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Disney invites you to “B” one of the first travelers to experience it’s new B Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The B Resort is just weeks away from opening and is offering great introductory rates for summertime stays.
The B Resort promises to add a fresh contemporary sophistication to Disney’s selection of hotel experiences. The highrise hotel has been designed to offer equal fun for adults and kids.
It’s been a particularly long and challenging winter with snow storms and cold weather blanketing the country time and time again. Nearly everyone is looking forward to the beginning of Spring his week and wishing they could jet off on an exciting travel adventure. Luckily there are plenty of travel companies who are just waiting to give away a trip of a lifetime to lucky winners of their travel sweepstakes. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting and exciting travel contests for Spring:
Celebrity Cruise Line is known for treating their passengers like, well… celebrities. This summer they’re upping their game by pampering New Yorkers with free “Black Car” door-to-door transfers to the cruise pier in Bayonne, New Jersey for passengers booking a suite on a 7-night Bermuda cruise. These lucky passengers will be pampered from door-to-door!
The recent consolidation of major airlines has resulted in big changes in the availability of Bereavement, Emergency, and Compassion airfares for 2014. Earlier this week American Airlines (after merging with US Airways) announced that they will no longer offer bereavement airfares. This is a very discouraging trend, especially considering they are now the largest airline in the United States. Currently, only two airlines in the United States still offer discounted Bereavement Fares:
With the growing popularity of e-cig, it’s only natural that travelers will want to take them along on their trips. But how does the TSA and airlines feel about it? Here’s a current look at the answer to: Can I Bring An E-Cigarette On An Airplane?
First and foremost, the TSA Does Not Ban E-Cigarettes from going through airport security in a carry-on bag or in checked luggage. However, you may be identified for further inspection unless you follow our helpful tips for bringing an e-cigarette through airport security:
I’ve just taken the TravelWise packing cubes for a test run on a weekend getaway, and I am sold, these are really a great aid to packing efficiently. These days more often than not I pack in a soft-sided carry-on and typically find that while it fits nicely in overhead airplane bins, my clothes often get totally jumbled around. The TravelWise packing cubes take care of this problem very nicely – no more wrinkled mess!
Here are some of of the features I liked the most:
Are you jealous of the special treatment that elite travelers receive at every turn? Hertz hears your pain and has just announced a reduction in the requirements for reaching Five Star and President’s Club elite status.
Members of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program can now achieve and retain elite status tiers faster.
Perfect for my next Caribbean themed dinner party!
It’s not too late to plan a sensational Valentines Day! Whether you’re celebrating as a couple, as a family, or even on your own, we’ve got inspirational suggestions for making this year’s Valentine’s Day one you will remember for years to come.
Here are exciting and imaginative – unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year:
Cruise Critic, the internet’s largest cruise review website has just launched a new cruise shopping tool, Price Drop, that shows shoppers the latest cruise bargains. We think their amazing new tool is destined to shake up the cruise booking marketplace and give savvy cruise shoppers an easy way to find the latest cruise price reductions.
Price Drop is a new way to shop for the lowest priced cruises as it compares recently reduced cruise fares against published rates.
America’s National Parks are perhaps the country’s greatest treasure, protecting almost 52 million acres of land, but when was the last time you visited one? With 59 National Parks in 27 states there is surely one close by ready and waiting to be explored. The National Parks Service has designed 6 Free National Parks Days for 2014 when the parks are open for all to visit free of charge. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit one of our parks. Trust me, you will leave wondering why you don’t visit more often. Here are the dates in 2014 when admission to National Parks will be free:
The vast majority of travel guides that crowd dusty shelves in books stores and personal libraries tell you where to find the best hotels, countless museums and endless architecturally significant churches, but they’re missing one of the most important reasons we travel – to discover where locals go to party!
Where To Party Around The World. The Matador Network, a community of young travel bloggers who tell it like it is, has just published the “ultimate guide to partying around the world”, with 101 Places To Get F*cked Up Before You Die.
The pace of construction for lavish new resorts has slowed in the Caribbean in recent years, making the introduction of grand new properties all the more exciting. 2014 will see some striking new additions to the Caribbean scene. Sandals Resorts in particular will open new properties on a number of Caribbean islands including Barbados and Granada. If you just love being the first of your friends to brag about staying in a hot new property, have a look at some of the Caribbeans most impressive new additions for 2014.
Here’s a great infographic with lots of interesting tips about tourist sites in London. Most of us have visited London and gazed up at the iconic Big Ben clock tower. Did you know that the time is adjusted by placing pennies on the pendulum? Or that a flock of birds once stopped the clock by perching on the hands? Learning lots of fascinating facts about this regal city by having a look at this entertaining infographic.
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Here are some astounding and surprising facts about flying in modern day aircraft. For instance, did you know that due to the development of highly sophisticated guidance systems, pilots only average 3 minutes per flight using the manual controls – shocking! How about… did you realize that the height of a 747 is about the same as a 7 story building? Read this very entertaining infographic designed by FHR a British Airport Parking site.
There’s a new focus on Foodie based shore excursions and chef prepared regional dishes aboard major cruise lines in 2014. While cruising has always had a reputation for offering an abundance of food, cruise lines haven’t often tapped into local ingredients or presented regional dishes of the ports they visit. For many of us, half the pleasure of traveling to new destinations is to experience the local fare and to bring home a recipe for a wonderful regional dish. Thankfully, this is all changing with cruise lines featuring celebrity chef experiences, cooking classes and on-shore culinary excursions.
After much anticipation, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced an easement to the strict ban on the use of mobile devices on airplanes and have issued new rules for passenger use. While passengers still won’t be able to make phone calls while boarding doors are closed and planes are away from the gate, they will soon be able to use PEDs (Portable Electronic Devices) from gate to gate, take-off to landing. Beginning immediately, airlines who have obtained approval from the FAA of their safety assessment plans will issue new policies for the use of mobile devices during their flights. questions about the new FAA Portable Electronic Devices Rules:
Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Florida is sponsoring a gala holiday recipe contest that you won’t want to miss out on. At tables all across America, the holidays bring out cherished traditions and prized recipes that are passed down from one generation to the next. Perhaps no one appreciates traditions in the kitchen like Trump International Beach Resort’s Executive Chef Kurtis Jantz. With Chef Jantz’s guidance, Trump International Beach Resort is sponsoring a Holiday Recipe Contest with a grand prize of a six day escape stay to the ultra-deluxe Trump Resort.