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Don't Drive in Austria or Switzerland Without Your Road Tax Stamp Sticker

Don't Drive in Austria or Switzerland Without Your Road Tax Stamp Sticker

There are big fines for drivers in Austria and Switzerland who don’t have a Vignette Sticker (road tax stamp for driving on motorways and expressways) – so vacationers with rental cars beware!  Thanks go to Luda Kirk for sharing a painful tale of being fined in Austria for not having the proper sticker.  And you […]

May 24, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More
Join The Mile High Dating Club

Join The Mile High Dating Club

How far are you willing to go to find a perfect mate? Air New Zealand is betting that several hundred travelers will be on board for its first ever Matching Making Flight that departs Los Angeles on October 13, 2009.  Adventurous singles who purchase roundtrip tickets on The Match Making Flight will be treated to […]

May 21, 2009 | By | Reply More
Another Incredible Deal – This Time to Ireland

Another Incredible Deal – This Time to Ireland

Time to start planning a family trip to Ireland!  How does 6 nights in a 5-Star 19th Century Manor Resort, roundtrip airfare, plus a full-size rental car with unlimited mileage for $499 sound? – Incredible, am I right? The folks at Sceptre Tours have put together this family friendly package for travelers to Ireland from […]

May 20, 2009 | By | Reply More
Stay In A Billion Dollar Resort For A C-Note!

Stay In A Billion Dollar Resort For A C-Note!

I’m sure this economy was not what the developers had in mind when the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas was designed (by the group that built Wynn, The Mirage, Caesars Palace and others).   After investing a cool BILLION dollars (hard to even imagine) the sprawling resort opened to the public in early […]

May 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
See Columbus' Replica Ships The Nina And The Pinta This Summer

See Columbus' Replica Ships The Nina And The Pinta This Summer

The Columbus Foundation has lovingly constructed replica sailing ships of Columbus’ famed vessels the Nina and the Pinta (also known as the Santa Clara).  The caravel ship Nina has been acclaimed as the most historically accurate recreation in modern times. This summer the two ships will sailing in tandem as a ‘sailing museum’, visiting ports […]

May 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Picasso's 17th Century Chateau Opens To The Public

Picasso's 17th Century Chateau Opens To The Public

There are few spots outside of Paris that attract more visitors than the Monet gardens at Giverny.  Now an equally famous painter’s home is opening to the public – Picasso’s storied Chateau de Vauvenargues just outside of Aix-en-Provence in the South of France.  The home has been closed for the 35 years since Picasso’s death, […]

May 7, 2009 | By | Reply More
Hawaii Vacations 55% Off Last Year!

Hawaii Vacations 55% Off Last Year!

If you’ve been hoping for some super Hawaii travel deals, I have a travel tip for you – NOW is the time to start planning. 2009 will be a fabulous year for discounted Hawaii vacations. We recently received  an announcement from Pleasant Holidays, saying their Hawaii Vacations are up to 55% off last year’s rates […]

May 6, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
The Beautiful Azores, A Trip Report – You Should Go – Really!

The Beautiful Azores, A Trip Report – You Should Go – Really!

The Azores – The Most Beautiful Eco-Friendly Islands That You´ve Never Heard Of I should have brought along a Thesaurus to even attempt to describe to you how incredibly beautiful the islands of the Azores are. Clint and I just hopped a short 4 1/2 hour nonstop flight from Boston to the Azores (on Azores […]

May 3, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Virgin America Keeps Getting Better and Better

Virgin America Keeps Getting Better and Better

Virgin America is expanding its territory with a new flight route between Orange County California and San Francisco.  With every new route comes a great introductory fare right?  How’s $49 each way?! (Subject to availability of course.)   And Virgin America will deliver the pampering we’ve all come to love them for.  All seats have […]

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Calling All Campers, Hikers and Sportsman – Learn to Cook In The Wild

Calling All Campers, Hikers and Sportsman – Learn to Cook In The Wild

Do you love the smell of a crackling camp fire, and the camaraderie of folks gathered around to watch the flames dance as food slowly roasts on a spit?  Do you love to barbecue, add your special sauces, and feed the whole neighborhood?  Do the fragrant aromas of freshly baked sourdough bread send you into […]

April 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
Choose Fiji Over of Tahiti To Save a Bundle

Choose Fiji Over of Tahiti To Save a Bundle

An exotic South Pacific vacation is at the top of most of our dream vacation lists. Having spent time in both Tahiti and Fiji, I can tell you without hesitation,”Go – these destinations will knock your socks off”.   The islands are every bit as enchanting and sensual as the pictures would have you believe! Two concerns typically […]

April 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Free Family Travel Guides From Trip Advisor

Free Family Travel Guides From Trip Advisor

Great new (free) Family Travel Guides are available for download from the good folks at Trip Advisor.  I just got an email (about a dream trip promotion) and added on the bottom of the email were links to their new Family Travel Guides for the USA.  I took a quick look, and they are really […]

April 23, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
The Out Islands of the Bahamas Are Heavenly In Spring

The Out Islands of the Bahamas Are Heavenly In Spring

It’s been a long cold winter and you haven’t had a good dose of sunshine and sand between your toes in a long time. Spring breezes may have you itching to dig in the garden, but for me, Spring brings yearnings for crystal clear waters lapping on endless miles of pristine beaches. Yes my friends, May and […]

April 21, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
World's Oldest Running Play Returns Again in 2010

World's Oldest Running Play Returns Again in 2010

Once every 10 years the sleepy valley of Oberammergau in the heart of Bavaria welcomes the world for it’s performance of The Passion Play.  Don’t be intimidated by the name, just say Ober-Am-A-Gow (like cow).  The play was first performed in 1633 as an offering to God with a plea to be spared from further deaths […]

April 19, 2009 | By | Reply More
A Super Getaway Deal for New England Golfers!

A Super Getaway Deal for New England Golfers!

We’ve just received word of a fabulous 3 day golf getaway that will have you thumbing your nose at the recession and taking off to enjoy one of New England’s premier golf resorts with unlimited golf privileges. The Bethel Inn Resort, located just down the mountainside from the Sunday River Ski Area in Bethel Maine, […]

April 13, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
The Lights Dim for Waterford Crystal in Ireland

The Lights Dim for Waterford Crystal in Ireland

It appears the global recession has claimed another industry giant – the Waterford Crystal factory in Ireland has closed it’s doors.  Despite the ability to attract 300,000 visitors a year to take the factory tour, the Waterford/Wedgewood company has been unable to find a ‘bail out’ partner to take over the faltering company.  It’s doubtless […]

April 8, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More
Summer Volunteer Opportunities in the National Parks

Summer Volunteer Opportunities in the National Parks

Lots of folks find themselves with more time than money this year – and are still hoping for an inspiring summer vacation. It may be the perfect time to volunteer for a restoration project in one of the country’s national parks.  Coordinated by the Department of Agriculture, there are plenty of restoration and conservation projects […]

April 8, 2009 | By | Reply More
Furnas and Nordeste – The Best Yet!

Furnas and Nordeste – The Best Yet!

Just when I thought the scenery couldn’t get any better, we ventured off to the eastern expanses of Sao Miguel Island where we were totally wowed! Now let me say we had already experienced 7 days of incredibly beautiful landscapes and were in a bit of panorama overload, but the eastern regions of the island […]

April 6, 2009 | By | Reply More
Sao Miguel – Bustling Cities and Thermal Pools

Sao Miguel – Bustling Cities and Thermal Pools

Sorry for the delay in posting about the finish to our trip.  We had very sporadic access to the web.  One day I was muttering to myself about the lack of internet access, and then took a look around and realized we were staying in the middle of a volcano crater – no wonder the […]

April 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Faial – Island of Yachts, Windmills and Volcanos

Faial – Island of Yachts, Windmills and Volcanos

We took a bouncy half hour ferry ride from Pico to the Island of Faial.  Horta, the capitol of Faial, is a cheery harbor town with a yachting flare. For centuries boats have been provisioning here before making the run across the Atlantic.  Today you can see paintings all along the break-front where boaters have […]

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