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Want to know: Where to get the best hot dog in New York? The best surfing beach in Southern California? All you have to do is ask. We hope to be your one-to-one source for travel information regarding GO cities and airports.

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Pamper Mom with these Mother’s Day Specials

Vinnie Van GO says brunches and bouquets are boring! So he consulted with travel experts to find these unique spa packages just for mom – even if the mom is you! Travel and event planner India K. Robinson, founder of “Confessions of a Spa Bunny” is hosting a Paint and Sip spa event on May

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Anywhere but home for the Holidays: 15 Holiday Survival Tips

Vinnie Van GO Shares these Tips from guest writer Yijen Liu, VP of Product at Mezi Home for the holidays. It’s a phrase ingrained into our minds since we were mere babes; written in greeting cards, sung gleefully in songs, and murmured by many as we sprint through to the New Year’s Eve finish line.

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Vinnie Van GO Suggests These Great Gizmos and Gadgets!

Need gift ideas? Vinnie Van GO connected with travel writers and experts for these recommendations. Those who value personal space (and hygiene) will love CREATE-A-SPACETM . This new gadget allows airline passengers to create their own armrest or share the armrest with the person sitting next to them, without having to rub elbows,and the lower

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Vinnie Van GO says GO to Check out these Winter Farmers Markets

The end of summer doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying fresh produce and other locally made goodies. The travel experts at The GO Group, LLC, the nation’s largest ground transportation company, suggest these winter farmers markets to keep the culinary doldrums away. Founded in 1980, the 32nd Street Farmer’s Market in Baltimore is a

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Vinnie Van GO Says Check Out These Spook-tacular Ghost Tours

If you prefer tricks over treats and scares over sweets for Halloween the travel experts Vinnie has some great ideas for ghoulish fun! While Chicago is probably known more for its infamousgangsters than ghosts, ChicagoHauntings Tours offers multiple bus tours exploring the city’s dark past led and narrated by 25-year veteran paranormal researcher Ursula Bielski,

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5 Things to do in Phoenix

If you are planning a trip to Phoenix, here are five attractions you won’t want to miss. They come to you directly from Vinnie Van GO and the travel experts at The Go Group. Papago Park There are plenty of hiking and biking trails in Papago Park, where you can enjoy the Sonoran Desert habitat

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Vinnie Van GO Says to Put Some Zip in Your Sight-Seeing

Walking tours, bikes, buses, boats and Segues are great ways to see many sights and attractions in a city. But The GO Group, LLC, an international ground transportation company, points out there is a zippier way to go. Many cities are now offering zip line tours and other aerial attractions that offer spectacular views as

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Vinnie Says TSA Waits May Not Be So Bad After All

Despite reports of missed flights and massive waits in TSA lines at the airport, most travelers have not noticed an increase in wait times during the past four months according to surveys conducted by GO Airport Express, a Chicago-based ground transportation service and GO Airport Shuttle, an international transportation provider. Of the 233 respondents, 48

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GO Group adds 16 Airports to its Network

The GO Group, LLC, announces service at 16 additional airports. Travelers may now go to gowithus.com to book private sedans to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), Charlotte Doulas International Airport (CLT), Cincinnati/NorthernKentucky International Airport(CVG), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Dayton International Airport (DAY), Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW); Eppley Airfield (OMA),Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), Houston

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Vinnie Says to Go Outdoors for these Great Art Tours

Great art isn’t restricted to museums. Vinnie Van GO recommends these walking tours to view whimsical sculptures, murals and other inspirational works across the world: Looking for something offbeat in the Big Apple? Check out the New York Graffiti and Street Art Tours in Bushwick, a working class district with pieces from artists around the

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Vinnie Recommends these Smoochable Sites for Valentine’s Day

Looking for the ultimate romantic spot to buss your babe on Valentine’s Day? Vinnie says these are the top romantic hot spots to melt your honey’s heart: The way to get your pulses racing in Chicago is to head to the Willis Tower Skydeck Ledge. The glass ledge, which extends 4.3 feet from the Skydeck,

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5 Things To Do In London That Won’t Break the Bank

Vinnie is thrilled at the news that The GO Group is now offering a lower cost private car service in London, serving Heathrow, Gatwick, and three smaller airports. Fares are approximately 30% less than a taxi. To celebrate, the little guy is offering a few bargain sightseeing suggestions in a city where bargains are difficult

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Passengers Prefer Paper over Mobile for Boarding

Technology makes many aspects of traveling easier but most people still prefer to present a printed boarding pass when checking in at airline gates, according to surveys conducted by GO Airport Express, a Chicago-based ground transportation service and GO Airport Shuttle, an international transportation provider. Of the 375respondents, 65 percent said they present a printed

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Bring in Spring at these Vibrant Shows

Winter snows are melting,birds are singing and trees are budding. The travel experts at The GO Group say there’s no betterway to welcome spring than by attending one of these urban flower and garden shows sprouting up in many cities across the country: The New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG), celebrating its 125th year, is offering

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St. Patrick’s Day is more than Parades and Green Beer

Typically, St.Patrick’s Day celebrations include parades, pub crawls and other shenanigans. But Vinnie says “fun runs,” scheduled in most GO cities across the country, are a healthier way to celebrate the saint who banished snakes from Ireland. Following are a few of his favorites: A South Boston tradition since 1940, the annual 5K Road Race

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BY GUEST BLOGGER KATHY GOINS How do you manage your medication schedule when you travel across time zones? My discussions with frequent travelers revealed that there are two schools of thought: Keep your watch set to your home time zone and continue on the same schedule. Immediately change your medication schedule to the new time

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Survey Says One Fourth of Travelers Now Book Packages

Slightly more than 25 percent of travelers book packages instead of individual services, according to a survey conducted by GO Airport Express, a Chicago-based ground transportation service and GO Airport Shuttle, an international transportation provider. More than six hundred people responded to the survey. Of those who favored to book packages, 32 percent book flights

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5 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft While Traveling

By Guest Blogger Jess Signet Traveling can be an exhilarating and life-affirming experience. You plan for weeks to get everything in order, and then you are ready to have some fun. What isn’t fun? Having your identity stolen while you’re traveling. In the best case scenario you have to stop everything for a few days

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3 Ways to Score Premium Economy Seats

By Guest Blogger Austin Grandt As airline seats continue to shrink in both pitch and width, maximizing legroom is priority number one for many travelers. All of us have been in that uncomfortable situation where the person in front reclines a little too much or when your bag is too big to allow space for

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These Hotel Chains are Going to the Dogs

Fido and Fluffy no longer have to “ruff” it at home while their human companions are on the road. Vinnie found these hotels offering pet-friendly policies and amenities to pamper pooches and coddle kitties. Boutique hotel chain Kimpton leads the pack with its pet-friendly amenities; some locations even have canine Directors of Pet Relations as

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