London Attractions Are Tricking Tourists into Paying More for Tickets Than They Have To

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/01/2013, 3:00 PM

Some of the biggest attractions in London have adopted a new trick. They post high admission prices, and beside the price, they now put a little asterisk. Most people don't pay attention to the asterisk, but if they did, they'l see the notice, in smaller type way down at the bottom of the sign that the high price includes a "voluntary donation." The real price is not the one automatically char...

Fly to London for $787, Including Taxes, Thanks to British Airways' Astounding Fare Sale

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 06/27/2013, 4:45 PM

If you were hoping to go to London, now's the time to leap and make the booking. Prices just don't get this good. To promote the introduction of its new 787 Dreamliner aircraft, British Airways is hosting a fare sale for $787 good for round-trip airfare to London from either Toronto or New York City, the two routes the aircraft serves.  That's good for travel for dates from October to Marc...

Virgin Vacations sells luxury packages to the real Downton Abbey

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/13/2013, 3:00 PM

It only took until Season Four. Virgin Vacations has added to its fall lineup a visit to the United Kingdom that includes a trip to the real-life set of the upstairs scenes of PBS's Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle.  The seven-day trip includes round-trip flights, airport transfers, three nights' hotel in London and two in Bracknell, near the house. That's an hour west of London in Berkshir...

You Can Use a Starbucks Card Abroad Without Fees

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/24/2013, 1:00 PM

Starbucks junkies may blow the equivalent of a MacBook Pro a year on those pricey morning cappuccinos, but if they're travelers, there may be one tiny benefit to the transaction.? Travelers may use Starbucks cards as payment in other countries — and they can do it without service fees and at the day's exchange rate as determined by the banks. Even credit cards and ATMs usually sock you wit...

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