Travel Contests: Week of September 17, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a copy of Chris Guillebeau’s “The Happiness of Pursuit” (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a 4-night trip for two to Paris from AMC Theatres Win the 7-day Norway cruise of your choice from Hurigruten Win a cruise for four […]

New York’s Finger Lakes, Part 2 — Corning and Hammondsport

Keuka Lake's beautiful wine country

This is part 2 of Georgie Jet’s three-part series on New York’s Finger Lakes. Check out part 1 here, and tune in next week for part 3! When I first happened upon this part of the country, I was driving west on I-90 during mid-summer traffic and had to get off. Heading south off Exit 42 and […]

New York’s Finger Lakes, Part 1 — Seneca Lake and Watkins Glen

Georgie Jet and Farm Sanctuary's "Thunder"

This is part 1 of Georgie Jet’s three-part series on New York’s Finger Lakes. Tune in next week for part 2 as she visits the wine country of Corning and soars in Elmira, New York. Watkins Glen is a charming town situated at the southern tip of Seneca Lake—the deepest of the 11 Finger Lakes at 600 […]

7 Surprising Things to See and Do in Buffalo

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If you thought you knew the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area, well think again. New York state’s second largest metropolitan area has been undergoing somewhat of a renaissance that’s given it a new urban vibe in both its downtown core and throughout its system of outdoor parks and growing-in-stature art galleries. Plus, 3.1 million Canadians cross the […]

Travel App of the Week: OpenTable (with pay function)

OpenTable

Don’t you hate it when you’re in a hurry and you have to flag down a waiter to pay your dining bill? I know I do. But that inconvenience might soon be a thing of the past, as the popular phone-reservation app OpenTable has just rolled out a program for 50 restaurants in New York […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Follow the Crowd when Crossing the Street

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Don’t Follow the Crowd when Crossing the Street While in New York City last week I saw some tourists almost get killed because they weren’t paying attention and crossed the street when the person in front of them did. That was almost a huge mistake. They learned the hard way that some (maybe even most) […]

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. […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 6, 2014

Contests

This week’s travel contests include: Win a five-night trip for two to Greece Win a two-night stay at the brand-new Archer Hotel New York Win a 7-day Croatia vacation (on Instagram)