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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...
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...
We’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.
Okay , so you really intended to find the perfect gift for your lover on Valentine's Day, but it looks like it's going to be supermarket flowers and chocolates...
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)
If 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.
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...
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,...
More and more travelers are becoming wary of the new TSA X-Ray screening machines that are being proliferated throughout our airports. To help travelers maintain some semblance of privacy, several companies have begun producing underwear with strategically positioned patches that block x-rays and prevents the...
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.
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.
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!
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 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...
How many times have you stood in the taxi line at the airport and suspected that several other people were heading to the same inner city location that you were? If you could only find them and share a cab, everyone would save a bundle. ...
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.
There's a new airline battle that's just begun that you should keep an eye on. American Airlines has made a move to topple one of the largest online travel sites by refusing to supply pricing information to Orbitz.com and demanding that Orbitz remove American Airlines...
I'm just back from Las Vegas where Clint and I took a one day excursion into Death Valley with Pink Jeep Tours. We really had a great time and Death Valley turned out to be way more interesting than I had imagined. Here's a link to...
The dilemma for visitors to London is that by the time they’ve enjoyed the ‘must see’ attractions, they’re left with little time to experience the hidden gems that the city has to offer.
Beyond the historical buildings, markets and West End theatre, there is a vast number of lesser known sites of interest that can easily be missed if you don’t seek the council of a local. Luckily for you, dear reader, your author is a born and bred Londoner – 30 years to be precise – and spend much of my time exploring the city’s nooks and crannies, both for work and leisure.
Gathering all of my London knowledge, I’ve come up with a list of six of the city’s best lesser-known attractions.
Coronet Cinema – For most tourists, going to the cinema is not necessarily on their list of things to do. But London is home to some truly unique picture houses. One of the finest is the Coronet Cinema in Notting Hill, west London. A major part of the London arts scene, this cinema dates back to the late 19th century and specializes in non-mainstream movies.