Archive for June, 2013

Terrific Packages to Book for Summer Fun

Summer Adventures in Sizzling St. Croix Hotel St. Croix, the U.S. Virgin Island’s newest boutique hotel that is steps away from the charm and bustle of the busy Harbor Boardwalk, is offering a seven-night, nearly all-inclusive Caribbean fantasy package. $3,933 for two includes: Waterfront or Garden Suite Daily Continental Breakfast Two bottles of select wine […]

Summer Vacation 2013 is off with a Big Boost

Summer vacation is back in fashion according to the latest figures from American Express. Summer vacation plans are up 17% from last year as more than two-thirds (69% vs. 59% in 2012) of consumers plan to get away in the next three months. While it’s not quite a canary singing the end of the recession, […]

Affordable Cities for Vacation? Here are the Facts

While Americans are taking summer vacation quite seriously this year, they are bolstered by the fact that the costs of those airline seats they are booking have stayed relatively flat this year, at least if flight prices over the 4th of July weekend are any indicator. The average cost of a domestic round-trip flight for July 4th […]

Where to Stay in Shanghai; What to Do in China

Shanghai for business, Shanghai for pleasure. Even if it is enroute to some place else it is well worth the stop. But a stay in Shanghai must definitely be on the Bund. The Bund is the epicenter of Shanghai for anyone who wants to put luxury-laced shopping, dining, walking, or sightseeing on the priority list. […]

NCL’s Norwegian Breakaway: Family Fun from NYC

                    By Stacey Zable Family Travel Editor The largest ship to homeport out of Manhattan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Breakaway is ideal for family clients, especially those driving distance from New York City. Following are key selling points for families…

Cruise Perceptions Eroding Among Travelers

A new poll shows that people’s perception of safety and comfort on cruise vacations may be shifting downward given the tide of events on the high seas over the past few years. The Carnival Triumph’s well-noted limp back to shore was the most recent kick off to widespread questions of quality standards and shipboard safety. […]