Category Archives: Travel

The latest of travel discounts, airfare savings and travel sweepstakes.

Savings on Travel: Starwood Hotels Deal Pay Your Birth Year

For those of you thinking about giving travel as a holiday gift, Starwood Hotels has an attractive offer.   For a limited time, you can book a trip and pay rates equal to your birth year across the US, Canada, and the Caribbean for the second and third nights of the trip.  This can translate […]

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Trip Advisor and American Express Partner for Travel Deals

For the past few years,  I’ve been reviewing and sharing my reviews of hotels and restaurants on the Trip Advisor site.  Many of my Facebook friends also share their experiences on the site and I can see their reviews on the site delivered via Trip Advisor’s sync with Facebook. Travel is expensive.   Dinner or […]

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Frugal Epicurean Delight: The Big Sur Wine & Food Festival

In November 2012 I was privileged to attend the Big Sur Wine and Food Festival.   It’s no hardship to travel to the Big Sur coast, one of the most beautiful part of the world. Delicious wines, gourmet food and the beautiful scenery of Big Sur makes this event one of the best wine events not […]

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Travel Tip: Hotel Tonight App offers Discount Hotel Deals

If you are a traveling to Coachella, or if you have a vacation or business trip coming up, then you need to know about this app: Hotel Tonight.  Hotel Tonight offers deals from leading hotels, something up to 70% off the hotel’s rack rate.  Deals are posted at noon PST each day, and you need […]

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Travel Deal: Air New Zealand Flights from the UK to LA for BritWeek

  Britweek, the annual celebration of British Culture in Los Angeles is about to start. As a Anglophile of British descent, this even is always on my watch list.   This year, BritWeek will take place from April 23 to May 6th in Los Angeles.  Highlights of BritWeek 2013 will include a fashion show and […]

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Travel: Korbel Mimosa Girls Getaway Contest & Travel Tips

Looking for a girls weekend on a low budget? Then you might be interested in the  Korbel Mimosa Girls Getaway online contest at To enter, just send/upload a photo of you & your girlfriends along with a toast before April 30th. The best “Girlfriend Toast” winner and her five friends will win a trip […]

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Travel: Titanic Replica to Relaunch as Titanic II

Would you pay big bucks for the chance to experience the luxury that the fabled and tragic Titanic luxury liner is said to have offered the upper class?  Professor Clive Palmer and his Blue Star Line company held a press conference this morning to announce a Titanic relaunch.   My jaw dropped when I heard the […]

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Valentines Travel Deal: Packages at Petit Ermitage West Hollywood

Nestled away on a quiet residential street in West Hollywood is an oasis of calm known as Petit Ermitage.  This charming boutique hotel is unique both for its personality and its excellent service and accommodations.   I travel thousands of miles every year for business, and I find most hotels I stay at are devoid […]

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Wine Enthusiast Editors Select 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2013

Some of us not only love to drink wine, we love to travel to the regions were the wines are produced.  For wine lovers,  connecting to the region where the wine is produced always brings a greater understanding of the wine itself.  There’s something special about meeting the wine maker or going to the vineyard […]

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California Discount Travel Tips: Traveling Five Star For Less

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” — St. Augustine I have a confession to make. I love to travel. Many years ago an old boyfriend accused me of wishing to live in luxury hotels and travel the globe non-stop. In hindsight, there is some truth to […]

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