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New Fall Foliage App For Leaf Peeping In New England

New Fall Foliage App For Leaf Peeping In New England

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 […]

October 3, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Dining In Paris Gets Even More Exciting During National Food Festival WeekThis Week

Dining In Paris Gets Even More Exciting During National Food Festival WeekThis Week

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.

September 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
How To Get Tour Tickets For The September 11 Memorial In New York

How To Get Tour Tickets For The September 11 Memorial In New York

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 […]

September 12, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Caribbean Resorts With Hurricane Refund Guarantees

Caribbean Resorts With Hurricane Refund Guarantees

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.

September 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Important Do’s and Don’ts Of Buying Travel Insurance

Important Do’s and Don’ts Of Buying Travel Insurance

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.

August 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
Labor Day Beer Festivals Across The USA!

Labor Day Beer Festivals Across The USA!

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

August 19, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
12 Cool Family Getaways for Hot August Days

12 Cool Family Getaways for Hot August Days

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!

August 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
3 New Products From Neutrogena For Sun Loving Travelers

3 New Products From Neutrogena For Sun Loving Travelers

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 […]

August 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
Six New Travel Apps To Save Time and Money

Six New Travel Apps To Save Time and Money

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 […]

August 1, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
How To Avoid Food Culture Shock

How To Avoid Food Culture Shock

One of the best things about the modern world is the spread of cultures. You can easily find a dozen or more restaurants serving foreign food in any large city. Before a trip to Greece for instance, why not visit a local Greek restaurant to familiarize yourself with the cuisine? Make sure it’s as authentic as possible

July 28, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Finding A Notary Public When Traveling Abroad

Finding A Notary Public When Traveling Abroad

Many of us travel overseas, but when the need to have important paperwork completed comes, many of us are caught off guard.

July 25, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
5 New Airline Trends Worth Keeping An Eye On

5 New Airline Trends Worth Keeping An Eye On

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.

July 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
On-Site Healthcare Centers Coming To An Airport Near You

On-Site Healthcare Centers Coming To An Airport Near You

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.

July 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
What Can I Take On An Airplane? – TSA Regulations

What Can I Take On An Airplane? – TSA Regulations

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.

June 24, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Google Wants To Be Your Favorite Flight Search Engine

Google Wants To Be Your Favorite Flight Search Engine

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:

June 18, 2011 | By | Reply More
Don’t Eat Cucumbers in Germany This Summer!

Don’t Eat Cucumbers in Germany This Summer!

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 […]

May 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
New At Disney – Pampered Pets, Hawaii Resort & New Cruise Ports

New At Disney – Pampered Pets, Hawaii Resort & New Cruise Ports

Disney is definitely on the move and spreading their magic to new places. Here are some new Disney offerings to put on your watch list. With Disney now boasting 4 cruise ships, the Mouse is definitely out and about! Disney Cruise Line is bringing their cruise ships to new home ports all across the United States.

May 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Rental Car Companies Charging $9 a Gallon for Gas!

Rental Car Companies Charging $9 a Gallon for Gas!

Watch Out – gas charges could be a total budget buster!  You are probably well aware that rental car companies offer you a full tank of gas at a relatively fair prices when you pick up your rental car.  But you probably are not aware of the exorbitant prices they charge if you return your […]

May 5, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Qantas Does Dallas – New Nonstop Flights to Australia

Qantas Does Dallas – New Nonstop Flights to Australia

Anytime I can avoid a layover in LAX (my least favorite airport) it’s a great day.  That’ why I was so happy to hear that Qantas Airlines is beginning non-stop flights to Australia from Dallas Texas.  Beginning on May 16th.  Qantas will begin flying 4 weekly flights between Dallas and Brisbane with a connection to […]

April 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
National Geographic’s Newest Travel Planner

National Geographic’s Newest Travel Planner

I’ve just received a copy of National Geographic’s newest glossy travel book, 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas and I couldn’t wait to settle into a comfy chair and let my fingers dance across the world.  We’ve all come to expect dazzling photography from the folks at ‘Nat Geo’, and this illustrated travel planner is packed with […]

April 18, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More