The LG Weekly News Roundup: 12.17.09Air, Packing & Wardrobe, Weekly Travel News — By Molly F on December 17, 2009 at 6:00 am
LG 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….
Looking for the best travel deal around? Try a “nakation,” suggests the Chicago Tribune. Clothing-optional resorts worldwide have been hit particularly hard by the downturn, which makes a nudie vacay quite the steal. Even cheaper? Skipping baggage fees.
Source: Chicago Tribune
This is for anyone who has sat on an airport floor rearranging books and shampoo bottles to buck a triple-digit luggage fee. Founded by Luke Dudley, the website offers an easy way to scan through baggage restrictions from more than 100 airlines. The site goes beyond the obvious – say, $20 for 50 lbs on an American Airlines domestic flights- and lists more obscure limits. Ski trip, anyone?
Source: Luggage Limit
If you have $9,900 and a month to spare, check out the 2010 Global Scavenger Hunt. Billed as a “Blind Date with the World,” the month-long adventure pits 25 pairs against each other in an Amazing Race-type competition this April. The winning prize: A second hunt, in 2011.
Second Chance to Jet All You Can
Start stocking up vacation time, now. Jet Blue announced that it will bring back its All You Can Jet pass next year. No dates have been announced yet for the pass, which this October gave jetters a month of unlimited flights for $599. Seven of the original pass-holders, though, will get a free second run. Sometimes, it pays to jump on the bandwagon the first time around.