Formentera: Ibiza’s sleepy little sister

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This post is the second in Melissa Curtin’s recount of her Ibiza and Formentera adventure. Check out the first post here. Honestly, I’d never thought about going to Ibiza. It was never on my list of places to go. The whole club scene, for an older girl, didn’t seem appealing. I wasn’t going to fly […]

To run or not to run—with the bulls, in Pamplona, Spain

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The Fiesta of San Fermin takes place in Pamplona, Spain, for eight days in early July. At the heart of the fiesta is the famous Encierro—the Running of the Bulls. Each morning at 8 am, about half a dozen bulls charge headlong through the crowds down narrow streets to the bull ring. It’s not a […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 10, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a luxurious trip to San Francisco from Travel Channel Win a trip to Las Vegas from Potato Goodness (on Facebook) Win a trip for two to Barcelona from Lucky Win a stay at a spa resort in […]

Ibiza, Spain: Playground for Adults

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This post is the first in Melissa Curtin’s recount of her Ibiza and Formentera adventure. Check out the second post here. Ibiza was never on my list of places to go. A party island never sounded that appealing to me, but when a friend of mine called to invite me to join him and his Canadian […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 21, 2014

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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 […]

Photos from Barcelona, Spain Before Windstar Cruise

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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. Windstar paid fro my flight to Europe but I paid for my dad’s (I used way too many Delta miles). Like smart cruise […]