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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...

St. Kitts Marriott Beach
St. Kitts A Good Time Island – Trip Report

America Airlines flew us to the intriguing island of St. Kitts from Miami on a 3 hour fully booked flight - lots of vacationers had chosen the sleepy islands of St. Kitts and Nevis for their prized winter vacation.  Grabbing a cab, we followed a...

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...

Alaska Fishing Adventure by Luxury Cruise Line

When you think about visiting Alaska one of the first images that comes to mind is the annual salmon run and the spectacular fishing opportunities.  Most travelers however enter the state by cruise ship and never experience Alaska's premier fishing grounds and lodges.  Princess Cruise...

6 Weeks In The Dominican Republic – A Trip Report

Bavaro Beach Punta CanaWe’ve just left the Dominican Republic after renting a condo in Punta Cana for 6 weeks to escape the miserable New England winter weather, and we’re happy to report is was a great success.  Here’s what you need to know about vacationing in the DR.

Overall Impressions of the DR:

  • As I walked along a sidewalk in St. Kitts today, it struck me that I truly miss the lyrical call of every person passing by offering a cheery, “Hola!” – almost like a song, and always accompanied by a smile.  The Dominican people are a pleasure to know – easy going, likely to be singing, quick with a smile, handshake and hug.  We enjoyed meeting ‘the locals’ and conversed with them as best we could.
Exuberant Spring Festivals

It feels like only yesterday when we were celebrating Christmas and yet Pottsitauny Phil has promised that Spring is already fast approaching. Now is the time to plan your escape to another part of the world this Spring.   Why not take this opportunity to plan a journey to one of the world’s best spring festivals?  Here’s a look at  some of our favorite Spring festivals that are well worth putting our your bucket list.

Brazil (Mardi Gras Carnival)

Brazel CarnivalIf lavish carnivals are your thing then head down to Brazil where the world famous Mardi Gras carnival will be taking place on 5 March. Here Rio de Janeiro comes alive with people dancing in the streets all day and night. Extravagant parades feature colorful floats and costumes that surround you as everyone dances to the rhythm of a Samba beat. Come together with the locals to celebrate this African-American tradition and leave all your worries behind.

Get Steeply Discounted Ski Lift Tickets Online

Okay, which one of you asked Santa for snow this winter?  Whoever you are, you certainly got your wish!  With so much snow on the ground, there's nothing to do but head to the mountains for some record breaking runs. We've found a terrific website to...

New App Launches For Booking a 'Hotel Tonight'

Hotel Tonight is a new mobile app specifically designed to make booking last minute hotel room reservations a cinch. With all the disastrous winter weather plaguing the country this year, the Hotel Tonight app could be your savior when flights get canceled in Chicago, Boston,...

I Love This New Travel Accessory!

Meet the SPI Belt, an ingenious invention that combines the best attributes of a money belt, travel wallet, and fanny pack.  The name stands for small personal item belt.

SPI Belt

SPI Belt - Empty

This lightweight, flexible little belt is comfy to wear (inside or outside of clothing) and expands to hold an astonishing amount of important personal items.  Wear it to carry essential items while  running, walking or traveling.  Here’s my Caribbean edition… I bought Clint one in solid black.

SPI Belt - Filled

SPI Belt - Filled

This is what the belt looks like when filled with my writer’s notebook, pen, credit cards, money, lipstick, comb, cell phone and business cards – amazing! 

Princess Resorts Punta Cana – Take A Tour

Here's our latest video tour of the four Princess Resorts in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. Tour All 4 Princess Resorts in Punta Cana Slideshow: Wicked’s trip from Boston, Massachusetts, United States to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic was created by TripAdvisor. See another Punta Cana slideshow. Create...

Bank of America Sponors Free Musuem Visits in 2011

Bank of America wants to make it easy and affordable to visit your favorite museums this year. Their Museums On Us promotion offers free admission to some of the most popular museums in the United States.  Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch...

Travelers – Phone Home Totally Free!

Google VoiceInternational travelers sing hallelujah – there’s finally an easy way to phone home from anywhere in the world totally free!!! It’s fast, easy, and free.  I’ve tried it and I LOVE IT!

The folks at Google Labs have developed a computer to phone calling system that works from any GMail account.  If you don’t have a GMail address, get one today at Google.com – yes, it’s free.

To make a call – sign into your GMail account on any computing device and click on “Call Phone” that appears in the left column.  You’ll be directed to download the application once.