I was a bit surprised to come across an article about plans to build an 883 foot “full scale recreation” of the Titanic. The plans were announced in New York at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
The reason I am so surprised is because you need to wonder- who would actually want to take a cruise on a ship named and modeled after one that tragically sunk? Continue reading
I love using sites like TopCashback to save even more money when shopping and booking travel online.
Instead of going directly to the retailer or website you plan to make a purchase at, by clicking through TopCashback you can save quite a bit more money. It is pretty amazing how quickly the savings can add up! Continue reading
After traveling around Romania last week, Kim, Lucas and I spent this past one checking out some cities and towns around Bulgaria. Sadly our trips is coming to an end as we fly back to New York today.
I had planned to try to post about the trip each day like I did during last summers trip to the Balkans, but I made the mistake of not bringing a card reader. I brought a new computer on this trip and I stupidly did not realize that an 11 inch MacBook Air does not have a SD card slot! My bad… Continue reading
Island vacations aren’t usually my idea of a destination for a great trip unless we’re talking about places like Australia, New Zealand, Malta and other similar locations.
The examples I gave are places where there are lots to do besides sitting on the beach. When I hear the word island, I tend to think the Caribbean. Not my favorite part of the world to visit although we had a nice time in places like Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. (We’re actually thinking of using up Kim’s remaining Southwest points for a trip to Jamaica.) Continue reading
When traveling, adventures and amazing experiences don’t always have to take place during the day. According to CNN, “just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean you have to turn in too“.
While most of our major travel experiences do take place during the daylight, there are lots of interesting and neat things that we can do at night.
CNN came up with a fun list featuring 10 of the World’s Best Nighttime Adventures. Continue reading
Dollar Rental car has been running a promotion where you can earn quadruple American Airlines AAdvantage miles.
It’s always nice to earn miles and points when booking services like car rentals, dining out and shopping so this is just a reminder about the Dollar Promo. This can also be a great way to extend the expiration on your account. Continue reading
I came across a crazy story from the AP about a flight taking off from Toronto’s Pearson Airport bound for Cuba having to return to Toronto with a military jet escort.
Your initial thoughts would probably be a terrorist threat or something to that degree but the incident took place for a very different reason. Continue reading
During our trip Back to The Balkans we’ve ran into very few fellow travelers from the United States. It seems like just about everyone that we chat with is from close by, somewhere else in Europe.
Many are even surprised to see Americans visiting this region which we find to be a bit funny in some ways…
When meeting fellow travelers a popular conversation tends to be where everyone is from and where they have been. Continue reading
Last week we spent a couple of nights at the Radisson Blu Bucharest during our current trip Back to The Balkans.
I booked our two-night stay for a total of 38,000 Gold Points. (38,000 points is the cost for one night but thanks to the stay 1, get 1 bonus for Club Carlson credit card holders that is all we paid for our full stay.)
During check-in there were some issues which seemed to be poorly handled by the staff. Official check-in time is 3:00pm and we arrived at around 3:30. Upon check-in we were given a choice of which floor we’d like to be on and a silly question of whether we’d like a king or queen bed. Continue reading