Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sandals Resorts All Inclusive Vacation & Cruise Specials!


Sandals Resorts has the most romantic getaways for two people in love!
Save up to 65% plus 2 FREE nights at all-inclusive Sandals Resorts!

Exciting entertainment and parties await you at Sandals Resorts - embrace the rhythmic beat of a Caribbean night as you gently sway to a steel band...and don't forget that Sandals Resorts would like to honour you for your military services by extending an extra 10% discount for a well deserved vacation to the exotic islands of the Caribbean where All Military Servicemen and Servicewomen receive an extra 10% off at Sandals Resorts!





Can you imagine?!



Cruise Specials on Sale This Week!








Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fantastic Fall Food Festivals!



Fall is a wonderful time for color, family, good times plus libations and food galore!  Take advantage of the abundant harvest and enjoy these Fantastic Fall Food Festivals from around the world...


September:
October:
November:
If there's a festival you'd like to add, please add a comment below - thank you!!

Flickr.com Photo Credit: 
When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall by Esthersita1

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Travel Tips for Cuba!

Have you decided to take the plunge and enjoy your new found freedom to travel to Cuba?  This beautiful country truly has so much to offer visitors and even though you'll be mainly restricted to your tour itinerary, here are some helpful travel tips for Cuba that you may not have considered...
  • don't bother bringing your cell phone, it won't work in Cuba
  • bring cash as U.S. credit cards are not accepted although you may be able to get a cash advance at a bank, but don't count on it 
  • you won't find neighbourhood convenience stores on every corner like in the U.S., you'll be restricted to government run grocery stores and pharmacies
  • the quality of meals will be less than expected - gourmet food is hard to find, canned vegetables in restaurants are the norm, and rice & beans is the staple of all
So just why do you want to go to Cuba?  Because it's a amazing experience where the sun shines 330 days per year along with a wealth of:
  • pristine colonial architecture, considered to be the best in the Caribbean
  • clear turquoise waters perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving
  • outdoor opportunities including birding, bicycling, golfing, and swimming with local dolphins
  • friendly and welcoming people
For more information on U.S. travel to Cuba, visit Cuba is hot, Hot, HOT!


Image Courtesy of GoCuba.ca

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Visit the Best Bar in New Orleans

It can be somewhat overwhelming when you're visiting New Orleans for the first time (or even the 10th for that matter!) to find a quiet bar to just sit down, relax, enjoy a refreshing drink without being totally bombarded by the party crowd.


Proudly voted the 'Best Hotel Bar' in New Orleans for the 5th year in a row, the Carousel Bar at the beautiful historic Hotel Monteleone is just that place.  


Loved by locals and tourists alike, the Carousel Bar offers a unique New Orleans style setting with a brightly colored carousel top, circular rotating bar, along with some of the friendliest and experienced mixologists in the Big Easy.


The Carousel Bar was also voted by Esquire magazine has one of the Top 100 Bars in America.  For more information or to make your reservations (at the hotel, that is) visit the Hotel Monteleone.  









Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ultimate Family Adventure: Royal Caribbean Cruise & Universal Studios

Now here's a great family vacation that everyone will enjoy!  Royal Caribbean International and Universal Studios Orlando have recently teamed up to offer exclusive land/sea packages - let's take a look!


Here's what's included:
For more information on this family vacation sure to create fond memories for years to come, visit Royal Caribbean International.  




Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rockin' Events in Las Vegas This Fall!

We all know that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right?  So get out your shiny black cigarette leggings and revitalize your 'big' hairdo for these rockin' 80's bands playing in Las Vegas this fall...or simply admit to your friends that you're a fan and don't follow the Vegas credo - save it for something else, just in case ;)


Here's the line up of rockin' events in Las Vegas this fall:

Ah, c'mon, you know you wanna...

For more information, click the links above or visit Visit Las Vegas.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Perfect Time to Visit Italy

While visiting Italy can be a wonderful experience any time of the year, there's just something about the fall when the tourists are gone and the grapes are still ripe on the vine.


Consider these tours of Italy when planning your fall vacation:

  • Perillo Tours - 10 day Vesuvius Tour (departures October 2011 to April 2012); spend 3 nights in Rome, 2 in Sorrento and 3 in Florence with highlights including visits to Imperial Rome, St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, Vatican Museum, Pompeii, St. Mark's Square in Venice and more!  Prices start at $2,890 per person while offering a very convenient late Friday evening departure with a Sunday evening return so tour goers only require 5 days of vacation time (flights not included)
  • TourCrafters - 7 night Sicily Tour Embracing (departures now until November 2011); spend 3 nights in Taormina and 4 nights in Palermo with highlights including views of Mount Etna, ruins at Syracusa, Agrigento, Marsala, the Cathedral of Monreale in Palermo, and more!
For more information, visit Italian Tourism Official website.

Photo Courtesy of Italian Tourism Official Website.





Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cover Your Passport in Style

I've never been a fan of plain old passports - they might look official but they're sooo boring.  Here are some great ideas to cover your passport in style!
  • check out ModCloth - they've have two retro passport covers featuring a beautiful postcard pic of San Francisco and another of a Scenic Drive road sign - retail is $18.99
  • Etsy has a fantastic collection of fabric, vinyl and leather passport covers like this handmade work of art from TravelArtOnLeather - an absolute steal at only $9.90!!!
  • Ebay is another great place to cover your passport in style - FirstStopStore currently has over 130 different passport covers to choose from including Hello Kitty, the British Flag, Paris and more! Retailing from just $2.35
  • and of course, my favorite of all time, the endless classic patent leather Tiffany Blue Passport Cover from Tiffany & Co. - retails for $145
Enjoy!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fall Festivals & Events to Enjoy in New Orleans!

Just because the summer is winding down doesn't mean the fun needs to stop!  Check out these great fall festivals and events to enjoy in New Orleans during the fall months when the temperatures are down and the entertainment is hot, Hot, HOT!
  • New Orleans Seafood Festival, September 9 to 11, 2011 - a tempting combination of delectable seafood, music and works by local artists
  • Contemporary Art Center's Art for Art's Sake, October 1, 2011 - more than 30,000 people visit this one day event that showcases artwork from all medias including sculpture and photography
  • New Orleans Film Festival, October 14 to 20, 2011 - check out movies from up and coming artists as well as seasoned veterans during this week long event
  • Prospect.2 Biennial, October 22 to January 29, 2011 - an ongoing display of international art with works showcasing artists from nine countries around the world
For more information, visit New Orleans Tourism.  

Photo Courtesy of New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau.