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Maine Inns and Arts Spring Festival Weekend

Maine Inns and Arts Spring Festival Weekend

One of the reasons I love Spring so much, is that all of a sudden there are dozens of house and garden tours, artist open studios and antiques festivals to temp me away from my ho hum winter routine. This year I’ve found a new offering (well new to me anyway) in beautiful Kennebunkport Maine. […]

April 16, 2008 | By | Reply More
Rent Top of the Line Golf Clubs on Vacation

Rent Top of the Line Golf Clubs on Vacation

Let’s admit it, lugging golf clubs along on vacation is a royal pain in the neck. Not only are they heavy and cumbersome, but as soon as I see them lumber out of sight on the baggage conveyor belt, I get the sinking feeling that I’ll never see them again. To add insult to injury, […]

April 14, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
See the Real New York With Big Onion Walking Tours

See the Real New York With Big Onion Walking Tours

Considered by many to be the best walking tours in New York City, Big Onion Walking Tours are experts at peeling back the surface layers to reveal the true essence of New York City neighborhoods. For an astonishing low price of $15 per adult, (and less for seniors and students) you’ll find passionate guides (who […]

April 11, 2008 | By | Reply More
Fly A "V"ery New Airline to Australia

Fly A "V"ery New Airline to Australia

Thanks to relaxed restrictions ushered in by the new Open Skies Agreement (see our post all about it), the Virgin group has announced a new airline to fly between the United States and Australia. “V Australia” will begin flying 10 weekly flights between Los Angeles and Sydney beginning on December 15, 2008 – just in […]

April 10, 2008 | By | Reply More
Find Your Perfect Beach Vacation – Automatically

Find Your Perfect Beach Vacation – Automatically

What’s your definition of an ideal beach? It’s a bit different for each of us. For me it’s a long stretch of fine sand that curves to a distant point (not so soft that your foot sinks in and your can’t walk well – sure I’m choosy, this is my fantasy!). The waves should be […]

April 9, 2008 | By | Reply More
Live Your Baseball Road Trip Dream!

Live Your Baseball Road Trip Dream!

The boys of summer are back and it’s time to head out to the ball park to make life long memories of battles well fought and won (or lost). I can almost hear the the cheers and jeers raining down from bleacher seats and sky boxes alike. Beach balls bouncing off outstretched hands, ice cream […]

April 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
10 Ways to Save Money On Board a Cruiseship

10 Ways to Save Money On Board a Cruiseship

You’ll need these money saving tips while on board your next cruise because we all know the cruise reservation price is just the beginning! The cruise lines are hoping you’ll spend twice your initial expenditure on fine wines, pool side drinks, shore excursions, at the gift shop and in the casino. It’s all about finding […]

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Become an American Idol at Disney World

Become an American Idol at Disney World

Beginning in late 2008, all you closet American Idol wannabes can get your big break at Disney World in Florida. Ever the cutting edge purveyor of entertainment, Disney World is hard at work developing a “Disney Hollywood Studios” theme park. The main attraction will be the opportunity to strut your stuff in an American Idol […]

March 28, 2008 | By | Reply More
A Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb for Scardy Cats

A Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb for Scardy Cats

The idea of doing a Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is compelling – an adventure of a lifetime. Can’t you just picture yourself perched at the apex, arms stretched above your head waiving in triumph, with dramatic bay views extending out before you in all directions. The only elements I don’t care to think about is […]

March 27, 2008 | By | Reply More
Holland Tourism Guides

Holland Tourism Guides

I think most people in the USA are just a bit confused about what county calls Amsterdam it’s capital city. Is it Holland or The Netherlands? And why are the citizens there call the Dutch? Three different names, one wonderful region. For the record, Holland represents two of the 12 provinces of The Netherlands. The […]

March 25, 2008 | By | Reply More
Personally Picked, Welcoming Accommodations

Personally Picked, Welcoming Accommodations

Nothing against mainstream hotel chains, but the more I travel, the more I seek out memorable accommodations that have distinctive personalities and offer the opportunity to interact with the local community and/or other travelers. Alastair Sawday, one of Britain’s prominent travel writers has a wonderful website that is perfect for finding hotels, bed and breakfasts, […]

March 23, 2008 | By | Reply More
Meet a Seahorse Up Close and Personal in Hawaii

Meet a Seahorse Up Close and Personal in Hawaii

A visit to Hawaii promises exciting exposure to new flora and fauna both on the land and in the waters. On the big island of Hawaii visitors often trek north to spend the day at historic Parker Ranch to see the famed Paniolo Cowboys of Hawaii. But that’s not the only ranch to corral horses […]

March 21, 2008 | By | Reply More
6 Reasons Quebec City is a Great Deal This Summer

6 Reasons Quebec City is a Great Deal This Summer

Visiting the old world charm of Quebec City is always a treat, but this year it gets even better. This grand walled city has proudly graced the banks of the St. Lawrence River for four centuries – Yes, that’s 400 years since Samuel de Champlain established the first permanent French settlement in North America. In […]

March 19, 2008 | By | Reply More
Europe's Best Hotel Search Engine

Europe's Best Hotel Search Engine

Meet Venere.com. As I see it, Venere.com has the most comprehensive listing and ratings of hotels throughout Europe. Based in Rome, with offices in London and Paris, Venere.com has developed a directory of over 20,000 hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, country homes and vacation rentals. All properties are mapped, have large photo displays, as […]

March 14, 2008 | By | Reply More
Stay in New York City for Less – Rent an Apartment

Stay in New York City for Less – Rent an Apartment

New York City is back on top as the destination of choice for both foreign visitors and travelers from across the United States. Hotel occupancy rates rose 5% in 2007, as over 46 million visitors traveled to New York City. Today it’s often difficult to find a hotel room for less than $300 per night. […]

March 12, 2008 | By | Reply More
Essential Italy Driving Tips

Essential Italy Driving Tips

Driving in Italy is not for the timid, it’s often frenetic and exuberant with vehicles squeezed onto streets designed as lanes for livestock. On the other hand if you think of your car as a suit of armor in which you venture forth to do battle with all you meet – you’re going to love […]

March 11, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More
Spring in Savannah is Simply Devine!

Spring in Savannah is Simply Devine!

If you haven’t visited Savannah in the springtime, WHAT are your waiting for?? While this sultry city welcomes sightseers all year round, the months of March, April and May are especially enchanting. Take a fragrant walk through winding brick pathways and magnificent parks to bring back glimpses of southern living in all its glory. With […]

March 10, 2008 | By | Reply More
3 Rejuvenated Paris Sites – Don't Miss Them

3 Rejuvenated Paris Sites – Don't Miss Them

Quick, name three essential images of Paris. How about these – 1) the stoic soaring angles of the Eiffel Tower, 2) the vibrant multi hued paintings of Claude Monet, 3) the voluptuous gilt accouterments of grand reception halls at the Palace of Versailles. Three of Paris’ most treasured venues that have all recently undergone a […]

March 6, 2008 | By | Reply More
Victoria British Columbia’s Secret Walking Tours

Victoria British Columbia’s Secret Walking Tours

Like whispered tales of an infamous mistress, grand Victorian cities harbor legendary fables of life among gas lit streets. Victoria, capital city of British Columbia, offers to reveal its hidden history and mysterious secrets in four self-guided historic walking tours. So forget the traditional tourist sites and immerse yourself in this city’s grand and illustrious […]

February 26, 2008 | By | Reply More
Ancient Rome Comes Alive in New Virtual Museum

Ancient Rome Comes Alive in New Virtual Museum

The ancient world meets the virtual world in the famous Diocletian Baths in Rome. Open for just a month, this new venture invites visitors to immerse themselves in a virtual world where they walk the streets of ancient Rome while exploring public buildings and a regal villa. The virtual reconstruction, which cost more than $1.1 […]

February 21, 2008 | By | Reply More