leeping paradise found at the NYLO Hotel in New York City. As hard as I fought, my internal alarm clock woke me at 5:30 a.m. Peering through the slivers of my weary eyelids, I could tell it was still dark and definitely not time to begin my day. I didn’t need to be anywhere until 11 a.m. which meant hopping in a cab around 9:30 a.m.
Seeing the Northern Lights is on my bucket list, is it on yours? This year should be a dazzling display of the Aurora Borealis because NASA is predicting it to be on the peak of an 11-year cycle.
Following is a list of travel giveaways I thought my readers would be interested in for the week of Nov. 2, 2014. Good luck! If you win one of these, be sure to send me a postcard 😉
Love Asia? Then here’s some exciting news from the World’s Best Airline. Cathay Pacific Airlines recently announced a new route from Boston to Hong Kong commencing May 3, 2015! The premium airline offers the most nonstop service to Hong Kong and beyond, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Newark, and San Francisco.
Have someone who travels with their dog on your holiday gift list? Or maybe you’re the one who brings along your fearless canine. Either way, here’s Part 1 of Solo Travel Girl’s nifty dog travel accessories. How did I find these fun gadgets for wanderlust pooches and their people pals? I walked the floor of the Global Pet Expo in Orlando last March.
Oh, Roanoke. What have you done to me? Months after my spring visit, your traditional Southern charm and hipster vibe are still in my heart.
Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand have teamed up to help visitors discover and plan their vacation. They’ve creative an interactive infographic map based on travel styles and tastes.
During my summer trip to Buffalo, my parents and I set out on our next adventure, New York’s Amish Trail. My fascination with the Amish probably began before I was 5 years old when my family made road trips to visit friends in Titusville, located in Western Pennsylvania.
Traveling to Japan? Be prepared on how to use a Japanese toilet and understand the etiquette of peeing in Japan. Peeing should not be hard. It’s a natural function. But just like everything in Japan, there’s certain etiquette to follow. I spent a month in Japan and one of my biggest challenges was conquering the Japanese toilets to become queen of the throne.
Did I score big on concert tickets from ScoreBig.com? Summertime means outdoor concerts and earlier this month, for one night I felt like a giddy teenager again (except for the beer in my hand). On a steamy Florida night I was dancing like a fool and singing at the top of my lungs as Def Leppard and KISS rocked the stage of the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, thanks to ScoreBig.com.
Last year I shared with you information about ChargerGenie, the world’s first charging tote bag, being funded through the crowd funding site Indiegogo. I’m thrilled to share I’ve received one – in Pink and Black Cheetah Print, no less – to review and it’s pretty nifty.
If you’ve ever connected with someone during your travels, felt a spark, then lost touch and down the road wondered “what if,” listen up. A major cable network series is NOW casting for a TV show to give missed travel connections a second chance at love.
Thank you, Nellie Bennett. Because of you I’m now dreaming of grabbing a floor-length skirt layered with ruffles and heading off to Spain to learn flamenco. Before reading “Only in Spain: A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love” the idea never crossed my mind but because you so eloquently shared your sacrifices to follow your passion to learn authentic flamenco, I want to run away with gypsies, too.
Are you saving on travel with your AARP Membership? I left AARP Life@50+ in Boston this spring AMAZED at not only the travel discounts but the value AARP Members receive.