Archive for June, 2013

New Luxury River Cruise Launches in Myanmar

In this hyper-speed, social media-run world it is nice to know there is still a place where you can turn it off and take things slow.  No, this does not refer to the bank or doctor’s waiting room, or phone queue to the airline desk. This refers to a place where urban troubles stay behind, […]

Travel Deals, Discounts and Packages: June 2013

Holland America Line for Last Minute Cruise Deals Holland America Line is putting summer on sale this season with a number of cruise values, including fares starting a $399 per person, double. That fare would book a seven-day Alaska itinerary, interior stateroom, with departures available on June 30, July 14 and August 11.

Airline Tickets: The Keys are in the Fees

While the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) is reporting relatively flat sales of tickets by travel agents so far this year, the nation’s airlines are reporting upticks in fee revenues and passenger satisfaction despite tales of crowded flights and myriad passenger discomforts. U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from […]

Five Most Missed American Must-See Attractions

While what to see on a vacation through America is usually not a hard list to build, it may be surprising to find that most Americans have never seen many of America’s top-rated roadside attractions. Disneyland and Disneyworld may be among the most “not-missed” places in the U.S. but who would have thought the Las […]

SHA Spa: Wellness Retreat with Spice of Spain

Who doesn’t need Spa Day? Rather make that a Spa Week or even two and throw in some timely weight loss, the discovery of the perfect diet, fitness, toning and some well-needed lifestyle changes that last. Then start researching the best fares to Spain because weight loss and wellness come in some pretty enticing packages […]

Luxury in Alaska with Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice

By Bill Becken, Cruise Editor Alaska remains the most popular North American cruise destination for a number of reasons. One of them is that the cruise lines stoutly compete for the business of plying Alaska’s fabled Inland Passage. According to Jeff Clarke, executive vice-president, sales, Celebrity Cruises, in fielding the 2,850-passenger Solstice out of Seattle […]