Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 1, 2014


THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now) The Air France Pilot Strike Ends With Absolutely Nothing Resolved Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet American Airlines to honor its predecessors, CEO says American Drops their El Al Partnership November 1 Southwest will use biofuel for SF […]

JetBlue Introducing New Non-stops from New York: Trinidad & Tobago and Savannah, Georgia


JetBlue announced today that the airline will be introducing two new “BlueCity’s”—what they call the destinations they fly out of—in February of 2014, and both will be serviceable by non-stop flights from New York’s JFK. First, service between New York (JFK) and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) will begin on February 13, 2014. There will […]

Fort Lauderdale: Miami’s Fun Aunt

View from B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Views, views and more views. The B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is aimed at large parties and families at a reasonable cost, but it doesn’t feel like it. The hip interior, well-appointed clean rooms and beachside location are ideal for couples, girls/guys getaways and families. Not only does it saddle up to miles […]

JetBlue’s New Service: Fort Lauderdale to San Jose, Costa Rica with flights for $129


JetBlue Airways announced today plans to add daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, beginning on  June 27, 2013. Flights are available for purchase today at for as low as $129 one way. Sale dates are for travel between June 27 and August […]

Mai-Kai Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

My sister, dad and nephew

 A flavor of the South Pacific in south Florida When my sister suggested we take my dad to the Mai-Kai for his birthday dinner in Fort Lauderdale I asked why so far away. She said, “don’t you remember mom and dad took us there when we were kids?” I was too young so I didn’t […]

JetBlue: Fort Lauderdale to Bogota for $99 (one-way)


JetBlue Airways is connecting South Florida with Bogota, Colombia’s renowned capital, with a new daily nonstop flight between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport starting on May 7, 2012. To celebrate, the airline has launched a special $99 one-way fare. “We’ve been flying to Colombia for more than three years and […]

Bahamas to FL-NY/CT-Chicago-L.A.


Greetings! Last week we left off from the Bahamas, and if you are following me on Twitter, then you know that from there I traveled all around the U.S. Highlights included attending my brother’s surprise birthday party in Connecticut and the grand opening of an amazing new luxurious hotel in Chicago. We also have my […]

Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne


A couple of days later I flew five hours from LAX to Miami on American Airlines. I chose American’s 9:30 a.m. flight since it was on a 767 and all those planes are outfitted with Wi-Fi (on domestic flights). When we landed my seatmate said to me, “You worked the whole flight,” and I said, […]