Travel Contests: Week of June 18, 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 trip for two to the Tour de France from Belkin Win a transatlantic cruise to Hamburg, Germany from Cunard Win a weeklong cruise for two from Holland America cruise (on Facebook) Win a 12-day trip for two […]

A Massage I Will Never Forget — Club Med Opio in France

Club Med Opio spa receptionists

In 2007 I was invited to Club Med Opio, which is 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the Nice airport, high in the hills above Cannes, in a truly delightful corner of Provence. I quickly learned one of the most popular places is the spa, complete with a mosaic-tiled Hammam steam bath and sauna. Like most spas, this one offers a […]

Windstar’s Star Pride Mediterranean Cruise: Day 3 (Sanary-sur-Mer, France)

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Day three of Windstar’s Star Pride Mediterranean Cruise brought us to Sanary-sur-Mer in France. This was my favorite port of the trip since we arrived on a beautiful sunny Wednesday and that’s when they have their massive outdoor market that has everything you can possibly imagine from local fresh produce to mattresses! Get up early […]

Windstar’s Star Pride Mediterranean Cruise: Day 2 (Sete, France)

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Our first port on Windstar’s Star Pride was Sete, France. This sleepy little French seaside port was known as Cette until 1928. The highlight for me besides getting one of the best ham and cheese sandwiches was finding a pharmacist who not only spoke English but filled my dad’s prescriptions with enough medication to last […]

Does the ‘Love Lock’ Trend Need to End?

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When my wife (@NatalieDiScala) and I visited Paris in April 2013, the first thing she said she wanted to do was to go over to the Pont des Arts, located near the Louvre. I knew she had something up her sleeve because who wants to visit a bridge unless you’re in Sydney or San Francisco? […]

Pullman Eiffel Tower: A Room With a View

Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower head chef

Bonjour! If you are following me on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter then you know that my wife (@NatalieDiScala) and I were recently in the world’s most visited country … France! We were invited by Pullman Hotels to check out their new, fabulously redesigned Pullman Paris hotels. If you aren’t familiar with Pullman, that might be […]

9 Reasons to Stay at the Pullman Paris Bercy

Pullman Bercy

Bonjour! If you are following me on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter then you know that my wife (@NatalieDiScala) and I were recently in the world’s most visited country … France! We were invited by Pullman Hotels to check out their new, fabulously redesigned Pullman Paris hotels. If you aren’t familiar with Pullman, that might be […]

First Ever France-Switzerland Deluxe Pass from Rail Europe

Traveling to France or Switzerland this fall? Rail Europe Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, is now offering travelers the chance to explore both countries with the First Class France-Switzerland Deluxe Pass* to enjoy six days of first class train travel within a one-month period at a special discounted price. […]