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This week I’m traveling to Maine where we’ve just finished picking our blueberry harvest. One of the great joys of owning property in Maine is the wild blueberries that grow everywhere in profusion. Stop along any sunny roadside in mid-to-late July and you’re almost guaranteed to find wild blueberry bushes laden with tiny wild berries .
Well seasoned travelers will get bargain prices for 2 or 3 night stays at Starwood hotels for the rest of 2011!. For travel through 12/31/11, Starwood Hotels & Resorts invite you to Pay Your Age on the 2nd and 3rd night of your stay. Here’s how it works:
Jamaica has a new all-inclusive luxury resort that’s just opened in Montego Bay promising “Unlimited-Luxury” for their guests. Secrets Wild Orchid and Secrets St. James sit side by side on a lovely stretch of beach just a short journey from the airport. It’s time to let the Secrets out – these are beautiful properties! […]
Our enthusiastic group of two dozen Travel Bloggers joined hands and slipped and dipped our way upward. We were fortunate to have arrived late in the afternoon and had the climb all to ourselves. Before long we were squealing and laughing as currents twirled us around and dunked us into free form pools.
The dog days of August are stretching out before us, and for most of the country it’s been way too hot for way too long. So we’ve pulled together a great list of cool getaway activities across the USA that your whole family will love!
I’ve just put a sample pack from Neutrogena to the ‘travel test’ and I have to say I loved these new products. Don’t you just hate slathering on sunblock and feeling like a sticky, greasy mess? Neutrogena seems to have the perfect solution. I’ve always been a fan of Neutrogena sunblock products for their broad spectrum UVA and […]
The number of Travel Apps being introduced to the mobile marketplace is astounding. It seems every day our ‘Wicked Good’ email box is filled with news of Apps just begging for a try out. Since neither Linda or I have an iPhone, we usually have to wait for the Android and Blackberry version to come along – which means […]
Winner of the Best Hotel in the Caribbean for the second year in a row by the readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine, Nisbet Plantation on the Island of Nevis is a welcoming haven for relaxation and fine cuisine. Fortunate guests enjoy fresh local ingredients prepared with skill and imagination at three charismatic dining settings. […]
When did the urge to go to sail on a Tall Ship first tickle your imagination? Was it while watching Errol Flynn swashbuckle his way through tropical ports, reading Jim Hawkins’ adventures on Treasure Island, humming Crosby, Still & Nash’s Wooden Ships, or perhaps watching Captain Jack Sparrow command the Black Pearl? For old and young, the romance of a wooden schooner setting a course for adventure is compelling and should not be put off a moment longer.
We’re seen a number of great deals and new services announced by airlines in the past week. Here are airline trends you’ll want to know about:
Cathay Pacific is offering flights to Hong Kong for $100! To promote their new flight route from Chicago O’Hare to Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific will be selling flights for $100 to a lucky few.
Bay Bristo is one of my favorite spots on Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos. Clint and I discovered it many years ago when it was a sleepy little cafe´ just two steps above the sand. We stopped by again a few months ago and it’s charm has only increased over the years. Their unpretentious ambiance and spectacular view is always mesmerizing.
Travel clinics can be nearly impossible to find when you’re flying from one destination to another. And heaven knows, airport travel these days raises our stress levels and plays havoc with our inner systems. Whether it’s an ear ache from altitude change, stomach distress from unfamiliar foods, swollen legs from sitting too long, or an unexpected ailment that catches up with us, it has always been challenging to find medical attention while transiting through airports. That’s all about to change thanks to Concentra Urgent Care Centers who are providing travelers with convenient, affordable medical attention at airport locations.
One of Boston’s most family friendly hotels sits just a bit upriver along the banks of the Charles River, offering dramatic views of Boston’s skyline and lots of ammenities to delight visitors of all ages . I can’t think of a better location to introduce your family to the history and culture of Boston than at the AAA 4-diamond Royal Sonesta Hotel.
Here are easy guidelines for understanding airline carry on restrictions and determining what things you can carry on an airplane. TSA regulations change from time to time and you should always check the TSA Website for final word, but here are answers to the most asked questions about carry on regulations in the United States.
The travel industry has been waiting nervously for Google’s next move since they purchased travel industry giant ITA Software last year. ITA software powers most popular flight search sites on the web such as Expedia and Kayak. At the beginning of June, Google announced the availability of flight search right in the search bar. Here’s how it works:
Some of the greatest fun in dining while traveling is trying things with unlikely sounding names. Case in point is a Mushroom Martini at the delightful Mangoes on a prominent corner of the main drag, Duval Street in Key West FL.
Picture a location with miles of handsomely tended vineyards, fabulous artisan farm to table restaurants, a beautiful waterfront setting, charming historic village, delightful luxury inns, grand estate wineries, active arts community and world renown theater performances. You might be imagining that I flew off to Napa or Sonoma, Bordeaux, or perhaps Argentina, but my fabulous getaway was a very short flight away…. to Ontario Canada…. just a bit west of Toronto on the north side of Niagara Falls, and a short drive from Buffalo New York. Who knew that Ontario boasts one of the finest wine growing regions in the world?!!
Don’t you just love getting free stuff? Hotels.com agrees and has launched a Summer Giftaway promotion that gives away free Kindles and gas cards. Just book your summer getaway at Hotels.com and you’ll receive super gifts as well as reduced prices.
Now that Memorial Day is over, summer has really begun and it’s time to start planning some great weekend getaways. One of the best outings in New England is the Newport WineFest that takes place in along the glittering waterfront in Newport Rhode Island from August 19 to 21, 2011. The Newport WineFest is the largest outdoor food and wine festival in New England and last year attracted nearly 10,000 culinary enthusiasts.
Caution: We’ve just read a report that Germany is in the grips of a large and dangerous E. coli outbreak that has already infected over 1,000 people and has resulted in at least 18 deaths. It is expected that E. coli infections will continue to spread throughout Europe and that more deaths are likely. Cucumbers […]