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Three Charleston Restaurants with One Surprise Winner

By | 2018-04-15T06:57:40+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Charleston, Food and Drink, The Traveling Pooka|

Three Charleston Restaurants with One Surprise Winner: A quick trip to Charleston, South Carolina, provided a chance to try three restaurants. Husk, Hominy Grill, and Fleet Landing on the wharf. Here’s the executive summary of my personal opinions: Husk: Great historic old house, contemporary inside, and good service. As for food, well, neither my friends [...]

An Edition to Your List

By | 2018-05-18T04:04:26+00:00 March 12th, 2018|The Traveling Pooka|

Many people don't realize that the Edition Hotel Group is part of the Ritz-Carlton. It's a great "edition" to your list of exceptional hotels. The Edition is a little more reasonably-priced and contemporary, but is quite popular with locals wherever they are located. Fireplace at the Edition Hotel, New York City This is [...]

All Aboard Travel Owner Alex Ramsey Interviewed on WBAP Radio: Navigating Travel Cancellations During a Hurricane

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:50+00:00 September 11th, 2017|News, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, The Traveling Pooka, Travel Tips|

North Texas Travel Agent Offers Advice as Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights Ahead of Hurricane Irma Posted on September 8, 2017 DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) – Thousands of flights have been cancelled to and from Florida as airlines prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to hit the U.S. mainland on Sunday. North Texas-based [...]

2017 Best New Museums

By | 2018-05-18T04:05:33+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Museums, The Traveling Pooka|

This list from Fodor's is a great addition to your travel planning. Although I'm not a museum junkie, I enjoy special exhibitions and deeper dives into some subjects. After reading this, going to the American Revolution Museum in Philly is new to my list. And I bet my grand-kids would be all in on either [...]

Loving Charleston, Husk I can pass

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:50+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Food and Drink, The Traveling Pooka|

    Couldn’t wait to try Husk, the famous Charleston haunt. It was fun, and I don’t need to go back. So, we ordered lemon meringue pie. What we got was just too weird and didn’t taste that great. It was a lemon custard, wrapped in a dry crust, topped with architectural slabs of dried [...]

All Aboard Travel Owner Alex Ramsey Highlighted on WFAA-TV: Despite outrage, don’t expect to cash in on United flights

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:50+00:00 April 18th, 2017|The Traveling Pooka|

WFAA TV- DALLAS 04/18/2017--When video of a passenger being carried off a United flight began trending all over social media last week, the backlash against the airline was severe. At least at the time. Despite the outrage, the vows to boycott, and a dip in share price leading to calculations the airline lost up to [...]

Airline Bumping – What You Need to Know

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:50+00:00 April 14th, 2017|The Traveling Pooka, Travel Tips|

In the interest of maximizing the revenues they obtain from their scheduled flight service, airlines may in some cases overbook flights. This is a speculative process that is based on the airlines' best estimate of potential no-shows and cancellations. With many airlines reducing the number of flights they offer, flights are generally departing with less empty [...]

Le Hotel Bristol’s Palace Pasha 2014

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Hotels & Resorts, The Traveling Pooka|

Maybe, it’s the two languid white Birman cats Fa-raon (French for pharaoh) and his queen Kleopatre (translation not required) who soften the chic world of Le Hotel Bristol in Paris, creating a universe that is at once tres elegant and easy for living. They call Fa-raon the “Palace Pasha,” since he seems to believe he [...]

The Ferrari Bullet Train: It’s Red

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 October 13th, 2014|The Traveling Pooka|

My recent trip to Europe was a true “trains, planes, and automobiles” trip. Besides flying multiple airlines and renting a terrific Audi, we rode multiple trains. The most exciting experience was riding the Ferrari-red bullet train from Milan to Florence. No security (with rare exceptions). Thus, no hassles or frisking. Trains are rarely cancelled. Trains [...]