A sailing escape in NYC…and Florida, and the BVI, and…

NYC sail

Today, on a dreary Thursday, on the Hudson River beside Tribeca, I joined the Offshore Sailing School for a quick two-hour sail. And it was great. The views were insane—with the top of the Freedom Tower lost to the clouds—and the air was salty and fresh(er). The school’s special edition 50th-anniversary sails snapped blue and red and white […]

Palm Island Resort

palm-island-resort

When you think ‘all-inclusive’, you may think of overly crowded tourist traps. When you think ‘private island’, you may think of the kind of escape that only the likes of Sir Richard Branson can afford. But I just learned about Elite Island Resorts and they offer the best of both worlds. Elite Island Resorts offers […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 14, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win one of ten dream vacations from AARP (one each week) Win a trip to hike Mount Kilimanjaro plus a five-day safari from Grape-Nuts Win airfare plus $20,000 to spend in to Paris from Epitymas Win a $25,000 trip […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 7, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a Santa Fe getaway for two Win a week in Brazil plus soccer tickets Win a trip to a World Cup Semi Final Match in Sao Paulo Win a week at the Pine Butte Guest Ranch in […]

Huge summer savings at Jamaica’s Half Moon resort

Half Moon resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Warm weather anywhere is great. Warm weather in Jamaica? It doesn’t get much better. Actually, it does, as luxurious Half Moon resort in Montego Bay is currently making summer visits to Jamaica more affordable than usual with a wave of huge summer discounts. The offers—headlined by the incredible Ultimate Summer package—include: Summer Suite Sale — 35% off […]

Travel Contests: Week of April 2, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win one of 52 trips to Australia Win a 7-day trip to your dream destination for two from Switchfly (Twitter contest; Johnny is a judge!) Win an 11-day safari-themed trip for two to South Africa Win a free […]

Travel Contests: Week of February 19, 2014

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a first class trip for two to Europe from American Airlines Win a trip to Aruba from Popcorn, Indiana (on Facebook) Win an 11-day trip to Greece for two from The Greek Gods (must […]

Top 4 reasons to stay at Antigua’s Carlisle Bay

The beach at Carlisle Bay

Recently, I had the chance to stay at Carlisle Bay, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World consortium nestled between the rainforest and Caribbean Sea on Antigua’s southern coast. While there were many reasons to love my stay at the resort, here are my top four: 1. Casual luxury Driving through the gates to […]