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A travel blog brought to you by The GO Group. Whether you travel for business or pleasure, you’ll want to check out our tips, recommendations, and “news you can use.”

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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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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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Get on the Right Track Pack

Fathom Way To Go, an award-winning #travel website, has posted 24 suggestions for packing like a pro. Among the tips Vinnie Van GO likes best are as follows: Bag It To get more room in your #suitcase, buy giant Ziploc bags and roll them tight to squeeze out the air. Pack a few extras for

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Get Your Culture Fix at Airport Art Exhibits

Delays got you down? Long layovers leaving you listless? Our mascot Vinnie Van GO says to use these times as opportunities to enjoy the many art exhibits occupying spaces in most major airports. Among the ones he recommends are: The Denver International Airport (DEN) was one of the first to bring art into its public

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Chocolate Factory Tours a Sweet Treat for Valentine’s Day

Looking for something more exciting than flowers and boxed candy for Valentine’s day? Why not take a loved one on a tour of a chocolate factory to see how these sweet confections are made, asks our mascot Vinnie Van GO. He recommends Brooklyn’s Cacao Prieto, Chicago’s Long Grove Confectionary, Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco and

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Raising the Bar on Super Bowl

Where will you be this Sunday? Chances are you’re heading to a sports bar to watch the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks battle it out in Super Bowl XLIX. Somehow it’s just more fun to watch the game (not to mention the commercials) surrounded by like-minded sports fans. Nowhere is the cheering likely

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GO-ing Down Under

The GO Group is proud to announce its newest member, Redy2Go, in Sydney Australia. Our mascot, Vinnie Van GO, is particularly pleased because he loves water adventures especially when they are associated with a major metropolis. Vinnie says the first thing to do in Sydney, is to hop on one of the ferries that crisscross

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GO-ing to Jacksonville?

​If you are planning to travel to Jacksonville, Fla., this winter, you are in luck. The GO Group just welcomed its newest member – GO Airport Shuttle and Sedan, which is offering both shared ride and private car service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). The company will provide service to all of Northeast Florida and

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Do you want Fido or Fluffy as a Seatmate?

We asked our customers whether (non-service) animals should be allowed to ride with their owners in airplane cabins. A little more than half of the respondents said “yes,” but 63 percent of them noted that it was acceptable only if the animals were kept in designated areas to accommodate those with allergies. One respondent, a

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.07% of Passengers Can Rest Easy Now

Should an International Air Transport Association (IATA) airline bankruptcy leave passengers stranded, the association will provide travelers with “rescue fares” to ensure passengers can fly home, according to a recent news release posted on eturbonews.com. IATA airline members flying to and from the European Union will provide the passengers with the discounted rescue fares which

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In-Flight Behavior Predicted to Boil

Cheapflights.com predicts that air etiquette or “airtiquette” will be a major issue in 2015. As passengers are forced to sit closer together, putting a strain on already TSA-tested nerves, issues like “hacked boarding passes, ‘Seat Defenders’ . . .the predominance of the in-flight selfie … and carry-on meals that often pack an odor punch (are)

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Chicago Gets the Spirit

​If you are going to be in Chicago sometime over the holidays, our partners at GO Airport Express offer these suggestions for ways to catch the holiday spirit. McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade – Grand Marshall Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, heads up the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade down State Street. The event features 25 marching bands;

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Travelers Cautious Over Ebola

While most travelers aren’t changing or cancelling travel plans due to fear of contracting Ebola,they are washing their hands and using hand sanitizer more frequently according to a survey conducted by The GO Group. Of the 802 respondents, 40 percent said they are taking extra precautions while flying. Just three percent are cancelling travel plans

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Shake those Maracas

The travel advisors at GO Airport Shuttle & Executive Car in Ft. Lauderdale report that locals and tourists will come together at Pompano Beach Community Park on Saturday, November 22 to celebrate Brazillian Fest. The event features the art, culture, music and cuisine of Brazil with 2 stages, kid’s zone, 100 vendors/exhibitors, food and beverage,

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Going Down Under? Go Big

We know our Dallas/Ft. Worth operator, GO Yellow Checker was happy to learn that Qantas chose DFW International to launch the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the A380, for service Sidney, Australia. The airlines hopes that direct service with the new, roomier aircraft will make it easier and more attractive for Americans to visit Australia, which

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Will Air Fare Increase Deter Travelers?

Not according to a recent survey conducted by The GO Group. Almost 50% of the 712 respondents said their leisure travel plans will not change because of fare hikes, while 46% said their business travel would stay the same.  

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Southwest Airlines Hearts You

Southwest Airlines introduced a new logo and a new plane design September 8, featuring a heart. ”(It) symbolizes that we’ll remain true to our core values as we set our sights on the future,” President and CEO Gary Kelley said.  

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Brew Tours

While oenophiles have their wine tours, beer lovers have not been left out. A number of breweries open their doors to those who want to learn how their favorite beverage is brewed or to just smell the hops. In Boston you can take a Sam Adams Brewery tour. In Milwaukee, both the Milwaukee Brewing Company

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