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Cheap InterIsland Flights in Hawaii

Cheap InterIsland Flights in Hawaii

Despite the fact that airlines in Hawaii have often struggled with bankruptcy, the number of airlines offering inter-island flights are increasing leading to really cheap prices.  Today inter-island flights can be purchased starting at $43 one way, making planning a circle itinerary visiting a number of islands very affordable.  You’ll find inter-island flights being offered […]

July 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Today's Hot Night Clubs in Paris, Rome & Barcelona

Today's Hot Night Clubs in Paris, Rome & Barcelona

Here’s a must read article for everyone heading to Europe this summer.  Paris, Barcelona and Rome After Dark by the Times Online (London), reviews the hippest nightclubs for summer 2009.  You’ll find complete information, directions, hours, and (thank you) the url links for each of the nightclubs, so you can check it all out in […]

July 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
10 Most Scenic Rail Trips In Europe

10 Most Scenic Rail Trips In Europe

RailEurope has just published a terrific online guide of the 10 most awe inspiring train journeys throughout Europe.  The guide includes lovely pictures (of course) along with not-to-be-missed highlights along the train routes, travel times and fares.  Tickets for all the journeys can be purchased on the RailEurope site.

June 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
Single Supplements Waived or Discounted for 2009 Tours

Single Supplements Waived or Discounted for 2009 Tours

Solo travelers rejoice, two well respected tour companies are waiving or greatly reducing their single supplements for selected tours in 2009.  Single supplements are the fees levied on solo travelers when only one person is occupying a hotel room instead of two. Tauck Tours is reducing or eliminating single supplements on 106 tour departures.  The […]

June 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Best African Safari Destinations – 5 Top Game Reserves

Best African Safari Destinations – 5 Top Game Reserves

Many people dream of traveling to Africa to experience a world far different from what we know in our day to day lives. But the continent is a huge place, and thinking of where to start on your journey can be a daunting task. If seeing big game on safari is a lifelong dream of […]

June 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Engo – A New Best Friend For Your Summer Feet

Engo – A New Best Friend For Your Summer Feet

When the weather turns warm we all love to peal away our frumpy socks and slip our bare toes into shoes and sandals.  This of course leads predictably to a few irritating blisters as our feet toughen up for the season.  I’ve just been testing a new ‘blister prevention patch’ sent to me by Engo, […]

June 17, 2009 | By | Reply More
Family Adventures 'Into The Wild' With The Appalachian Mountain Club

Family Adventures 'Into The Wild' With The Appalachian Mountain Club

Embrace nature, whirl into the wild; find joy being among the tress, streams and wildflowers!  This summer put yourself in the capable hands of Appalachian Mountain Club to recharge your spirit and put a smile on every family member’s face. I’ve just returned from my second hiking experience with the AMC in the White Mountains […]

June 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Florence Restaurant Scene – Must Read Article

Florence Restaurant Scene – Must Read Article

If you’ll be heading to Florence Italy sometime soon (lucky you), be sure to take a few minutes to read this terrific article “Modern Florence, Beyond David And The Duomo” posted on Chow.com (Food/Drink/Fun site).  The article takes an entertaining look at what’s changed about Florence in the past few years, and gives a thorough […]

June 9, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Learn An Early American Craft in Nantucket

Learn An Early American Craft in Nantucket

Next time you’re vacationing on Nantucket Island, don’t miss the opportunity to learn a traditional Early American Craft at the 1800 House, presented by the Nantucket Historical Association.   A wide variety of half day classes are offered ranging from Miniature Sailor Valentines (shell art), Shorebird Woodcarving, Scrimshaw, Tin Metalcraft, Shaker Box Making and much, […]

June 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
Where To Find Discounted Vacation Rentals

Where To Find Discounted Vacation Rentals

Deals buttons are suddenly popping up all over vacation rental sites as vacation home owners slash their prices for the summer season.  If you’re looking for a great vacation home, villa, or condo to rent this summer, be sure to scan the ‘deals’ pages first.  We found deals buttons on VacationHomeRentals.com, HomeAway.com, OwnerDirect.com, VacationRentals.com and […]

May 19, 2009 | By | Reply More
Purchase Venice Tickets in Advance – Avoid The Lines

Purchase Venice Tickets in Advance – Avoid The Lines

Venice Connected is a  new site that has been launched by the City of Venice to help tourists purchase services in advance of their arrival. Purchases can be made online with a credit card up to 3 days prior to arrival – although discounts are available for purchases made 15 – 7 days prior to […]

May 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Never Mispronounce a Foreign Name Again

Never Mispronounce a Foreign Name Again

The engineers at AT&T have developed a Text-to-Speech tool that will give you a reasonable pronunciation of any typed text.  So I decided to put it though it’s paces with a few difficult places to pronounce: Neuschwanstein Hohenschangau Chichen Itza Gloucester Worcester Pematangsiantar No bad, it gives a clear pronunciation (you can even try out […]

May 8, 2009 | By | Reply 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 […]

May 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
Stop Blisters With This Quick Easy Remedy

Stop Blisters With This Quick Easy Remedy

We’re all likely to do a whole lot of walking while on vacation.  More often than we’d like, this leads to pesky blisters forming on our feet.  As soon as you feel the tingle of a hot blister spot, try this fast, effective remedy.  Whip out your lip gloss (or chap stick for the guys) […]

April 29, 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
Always Toss A Bandanna In Your Bag

Always Toss A Bandanna In Your Bag

A colorful bandanna can be one of the most useful items you bring on vacation – here are some of my favorite uses: Tie one on the handle of your suitecase so you can pick it out easily in baggage return Use it as a washcloth in hotels rooms that don’t supply one Dip in water, […]

April 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
Choose The Right Credit Card When You Travel

Choose The Right Credit Card When You Travel

Having just returned from a lengthy trip to a foreign country, I had the opportunity to access my ‘every day’ credit cards to be sure we were bringing cards that would save us the most money while providing the best coverages.  Let’s be honest, all cards are not created equal – some are good for […]

April 10, 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 […]

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Preparing Your Plants for a Long Vacation

Preparing Your Plants for a Long Vacation

I’ve left my treasured house plants for up to a month using this method.  Water your plants well and place them in a large rubber basin (or more depending on how many plants you have).  Make sure the pot bottoms have holes to let water in.  Place the basin on the floor below a window […]

March 18, 2009 | By | Reply More
Find WiFi Hotspots With Ease

Find WiFi Hotspots With Ease

Perhaps the most comprehensive directory of WiFi Hot Spots worldwide resides at JiWire.com.  Search with ease either by city name or by clicking on the map.  What I like most about the directory is that the hot spots are identified as free or not.

March 9, 2009 | By | Reply More