Archive for January, 2013

Valentine’s Day Deals to Win Hearts and Minds

Valentine’s Celebrations last all Month Romance is on the rise this season with plenty of places to pique all of its unexpected expressions. Here is a line up of packages to satisfy every appetite – from quick trysts to proper proposals to romance remedies made to order.   Solage Calistoga, Calistoga, CA Rekindle the Romance [...]

Airline Trends for 2013: Seats Down, Travel Up

  The predictions on air travel trends for the coming year are very mixed, indeed. While travel agent sales of airline seats are moving in a steadily upward fashion, and business travel pundits are predicting a slight break out from yesteryear’s flats, and airline industry pundits are seeing an overall decline in flights, passengers and [...]

Travel to Mazatlan Gets a Boost and a Lift

Travel to Mexico these days is getting a lift, literally, from a new U.S. airline company and a lot of tourism board attention on Mazatlan. Mazatlan, the international port of call on the Pacific coast of Mexico is making waves to get out from under some undeserved press and show the world not only is [...]

At Disney the Future is Here

Think Disney doesn’t know you? Think again. As Walt Disney Parks and Resorts gets ready to roll out its latest technology, do not expect a game or a mystical carpet ride or a hologram hotel. Expect a bracelet that will not only have your name on it, but your financials, food preferences, ride choices and [...]

Five Good Family Reasons to Ritz-It

  By Stacey Zable* Family Travel Editor The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach in Manalapan, Fla., epitomizes the glamour of Palm Beach and the luxury hotel chain itself, but guests will also discover a staff and fellow guests who welcome young hotel occupants and even their dogs! To follow are five family features of The Ritz-Carlton, Palm [...]

Latest Luxe Galapagos Hotspot: Pikaia Lodge

  Travel to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador can be as spectacular today as it was during Darwin’s 1835 voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle for one reason: Conservation. The Galapagos Islands are as untouched now as they were then, but now the islands bring a precious touch of luxury offered through land-based stays at Pikaia [...]

Winter Vacations 2013: Short, Sweet, Repeat

Americans would rather take smaller vacations over the course of a year than one big trip. That’s the latest word from Hotwire, the online discount travel agency that put the question to the test recently in its annual American Travel Behavior Survey. The study was executed through Harris Interactive in October and surveyed more than [...]