Travel Contests: Week of July 23, 2014

Granite Gear

This week’s contests include: Win a Cross-Trek 22” Wheeled Carry-On Duffel from Granite Gear! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a week-long vacation for two in Tuscany Win a trip to The Galapagos Islands Win a free Iceland vacation Win a trip for two to Costa Rica Win an all-inclusive trip for two to the Bahamas Win 2 American […]

Monograms, Part 1 — Venice, Italy

The Hotel Bonevecchiati by water taxi. There's nothing more fun than arriving to your destination by boat!!

Monograms is an international travel company and part of the award-winning Globus family of group travel brands. Check out more on the company in Arthur’s introduction here. Accommodations in Venice Hotel Bonvecchiati is one of the Monograms selected hotels for Venice—and now I understand why. Located in probably one of the most romantic settings I could imagine, […]

Monograms: A scientific approach to happy travel

In Venice, a Monograms rep awaited us at our arrival gate to take us to our water taxi

What is Monograms? Monograms is an international travel company and part of the award-winning Globus family of group travel brands. Monograms is different in that it’s geared toward independent travel, and taking the planning, coordinating and arranging out of your travel equation so you can just show and go! Let’s face it: Traveling is great, planning […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 4, 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 one of five Hollywood experiences valued at approximately $10,000 in IHG’s summer movie-themed sweepstakes Win a family vacation to Atlantis in the Bahamas from Cartoon Network Win 500,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles from American Win a […]

Travel Website of the Week: Blacklane

Blacklane

A few weeks ago I needed a ride from the Palazzo Manfredi in the heart of Rome (across the street from the Colosseum) to Fiumicino airport. In the past, I’ve taken the train to the airport (the most economical way) but this time I had my dad with me, so I needed something easy, smooth […]

Guide to Getting to Ischia, Italy and Staying at the San Montano Resort & Spa

San Montono Hotel Ischia Italy May 2014-041

Bongiorno! After disembarking in the Civitavecchia (Port of Rome) after our incredible Mediterranean cruise on Windstar, my dad and I hitched a ride to the train station. Usually, taxis for this trip need to be arranged in advance, and the short five-minute trip will probably cost you about 20 Euros. Most cruise ships prearrange buses to the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Avoid Venice’s Biggest Tourist Trap

Gondola Lessons Venice

  Another Venice TipLast week we featured a Venice tip from one of our regular contributors, Jennifer Dombrowski (@jdomb), who lives near Venice and knows the city like a local. Her tip last week was so popular that w’eve decided to run another, since it seems many readers are planning a trip to Venice (feel free […]

Windstar’s Star Pride Mediterranean Cruise: Day 5 (Portoferraio, Italy on the Island of Elba)

Island of Elba Italy Windstar Star Pride May 2014-025

Our last stop on Windstar’s Star Pride Mediterranean Cruise was to Portoferraio, Italy on the Island of Elba. I woke up early and was able to watch us dock right next to town. I had a quick breakfast and then asked the nice tourism people who set up a stand just outside of the ship […]