Archive for March, 2013

When Travel Plans Call for an Island

  What is it about an island that grabs the imagination and brings travelers from great distances to their shores? No man may be an island … so perhaps it is the possibility of being an island onto one’s self for just a single sweet slice of time that makes the idea of traveling to [...]

Spring Travel Deals and Packages on Sale Now!

Tours to South America now 18% Off The South America tours experts at SouthAmerica.travel are offering a deeply discounted South America travel deal of 18% off all their South America tours packages for all trips that depart for South America between April 1, 2013, and June 30, 2013. Trips can be booked and purchased anytime [...]

Weary Workers Winding up for Summer Holidays

Harris, Hotwire, Expedia … it does not matter whose survey is inside the quote marks. The information is the same. Americans are simply not taking enough vacation days, especially over the summer holiday season. Year over year, survey over survey, the facts are the same. It may be nine days, it may be eleven per [...]

Family Vacations Last a Lifetime, says USTOA

Family bonding may happen over the simplest of pleasures: watching a favorite program on television, going out for ice cream, even a game of Scrabble or Crazy Eights. But chances are it won’t have the impact or the lasting memory effects that a trip to a resort in Hawaii or three days at Disneyland might [...]

Window into the Bliss of Wellness and Spa Travel

Spa or wellness vacations may be the new golden goose for travel agents, who are seeing broad jumps in interest in this type of travel from some core groups of health-minded customers. According to a new SpaFinder Wellness survey, more than two-thirds of travel agents saw positive growth in hotel, resort and destination spa bookings [...]

Riding High on Cowboy-Style Luxury in Wyoming

The first thing that hits you on a stay at this ranch resort in Wyoming is the space. In the city you are lucky to have a few hundred square feet to yourself but at a luxury ranch resort like Brush Creek Lodge & Spa, you have 15,000 acres of it. And then there is [...]

Learning to Sail in the Caribbean

Story and Photos by Susan McKee “Hold the wheel steady!” yelled Frank Dregallo as he leapt over the ship’s railing and ran to the bow. I held the wheel and Tim scrambled after our captain. On just the second day of our weeklong sailing school, catastrophe loomed. Our chartered yacht was under full sail that [...]