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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
Mobile App Finds Nearest Emergency Room Fast

Mobile App Finds Nearest Emergency Room Fast

Massachusetts General Hospital has been a leader in progressive medicine for decades and now they have  developed an iPhone App to help travelers immediately locate the nearest emergency room.  The free App, which is available for download at the iTunes Store, is called FindER.  The application identifies the user’s location and then shows all of […]

April 15, 2011 | By More
National Parks Week – Visit For Free

National Parks Week – Visit For Free

Phew, that was a close call…. the  potential government shut down could have put an end to National Parks Week!  But all is well (for the moment) and it’s time to show a little love for our splendid National Parks by visiting during National Parks Week scheduled for April 16-24, 2011.  And it’s very appropriate […]

April 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
Tour The Statue of Liberty This Summer – Or Not Until Late 2012

Tour The Statue of Liberty This Summer – Or Not Until Late 2012

The interior of the Statue of Liberty will be closing for about a year for safety and security upgrades on November 1, 2011.  This means the coming summer will be the ideal time to take the family on a tour of lower Manhattan and a visit to the Statue of Liberty.  The estimated $26 million […]

April 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

Where do you turn to find low cost airlines that fly between London and Rome? How about Madrid to Munich? Soaring fuel costs promise that this summer will see air fare prices higher than ever before. It’s time to pull out all the stops to locate a reasonable ticket price for your summer sojourn to […]

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Grab A Taste of Mardi Gras Near You

Grab A Taste of Mardi Gras Near You

Just because you couldn’t jet down to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras this year doesn’t mean you should miss all the fun.  Why not head out this weekend for some great NOLA cuisine close to home?  We’ve found a great article written by the folks at The Daily Meal that reveals restaurants across the […]

March 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Grand Canyon Mule Trains To Be Dramatically Reduced

Grand Canyon Mule Trains To Be Dramatically Reduced

If the iconic descent by mule train from the lip of the Grand Canyon to Phantom Ranch at the base of canyon’s floor has always been on your ‘someday’ list, you’d best start making your reservations now.  The National Park Service has announced a dramatic reduction in the number of mules allowed to traverse the […]

March 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Delta Levied A Huge Fine For Neglecting Disabled Passengers

Delta Levied A Huge Fine For Neglecting Disabled Passengers

If you need wheelchair assistance when flying…. don’t choose Delta!  The Department of Transportation has levied a fine of $2 million against Delta for failing “many times” to assist fliers with disabilities appropriately.  This is the largest penalty imposed by the DOT against an air carrier.  Investigations found that not only did Delta fail to […]

February 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Virgin America is Expanding to Chicago

Virgin America is Expanding to Chicago

In a very short period of time, Virgin America has put the old-boy airlines to shame by offering affordable airfares while delivering exceptional customer service. On May 25, 2011, Virgin America will begin flying new routes out of Chicago O’Hare Airport to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Let’s hope they continue to show the big […]

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