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Travel Tweet of the Week: Take That, Euros!

September 6, 2011 at 5:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

After we've been flattened with unfavorable exchange rates at travel destinations all summer—ah hem Norway, UK, Switzerland—New York scene DJ Mike Nouveau (@MikeNouveau) delivers some optimism along with excellent news:

Well the dollar is almost at a 3-month high against the Euro, so I guess that means I should buy these leather Paul Harnden pants...

Yes yes yes! The dollar gaining in strength against the Euro is cause for celebration, surely, and shopping should do the trick quite nicely. As you can expect, the ones reaping the most from this are Americans currently traveling in Europe, who may find a few more Euros than expected being spit from ATMs. Tip: now could be the time to book any Europe travel plans that require credit card charges in Euros. Spread the word.

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Travel Tweet of the Week: Karaoke Up in the Cabin

August 30, 2011 at 6:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

This post is being written from the air right now. Why? Because this is the future, obviously. What's even better is that this whole scenario takes a step into even further meta territory when we tell you that not only are we writing this on a plane above the Midwest, but that we're reading tweets about flight attendants while being served a ginger ale from a real flight attendant, herself completely oblivious to this funny little situation.

We're sure that, if we asked our own flight attendant, she'd agree with the following sentiment of Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney), one of the head writers for Jimmy Kimmel:

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Travel Tweet of the Week: Some Solid Earthquake Advice

August 23, 2011 at 6:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

Mark Orwoll (@orwoll) is new to Twitter, but as the International Editor of Travel + Leisure magazine, he's adapted quickly and found his stride. He's still new enough to just enjoy Twitter for Twitter's sake, and thus we're enjoying his tweets. They're not peppered with hashtags or self-promoting; instead they're informational and more often than not, quite humorous.

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Tweet of the Week: The Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse

August 16, 2011 at 6:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

Say the words "zombies" and we're all ears. What're we talking about—hunting them, eating them, joining them, singing them to sleep? We want in on it. Thus, when writer and traveler Kimberly Kaye @Kimberly_Kaye tweeted about zombies very early in the morning today, it solidified a 12-hour (and continuing) obsession with them.

Her tweet:

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Tweet of the Week: A New York Times Writer Takes on Cross-Country Cycling

August 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

There is a man out there right now, biking cross-country not on a motorcycle but on a regular road bike. Yes, we know people do this all the time, but this instance is special. The man is Bruce Weber (@NYTBruceWeber) and as you can probably tell from his Twitter handle, he's a writer at the New York Times.

His usual area of expertise at the NYT is obituaries, as we can see from his online archive, but lately he's been pursuing his passion of cycling (and writing about it) and making the long journey for the second time in his life.

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Travel Tweet of the Week: Iceland is for Hipsters

Where: Iceland
August 2, 2011 at 5:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

And winner of the newest, most creative Twitter account in recent weeks is: @hipstericeland. Seriously, although HipsterIceland doesn't tweet a whole lot, what she (it sounds like she) does deem worthy of putting out there is pure genius. Imagine the stereological hipster...now apply all those traits to an entire country with an already hilarious Twtter feed (@thisisiceland).

Don't believe our praise? Here's a few HipsterIceland gems to demonstrate:

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Tweet of the Week: Steve Martin, King of Comedy and King of the Road

July 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

To be completely honest, we've been waiting week after week for actor/comedian/musician/writer Steve Martin to tweet something vaguely travel-related on a Tuesday so that we could recommend you follow him. The man has not lost his wry wit, not one bit. And now that he's touring—for banjo-playing—the road-trippy tweets are just rolling in.

You can find him at @SteveMartinToGo on Twitter, and he's already got nearly 1.5 million followers lapping up every word. And, if they're anything like us, laughing aloud at almost every tweet he puts out there. Poor British Columbia.

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Tweet of the Week: Always Join the Loyalty Program. Always.

July 12, 2011 at 5:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

Thank You, @PeterShankman for giving weight to one of our favorite arguments: always join the loyalty program for whatever airline/train line/boat line/restaurant chain/grocery store/smoothie shop on which you're spending your hard-earned money. Specifically we advocate signing up for travel-related frequent guest programs (United Mileage Plus, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, Cathay Pacific AsiaMiles, and JetBlue TrueBlue to name just a few of the airline offerings), but a free smoothies after buying ten is pretty great as well.

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Tweet of the Week: Lines at Heathrow Airport are Longer Than at Amusement Parks

June 28, 2011 at 6:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

Traveling to or through London this week? Better bring one of those collapsible camping chairs, because strikes are set to ripple through Heathrow especially tomorrow and Thursday. The biggest effect will come from the walk-out of customs and border guards, and although the airport has a contingency plan in place, we're betting it's going to be hell on earth to get through on Thursday.

Oh, wait! It already is, according to traveler DxxAbroad:

Immigration at Heathrow is a hellscape. 3 hours on line. Good luck with the Olympics...

Of course we're going to be stuck in the clusterf*ck on Thursday. Of course. We wonder if the lines will get so long as to prompt mutinous thoughts?

Read any other great travel tweets lately? Here's how to fill us in:

· Become a Member: Sign up to Jaunted to become a member and comment on our stories.
· Follow us on Twitter: Find us on Twitter and @reply us what's going on.
· Friend Us on Facebook: We're friendly. Sometimes *wink wink*
· Email Us: Of course, we take emails too. Whatever way you wanna get in touch, we're here for you!

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Tweet of the Week: Michelin Wants Their Mulberries

June 21, 2011 at 5:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

If you've ever wondered what the anonymous dining reviewers of the Michelin Guides are thinking while they tuck into some of the best meals around, there's now an easy way to find out: @MichelinGuideNY. This Twitter account is authored by the very people charged with the great responsibility of awarding the coveted Michelin stars in the NYC area, and guess what! Their thoughts are just as banal as our own!

Today:

Mulberries on the sidewalks and not on plates. What's up with that chefs?

This simple tweet now has us wondering exactly how many chefs actually are wise enough to follow the Michelin Guide on Twitter, and who will now muster their kitchen staff to draft mulberry recipes. Because this simple tweet now has us hungry for them...!

Read any other great travel tweets lately? Here's how to fill us in:

· Become a Member: Sign up to Jaunted to become a member and comment on our stories.
· Follow us on Twitter: Find us on Twitter and @reply us what's going on.
· Friend Us on Facebook: We're friendly. Sometimes *wink wink*
· Email Us: Of course, we take emails too. Whatever way you wanna get in touch, we're here for you!

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Tweet of the Week: Some Things Never Change

June 14, 2011 at 3:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

How much did airplane tickets cost way back in the day? Let's say...50 years ago? That'd put the date at 1961, the start of the swinging sixties and likely the beginning of the end for travelers would get all gussied up for their flights.

If you follow us on Twitter —and we'd love it if you did right here)—you may know of our love for finding airfare deals thanks to the tireless work of @airfarewatchdog. Today however, instead of simply tweeting awesome travel savings like normal, Airfarewatchdog's George Hobica took a moment to reflect over these last fifty years:

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Tweet of the Week: This is Your Airplane on Red Bull

May 31, 2011 at 4:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because the day brings many travel tips and quips as "Travel Tuesday" on Twitter, and we're going to share our favorite with you. Got an avid travel twitterer we should follow? Let us know.

It's been about six months since we first confessed our love of the little chipmunk that finds cheap flights: the Hipmunk. Of course he's got his own Twitter, @thehipmunk, from which the critter dispenses everything from travel infographics to flight deals to quirky observations. Today is a case of the latter, and we're so on the same wavelength:

I love how much faster these crosscountry trips are when you're going west to east - it's like someone gave the airplane a redbull.

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