July 8, 2011

The Check-In/Check-Out Diaries: Fire Island

A quick weekend excursion from Manhattan that feels like we really left the city and are on vacation?  Let’s see, there’s the Jersey Shore, no too many meatheads.  There’s Long Island, with wine tasting and beaches, no too much like the city.  How about upstate?  Too far and SEE: Long Island.  How about a far, [...]

June 17, 2011

The Check-In/Check-Out Diaries: Rome

ROME (from The Italia Diary) Arriving from JFK we walk to the front of the taxi line and in no time are riding very fast toward Rome.  Our hotel, IQ is steps from the Opera House and a supposed fifteen minutes from The Spanish Steps.  We would learn what that means in Italy time soon.  [...]

June 14, 2011

The Check-In/Check-Out Diaries: Jamica

Fear, Loathing, and Red Stripes in Jamaica It takes two minutes for the taxi driver, Jerry, to offer me drugs.  We have been in Jamaica for twenty minutes.  We arrive at our hotel, an all-inclusive hotel in Montego Bay, which pretty much means sub par food, beach access, and all the Red Stripe you can [...]

June 7, 2011

The Check-In/Check-Out Diaries: Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM  “Please take me out of this city before I die.” – My answer to the taxi driver heading back to the airport after three nights in A’dam.  The first day begins at a pub near Dam Square.  Beth and I are starting a long weekend in a city famous for its artists, architecture, and…I [...]

May 25, 2011


Tenerife – popular year round, and available from a very large number of UK departure airports.

May 21, 2011

The Check-In/Check-Out Diaries: Paris

The aerospace layout is around us at JFK as we eat chicken fingers and sandwiches. This is a very average meal in our lives and we think nothing of it. Now we know that chicken fingers and sandwiches should be appreciated for what they are. American food; not French food. I believe it was in [...]

May 18, 2011

The Check-In/Check-Out Diaries: Dublin

To ring in the New Year, my wife Beth and friends Terence and Olya went to Dublin. Leading up to the trip Terence expressed his concern over the overnight flight and the need to sleep on a plane. Thankfully he was unable to sleep, leading to one of the greatest travel pranks of all time. [...]

March 15, 2011

2011 Holiday Inspiration

2011 Holiday Inspiration

1. Valencia is the new Barcelona photo by Toni Rodrigo March is an especially good time to try a holiday in Valencia, as that is when Valencians celebrate Las Fallas, Europe’s greatest street party. Valencia is also the home of the paella, and as it is situated on the coast you are sure to be able [...]

January 31, 2011


Cancun, Mexico with it’s white sandy beaches, turquoise blue ocean and high quality all inclusive hotels is a top choice for anyone who needs a holiday with a lot of variety. Apart from relaxing on the beach, there are fantastic nightclubs, shopping and amazing excursions offering memorable experiences. Cancun is blessed with a rich archaeological [...]

May 27, 2010

Argentina & Patagonia Tour

The Route: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Río Grande Porvenir, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, El Calafate, Los Glaciares National Park Ushuaia Ushuaia is the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego with a population of 50,000. Visitors to the city discover mixed colonial buildings with [...]

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