Archive for February, 2008

better than chocolate & flowers

Monday, February 11th, 2008

I will recap NH once I get my pictures onto my computer. Inspiring advice from Candice Sabatini who recently tracked her travels in Paris on  BeautyNewsNY.com, “My Paris Valentine”: Take a couple of those saved up vacation days and book a long weekend in Paris. It’s only seven hours away and fares are as low as […]

Portsmouth, NH

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

My friend Caitlin had an idea one day that in a way, inspired the start of this blog. Every once in a while, she thought we should get all of our friends together, when we all need to get away, and visit a new city we have never been (at least some of us) for […]

want to get away?

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

As we move further away from the holiday season and short work weeks, without escaping the imminent snow storm, it is always nice to stay on top of those last-minute airfares.

tracing the steps in the green movement…

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

When I lived in Cork, Ireland the Spring of 2004, among the many unexpected bits of culture shock I first experienced was the time I had to pay for a plastic bag in the check out line at Tesco. In 2002 Ireland implemented a tax on plastic bags and it did more than dramatically reduce […]

cheap flights

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Smarter Travel listed the ten best bargains of the week… $100 from Detroit to Orlando on Northwest $125 from Dallas (DFW) to Miami on United $143 from Seattle to San Francisco on United $166 from Boston to Atlanta on Delta and AirTran $166 from Chicago (O’Hare) to Boston on JetBlue $169 from Baltimore to Tampa, […]

vacation packages all over the place

Monday, February 4th, 2008

I never got around to horse back riding when I studied abroad at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland back in college.  But, in yesterday’s Globe Richard P. Carpenter listed some great resources for the adventurous traveler, including a six-day program by The Clonshire Equestrian Centre, in conjunction with Cross Country International. Also posted are a number […]

classy wine

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

I liked the article by Janice Kleinschmidt “Wines of the world worth the trip,” featured on Forbes Traveler and also picked up by MSNBC.com yesterday, because it reminded me of my trip to Santa Barbara two years ago with Mike.  Though the wines in this article are much too high-end for me, it was interesting to […]

blogs & travel

Friday, February 1st, 2008

I couldn’t think of a better first post than a reference to an article by Jane L. Levere in the New York Times on January 29th entitled, Blogs Becoming Regular Reading for Business Travelers. In addition to mentioning some of the more well-read sites for business travelers including BoardingArea.com, a portal a directory to blogs that address issues […]