Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Is It Over??
Well, dear Pumpkins, it’s another year come and gone like a snow flake on a warm bosom.

Ivanna Gabbalot
29Dec16

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Stop The Presses!
This just in: research has uncovered a primal head scratcher that travel professionals have pondered for decades.

Ivanna Gabbalot
07Dec16

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Rumour Has It…
The birth of a Travel Nation has spawned the birth of a sale. Yes, Pumpkins, I have it on woolly authority that Jonathan Carrol has done it again.

Ivanna Gabbalot
21Nov16

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Why can’t they say what they mean?
Thank God for Google, pumpkins. One of the ditzy dinkettes called me in a panic yesterday, saying she had received a press release but

Ivanna Gabbalot
04Nov16

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My device is charging
I love the fact that airlines are installing AC outlets right at your seat, Pumpkins. You see, I travel with a number of devices

Ivanna Gabbalot
14Oct16

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I Can’t Find My Tribe
GDS company Amadeus has released a ‘whitepaper’ (apparently that’s one word now), the 4th in a series dubbed

Ivanna Gabbalot
07Oct16

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A Celebrity Worth Celebrating
Talk about creating waves, Pumpkins. Going against the tide. Making a splash. Wading into hot waters.

Ivanna Gabbalot
27Sep16

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Pyjama Party
Remember, dahrlings, when airlines roared 'I am the fairest because of my great fares! "No, me! I have perfect seat pitch!" "But I'm much more rewarding after a long ride". And meow it went.

Ivanna Gabbalot
18Aug16

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Itchy Business
Two major airlines have refused to let passengers board over concerns about rashes. Holy bushwhack, Batman! You can’t board a flight cause of a rash? What’s next? Dandruff? Halitosis? In my experience, half the plane would be denied boarding.

Ivanna Gabbalot
11Aug16

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Do I Look Scared?
Am I scared? Do Serbians have bull ball cooking festivals? You bet your sweet petunias, I’m scared, dahrlings.

Ivanna Gabbalot
20Jul16

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Travel Hinterland’s Who’s Who
Toronto’s High Park Zoo recaptures its fugitive Capybara on the same day Mark Linton reemerges in travel insurance. Coincidence, dahrlings?

Ivanna Gabbalot
29Jun16

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Open Jaw & Insert Foot
Pumpkins, it’s been an absolute fraternity since we’ve given out a coveted Open Jaw Insert Foot Award. But fear not! Etihad has opened its maw so wide, you could...

Ivanna Gabbalot
01Jun16

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Scrappy Ways
Well, well, well ... I do love a man with a bit of metal in his moxy, dahrlings. Some pewter in his peter. A speck of brass in his bellicose. But I’m not sure it belongs in the legislature.

Ivanna Gabbalot
19May16

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Speaking In Tongues
Today much of Europe is shut down, Pumpkins, because 2000 years ago 12 dudes spontaneously spoke in foreign languages. [For those pagans out there, don't feel bad. Apparently it's Pentecost Monday -- the day when the holy spirit descended upon the apostles. Who knew?]

Ivanna Gabbalot
16May16

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It's Pumpkin Day!
Dear pumpkins, I feel humbled on this day of days. May 4th is Travel Agent Day and as Trump says 'we will celebrate bigly.'

Ivanna Gabbalot
04May16

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s A Passenger
Shedding those extra pounds can be such a challenge, dahrlings. With the cost of each extra ounce adding gabillions to the bottom line, lightening the load is the Sola Scriptura for airlines.

Ivanna Gabbalot
26Apr16

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Now For Something Completely Unrelated
We’re covered in snow and it’s not funny. As I told the over-eager Chihuahua hounding me at closing time last night: “Too little. Too late.” Now beat it.

Ivanna Gabbalot
06Apr16

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Smarty Pants Is How Smarty Pants Does
Not that I haven’t been known to stretch the truth, dahrlings. Spin some wool. Rattle a tale. And maybe that 5 star hotel I sold you didn’t have the very best view in Paris. And perhaps that isn’t, strictly speaking, the amplest pitch I’ve seen on a man.

Ivanna Gabbalot
28Mar16

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There’s Money In Them Waters
Holy safety harness, Pumpkins, there is some serious cash being floated in cruising. I think the people running the biz got hold of Trump’s ad budget and decided to put it to better use.

Ivanna Gabbalot
15Mar16

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Celebrating International Women
It's international women's day, Pumpkins, and I've been asking myself if I know any international women -- besides Kim Catrall, of course.

Ivanna Gabbalot
08Mar16