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A Guide to (Somewhat) Painless Christmas Travel

By | 2017-12-20T17:23:10+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Holiday Travel, The Traveling Pooka, Travel Tips|

 Travelers at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., during a hectic Christmas travel week in 2014.CreditPaul J. Richards/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Justin Sablich Dec. 19, 2017 It's the busiest holiday travel season in years, but don’t go canceling Christmas just yet. Here are some ways to avoid the bustle. Gas prices are higher [...]

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 | 2017-09-25T03:27:50+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 [...]

Find Your Happy Place at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:50+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Hotels & Resorts, Spas and Wellness, The Traveling Pooka|

Gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean, private access to Miami Beach, oceanfront fine dining, and a prestigious address on Collins Avenue, the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort (CMWR) is the newest “gotta go to” spa resort on our radar. We met in person with their management team recently to learn more about this newcomer. The first [...]

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 [...]

Mary Poppins at Rosewood London Redefines “Medicine”

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:50+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Hotels & Resorts, The Traveling Pooka|

The (relatively) new London Rosewood is the kind of “medicine” I’d gladly take any day. It’s getting “a thumbs up” from All Aboard clients, who enjoy its traditional English style, great central location, and decor of modern elegance. One thing that separates this beautiful restored Edwardian manse from some other 5-stars is that it also [...]