Making Phone Calls While Abroad

When traveling internationally, calling home can be very expensive.  Forget making cell phone calls, it will cost you a fortune in roaming charges.  Back in the “old days” I use to buy an international calling card which usually worked pretty well.   However there were a few occasions when our hotel or bed & breakfast didn’t … [Read more…]

Most Memorable Customs Encounter

 Whenever I go through customs at a airport, I take the process very seriously.  Custom agents have a lot of power and can refuse you entry or delay you for an extended period of time.  The general rule is you don’t joke around or make small talk and only speak when spoken to.  But all … [Read more…]

Travel Contests

Hawaii Prize consists of 80,000 – 110,000 Hawaiian Miles and a certificate good for a six night stay at an Outrigger Property on Kauai or Hawaii Island. Expires: 10/4/11 New York You will receive a $2,500 Henri Bendel gift card which you may use online or in person at your nearest Henri Bendel store, … [Read more…]

Give Carnival A Gold Star!

On August 21 hurricane Irene was heading towards San Juan, Puerto Rico as Carnival and Royal Caribbean are preparing set sail.  San Juan officials decided it would be too dangerous for the ships to leave at their scheduled times and directed both ships to leave 3-4 hours early.  Carnival Victory  was scheduled to leave port at … [Read more…]

Celebrity’s New Ship

Celebrity’s new ship Silhouette debuts with some extra, original features.  The ship offers a one of a kind dining experience at the 58 seat Lawn Club Grill where guests can grill their own meat and vegetables or make a pizza using an outdoor pizza oven, all under the guidance of one of the ships chefs.  … [Read more…]

American Airlines New Seat Program

American Airlines announced the introduction of a new Preferred Seats Program for premium and full fare customers.  The new seats will be complimentary for Elite and full fare customers and their travel companions as well as active duty military personnel and their accompanying family members.  Options will include window and aisle seats towards the front … [Read more…]