Travel Tip of the Day: Stay Away from SFO this Summer During Peak Times

SF

Stay Away from SFO this Summer During Peak Times I’ve already warned you about construction delays this summer at Newark Airport. Well, you can now add San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to the “avoid if you can” list since two of the airport’s four runways are closed for the whole summer! If you’re headed to […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 11, 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 First Class trip for two from American Airlines Win a 7-day family vacation from TravelingMom.com Win 4 DK Eyewitness travel guides from Everett Potter’s Travel Report Win a three-night vacation at an Opal Resort in the […]

San Francisco’s “Restaurant Week” June 1-15

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“Dine About Town” – San Francisco’s own Restaurant Week – returned for a second helping on June 1 and lasts until 15, 2014. This popular program which is now in its 13th year presents more than 100 of San Francisco’s best restaurants offering two or three-course lunch menus for $18.95 and/or three-course dinner menus for $36.95, […]

9 Reasons to Stay at The Fairmont San Francisco

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Arguably, The Fairmont San Francisco is one of the world’s most famous hotels. It’s been sitting atop Nob Hill for over a hundred years and was made famous by the hit 80s TV series Hotel. Thanks to the Canadian Media Marketplace (an industry conference) I recently got to experience one of their 591 guest rooms and suites […]

A Modern Twist on Napa

HALL Visitor Center

When Napa comes into conversation, hyper-modern isn’t usually an automatic response. Rolling vineyards, cozy bed-and-breakfast inns and intimate wine tastings are the typical images that come to mind first. The Hall family has a deep legacy and presence in Napa, California, and their latest venture is a leap into the contemporary. They’ve designed and built the HALL Visitor […]

Travel News: Week of March 26, 2014

MH370

Top Travel News Tears flow: In memory of #MH370, a photo gallery Gogo Teams with Samsung in Free Wi-Fi Promotion for a Year Disney cruise ships first to offer Wi-Fi by megabyte Google Partners With Ray-Ban And Oakley To Make Glass More Stylish Southwest adds seven new routes at Reagan National JetBlue Takes on Other […]

Travel News: Week of February 12, 2014

Travel news February 12, 2014

Top Travel News DHS issues toothpaste advisory to airlines flying to Sochi Turkey Will No Longer Issue Visas on Arrival After April 10, 2014 Biden: LaGuardia like a ‘third world country’ Hawaiian Airlines to debut premium economy seats in August Virgin Atlantic staff shocked over flight axe Child drowns in cruise ship pool Alaska to […]

Oakland: What to Do, Where to Eat and Sleep

Oakland's art murmur

Is Oakland the new Brooklyn? Many tourism industry experts think so since the city and its businesses have been making some major investments into the area, including a brand spanking new, $6 billion Bay Bridge which now takes people to and from another world class city: San Francisco. When I got invited to Oakland to do […]