Cheapflights.com Interviews wandermelon's Eric Hiss About Travel Tips, Value Destinations, Shakira.

CheapflightsGlobal airfare search engine Cheapflights.com recently published this info-packed interview covering  holiday-related travel tips plus insights from veteran travel writer and wandermelon co-founder Eric Hiss.

Whether you are looking for a flight from Fort Lauderdale or Fortaleza, Brazil, we love Cheapflights.com, a fare search and travel information site, for its ability to find you great fares no matter what continent you’re on. Always looking for the latest travel information to provide its millions of site visitors, Cheapflights.com recently interviewed wandermelon’s Eric Hiss to get his take on where the hotspots (and values) are right now, as well as other travel-savvy tips.

Speaking of tips, here’s one we just learned from Cheapflights that we’re happy to share with you:

You still have a few hours left to take advantage of Jet Blue’s One Day sale with prices starting at $29 (one way Baltimore to Boston) and other great fares like Las Vegas to New York for $129, one way. (Good for travel between November 29 – December 18).

“Waiting to board with Eric Hiss

In addition to having contributed to publications such as Conde Nast Traveler and the Los Angeles Times, Eric Hiss has recently co-founded the global travel blog wandermelon.com with other professional travel writers. When not on the road, Eric also teaches travel writing classes for the high profile writers’ resource mediabistro.com. Eric has been kind enough to share some of his travel insight with us.

Cheapflights: What do you always do when you travel – any routine procedures?
Eric Hiss: I have various checklists i have accumulated over the years for different kinds of trips, including adventure-oriented trips, travel focused on urban areas or maybe a beach town visit.  It’s impossible for me to remember all those items and details for various trips (the dry bag for that adventure trip or the sunblock for the beach trip). It’s reassuring to check those items off and know you’ve remembered everything.

CF: What is your travel pet peeve?
EH: Airlines intentionally overbooking flights. They might think it’s good for the bottom line, but it’s very bad for business when a passenger never wants to fly on  your airline again.

CF: What is your favorite kind of trip?
EH: That’s a tough one, because every type of trip has some fantastic elements. At the end of the day though, I will always go for the isolated beach destination with more palm trees than people.

CF: In your opinion, what’s the best destination you have ever been to and why?
EH: It depends how I’m feeling and what I want to write about. But if I had to choose just one, it would probably be South Africa, which I just visited for the first time. I was absolutely floored by the diversity of experiences: superb wine-tasting in the Stellenbosch, cosmopolitan cities like Cape Town, incredible game viewing in multiple reserves and really amazing people. I think this is a country whose time has really come as the next great destination, especially since the World Cup.”

Read full interview here…

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