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The 7 Wonders of the Modern World: Panama Canal

Imagine going to the front doors of the Louvre museum in Paris, France and not actually walking in. Or visualize hiking to a luscious vantage point to see the Coliseum, but find there are too many trees in the way. An excruciating disappointment at that moment is what you would also feel if you didn’t […]

The Safest, Most Secure Travel is…?

Going on a cruise! And here are some reasons why: #1. Cruise ships have controlled access: It’s easy for a ship to move about and alter ports of call if any are deemed unsafe for any reason, including severe weather or serious criminal activity. It’s also easy to control and limit access to the ships. […]

Flight Delays Due to Weather

Flight delays and cancellations can happen at any time of the year, but in winter, they are sometimes monumental.  And it may be sunny where you are; however, bad weather somewhere else could lead to a delay or cancellation at your airport.  Your plane, the crew scheduled to be on it, or an airport where […]

Why Today We are in the Golden Age of Flying

Many harken back to the period of about 1945 to 1975 as the “Golden Age of Flying.” I say, “au contraire” – today (right now) things are much better for fliers. Here are ten reasons why: 1. It’s way faster. In the 1940s, an average intercontinental flight had at least a 12 layovers in airpots […]

My Favorite Hawaii Beaches

I love Hawaii. I love everything about Hawaii. I am constantly trying to figure out how I can get back to the islands. In just two months time I will make a return trip to Hawaii. In fact, this upcoming trip will be my 165th visit to Hawaii. My first trip was when I was […]

A Dozen Reasons to Book With a Travel Agent

We live in the internet age; however, a real, live, experienced travel agent you can talk to is still very useful. All of them at Columbus Travel provide services and knowledge you simply can’t find online; and in a crisis, an agent is invaluable. #1 – A travel agent is accountable. This is the real […]

No Risk Cruise Booking

A common facet of the travel industry involves reserving an airplane ticket, a hotel, a rental car without it costing you anything if you cancel. Here are some typical practices: (a) For decades airline companies have had “refundable fares.” But those fares are commonly twice or three times as much as the lowest published airfares […]

Columbus’s Top 6 Haunted Halloween Tours

Looking for some spooky sites to spend your Halloween? These are our favorites: Romania: Count Dracula’s Castle Travel to the mysterious and legendary Bran Castle in Romania for the scare of a lifetime. For 37 years, the Bran Castle served as a residence to many royal Romanian figures. Now the castle is open to the […]

The Best Cruise Lines

Ever wonder which cruise line is best? Each cruise line has certain things that they do best. Cruise Critic has unveiled its editors’ picks for the best cruise line in certain categories. Whether you’re looking for ocean or river cruises from family to adventure, you’ll see which cruise lines are doing best in this year’s […]

Off Season Travel – Best Times to Beat the Crowds (and the Prices)

What makes the “off season” a great time to travel?  Many factors go into this, depending on the destination. Weather is one of the biggest factors that affect travel. During the hurricane season (June 1 – November 30) cruise lines will drop prices in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Bahamas 40 – 60%. The seasons in […]

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