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Hotel Shampoos, Tubs and Taxes

Hotel  Shampoos, Tubs and Taxes It’s not one of travel’s burning issues: shower wall shampoo and conditioner or those small bottles that travelers can take home if they don’t use them? Or even if they do. So it was interesting to read that Hotelmarketing.com was just as curious, and asked the question. But the AP’s Beth Harpaz, in a piece ... Read More »

Acadian Culture, Alive and Well in New Brunswick, Canada

Acadian Culture, Alive and Well in New Brunswick, Canada “This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks…” And so goes the epic, deeply moving poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, about the star-crossed romance  of two Acadian lovers, Evangeline and Gabriel, lost to each other on their wedding day in the harsh deportation of the French Acadians from ... Read More »

Portugal’s Precious Port Wine Trail

Portugal’s Precious Port Wine by Kaleel Sakakeeny The Port Wine Trail begins in the only place legally authentic Port can begin, in Oporto, Portugal’s second-largest city, and a three and a half hour train ride north from Lisbon. More importantly, it’s the gateway to the Douro Valley’s prized Port wine vineyards. The valley is really spectacular, a “must see,” and ... Read More »

Andalusia, Spain: Audio PostCard

Andalusia, Spain, or in the Arabic, Al Andalus, owes so much of its culture and tradition, even its language to the Moors, Arabs from North Africa who lived and enlightened this part of Europe for years. Listen to the 1-Minute Audio PostCard on Andalusia by clicking the player above. pr see the 1 minute Travel Video PostCard Read More »

Southampton Inn: Close to the Stars but Down to Earth

Southampton Inn: Close to the Stars but Down to Earth A random drive along First Neck Lane in fabled Southampton, Long Island, New York brings you very close to gorgeous homes with endless driveways, selling for 20 to 80 million dollars, and that’s in a depressed housing market. But a few feet away is the Southampton Inn an attractive, Tudor ... Read More »

Traveling With Pets: Fido, Your Bone and Room are Ready…

Traveling With Pets: Fido, Your Bone and Room are Ready… A huge 14 per cent of Americans travel with their pets, that’s 36 million households, so hotels and inns are creating pet-friendly rooms or floors to make traveling with Fido or Muffy easier, and safer. Some Westins, a brand of Starwood Hotels it clear they want your pet to feel ... Read More »

The Appeal of Intimacy: B &B’s Make a Come Back

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Bed and Breakfasts Make a Come Back: What’s the Appeal? Not so long ago we reported on the study that most travelers avoided Bed and Breakfasts as a destination or place to stay. The reasons primarily had to do with lack of familiarity with the B &B culture, and the apparent preference of younger travelers for the anonymity of a ... Read More »

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