Travel Bliss: How to Boost Happiness with Travel

Happiness study

Can vacations make you happy? According to a “Road to Happiness Study,” by Monograms travel company and Shawn Anchor, PBS personality and leading author of books on happiness and human behavior, four primary ingredients must be in place if you are to have a happy travel experience. Read more »

Isle of Wonders: David Copperfield’s Musha Cay

Musha Cay owned by Copperfield

If anyone can make the world and all its worries disappear it’s David Copperfield. The celebrated illusionist who has managed such feats as the vanishing of the Statue of Liberty and easily makes distances disappear can certainly make the modern world go away. But it takes more than a wave of the hand. It takes a trip to Musha Cay, David Copperfield’s private island resort in the Bahamas.

Find Musha Cay on a 700-acre isle in the Exuma chain of the Bahamas some 85 miles southeast of Nassau. A simple 15-minute chartered flight magically transports guests to a five-villa hideaway where anything is possible. READ MORE …

Breakfast in Bed? The Room Service will Cost You

Survey on Room Service

What’s a club sandwich cost these days? $24.15 if you buy off a room service menu in New York City. That bottle of water? Consider it gold if you take it from a mini-bar in a Los Angeles hotel room.

The 2014 TripIndexTM Room Service report, a cost-comparison of common incidental items and services that many travelers will encounter when staying in a hotel, shows that Las Vegas is the priciest U.S. city for in-room amenities – averaging $68 for common in-room purchases, while Denver is the least expensive at $41. Read more »

Does Your Travel Business Need a Blog?

Blogging for travel business

What if you were to learn that businesses that blog generate 88 percent more consumer leads per month than businesses that don’t? What if you were to learn that businesses that blog get 55 percent more web visitors?

The fact is that blogging is good for business, good for traffic, good for the writer and good for the reader and good for getting people to travel. So if you are asking yourself what blogging has to do with selling travel and growing a travel business, the answer is plenty! Read more »

Houseboats on a Desert Lake: Unplugged Vacations

House boat Lake mead

While most travelers are hot for Wi-Fi wherever they can find it and hotels have noted that a strong and freely available Internet connection is the top request from guests, there is one company that sees vacation as a way to “unplug” and is creating the perfect vacation around that concept.

Forever Resorts, which offers an array of houseboating vacations in some of America’s most scenic lakes has vacation options that ensure guests will truly get away from a constantly wired world.  Fully-equipped houseboats that sleep eight to 12 passengers ply the quiet serenity to be found in such spots as Cottonwood Cove Resort and Callville Bay in the 2,337 square mile Lake Mead National Recreation Area. These decked-out homes on the water come with all the necessities of living the good life amid wide skies and natural desert beauty: fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and chairs, breakfast counters, wet bars, top-deck sun canopies, private staterooms, swimming platforms, waterslides and outdoor barbecue grills. Read more »

Latest Dish on RCI’s Quantum Class Dining

RCI new Ships

What’s the dish on dining these days aboard cruise ships? If it is on a Royal Caribbean brand cruise ship it might be described as “Dynamic.”

The cruise company recently upped its dining style to what it calls “Dynamic Dining” or the next level in Specialty Dining to debit aboard Quantum Class ships.

“Dynamic Dining” is a completely new culinary experience on Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas with 18 restaurant concepts as vast and varied as dining is in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Guests can choose from five complimentary, full service restaurants and be in full control of their own epicurean journey via a new reservations system that empowers them to decide when, where, with whom to dine and how to dress each evening. Read more »

Win 3 Nights at Kempinski Hybernska in Prague

Luxury Hotel in Prague

Win a voucher to stay in one of the top 5-star hotels in Prague:

KEMPINSKI HOTEL HYBERNSKA

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