Not Your Grandma’s Bus Tour of Italy, Day I

View from hotel in Venice

This is the first installment in a seven-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Italy with Insight Vacations. Head back to the series home page for the full Italy experience—or jump straight over to Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 or Day 7 of the tour.   DAY 1 Rome My Insight Vacations travel rep was waiting […]

Travel Contests of the Week: November 20, 2013

Santa Fe entrance

This week’s travel contests include: Win a three-night “Spirit of Sante Fe” escape to the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for two to Nicaragua for a Cigar Safari Win a culinary trip to Italy Win a romantic getaway in Coronado, California Win a trip for two to Australia to […]

Travel News: Week of November 13, 2013

Photo credit: Tom Fox/DallasNews.com

Top Travel News Government to allow American Air & US Airways merger US Airways, United, American and JetBlue Now Allow PDE Use During Entire Flight Liquids ban to be lifted at European airports; is the U.S. next? United: You can now use hand-held devices on all our domestic mainline flights, with a few exceptions Venice […]

Travel Contests: Week of November 6, 2013

The "Other Keys"

This week’s travel contests include: Win a Trip to Longboat and Lido—Florida’s “Other Keys” Win two First Class tickets on Delta to anywhere in the continental U.S. (on Facebook) Win a trip to participate in Axe’s Black Chill Sweepstakes in Sweden Win a 4-night trip for two to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands Win […]

Travel Contests: Week of October 30, 2013

Scottsdale pool

This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape to the Four Seasons Scottsdale! Win a European Scenic Cruise for two in our JohnnyJet.com blogger contest! Win a dream trip to Dubai with Emirates (on Facebook) Win a trip to the original Cosi restaurant in Paris Win a wine-themed trip for two to Italy Win […]

Travel Contests: Week of October 9, 2013

Scenic Cruises

This week’s travel contests include: Win a European Scenic Cruise for two in our JohnnyJet.com blogger contest! Win a 6-day culinary trip for two to Venice (requires Facebook) Win a Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise to your choice of destinations plus $2,000 to spend Win a trip to Paris and $500 in spending money in Oscillo’s […]

Travel Contests of the Week: October 2, 2013

Scenic Cruises

This week’s travel contests include: Win an 8-day European River Cruise from Scenic Cruises in our blogger contest! Win over $6,000 worth of free travel (need a SPG account; it’s free to join) Win a 3-night trip for two to Barbados from Food and Wine Win a 6-day culinary trip for two to Venice from Cost […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Choosing the Right Gelato

Gelato

Choosing the Right Gelato When in Italy, stay away from the gelato shops with beautiful, colorful gelato piled high topped with fresh fruit in the case—this means it’s whipped and not the good, hand-made stuff. One way to spot the real thing is by looking at the color. Banana (banane) should be grayish, not bright […]