Archive for August, 2013

Travel on Sale! Packages, Deals and Discounts

Lush Fall Packages at St. Regis Bahia, Puerto Rico The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, which opened in late 2010 in Puerto Rico as the first St. Regis in the Caribbean, offers a Starpicks rate of $329 per night for weeklong stays through October 2. The property is located seaside, on the northeastern corridor of [...]

Digital Traveler: Booming Trend Spawns New Elite

The use of both Smartphones and tablets has increased so rapidly since 2011 that it has spawned a new class of traveler – the “Digital Elite.”  These individuals own and use at least two digital devices (a Smartphone and tablet) on which to plan and purchase travel services. This segment has grown from 5 percent [...]

JetBlue: Boosting Business with Lie-Flat Seats

Los Angeles to New York flights can be dreary, especially in the midnight hours. But Jetblue, mostly known as a progressive discount airline, has just pushed the comfort factor up a notch with a new lie-flat seat option announced this month at the Global Business Traveler Association conference in San Diego, CA.

Sailing Australia: Off Grid Luxury on The True North

What’s the cruise for the person who has everything? The traveler who’s been everywhere? The cruise aficionado that has visited every port of call? Perhaps it’s the cruise company Downunder that sails True North. Northstar Cruises Australia, part of the exclusive Kurtz-Ahlers Collection, dares to do what few luxury cruise companies have tried: to show [...]

US Grant San Diego: Still Acting Presidential

History loves company and the renovated 102-year-old US Grant Hotel in San Diego is a dazzling host, if you want to sleep in the imprints of 13 US presidents, heroic legends of the last century and Hollywood’s greatest stars. The $52 million spent on a nearly two-year redo that allowed the hotel open in its [...]

America’s Best Historic Hotels Rated through AAA

America’s historic hotels have received a boost and some sorting help recently from AAA, which sent inspectors around the country to rate and recommend the merits of some 1,500 grand dame properties aged 75 years or older. The team came up with a list of their favorite historic properties — artifacts of eras ranging from [...]

Cruising the World from San Diego on HAL

Holland America Line (HAL) is taking the sting of international travel out of the cruise equation with international roundtrip itineraries that begin and end in San Diego.  The Line’s ms Statendam and ms Veendam  are sailing to Mexico, Hawaii and French Polynesia during the 2013-14 wave season, and the newly expanded itineraries offer port stays, [...]