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It's Harvest Time – Visit A Nearby Vineyard and Do The Stomp!

It's Harvest Time – Visit A Nearby Vineyard and Do The Stomp!

What could be more sensuous and hilarious than participating in the age old tradition of crushing grapes in your bare feet – doing the squishy grape stomp?  Lucy loved it, and so may you.  It’s time to let your gypsy soul dance at one of the wonderful Wine Harvest Festivals across the country in September […]

September 16, 2009 | By | Reply More
Tradition and 'The Good Life' Is Alive and Well at The Balsams in Dixville Notch New Hampshire

Tradition and 'The Good Life' Is Alive and Well at The Balsams in Dixville Notch New Hampshire

I’ve just returned from three wonderful ‘north woods’ days spent at The Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch New Hampshire.  You’re probably familiar with DIxville Notch from news broadcasts of  Presidential election campaigns, and the ‘first in the nation’ voting that takes place at the notch on the eve of every Presidential election.  As historic […]

September 7, 2009 | By | Reply More
September Brings Big Sales at Disney World

September Brings Big Sales at Disney World

Now that the kids have been called back to school, Disney Resorts have begun a super sale – discounting resort rooms from 15 to 42%.  The largest discounts are on deluxe villas where you can save a whopping 42% during most of September and the first week in October.  Check out all the sale details […]

September 7, 2009 | By | Reply More
Lodge-To-Lodge Kayak Adventure in Stunning Belize

Lodge-To-Lodge Kayak Adventure in Stunning Belize

Picture yourself gliding through aquamarine waters, hovering over dramatic coral heads; pausing to watch a giant manta ray swoop by.  Island Expeditions of Belize will have you experiencing Sea Kayaking (Paddling & Sailing), Snorkeling, Fishing, Birding, Photography, and Natural History Interpretation as you paddle from one idyllic cay to the next. Hundreds of picturesque cays […]

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World's Most Luscious Food Markets

World's Most Luscious Food Markets

Local food markets give a glimpse into the soul of a destination.  The crops that local farmers grow and the culinary creations that food artisans produce speak to the history of the location and the traditions of its citizens.  Nothing is more pleasing and engrossing than roaming among the stalls of a neighborhood farmer’s market […]

August 5, 2009 | By | Reply More
Teach The Whole Family To Sail On Your Next Vacation

Teach The Whole Family To Sail On Your Next Vacation

To impart the love of sailing and the thrill of skimming across sparkling aqua waters in a tropical paradise is a magnificent gift to share with every member of your family. Some sports are best learned in childhood – swimming, sailing, skating skiing….. here is one of the world’s best places to introduce your family […]

July 29, 2009 | By | Reply More
10 (Painless) Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Next Trip

10 (Painless) Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Next Trip

Looking for some simple ways to be more environmentally friendly on your next vacation? Here is a practical list of small adjustments each of us can make to lesson our eco footprint as we travel the globe. Each of us can minimize the impact left in our wake through a few mindful approaches to planning […]

July 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Make Your Own Spa Treatments At Home And Save A Fortune!

Make Your Own Spa Treatments At Home And Save A Fortune!

I recently came across a fabulous spa site – SpaIndex.com.  Yes, they have all the traditional destination spa descriptions, BUT they also have four other killer categories – 1) Home Spa with instructions for creating hundreds of spa treatments at home, 2) Spa Cuisine yummy spa recipies by famous chefs to impress your friends, 3) […]

July 21, 2009 | By | Reply More
New Airline Just For Pets – They May Have A Better Flight Than you!

New Airline Just For Pets – They May Have A Better Flight Than you!

Pet Airways a new airline dedicated to flying ‘your best friend’ across the country in style has just launched.  With prices starting at $149 each way, I’m thinking that flying your beloved pet on a private aircraft may cost no more than paying the outrageous extra fees charged by major airlines.  American Airlines for example […]

July 15, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
3 Golf Vacations To Die For

3 Golf Vacations To Die For

Nothing delivers the psychological high and lows like the game of golf.  And don’t we love to mutter to ourselves as we take on one challenge after another!  There’s nothing like setting all your daily worries aside and treating yourself to a round of golf on a spectacular course.  Here are three outstanding and exceptional […]

July 7, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Hoowee, It's Rodeo Time In Colorado – Bring The Kids

Hoowee, It's Rodeo Time In Colorado – Bring The Kids

Nothing says summer like an arena full of rip roaring cowboys hoop’n and holler’n and bustin’ a bronco or two.  Colorado has been prime rodeo country for 200 years – since the world’s first rodeo was held in 1869.  This summer you’ll find lots of opportunities to turn your family vacation into a Rodeo Adventure […]

July 6, 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
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
Meet Petit Hotels – Small Hotels With Great Kitchens!

Meet Petit Hotels – Small Hotels With Great Kitchens!

One of the great pleasures of traveling is meeting wonderful people along the way.  Recently while traveling in the Azores, Clint struck up a conversation with an engaging couple.  Turns out they are heads of a hotel association in Europe called Petit Hotels which consists of wonderful independently owned countryside Inns in Sweden, Finland, Great […]

June 11, 2009 | By | 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
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
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
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