Jan
29

Virgin Premium—Is it really worth it?

Virgin America

Stop sending me emails, inundating my inbox with tears. I am back. Yes, I was away for a week, BUT I was careful to give you a whole bunch of cool places to keep in mind when you’re dying to jump ship—and I’m not talking the Costa Concordia here. Anyway, I was away sampling good old Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy on my way to New York City where the hubby and I got away for a few days without the children. I was excited to try Virgin Premium—my husband, who … More…

Aug
24

Cheap Tickets to Belize-see the world, the real world

Great Blue Hole

Today more and more people are hopping on flights to Belize for what I like to call vacation adventure. Eco-tourism sounds so politically correct and boring, and Belize is anything but boring. Belize is all about the preservation of beauty. And it’s cheap. Take the Cockscomb Basin Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve. A 150-square-mile tropical reserve that is a no-hunting haven for many species of this hemisphere’s wild cats — the puma, ocelot, jaguarundi, margay and jaguar.  It’s an Eden of natural wonders. Full of howler monkeys, parrots and toucans. The … More…

Jun
11

Cheap Flights to Santiago- it’s happening!

W hotel

Chile is becoming very hot, or cool or however you want to say it these days. Patagonia is a wine lover’s dream, we’ve done blogs on that, and also the hip little beaches that go along with this very laid back place that attracts hippies and millionaires alike. And now the city of Santiago is showing just how hip the rest of the word thinks it is. Yep, book a cheap flight to Santiago and join the trendsetters in the big name hotels like W and new Patagonian powerhouses like … More…

May
21

cheap ticket to Panama-it’s all the rage

panama is hot

Panama…. It’s been climbing steadily and now tops lists of hot destinations for 2012 and but does it live up to the hype? Let’s see…. Meet your guide, Jim.  First stop a rickety wooden platform above gentle waves, behind a shack of a cafe, beers in hand. Joe, the guitar man, wearing a palm tree-patterned shirt, strums calypso rhythms, the kind introduced to these islands by the African-Caribbean workers brought in by the banana plantation companies. Caribbean calypso culture may not be what you might expect to find in Panama, … More…

Mar
23

Cheap Flights to Mexico-Is Spring Travel Safe?

cancun spring break

So your kids tell you EVERYONE is booking a flight to Mexico City for Spring Break.  Or they’re just hopping a direct flight to Cancun, what do you do, what do you say? Isn’t Mexico falling apart, heads rolling down the freeway and all that? Believe it or not, despite a steady stream of bad press and travel warnings, Mexico is headed for a good year for tourism. Mexico, of course, has been the top foreign country visited by Americans for more than two decades. Mexico welcomed more than 16 … More…

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