Planning

A Cool Way to Cruise the Cool Latitudes

A Cool Way to Cruise the Cool Latitudes

The idea of a luxury cruise typically brings to mind thoughts of sun-filled decks, butler service by the pool, and lavish staterooms as you sail to tropical destinations. Seabourn cruise line wants you to rethink that model, or at least the destination. The luxury cruise line has just unveiled the first purpose-built ultra-luxury expedition ship. […]

South Seas by Southwest

South Seas by Southwest

  A long-awaited new option for Aloha will be reality starting March 17. Southwest Airlines will be starting a new route from Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California to Daniel K. Inouye International in Honolulu, Hawaii. The second flight of the Southwest route will be from Oakland to Kahului Airport on Maui. The carrier will […]

Nassau Travel Advisory

Nassau Travel Advisory

The U.S. Department of State has revised its travel advisory for the Bahamas. The U.S. government is telling tourists to take “increased caution” due to rising crime rates. The official State Department Advisory shows that the country is listed at Level Two on the four-step scale. Department of State officials are warning travelers about the potential […]

My Big Fat Greek Family Vacation, Part 2

Well, here we go again. My father made an announcement at Thanksgiving that the family would be going to Greece in 2020.  He would provide the accommodations, the rest of us just need to get there. We will be visiting the island of Andros, the same island my great grandmother was born on and the […]

The New GEM of Cairo

The New GEM of Cairo

I’ve always said that one of the most amazing experiences of my life was standing under the Great Pyramid in the burial chamber and contemplating the mass sitting over my head. The trip we took to Egypt is simply one of my proudest travel moments. The Pyramids were great but the treasures were long since […]

The Upscale Apartment Experience with a Major Hotelier

The Upscale Apartment Experience with a Major Hotelier

You now have an upscale way to travel if you want your privacy and the service a large hotel chain can provide. After a five-month pilot program earlier this year, Marriott International has created Tribute Portfolio Homes. The undertaking in conjunction with private home rental company Hostmaker started offering private rental properties in London this […]

A Quick Round-Up of Airline News

A Quick Round-Up of Airline News

Shanghai, China United Airlines submitted an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to increase service between New York/Newark Liberty and Shanghai Pudong beginning in June 2020. If approved, United’s second daily flight will connect even more U.S. passengers to Shanghai from more than 90 U.S. and Canadian destinations served by United […]