Have you ever made a fanciful sandcastle that is so enchanting you wanted to step inside and spend some time? Well now your daydream has become a reality in the Dutch cities of Oss and Sneek. As last winter’s Ice Hotels slowly melted into the landscape, the Dutch came up with a new challenge for their talented ice sculpture artists….create a Sand Hotel for the summer season! Now childhood fantasies are coming true as the world’s first sandscastle hotels, complete with drawbridge and turrets open for occupancy.
9 Ways To Save Money While Having A Great Time in Sydney
Sydney is known as one of the most amazing cities in the world, and also one of the most expensive. When visiting Australia, Sydney is a can’t-miss destination, but you don’t necessarily have to break the bank while there. Here are a few tips to help save money while you’re visiting Sydney.
The anticipation and excitement from American travelers wanting to be among the first to tour Cuba (after nearly 50 years) is almost palpable. With the recent thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States, travel companies are expecting increasing demand for tours to Cuba from the United States. And while a limited number of People-to-People land tours have been operating in the past two years, 2016 will be the first year that cruise lines enter the mix. Soon U.S. travelers will be able to board a ship in southern Florida and cruise to Cuba. We’ll take a look at which cruise ships are ready to introduce cruises to Cuba in 2016.
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, on the island of St. Thomas, has a September-to-Remember promotion that is perhaps the best friends’ getaway idea that we’ve every heard of – 3 adults stay free with every paying adult! St. Thomas has never been more inviting for an adult getaway than it is with Bolongo Bay Beach Resort’s amazing deal. I think it’s time to text the girlfriends and get a group together!!!
August is considered to be the dog days of summer, so it’s perfectly appropriate that National Dog Day falls on August 26, 2015. Just as summer temperatures crank up and you and your pooch are in need of a romp at the beach, hotels and inns are treating guests and their doggie pals to some extra special treats.
Here’s a look at some of the best beach getaways for you and your best canine pal this summer.
When temperatures reach 90 degrees and above (as they have all across the counntry this week) it’s time to escape to the cool breezes of a dreamy mountain and lakeside B&B to beat the summer heat!
As the heat index rises so too does travelers’ intolerance for uncomfortable travel and steamy summer locals. The search for cooler destinations in magnificent locations becomes top priority during peak summer, and there are plenty of B&B’s situated in mountainous and lakeside regions that definitely fit the bill. Here are a few great properties to check out and check into when planning your next great summer escape.
New trends in communicating with loved ones when you’re traveling to Mexico, Canada and Across The Pond. T-Mobile has a great new plan. I arrived home today from a weekend away and look what was waiting for me on the doorstep. Oh the bennies of a blogger’s life.. Okay T-Mobile, you have my full attention! […]
Beach-side Bed and Breakfast Inns for the Best Summer Escapes
Travelers, beach season is upon us! When summer temperatures rise, people long for white sand between their toes and a cool ocean breeze on their face. What they don’t crave is the traffic to and from the coast and having a sandy car when the day is done. Why not skip the hassle and stay right on the beach, where you can take in gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while being pampered at a seaside bed and breakfast?
Delta has announced a new VIP Carry-On Bag Service that is actually free to use (well for now anyway). If you’re like me, one of the most annoying aspects of flying is arriving at your seat only to find the overhead bin packed full with bags dropped off by folks sitting somewhere else. Hey, isn’t that my bin??? We all know that stowing overhead bags slows down the boarding process and blocks the aisles for everyone.
Important Questions To Ask Before Signing Up For A Multi-Day Walking Tour
When you travel, wouldn’t you love to view the brilliant countryside up close instead of through a smudgy bus window? This is one of the main advantages of taking a walking tour instead of touring by train or bus. But there are many types of tour companies that offer walking tour experiences. What are the important questions you should ask before signing up for a walking tour? Here are main points you should consider:
Last week I had the privilege of visiting the cruise ship, Oceania Marina, while it was docked in Boston Harbor for a one day port call. My invitation came from Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel), a Boston-based tour company specializing in learning vacations. Road Scholar sets themselves apart in the travel arena by offering in-depth learning experiences, all meals, touring and tipping included pricing, and inspirational travel opportunities worldwide. As part of their Adventures Afloat program, they have contracted with Oceania Cruises to bring the Road Scholar experience aboard a selection of Oceania’s upscale cruises.
Have you toyed with the idea of owning a Bed and Breakfast someday? Here’s the basics of what you need to be a successful Innkeeper.
Move over Lorelai Gilmore and Bob Newhart, do you think you have what it takes to be an innkeeper? I can’t think of any other profession that combines the knowledge from as many different disciplines as innkeeping does. From cook to concierge, housekeeper to historian, gardener to greeter, mediator to marketer the list goes on and on, so to be successful you need to know your limitations and know when to get help.
Top Seven Ways to Travel Like a Jedi With Star Wars Inspired Vacation Rentals. In a nod to Star Wars Day which occurred this week, we bring you fantastic vacation rentals where you’ll feel just like your in a Star Wars film. Grab your light saber and here we go:
Short three and four day cruises from Miami have always been a popular getaway option, but now Norwegian Cruise Line is setting themselves apart by introducing all-inclusive pricing that includes unlimited free beer, wine and premium spirits while cruising to the Bahamas on the Norwegian Sky. Those Bahama-Mama’s are going to taste all the better […]
Baseball season is back! There is nothing better than hearing the crack of the bat on a long warm summer night as you watch the game with some friends and share refreshments. Instead of viewing it on TV, why not get off your couch and see one of America’s favorite pastimes firsthand at one of the celebrated stadiums steeped in tradition? While you are at it, you can stay at a B&B that has just as much history as some of these treasured parks because nothing beats seeing a great win front and center, except maybe a home-run experience in hospitality.
Have you been scared away from visiting Europe because it’s just too expensive? Well there’s good news on the horizon. Not only is the dollar strong again and climbing in value against the Euro, but seasoned traveler Matt Kepnes (a.k.a. Nomadic Matt) has shared his secrets for How to Travel The World on $50 a Day.
It’s been 50 years or more since Arthur Frommer first peaked America’s imagination to head to Europe for $5 a day. Generations have now hopped-the-pond to explore Europe, and the world, on a budget. Matt’s terrific guide for traveling smarter in today’s economy should be on everyone’s book shelf.
Imagine never having to wait in long, long U.S. Custom lines again when returning to the United States from your international travels. Yes, you could apply for Global Entry, pay the fees, have an interview and wait to be approved, or there may be a much easier way. The new free Mobile Passport App streamlines the re-entry process and is a must-have app for US citizens who travel internationally.
New Laws Call for On Board Crimes to Be Made Public
Have you ever thought about possible crime occurring on board a ship? Most cruisers don’t. But as cruise ships become ever larger and now carry as many passengers as some small towns, crime on board should not be overlooked. Crime aboard cruise ships is not a topic that is openly discussed on the news or throughout the cruise industry, but it does occur. And although cruise lines would prefer to hide the stats, Cruisers have the right to know what has happened on board their ship prior to leaving port. Thanks to a recently passed law, vacationers will now know have access to crime statistics.
HotelTonight.com was made-to-order for times like this – stop procrastinating and find a great last-minute deal on a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, the pressure is on to plan a big event to celebrate your love. Couple that with all the weather events across the country and everyone is ready to just getaway! But where to begin? Thankfully, HotelTonight is coming to your rescue with ready-made LOVE packages!