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  • Iceland's Blue Lagoon
    Luxury cruise follows Erik the Red's route to Greenland, Iceland
    In 2016 a new cruise from luxury travel firmAbercrombie & Kent will retrace the routes taken by the Vikings as they made their way across the Atlantic, toward North America. It's the Iceland & Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings...
  • Kristen Pryor
    Kristen Pryor promoted to GM at Westin Riverfront
    The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain is no stranger to awards having earned Silver LEED hotel certification, being named Conde Nast Traveler’s #1 U.S. Resort for 2010 and Starwood’s “Sales Team of the...
  • Travel + Leisure rates St. Lucia's Jade Mountain No. 1 in the Caribbean - again
    Travel + Leisure rates St. Lucia's Jade Mountain No. 1 in the Caribbean - again
    For the 4th time and 3rdyear in a row, readers of the leading travel magazine Travel + Leisure have cast their votes for Saint Lucia’s Jade Mountain as the Number 1 Caribbean resort. The readers also ranked the resort among the top 100...
  • Greece: From Athens to Pindos Mountains by 4x4 Jeep
    Open Mind for the Off-Road in Greece: Karpenisi to the Monasteries of Meteora
    There are two kinds of people who will love Tripology Adventures' "Athens to Pindos" off-road journey – and they can be both in a single person: people who love challenging driving (not fast driving, but technical and thrilling...
  • Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges
    Deception Pass bridge closure July 12-17, Washington State Ferries adds sailings
    Nightly bridge closures of the two SR 20 Deception Pass bridges begin the evening of Sunday, July 12. The bridges connect Whidbey Island to the mainland. For five consecutive nights, from July 12 through Friday morning on July 17, both the...
  • Panzano cooks with fire
    Cooking with Fire
    In the most primordial form of food preparation, cooking over an open flame is truly getting back to the roots of cuisine. Smoky flavors, crisp textures and mouth-watering dishes are an indulgence for several of the senses, bringing new flavor...
  • Hepburn Family Plot
    Cemetery Ladies travels: The search for Katharine Hepburn
    ‘We must stop and make a visit to Katharine Hepburn’s grave,’ this author told her friends (in a much exaggerated Kate Hepburn voice impersonation). Luckily, they just happen to love cemeteries as much as she did. The ladies were...
  • United flight from Honolulu declares over ocean emergency returns to Oahu
    United flight from Honolulu declares over ocean emergency returns to Oahu
    It’s the dread of all white knuckle fear of flying passengers heading across an ocean where they know there is no chance to land a plane in an emergency. The fearful flyer always thinks about this when taxing down the runway in Honolulu or...
  • Carnival Cruises gets nod to sail to Cuba breaks news in morning conference call
    Carnival Cruises gets nod to sail to Cuba breaks news in morning conference call
    In a conference call this morning, July 7, in which this Examiner was invited to participate, Carnival Corporation & plc broke the news that the behemoth cruise operator has been given the nod to sail into Cuba. The cruise line follows in the...
  • Shinola factory
    Detroit, a complete pleasure
    When I told my friends that I was going to Detroit I was greeted with a salvo of disapproval. “First prize is a week in Detroit, second prize is two weeks” and other similar remarks. I began to get glum. I expected to find a city with...
  • Fun in Fort Lauderdale
    Making a splash in Fort Lauderdale
    Water, water everywhere. Fort Lauderdale is all about getting on the water and making a splash—literally.First, there’s the beach. Imagine seven miles of bright white sand stretching along the blue Atlantic. Fort Lauderdale Beach is...
  • Day trip to Castlewood Canyon Colorado
    Day trip to Castlewood Canyon Colorado
    The late afternoon is warm, with the requisite clouds over Pikes Peak providing that late day storm to the top of the mountain. The pine scent is heavy - it seems much richer than any fragrance you can buy. The hummingbirds are providing their...
  • Go Fish Georgia Education Center
    Explore angling at the Go Fish Georgia Education Center - Perry, Georgia
    Making the long drive from Atlanta down to the beaches and theme parks of Florida this summer? You might want to break that chore up by stopping off in Perry, Georgia for a visit to the Go Fish Georgia Education Center.Situated just off Interstate...
  • Dreamworks Lion King
    Free WiFi, Dreamworks headed to Majesty of the Seas cruise ship
    Royal Caribbean International's 2,350-passenger Majesty of the Seas will offer free WiFi to all passengers when it begins sailing from Port Canaveral, Fla., next summer. The ship also is getting a big makeover before it starts sailing from the...
  • Lands End, Cabo, Mexico
    Exploring the spectacular rock formations at Land's End in Cabo San Lucas
    Baja California, the peninsular state of Western Mexico, is a very different experience landscape-wise from Mexico’s “other side”, which includes Cancun, the Mayan Riviera, Acapulco, and other famous vacation spots. Baja has a...
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