Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 16, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: TSA sees surge in credit card knives at airports Rocket Debris Falls on Cruise Ship in Israeli Port Kenya issues terror alert over travel to UK airports Carnival Bans Smoking on Balconies Pilot Orders Pizza for Passengers on Delayed Flight ‘Amelia Earhart’ Completes Around-the-World Flight Boeing re-engineers […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pre-Cruise Dinner Parties

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Pre-Cruise Dinner Parties While cruising with Windstar last month, I met a woman named Janet from Mississauga, Canada who told me about a great tradition that she and her friends started when they began traveling on cruises together: Before a cruise, they have two dinners. The first one is to assign a different destination or destinations to a […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 18, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for two to the Tour de France from Belkin Win a transatlantic cruise to Hamburg, Germany from Cunard Win a weeklong cruise for two from Holland America cruise (on Facebook) Win a 12-day trip for two […]

Travel Style: Hans Birkholz

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Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Hans Birkholz Occupation: CEO and President of Windstar Cruises  Residence: Seattle, WA College: University of Minnesota for undergrad, University […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 11, 2014

United

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: United Airlines to Award Miles Based on Ticket Price American Makes a Few More Minor Changes Record number of firearms seized in a day by TSA Budget Airline PEOPLExpress Returns to the Skies This Summer Hilton Launches Curio, a New Brand for Independent Hotels Travelers to Polio-Ridden […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 21, 2014

Hostelworld

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) (ends May 25, 2014!) Win up to three awesome escapes for two from Hostelworld.com Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles from Hawaiian Airlines (on Facebook) Win a trip to Sweden #inaVolvo from Jdomb’s Travels Win a 7-day trip for two to Prague from […]

20 Reasons to Sail on Windstar’s New Star Pride Ship

Windstar's Star Pride Christening in Barcelona, Spain on May 5

Buenos días! I’m back from Europe after sailing on Windstar’s newest ship, Star Pride. I was invited on the inaugural cruise along with several other journalists, travel agents, executives and paid guests who had to have sailed on Windstar previously to be part of this exclusive trip. Windstar took over the 438-foot Pride from Seabourn in […]

Windstar’s Star Pride Mediterranean Cruise: Day 5 (Portoferraio, Italy on the Island of Elba)

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Our last stop on Windstar’s Star Pride Mediterranean Cruise was to Portoferraio, Italy on the Island of Elba. I woke up early and was able to watch us dock right next to town. I had a quick breakfast and then asked the nice tourism people who set up a stand just outside of the ship […]