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Travel Stories That Will Give You Nightmares

Were you stuck on the tarmac for an hour before take off? Did you and your luggage take different flights? Did you miss a connection because an airline rep gave you the wrong information? You are not alone. In the interest of misery loving company, Vinnie has collected a few links where you can read

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Vacationers Prefer to Plan Rather than Wing-it

When it comes to vacations, more travelers opt to plan every detail than those who plan nothing according to surveys we conducted. Of the more than 1000 people who responded to the surveys, 22 percent of men and 20 percent of women said they plan months in advance, creating detailed itineraries so as not to

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Oktoberfests Kick Off Fall Fun

When the air turns crisp, the leaves turn colors, Vinnie knows it’s time for beer and brats! He says say you don’t have to be German to enjoy these upcoming Oktoberfests: Milwaukee is host to the oldest and “most authentic” Bavarian Oktoberfest in the Midwest. Modeled after the one held in Munich, it is held

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Pedal Around the City with Bike Sharing Programs

Vinnie Van GO says the next time you are in a new city, take advantage of the growing bike-sharing phenomenon, which is touted as an economical, environmentally friendly and healthy way to traverse and tour urban areas. Cyclists use a member key or ride code to unlock a bike from its docking station, and, after

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Learn Vinnie’s #1 Pick for Fall Getaway

Thinking about a mini vacation this fall, Vinnie recommends Cancun from October 30 to Novembe 2. Your visit will be timed just before the resort area’s pricey high season and you’ll be able to enjoy the festivities surrounding the Day of the Dead, Mexico’s cooler, hipper version of Halloween. The celebration, in which families remember

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You Won’t Believe How Some Travelers Behave

For the third time this year, the Cambodian police have arrested a group of tourists for taking pictures with their pants down at Angkor Wat, the sacred and historic complex of Hindu and Buddhist temples. Previous miscreants included three Frenchmen and two American sisters. The UNESCO WorldHeritage Site attracts some 800,000 visitors a year, a

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See these cities from the water!

VinnieVanGO says guided walks and bus tours are great ways to take in city sights, but in warm weather he likes to enjoy the outdoors by taking water tours. Here are a few of his recommendations: Chicago offers a plethora of options to see the city from the water. There are several boat operators at

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Travel Warnings You Should Know About

While Vinnie thinks travel can expand the mind, increase business opportunities and enrich your life, there are risks. Here are some hazards to life, health and pocketbook Vinnie says you should avoid. Too Good to Be True Trip Advisor posted a warning to travelers about websites that purport to offer bargain airfares. Many of them

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You Won’t Believe What You Can Do In Chicago for Free

Vinnie Van GO believes the best things in life are free. (He is very fond of the sun in the morning, the moon at night and free hors d’oeuvres in between.) So you can imagine how pleased he was when his friends at GO Airport Express, told him about all the neat things you can

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Men in Bigger Hurry than Women to Get to the Airport

Airlines might not have stellar on-time records, but passengers don’t want to risk missing their flights. More than 71 percent of travelers say they arrive at the airport two hours before their scheduled domestic flights, according to a survey we conducted. At 75 percent, more men than women prefer to arrive early, with 69 percent

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GO Alpine Makes Cover of Busline Mag

Vinnie was reading one of his favorite magazine, Busline, when he came across a cover story on GO Alpine in Steamboat Springs, Colo., which services both Denver International Airport (DIA) and Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) in Hayden. Owner Lisa Adamo, says that her company transports some165,000 passengers per year – primarily in the winter

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Five Must-See Sites in Rochester, MN

What’s GOing On in Rochester, MN? Vinnie Van GO has consulted with his partners at GO Rochester to learn about the best tourist spots in their city. He says not to miss these top five picks: Mayo Clinic – No trip to Rochester would be complete without visiting Mayo Clinic, one of the best hospitals

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Five Ways To Explore Puerto Rico

Vinnie recently soaked up some Caribbean fun in the sun, at a meeting hosted by GO Puerto Rico Shuttle and its President Jose Torres. Besides piña coladas and banana daiquiris, Vinnie had a great time exploring all the island has to offer. Here are his top five recommendations: Old San Juan The old city features

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The GO Group Welcomes New Shuttle Partner Serving SEA-TAC

As of May 1, ​The GO Group has partnered with a new shuttle operator in Seattle offering an improved level of service to customers traveling to and from Seattle-Tacoma International (Sea-Tac). New to Seattle, GO SpeediShuttle, launched a fleet of 11-pasenger Mercedes Benz shuttles featuring TEC technology, the cleanest-burning diesel engines in the world. Various

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5 Ways to Lose the Blues in St. Louis

Summer is a great time to visit St. Louis, when the Cardinals are playing and it’s warm enough to stroll around the city’s parks, zoo and historic sites. VinnieVanGO offers these tips on where to go and what to do when you get there. Gateway Arch Completed in 1965, the 630-ft. arch built on the

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SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH AT THESE 5 AIRPORT LOCATIONS

Eli’s Cheesecake was voted one of “The Top 10 Best Airport Restaurants in the U.S.” by The City Guide, September 2011.Located at O’Hare (ORD), it offers a huge selection of Chicago’s favorite desserts and other items at United terminal 1, between gates B8 and B9. Visitors also can purchase an Eli’s Cheesecake to take on

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Five Reasons to Visit Boston this Spring

After a record-breaking 110+ inches of snow this winter, Boston is celebrating spring and ready to show you a great time. Mascot Vinnie Van GO consulted with his partners at GO Boston Shuttle to get an insider’s view of the best places to visit when you’re there. The list includes: The Freedom Trail Learn about

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Travelers Not So Social on Planes

While people “share” just about everything and anything online, travelers are not especially social in person, according to a recent survey we conducted. We asked our passengers how often, if ever, they engage in conversation with their seatmates. Of the 736 respondents, just five percent said they always speak to their seatmates and 25 percent

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Vinnie says these airports are the most kid-friendly

Keep kids happy at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport by visiting the Children’s Museum of Chicago’s playground called “Kids on the Fly”, located near Gate F1 in Terminal 2. The aviation-themed exhibit features a cargo plane that needs fueling; a cockpit in a fantasy helicopter; a luggage station and an air traffic control tower. Another exhibit, located

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Tourists behave badly at Coliseum

#Travelers the world over were shocked by the news that two Americans were arrested March 7 for carving their initials into the Coliseum and then taking a #badselfie to commemorate their vandalism. As outrageous as this behavior might be, it is not the only example of tourists behaving badly in the past several months. Global

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