Sunday, February 19, 2017

Virgin Islands Shopping Festival: save $150 off 4+ nights on your hotel

Virgin Islands Shopping Festival: save $150 off 4+ nights on your hotel

Looking for the perfect deal? You’ve found it. Right now the USVI is offering a deal you have to see to believe! That’s right, you can save $1,500 on a shopping spree on St. Thomas.  And, you’ll be shopping in the historic 16th-century trading center of Charlotte Amalie, home to a treasure trove of luxurious [...]

Park Service predicts peak for Washington cherry blossoms

Park Service predicts peak for Washington cherry blossoms

March 4, 2010 · , ,

Those famous pink and white flowers in Washington are expected to bloom on schedule on trees around the nation’s capital as soon as the end of March, the National Park Service predicted Thursday. Horticulturalist Rob DeFeo, who keeps a close eye on the city’s cherry blossom trees for the park service, said they likely will [...]

Reining in Rio: Not everything goes at Carnival

Reining in Rio: Not everything goes at Carnival

February 12, 2010 · , , ,

The World’s Greatest Party opened Friday, but the everything-goes atmosphere of Carnival that turns Rio into a giant oceanside den of debauchery is under assault. The mayor’s year-old, zero-tolerance campaign against petty crimes and disorder is on full display at the first Carnival since Rio won its bid to host the 2016 Olympics. Those who [...]

Some prices can be too good to be true

Some prices can be too good to be true

February 8, 2010 · , , ,

Royce Smith planned to visit Sydney, Australia during spring break to attend an arts festival and work on a book, when he found an unbelievably good fare on American Airlines’ Web site: A round-trip ticket from Wichita, Kansas, to Sydney for just $1,198. In first class. “I jumped on the deal,” said Smith, an assistant [...]

Masked merrymakers cavort in Venice for Carnival

Masked merrymakers cavort in Venice for Carnival

February 8, 2010 · , , ,

Masked merrymakers are cavorting in Venice to mark the start of Carnival, for the canal-laced city’s pre-Lenten festivities are Italy’s most popular. Venetian souvenir shops are crammed year-round with colorful, delicate masks, but “Carnevale” is the time to put them on. Other Italian cities celebrate, too, with Rome embracing the centuries-old tradition with gusto recently. [...]

10 reasons to go to Easter Island this year

10 reasons to go to Easter Island this year

February 5, 2010 · , , ,

With a stunning new lodge and a once-in-a-millennium eclipse, Easter Island has never been more alluring — or comfortable. 1. Incredible history: More than 1,000 years ago, a group of Polynesians loaded into canoes and found their way across the South Pacific to one of the most remote islands in the world. They began to [...]

Fantastic New Year’s Eve destinations

Fantastic New Year’s Eve destinations

A couple million people will hit Brazil’s Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro as the final minutes of 2009 are counted down, ready for a mix of spiritual observances, fireworks and full-tilt partying. Thousands of miles away, a much more low-key style of New Year’s revelry will be happening on a tiny island off the [...]

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