Travel Contests: Week of March 26, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! ( contest) Win a carry-on suitcase and cabin bag from Pathfinder Luggage! ( contest) Win a 7-day vacation to your dream destination from Switchfly Win a $32,000 trip for two to the Summer Olympics in Brazil from TD Ameritrade Win […]

Travel Contests: Week of November 26, 2013

Santa Fe entrance

This week’s travel contests include: Win a three-night “Spirit of Santa Fe” escape to the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe ( contest) Win a $10,000 trip to Venice, Italy Win a trip for two to the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro Win a $10,600 trip to the Galapagos Islands Win a trip for […]

My Top Travel Destinations for 2014


This past week I spoke at the Cruise Planners conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and part of my talk included my picks for the top travel destinations of 2014. The audience of 500-plus travel agents seemed to like it so I thought I should share them with you—plus a little background on each place. Below […]

LAN and TAM South America Sale


LAN Airlines and its affiliates, including TAM Airlines, announced a sale on flights to some of the most popular destinations in South America. In addition to discounted fares, passengers who book their roundtrip travel in Economy class now through April 1, 2013 for travel completed by June 30, 2013 (June 14, 2013 for destinations in […]

The Seduction of Argentina


The Seduction of Argentina It’s easy to fall in love with this South American country with its well-crafted wine, culinary & arts culture Written and Photographed by Karen Loftus Buenos Aires Known as the Paris of South America or, in some circles, Eva Peron’s City, Buenos Aires is by far the most European city in […]

My Top 2009 Hotel Rooms


Copacabana Palace — Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The most prestigious hotel in South America is the Copacabana Palace. It was built in 1923 and practically every celebrity (Tom Cruise checked in just after we checked out) or dignitary who has visited Rio has stayed here. Here’s my trip report. JW Marriott — Guanacaste, Costa Rica […]

Memorial Day in Connecticut & Rio


Greetings from Connecticut! This week, we finish up our trip to South America in style as we travel from Argentina to Rio and check in to one of the world’s most famous hotels: The Copacabana Palace. You won’t want to miss this or one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We then spend […]

Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay


Hola from Argentina! Last week, we left off from the incredible town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ouro Preto. This week, we visit one of the world’s largest waterfalls, Iguazu Falls. It’s so amazing that it makes Niagara Falls look like a fountain and on top of that, it practically borders three countries and we’re going to […]