Expert Travel Reviews

Visit Wood Loch on Your Next Vacation or Getaway

December 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wood Loch is a resort in the Pocono Mountains and has a lot to see and do for couples and families. There are special events and activities for the entire family depending on what time of year you go. In the fall you can take a tour and see the trees changing colors and in the winter you can have fun in the snow skiing or taking a sleigh ride.

The Pocono Mountains are located in Pennsylvania and are especially beautiful during the winter time. There is a wide variety of winter activities that you and your family can enjoy all day long.

The Poconos Family Resort is a great place to stay no matter how large or small your family is. They always have activities planned for kids and it gives mom and dad a chance to experience some fun of their own. Most travel agents offer Pocono Family Vacations and Poconos Family Getaways. When you are looking for the best vacation package at a reasonable price. You can find a good rate for you and your family at any time of year.  You can also check out what’s going on in the Poconos by searching online. If you love to ski this is the place to go especially if you are a black diamond skier. If you love to shop you can find a wide variety of different shops in the Poconos and surrounding areas. So if you are thinking about a family getaway think about heading to the Poconos.

Grounding of Dreamliner inconvenience travel plans for many

December 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 50 or so Dreamliner aircrafts that went into operation starting in the fall of 2011 have been grounded recently by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pending an investigation into recent problems of cabin fires mainly due to its new lithium-ion battery failures in the past few weeks. Boeing elected to use lithium-ion batteries due to its energy hold capacity and quick recharge capability. Two of All Nippon Airways planes caught fire initiating concern over the plane’s electrical system. Industry experts says that problems with new airplanes nothing new to the industry. Each of the 787 Dreamliner cost about $200 million.

The much delayed roll out of Boeing 787 Dreamliner was expected to revolutionize the air travel providing travel comfort due to its new interior design, fuel efficiency using 20 percent less fuel than conventional aircrafts, and light weight due to its carbon-fiber body. Founded in 1916 by William Being, the company’s new plane is a result of many dreams that were abandoned due to cost and other factors. Critics blame the FAA for over reacting to the issue. However, travelers hope that Boeing will address current issues quickly and the Dreamliner will continue to revolutionize the air travel for years to come.

Chip-enabled credit cards to make your international travel easier

December 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Guest post submitted by charge.com

When we travel within the North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico) it is easier to use your credit card for hotels and other purchases.  All credit cards have a magnetic-stripe that enables merchants to swipe your card and bill your account for the purchase.  This is not the case for many other countries when you do some international traveling.  The technology gap and restrictions imposed by the card issuer may not allow you to use your current card when you are out of the country.

Travel advocates such as the Automobile Association of America has introduced a new technology for credit cards called chip-enabled cards, also known as EMV cards (Europay, MasterCard and Visa), a global standard  that can be easily used abroad.  They still carry the magnetic-stripe.  The new card is embedded with a microprocessor chip encrypts and stores account information making it easier to use, provide additional security and the merchant with additional information that are needed for international processing.  The EMV embedded cards are easier for point of sale as well as ATM use.  Acceptance of the technology by various international organizations such as Japan Credit Bureau and merger of certain credit card companies made the easy use of the chip-enabled cards.

——————————————————Guest post submitted by charge.com. Charge.com offers ecommerce merchant credit card processing services for business online and offline.