Travel News This Week: Mexico Warnings, Culinary Fests, Sea Turtles and Cruises
U.S. and Oregon AAA Issue Spring Travel Alerts for Mexico. The U.S. Department of State this month issued travel warnings about Mexico, especially for spring breakers who make that a faithful trek each year. Oregon's AAA has issued its own warnings and advice for spring break travel as well.
The problem has been heavy violence by Mexican drug cartels, which have killed thousands in the last year throughout the country, but especially in the northern border towns.
“U.S. citizens should pay close attention to their surroundings while traveling in Ciudad Juarez, avoid isolated locations during late night and early morning hours, and remain alert to news reports,” the Department of State said in its release.
Oregon’s AAA advises all travelers to stay informed about travel warnings issued by the U.S. government, and to take a few sensible steps to be safe while traveling. See more of the warnings and full story here.
Greek Eco-Tourism Adventure Includes Working with Sea Turtles. Adventure tour operator inside/out announces a one-of-kind sea turtle volunteer adventure exclusive to its travelers. The Zakynthos Humanitourism experience includes a sea turtle conservation project and active eco-tourism adventure on the island of Zakynthos, Greece from June 3 through June 16. See full story....
New Orleans Food and Drink Festivals Make for Culinary Rager. The 19th annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) kicks off summer with its five-day extravaganza May 25 - 29. Long sultry days are welcomed with an abundance of fresh Louisiana seafood at the 3rd annual Louisiana Seafood Festival June 11 - 13. And the 8th anniversary event of Tales of the Cocktail is sure to raise the spirits of any summer-loving, food and spirit connoisseur July 21 - 25. See full story.
Culinary Events, Festivals Fill British Landscape Throughout Year. Among the culinary adventures are: East Anglian Game and Country Fair, April 24-25. Watercress Festival, May 16. English Wine Week, May 29 – June 6. Pontefract Liquorice Festival, July 1-31. Pershore Plum Festival, July 31 – August 30. See full story.
Sailing and Cruise Deals for Greece and California. TourCrafters has put together a Sailing in Greece package with departures every Friday from May 21 to September 17. Assuming eight passengers on the sailing yacht, the 8-day/7-night package starts at US$1,729 (in May).
Travel deal website Kijubi is offering 52 percent off of sailing adventures for Redondo Beach, California, this week - from the area’s South Bay Sailing. Full story here.....