Beautiful original wood parquet floors in the dining room
and a luscious breakfast.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Mayor Don, the only person who lives in Buford, WY
wasn't working at the only business in town, the
Trading Post, the day I stopped by. But, I did find
an unusual item. Do you think TSA would let me
take this lighter on the plane?
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Lunigiana, Italy, Population 130,000, Cost of Living per couple $2,500 per month
Bocas Del Tori, Panama, Population 125461, Cost of Living per couple $1,500 per month
Granada, Nicaragua, Population 105,171, Cost of Living $1,250 per month
Nha Trang, Vietnam, Population 361,454, Cost of Living $750 ($1,000 for more luxury)
Roatan, Honduras, Population 70,000, Cost of Living $1,200 mo, cruise ship stop
Bearn, France, Population 350,000, Cost of Living $2,000, Southwestern France
Corozal Town, Belize, Population 9,901, Cost of Living $2,500, Best scuba in world
Merida, Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula is a great place to
retire. Make sure where you want to retire at your choice
location by taking trips to that destination before making
your decision. If you want water you won't find it in Merida.
Merida is located in the center of the peninsula and has a
major airport, excellent healthcare and the cost of living is
$1,700 per couple. The population is 777,615
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Our regular contributor, Patrice Raplee, was on our radio show
July 16th and talked about her recent trip to Victoria BC.
The photos are from the famous Butchart Gardens and Patrice
at high tea at the gardens.
Other points of interest she saw were numerous tea shops and
chocolate shops. Her lodging was at the Chateau Victoria Hotel
For more info about Victoria check out www.tourismvictoria.com
REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR TO THE TRAVEL PLANNERS SHOW
Michelle was on-air with us July 16th talking about her trip to
Washington, DC to attend the CULTURE OF COLOMBIA
AT THE 45TH ANNUAL SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL.
The objective of the festival is to educate Americans about
culture, regional and eco-diversity of other countries. There
were cooking demos, handicraft exhibits and culture of the
different regions: Amazon Tropical Rainforest, Coffee Region,
Andrean Highlands, Pacific Rainforest and Amazon Tropical
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Bellagio, Picasso and Le Cirque have been awarded the prestigious
2012 AAA Five Diamond Award. The Bellagio also has the distinction
of being the only hotel in the U.S. to have two AAA Five Diamond
restaurants under one roof.
To be considered for AAA rating and approval, lodgings and
restaurants undergo a thorough evaluation by AAA/CAA's full-time
tourism inspectors. Five Diamond establishments go through a
much more extensive review. AAA experts judge lodgings
on the exterior of the facility, public areas, guest rooms, amenities
and bathrooms. Restaurants are evaluated on criteria including
food, service, decor and ambience,
Less than one-half percent of more than 31,000 hotels and less than
one-quarter percent of 26,000 restaurants achieve this distinction.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
As part of the makeover and rebranding of United Airlines/Continental Airlines
the familar "U" logo will disappear. The new version will a giant globe logo on
all airport monitors, counters, signs and boarding passes. These were first
rolled out at O'Hare Airport in Chicago in May. United and Continental are
starting to roll out: a new boarding process, integrated check-in kiosks,
frequent flyer perks and onboard snacks.
Currently the airlines are operating separately while starting to adopt the
same services and practices. 522 aircraft have been repainted with the
new United logo. 450 gray, white and blue signs on the back walls at
United's gates and check-in counters at O'Hare. The process will be
repeated at 370 airports worldwide by 2013.
United and Continental Airlines are subsidiaries of the Chicago-based
United-Continental Holdings Inc.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld have teamed up
offering customers family vacation savings and a chance
to win a trip to visit SeaWorld. SW Airlines is celebrating
its 40th Anniversary and SeaWorld's new Shamu show,
"One Ocean". They will give away 40 trips in 40 days.
Visit www.southwest.com/oneocean to enter to win.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Roger Dow, U.S. Travel's president and CEO, recently released a press release
on FAA Reauthorization Critical To Create Jobs and Add Billions of Dollars
To Our Economy.
He says, "Passage of legislation being considered by the Senate to reauthorize
programs for the Federal Aviation Administration is critical to improve the air travel process.
Reducing delays could add $17 billion dollars back into the economy by supporting
more than 155,000 jobs in the travel industry, primarily in lodging, food services,
amusement, recreation and retail.
The bill will reduce delays and airport congestion by accelerating airport modernization
by implementing NEXTGEN air traffic control systems, converting the air traffic
control from a ground-based system to one that uses GPS.
The bill also would require airlines to develop contingency plans for delays while
passengers are on the aircraft. Plans must include how the airlines will provide
adequate food, water and access to restrooms. Airlines must also provide
passengers with timely and accurate information regarding the flight.
A 2008 travel survey found air travelers avoided 41 million trips from 2007-2008, or
slightly more than 100,000 trips per day. Translating to $26.5 billion loss to the U.S.
economy. "When travel is avoided, we lose more than just an airline ticket, Dow noted, "Hotels lose customers. Local restaurants lose patrons. Salesmen lose clients. And,
businesses lose the opportunity to purchase valuable goods and services."
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
TRAVEL WARNINGS FOR SPRING BREAKERS
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Check out these beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast condos.
April Specials up to 25% off.
- 5 outdoor pools
- indoor heated pool
- numerous hot tubs
- white sand beach
15% off spring special
WATERVILLE GULF SHORES PACKAGE
FREE Zac Brown Concert Tickets
- three-night stay at a two bedroom condo
- tickets to Waterville USA 2 adults and 4 kids
- tickets to Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
GULF SHORES DEEP SEA FISHING PACKAGE
- two-nights, two bedroom condo
- one deep sea fishing charter
from Fort Morgan Marina
GOLF AT GULF SHORES PACKAGE
- over a dozen golf courses
- green fees for one round of golf
- two-nights, two bedroom gulf front condo
Total package price depends on number of golfers
in each party
CHECK OUT THESE GREAT DEALS FOR SPRING
Florida Fly In Drive Out For Only $33 A Week!!!
April 24 - June 12, 2011
Flying to Florida for Spring Break drive back home
with Hertz and drop the car off at one of their
locations across the country. Some states don't
apply, check out the www.BestFares.com for
all details. Go to www.Hertz.com and use
codes 34618 Discount Code and DRV5 Rate Code.
March 25 - April 23 Alamo, Enterprise and National
car rentals has another great deal. $19.95 per day
or $140 a week before taxes and you can keep the
car for up to 21 days.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
AAA Chicago and GM Jeff Pritts Announces
"For the first time, an Illinois establishment outside of the greater Chicagoland area
appears on the Four Diamond list . Congratulations to the Marriott Bloomington-Normal
Hotel & Conference Center."
Monday, January 17, 2011
After many trials and tribulations, looping all around Facebook, answering security
questions and not getting Facebook back WE FINALLY GOT IT BACK OVER THE WEEKEND!!!
We had been without our Facebook since Dec. 23rd when our Email and FB were hacked.