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Sonesta St. Maarten Hotels – A Room For Every Taste and Budget

Sonesta St. Maarten Hotels – A Room For Every Taste and Budget

I’m just back from a great trip to St. Maarten where I experienced BOTH of the popular Sonesta Hotels; the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort. (Both on Dutch side). The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino is conveniently located right next to the airport – you’ll be checking in minutes after clearing customs. The hotel has a city feel, although once inside the resort, you’ll find all the tropical amenities you would expect from a beach resort.

March 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sailing Through The Caribbean – Star Clipper Trip Report

Sailing Through The Caribbean – Star Clipper Trip Report

Last winter Clint and I were gazing out to sea at sunset from a funky beach bar on St. Kitts. Off in the distance was the most beautiful sailing ship gliding majestically through the bay with soft sunlight reflecting off its billowing sails. Right then and there I knew I had to get on that ship! A bit of detective work determined that the gorgeous 4 masted schooner was one of Star Clipper’s sailing ships and you guessed it… this winter we went sailing with Star Clipper on a journey through the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. Join me on this memorable journey:

March 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Top Winter Destinations To Light Your Fire

Top Winter Destinations To Light Your Fire

Not all of us want to escape the cold, now do we? Wicked Good Travel Tips has already touched on Quebec City, but for those who are looking to linger in the winter, here are a few can’t miss travel suggestions :

January 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Best Backpacker Digs For Surfing in Australia

Best Backpacker Digs For Surfing in Australia

The backpackers you choose to stay at in Australia will have a big effect on the amount of partying and surfing you manage to fit in. These backpackers in Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay and on the Gold Coast have all been carefully selected for their surfboard hire and moonlight activity potential. The surfer’s choice hostel […]

January 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

There’s nothing like taking a ride in a brand new car or vacationing at a glittering new hotel that’s been primped and polished to impress all who enter.  While the slow economy has diminished the number of new hotel construction projects in recent years, the winter of 2012 will still see some impressive new additions. […]

January 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Chip and Pin Credit Cards Available In The USA – Where to Find Them

Chip and Pin Credit Cards Available In The USA – Where to Find Them

Chip and Pin credit cards issued in the United States have been on the wish list of international travelers for quite some time now, and I, for one, am ready to sing hallelujah at the announcement that Chip and Pin cards are being introduced by several US banks.

December 15, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
GetARoom.com – Finds Really Great Hotel Room Prices With No Hassle

GetARoom.com – Finds Really Great Hotel Room Prices With No Hassle

There’s a new hotel booking site that’s worth your attention.   The next time you’re looking for a good hotel rate, give GetARoom.com a try.  This website has combined the best aspects of several popular travel search engines and improved on the technologies of popular sites like Hotwire and Priceline.  The site was founded by […]

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Three Major Airlines Put Europe On Sale

Three Major Airlines Put Europe On Sale

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of their joint transatlantic partnership, British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia Airlines have launched a terrific winter sale. British Airways is quoting fares as low as $86* round-trip from New York (and major east coast airports) to London.

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5 of the World’s Most Unusual Budget Hotels

5 of the World’s Most Unusual Budget Hotels

If you are tired of the run-of-the-mill hotel chains which make up a sizable chunk of the budget to mid-range hotel sector, there are a number of ways you can give your vacation the edge but still get a bargain by staying in an unusual cheap hotel.

October 24, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Big Cruise Bargains During National Cruise Week Oct. 17-23

Big Cruise Bargains During National Cruise Week Oct. 17-23

Calling all vacationers who love getting a great deal on their winter cruise. From now until October 23rd virtually every major cruise line is offering special promotions in what the Cruise Line International Association describes as The World’s Largest Cruise Sale in celebration of National Cruise Vacation Week.

October 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Lost It? Found It?  There’s A Great New Solution For Lost and Found

Lost It? Found It? There’s A Great New Solution For Lost and Found

One of the life’s worst feelings is realizing that you have lost your very pricey cell phone or laptop while traveling or simply while at home doing errands.  An innovative company has introduced a brilliant system for protecting your valuables from loss.  ImHONEST.com is a terrific (free) Lost and Found Service that simplifies the process […]

October 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Weird and Wacky Lodgings From Around The World

Weird and Wacky Lodgings From Around The World

If you’ve ever seen Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho you may have reservations (if you’ll pardon the pun) about staying in suspicious guest houses. If, however, you have a fond taste for the bizarre, macabre, or just downright ridiculous, then you may want to consider checking in to some of these strange delights from around the world… Just be careful when having a shower.

September 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
Caribbean Resorts With Hurricane Refund Guarantees

Caribbean Resorts With Hurricane Refund Guarantees

Worried about booking a vacation or honeymoon during the 2011 hurricane season? We’ve got the solution. While we can’t chase hurricanes away, you can book your getaway at one of a number of resorts in the Caribbean and Florida that offer money back refunds if a hurricane comes calling.

September 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Important Do’s and Don’ts Of Buying Travel Insurance

Important Do’s and Don’ts Of Buying Travel Insurance

Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Floods, Oh My –
Strikes, Unrest and Bankruptcies, Oh No –
Allergies, Illness and Accidents, Enough!
As hurricane season fires up in the Atlantic, it reminds us that the prudent among us invest in Travel Insurance to protect their hard earned vacation dollars.

August 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
Marriott Offers Stay 2 Get 1 Free Bonus Rewards

Marriott Offers Stay 2 Get 1 Free Bonus Rewards

Marriott Hotels are repeating a very popular Mega Bonus Rewards program for Marriott Reward Members.  Travelers who are Marriott Rewards Members will earn one free night for every two nights stayed at a Marriott property between 9/15/11 and 1/15/12 and paid for with a VISA card. The free night is for a future stay at […]

August 24, 2011 | By | Reply More
A Newcomers Guide To River Cruising

A Newcomers Guide To River Cruising

A river cruise offers a very unique way of travelling. The Ships are much smaller than their ocean-bound counterparts, with an average sized river ship carrying around 150 passengers, giving you the opportunity to soak up scenery that cruise liners simply cannot access.

August 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
3 New Products From Neutrogena For Sun Loving Travelers

3 New Products From Neutrogena For Sun Loving Travelers

I’ve just put a sample pack from Neutrogena to the ‘travel test’ and I have to say I loved these new products. Don’t you just hate slathering on sunblock and feeling like a sticky, greasy mess?  Neutrogena seems to have the perfect solution.  I’ve always been a fan of Neutrogena sunblock products for their broad spectrum UVA and […]

August 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
Six New Travel Apps To Save Time and Money

Six New Travel Apps To Save Time and Money

The number of Travel Apps being introduced to the mobile marketplace is astounding. It seems every day our ‘Wicked Good’ email box is filled with news of Apps just begging for a try out.  Since neither Linda or I have an iPhone, we usually have to wait for the Android and Blackberry version to come along – which means […]

August 1, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
How To Avoid Food Culture Shock

How To Avoid Food Culture Shock

One of the best things about the modern world is the spread of cultures. You can easily find a dozen or more restaurants serving foreign food in any large city. Before a trip to Greece for instance, why not visit a local Greek restaurant to familiarize yourself with the cuisine? Make sure it’s as authentic as possible

July 28, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
5 New Airline Trends Worth Keeping An Eye On

5 New Airline Trends Worth Keeping An Eye On

We’re seen a number of great deals and new services announced by airlines in the past week. Here are airline trends you’ll want to know about:
Cathay Pacific is offering flights to Hong Kong for $100! To promote their new flight route from Chicago O’Hare to Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific will be selling flights for $100 to a lucky few.

July 11, 2011 | By | Reply More