Archive for 2008

No More Lost Luggage

Tired of trying to stuff all your belongings into a carry-on to avoid the hassle and long lines of checked bags? Or maybe you just don’t feel like lugging your snowboard along for that weekend in Aspen. For your next trip, check out Luggage Forward.

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Aman Alert

In Sanskrit, Aman means peace. In reality, Aman means supreme luxury. Check out the latest sanctuary, Amangiri, set in a private canyon near Lake Powell, soon to open in May 2009.

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Travel Like a Star

Ever wish you could travel like a celebrity and never wait in a security line? Dream no more. Wandermelon has the inside scoop on how you can get star treatment at the airport, for as little as $100.

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Sundance, Utah

See & Do Sundance is located one hour south of Salt Lake City and its international airport. In addition to enjoying the resort, golfers should head to Heber Valley and play the Gold & Silver courses, part of the Wasatch Mountain State Parks. These resort-style courses are set next to the sites of the 2004…

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Give and Go

While you’re trolling the internet over the next few months looking for holiday travel bargains, consider making a pitstop at the newly launched GoodShop.com. A traveler’s “win win,” this site lets you shop for travel deals while simultaneously doing some good.

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Speak Spanish Wines

How’s your Spanish? Wine knowledge that is… For those whose interest in Spanish vino goes beyond pleasure into the realm of passion or profession, the Spain Wine Academy is offering a master seminar in Spanish wine in New York from October 21-23, 2008.

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Bangkok Getaway

From exotic temples to bustling new shopping centers, Bangkok offers a jarring mix of old and new that blends together to make this thriving metropolis one of the most exciting cities in the world.

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Low Country Luxe

Auberge Resorts Southern belle, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, languishes in style in the heart of South Carolina’s low country.

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Paris: Spring Forward Fall Back

What better way to end the summer and reset the clocks than a well timed trip to Paris? September and October are two of the best months to spend in the city of light. The tourist crowds are gone and the Parisian’s reclaim their territory with proprietary.

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For decades, Hawaii has been the source of a rich musical legacy that extends far beyond the kitschy realm of the late, great Don Ho. Now, you can learn the seductive style from some of the world’s best at the fourth annual Ledward Ka’apana Aloha Acoustic Workshop, hosted by the hosted by the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.

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LA's Island Paradise

People continually complain about the crowds and transformation of Southern California but, ironically, few denizens or visitors have explored the majestic Channel Islands just a few miles off shore. To experience the natural beauty of SoCal à la Jurassic Park, book a boat trip with Island Packers based in Ventura or Oxnard.

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Viva la Revolucion

Ah Mexico, land of colonial towns, gorgeous beaches and hostile restaurant takeovers… Say what? That’s right, wandermelon got word that the Battle of El Pez continues along the sunny sands of the normally tranquil town of Tulum, located along Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

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