The LG Weekly Travel News Roundup: 9.24.09

Extras — By on September 24, 2009 at 6:00 am

by Molly Fergus
Lost Girls Travel News Editor
Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your round-up right here….
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Don’t let the bed bugs bite
Blame the hostelers for the bed bug comeback The nasty critters have hitchhiked overseas in luggage and now plague cities across the country. Tips for keeping them at bay while traveling include scoring the top bunk in dorms and toting a silk sleep sack in your pack. Now, add Rest Easy to your arsenal, an all-natural TSA-friendly spray to kill the buggers before even paying the linen deposit. That’s what we call sweet dreams.

Source: Jaunted.com

No, not those pyramids

Fancy a Niagra honeymoon? Consider Argentina’s Iguazu Falls instead, says a new DK Eyewitness Travel book, Off the Tourist Trail: 1,000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives. The guide calls high-profile tourist sites like the Pyramids of Giza overdone and suggests less-trafficked options. Even if you won’t cross icons off your list, the book fuels plenty of wanderlust. The Outer Hebrides in Australia, anyone?

Source: Daily Herald

Flu Season Fallout

Bargain hunters, pack some H1N1 meds, and book it to Mexico if you’re jonesing for a beach getaway. Caribbean hotel rates only dropped 2 percent in the last year, compared to double-digit dives in the rest of the world, according to The Hotels Price Index. The index looks at Hotels.com and Expedia.com bookings, and the report largely blames H1N1 for sending vacationers to the Caribbean instead of Mexico.

Source: Budget Travel

RTW Deal

Couldn’t play hooky for four weeks to buy the much-hyped Jet Blue All You Can Jet Pass? Check out Martinair’s anywhere-in-the-world deal. Fly to one of the airline’s 98 international destinations – including Dubai, Cairo andTokyo – for just $425 roundtrip, not including taxes and fees. Then, try and snag a sweet blogging gig.

Source: MSNBC

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