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STOP with the fees already – It's A Study in Absurdity!

STOP with the fees already – It's A Study in Absurdity!

Sorry, I need to vent – Two events have me shaking my head this morning. #1) an appearance of Sir Richard Branson on Fox News to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s 25 years of flying – AND, (are you paying attention US airlines?), 25 years of PROFITABILITY! #2) the news that United Airlines and US Airways will [...]

June 23, 2009 | By | 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
Find Swine Flu Travel Information

Find Swine Flu Travel Information

We’ve heard from lots of folks who have booked vacations and are wondering if they will be allowed to change their plans.  As hours tick by, the answers to this question are changing, with most travel providers opting to waive change penalties (and sometimes) cancellations .  If you were smart enough to purchase travel insurance, [...]

May 3, 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
Be A Master Winemaker For A Day in Napa California

Be A Master Winemaker For A Day in Napa California

Learn the tricks of the wine trade by crafting your own signature blend and creating an exclusive  private label at Folio Enoteca’s ‘Winemaker For A Day’ program in the Napa Valley, California. Brought to you by the Michael Mondavi family, the ‘Winemaker For a Day’ program is designed to introduce wine enthusiasts to all levels [...]

March 6, 2009 | By | Reply More
Avoid Staying Near Embassy Row

Avoid Staying Near Embassy Row

When planning a visit to New York, Washington DC, London, Rome, Paris or any major foreign city , be certain to locate where your embassy is located and how to contact them, but don’t choose a hotel in the embassy neighborhood.  Unfortunately these days there’s always an increased risk of demonstrations or violence in those [...]

February 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
Israel Launches Tourist Hotline

Israel Launches Tourist Hotline

One number will connect you to all the vital information you need while traveling in Israel.  Simply dial *3888 from any cell phone or land line while in Israel and you will be connected to information on local attractions, airports, visas, or emergency assistance.  Assistance for the “Tourphone” is provided in English and French.

February 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Safety Card for Travelers to Costa Rica

Safety Card for Travelers to Costa Rica

If you’ll be vacationing in Costa Rica soon, look for a Costa Rica Safety Card distributed at  Juan Santamaria (San Jose) International Airport.  The card, produced by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute, lists a 24 hour hotline to report problems and receive travel tips.  There’s a phone number answered in English and another in Spanish.  [...]

January 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Credit Card Safety When Traveling

Credit Card Safety When Traveling

When traveling as a couple, split the credit cards between you, with each person carrying a different card.  This way if one person has their wallet stolen, the other person will still have an uncompromised card to  use.  It’s also a good idea to list your credit card numbers and the customer service phone numbers [...]

December 24, 2008 | By | Reply More
Take An Enchanting Christmas Dinner Tour of Charleston, SC

Take An Enchanting Christmas Dinner Tour of Charleston, SC

Last night Clint and I had a glorious evening, traveling by horse-drawn carriage between three of Charleston’s most elegant inns on a festive Christmas Progressive Dinner.  Dressed in our holiday finery, we were trotted from luxury inn to luxury inn, sampling  culinary delights at every stop.  What a magical way to get in a holiday [...]

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