Travel Contests: Week of May 21, 2014

Hostelworld

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) (ends May 25, 2014!) Win up to three awesome escapes for two from Hostelworld.com Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles from Hawaiian Airlines (on Facebook) Win a trip to Sweden #inaVolvo from Jdomb’s Travels Win a 7-day trip for two to Prague from […]

On the El Transcantábrico train in Spain

El Transcantábrico

I have dreamed of a trip onboard the famed, yet uber-expensive, Orient Express for decades. So when I learned about El Transcantábrico Clásico, a luxury train that runs along the coastline of Spain, I thought this would be my Spanish version of a glamorous, old-fashioned train journey through Europe. The El Transcantábrico Clásico is a weeklong […]

Photos from Barcelona, Spain Before Windstar Cruise

Barcelona Spain May 2014-017

Buenos días! I’m back from Europe after sailing on Windstar’s newest ship… Star Pride. I was invited on the inaugural cruise along with several other journalists, travel agents, executives and paid guests. Windstar paid fro my flight to Europe but I paid for my dad’s (I used way too many Delta miles). Like smart cruise […]

Travel Contests: Week of March 19, 2014

The 20" Pathfinder International Expandable Carry-On Spinner, in blue

This week’s travel contests include: Win a carry-on suitcase and cabin bag from Pathfinder Luggage! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win an amazing trip to Spain and Morocco from Travel Channel Win a $32,000 trip to the Summer Olympics in Brazil from TD Ameritrade Win a romantic getaway in Turks & Caicos from Bridal Guide magazine (must complete a short […]

Iberia Airlines’ New Business Plus Cabin

Iberia Business Plus Seat

Iberia Airlines recently debuted a redesigned Business Class on their new Airbus A330 aircraft. Known as Business Plus, the rehabbed cabins offer more amenities on long haul flights to Spain. Rollout of Business Plus has been staggered since its introduction in Spring 2013. On a recent trip to Madrid, I had the opportunity to experience […]

Mugged In Barcelona: Tips To Help You Travel Safe

Recently, I had an experience in Barcelona, Spain that I think is worth sharing. My husband and I had put together an amazing three-city tour – Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona. After a terrific 10 days of travel, we were headed home to Los Angeles. We left our rented apartment in the Gothic area of Barcelona […]