Adventure and solitude at the JW Marriott Guanacaste in Costa Rica, in words and pictures

Chairs at the beach

For years I’ve heard stories describing Costa Rica and all it has to offer and for years, I’ve been eager to experience a particular region of this country. Recently my quest to visit Central America came to fruition and Guanacaste, Costa Rica didn’t in any way fall short of everything I had hoped it would […]

5 Reasons to Stay at The Carlton Hotel NYC

The Carlton Hotel lobby

There are so many hotels to choose from when you travel to New York City that trying to decide on which one fits the bill can be a real hit-or-miss situation. The Carlton Hotel NYC proved to be a hit for our three-night stay for reasons that include both the obvious and the unexpected. 1. […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 13, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Woman, 78, caught with cash in girdle at airport SFO runways reopen early NY hotel fines $500 for every bad review posted online Traveler finds his lost ‘love at first flight’ with Twitter campaign Baseball Hall of Fame plans traveling exhibit United Airlines headquarters hit by bedbugs […]

Millennials Indulge More than the Rest of Us When Traveling

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A recent survey of frequent travelers reveals travel habits and preferences of millennials Back in the day, when I was a rookie traveler, I didn’t necessarily understand or appreciate the many benefits that came from loyalty cards, credit cards and rewards programs. But as I grew into a seasoned traveler, I can’t imagine not maximizing […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 21, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott Rewards Launches Social Media Points Plan Planes nearly collided in Newark Airport approach US Airways Flight to London Forced to Turn Back Because of a Belligerent Passenger Frontier launches 14 new routes from DC Employee who leaked Jay Z, Solange video fired, Standard Hotel says Bill […]

Travel News: Week of March 12, 2014

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Malaysia Airlines MH370 Resource Page Coming soon to Gogo: In-air texting on your smartphone Garuda Indonesia Now Official SkyTeam Member Airline Hawaiian Airlines Launched Ohana Inter-Island Service San Francisco’s Bay Bridge Is Being Turned Into an Airbnb Rental New Pilot Shortage Strategy: Rip Half the Seats Off the Airplane Ryanair Passengers Call Police To Leave […]

Travel News: Week of October 23, 2013

Myanmar bombing

Top Travel News Myanmar bombing dampens tourism possibilities just as things were looking up Another rare ‘sea monster’ lands in California: a 15-foot saber-toothed whale This 300 ft Wall in Bolivia has over 5,000 Dinosaur Footprints Hall of Fame NBA center Bill Russell arrested for carrying loaded gun through airport security Southwest Airlines to join […]

Travel News: Week of July 24, 2013

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Top Travel News ATL airport opens new public VIP lounge, $35 fee O’Hare on pace to beat Atlanta as busiest U.S. airport 787 fire inquiry focuses on transmitter Marriott and United to offer reciprocal elite perks Plaza Athénée in Paris to close on October 1 for a major renovation, will reopen again in May 2014 […]