Travel Contests: Week of March 25, 2015

Florida

This week’s travel contests include: Win a 4-night relaxing Florida beach getaway Win a trip for two to Maui from Hawaiian Airlines (on Facebook) Win a trip to New York or Paris from Tablet Hotels Win a trip to New Orleans from Land’s End Win a $900,000 Bed & Breakfast in Maine Win a trip to volunteer […]

Travel Tip of the Day: M60 Bus Update

M60 Bus NYC 2

M60 Bus Update I’ve written about the M60 bus before as it’s the most economical way to get to/from New York’s LaGuardia (LGA) airport from/to Manhattan. However, I almost missed the bus the other day when I didn’t realize that the bus from 125th Street to LGA is now express—or so it seemed. Some New York-savvy readers […]

Top Spots for Romance This Valentine’s Day

The Big Apple ranks the top U.S. Valentine’s Day destination

Bring on the romance! While couples are getting close today on Valentine’s Day, they are apparently getting closer in New York and Cancun. There’s a new survey out by Allianz Global Assistance ranking the top U.S. Valentine’s Day destinations with New York stealing the number one spot followed by Las Vegas and Chicago, respectively. Other U.S. […]

Roosevelts and Fine Dining in Hyde Park, New York

FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt's grave site in the Rose Garden

The recent Ken Burns series on the Roosevelts, which aired on PBS in September, called to memory a trip up the Hudson I’d planned a few years ago—but didn’t finish. It started in lower Westchester County, New York, where I went to the best dog show ever at the Westchester Kennel Club, and was supposed to end […]

Taylor Swift’s New Video Blank Space Was Filmed Where?

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Listen, the whole thing took me by surprise. I was driving to work recently and suddenly found my toes tapping to a tune on the radio. The tune stayed with me throughout the day. It was only a few days before I knew all the words. To a Taylor Swift song. When I downloaded the […]

Niagara Falls: A Canadian-American wonder, finally checked off

From the Journey Behind the Falls (Canada)

I was asked to participate in the #DoMoreCountry program, sponsored by Country Inns & Suites. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. I’d just landed in Buffalo, and was, in a modest black car, en route to my hotel on the other side of the US-Canadian border: the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, […]

What to do, eat and see in Port Jefferson, NY

The Port Jefferson Ferry

I tend to be skeptical I’m going to find anything of interest in most quaint tourist towns. So many frozen yogurt and knick knack shops. With only a quick glance down the beginning of Main Street, Port Jefferson may appear to be just that. But on my second trip to Port Jefferson (known simply as […]

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 […]