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It’s nearly prime-time for fall foliage leaf peeping in New England, and this year’s display promises to be a stunner. All the rainy days we’ve had to end the summer season will pay-off with brighter than usual leaf colors in October. And if you are a New Englander, you know that there is no more […]
To kick-off the celebration of their new Boston restaurant (and with a nod to their neighbors The Tea Party Ship), Smith & Wollensky created the perfect signature cocktail for their new restaurant – The Boston Tea Party Martini.
Come rain or shine there will be plenty to do this weekend with BOTH a Free Museum Day AND a Free National Park Day taking place on September 24, 2011. Rarely do so many great choices for free events take place on the same weekend. This Saturday, September 24th is primo for finding a buddy and heading out to view some of the country’s most cherished posessions, be they natural resources or artitic masterpieces.
Club Med has just announced a 7-Day Weekend sale which must be booked by 10/31/11 and is valid for travel all winter long through to April 13, 2012. Guests pay the usual price for a three-night stay, but stay and play for seven nights. The sale package starts at $870 per person for lodging, all meals, all beverages (beer, wine and cocktails), most resort activities and classes. Day camps for kids including the very popular Circus Camp are also included. Properties participating in the sale include Club Med properties in Cancun, Ixtapa, Punta Cana, Florida, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Martinique, and Guadeloupe.
France is about to launch its very first national food festival. In celebration of the abundance of exquisite local ingredients available throughout France in the fall, restaurants in Paris and all across the country will introduce Restaurant Week menus beginning on September 19th.
Fall is the favorite time of year to load up the car and head out for the pure joy of savoring the roadside scenery. This year may be especially challenging given the price of gasoline, so we’re pulled together a list of great getaway promotions to locations with stunning scenery. Each one of the deals below (organized by region) offers FREE GAS CARDS and other great incentives to come visiting and take in the brisk autumn air.
As the National 9/11 Memorial opens to the public at ground zero in New York City, I like you, feel compelled to make a pilgrimage – to gaze into the reflecting pools, finger the names of so many lost, and try to bring some sense of closure to the dark terror attack that has scarred our […]
How I wish I was writing to you from a verdant Tuscan hillside surrounded by laughing friends, plucking sun-ripened olives from low hanging branches, tasting freshly pressed olive oil and sipping a bold Brunello… sigh. But alas, like you, I’ll just have to plan a future Mediterranean adventure to celebrate the season of abondanza. So with the glories of fresh pressed olive oils in mind, I’ve gathered together a sampling of wonderful Olive Harvest Tours to stir your inner artisanal spirit.
Worried about booking a vacation or honeymoon during the 2011 hurricane season? We’ve got the solution. While we can’t chase hurricanes away, you can book your getaway at one of a number of resorts in the Caribbean and Florida that offer money back refunds if a hurricane comes calling.
Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Floods, Oh My –
Strikes, Unrest and Bankruptcies, Oh No –
Allergies, Illness and Accidents, Enough!
As hurricane season fires up in the Atlantic, it reminds us that the prudent among us invest in Travel Insurance to protect their hard earned vacation dollars.
Marriott Hotels are repeating a very popular Mega Bonus Rewards program for Marriott Reward Members. Travelers who are Marriott Rewards Members will earn one free night for every two nights stayed at a Marriott property between 9/15/11 and 1/15/12 and paid for with a VISA card. The free night is for a future stay at […]
Here’s a fabulous fall golf getaway package to Bermuda that will give lucky golfers a chance to play some of the islands premier golf courses and attend the PGA Grand Slam of Golf Championship in October.
Everyone is savoring the last days of summer and getting ready to party-out for the long Labor Day weekend. Nothing says summer celebration like a few ice cold mugs of locally brewed beer. It seems Americans has embraced the thought that Labor Day weekend makes a fantastic time for a local brewfest. We’ve discovered an abundance of Beer Fests taking place across the country
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 […]