flight Upgrades? It Never Hurts to Ask.By Nigel Farthington III

It never hurts to ask for flight upgrades on your flight, however there is a right way and a wrong way.

Right Way – Be nice to the Flight Agent, but avoid flattery. “Has anyone told you that you look just like Julia Roberts?” The boarding attendants have heard it all before and they rarely fall for the schmooze anyway. Just be polite when you ask for an upgrade. It’s not difficult.

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Foreign Customs

Foreign CustomsBy Nigel Farthington III

If you are not familiar with the foreign customs in a country you’re planning to visit don’t worry. We’re here to help.

For American tourists who may not be experienced travelers, visiting a foreign country for the first time is usually exciting. However, the trip can also be fraught with the occasional and often embarrassing faux pas. In fact, in some countries a simple act of which Americans may be total heedless just might be illegal, land you in jail and facing a hefty fine … or worse. (What could be worse?)

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Want a Vacation Tip? … Tip!

killeen travelBy Nigel Farthington III

People in the Hospitality Industry are some of the hardest working, and too often the poorest paid, folks out there.

Most true Texans are friendly and polite. When I meet someone rude I automatically assume they’re from somewhere other than the Lone Star State. So … when you go on vacation take your courtesy and warm smile with you. It will make all the difference. Continue Reading…

Save Vacation Money – “Off Season”

killeen travelBy Nigel Farthington III

In our last entry we spoke about saving on flights by going in the middle of the week when fewer people are traveling. And we touched on booking your vacation outside of Peak Season. Unless money means nothing to you (must be nice) then consider being flexible with your plans. You have little to lose and a whole lot to save. Continue Reading…

Save Money on Your Airline Bookings

Killeen TravelBy Nigel Farthington III

Nothing can ruin your short trip or well-deserved vacation faster than discovering that a friend or even the passenger sitting next to you on the flight paid one-third or even half as much as you did. You’re both going to the same place on the same flight, right? Continue Reading…

How to Pick Your Perfect Honeymoon Destination

Killeen Travel By Nigel Farthington III

There are countless honeymoon destinations around the world which offer newlyweds the promise of memories they will treasure for a lifetime … or as long as the marriage lasts … whichever comes first. Continue Reading…

Have You Considered Whether Direct Selling Right For You?

By Delores Howard

So you’ve come to the realization that you desire much more from life than a paycheck and are no longer satisfied with a J.O.B.-which defines you as being (Just Over Broke). It’s a sad existence to live life just for the weekend, meaning you’re only living on the weekend Continue Reading…

End your summer with a vacation bang

200261415-001By Kristi Parker Johnson

With autumn just a few weeks away, now is the time to plan an end-of-summer vacation.  Whether you’re looking to escape the Texas summer heat or just can’t get enough of the hot summer days and nights, there are plenty of destinations to choose from right here in the United States. Continue Reading…