Overwhelmed by resort choices? Here is a winner…

(UPDATE – We also stayed at this property in March 2009, and it was fantastic.  I can help with any questions on the property) A great pick for this winter! We were in Punta Cana earlier this month, and yes, the hotel we stayed at was fantastic.  I also toured a number of other resorts and...
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What’s Next for the Cruise Industry?

Carnival is the King of Cruising Recently I had the opportunity to enjoy a dinner that was hosted by Carnival Cruise Lines.  The keynote speaker was Jeffrey Weinstock, their VP of International Sales and Marketing.   He had plenty of data on cruising, and also shared some fascinating...
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Where Are We? (One of my favourite travel jokes)

WHERE ARE WE? A man and his wife were driving their Recreational Vehicle across the country and were nearing a town spelled Kissimmee. They noted the strange spelling and tried to figure how to pronounce it – KISS-a-mmee; kiss-IM-mee; kiss-i-MMEE. They grew more perplexed as they drove into the...
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Just another reason to love WestJet

Westjet drops Fuel Surcharges In response to dropping fuel costs, WestJet has done the unthinkable and removed the the recently added fuel surcharges.  Now, that’s refreshing!  While the major US legacy carriers continue to add on fees and remove service while wallowing in self pity,...
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Pick your promo for Fall and Winter

Tour operators are working hard at building up their future bookings right now, and are offering deep discounts to make it happen!  Here is just a sampling: Sunwing is offering 10,000 VACATIONS starting at $495 plus tax (book by Sept 26) Transat and Nolitours are offering NO FUEL SURCHARGE...
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10 Tips for clearing airport security with ease

Going through security at the airport can be a dignity stripping experience. Here are some pointers to make it faster, and easier: Pack your laptop so you can easily remove it and send it through the X-ray machine. Don’t forget to label it, they are one of the most frequently forgotten items at...
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Hola from Punta Cana! Some things I learned this week…

It`s been a great week so far at the beautiful RIU Palace Macao in Punta Cana!  Lisa, Keo, and I are enjoying the fabulous beaches and pools, the great food and service, and having lots of fun in the sun.  We can`t wait to come back soon!  I have also toured 15 resorts this...
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The inside track on Maui

Maui is an irresistable tropical paradise that has repeatedly been voted “Best island in the World”.   The island can be invigoratingly rugged, or outrageously luxurious. Where will you stay?  I’ve got just the place!  A 3 bedroom 1450 sq ft condo right on the ocean. ...
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Introducing… the most innovative cruise ship ever

Royal Caribbean builds INCREDIBLE, and you can start booking it on September 3! The Oasis of the Seas won’t be ready until late 2009, but the anticipation is already at a fever pitch!   RCI’s newest Mega Ship will hold 5400 guests and reach 16 decks high, but the true marvel...
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