Travel Contests: Week of November 19, 2014

Florida

This week’s travel contests: Win a 4-day Florida beach getaway Win $20,000 for a dream trip in Barclaycard’s Great Getaway Giveaway Win a Hawaii getaway in the Hilton Ultimate Weekender Sweepstakes Win a 3-night trip for two to Cancun Win free Allegiant flights for you and a friend for an entire year (from six cities) Win a […]

Moon Palace in Cancun for TBEX 2014

I did it!

Hola! If you’re following me on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, then you know I just returned from Cancun, Mexico, where I attended the TBEX conference. I landed after a short three hour, 35-minute flight from New York. It was my first time to Mexico in years and one of the reasons why is that after […]

The Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, in Mexico

Pool Shot

Mexico is awash in destinations offering everything from party-central activity to laid-back family enjoyment—plus everything in between. That’s why I jumped at the chance to explore the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, a new luxury property south of Cancun, in the Riviera Cancun area, that offers a bit of everything for vacationers needing a break from […]

Travel Contests: Week of April 23, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Extended for another month: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win your dream trip in Switchfly’s Twitter Dream Destination Contest Win an all-inclusive trip for two to a concert in Cancun Win a trip for two to explore the Philippines Win a 7-night trip for two […]

Travel Contests: Week of April 16, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win your dream trip in Switchfly’s Twitter Dream Destination Contest Win a trip for two to Cancun Win a two-night trip for two to Puerto Rico Win one of 52 trips to Australia (ends April 21) Win a 7-day trip […]

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 […]

Experiencing a Mystical Mayan Ritual

Temazcal at Westin Resort, Cancun (Photo by Bill Rockwell)

By Dave Zuchowski: In my travels, I’ve come across the Native American sweat lodge ritual at far flung places like Jamestown, Virginia and New Mexico. But I recently encountered one of the most elaborate of them all in Cancun where I learned about the temazcal ritual at the Westin Resort and Spa. Native Americans from Alaska […]

The Mundo Maya: Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

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When certain people heard I was headed to Mexico recently, their responses were a mix of “awesome” and “be careful,” along with questions like “where” and “are you sure it’s safe?” To answer them all, I replied, “yes it is awesome, yes I will be careful, the Mayan Riviera, and yes, it’s safe.” Here’s the […]