February 2014

The #1 Action U.S. Travelers Can Take For a Better Flight Experience

February 28, 2014

“I just won’t fly anymore. The security makes flying too much of a hassle. I’ll either drive or stay home.” We frequently hear comments like this from people who like to travel but don’t want to fly. While we understand the dislike of air travel hassles — from security lines to crowded planes to canceled […]

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18 Fun Facts About Phuket, Thailand

February 25, 2014

Since we will visit Phuket, Thailand for the first time next month via a cruise ship, we’ve been doing a little pre-trip research. Here are 18 Fun Facts we found about Phuket, Thailand 1. Phuket (pronounced Poo-get)┬áis Thailand’s largest island situated off the west coast in the Andaman Sea. Two bridges connect the island of […]

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Fabulous Thin Crust Pizza in Chicago

February 23, 2014

Chicago is famous for its deep dish pizza like this one with a butter crust at Lou Malnati’s. During our visit last weekend, we found a world-class thin crust pizza in downtown Chicago at the Siena Tavern in the River North neighborhood. Just down the street from the Westin Chicago River North hotel where we […]

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Visiting Sochi by Cruise Ship Before the Olympic Spotlight

February 19, 2014

Watching the Winter Olympics, we can’t help recalling our visit to Sochi, Russia on a Black Sea cruise in 2007. We were sailing on Holland America’s Prinsendam, and since Sochi was a maiden call for Holland America Line there was a ceremony complete with a band. At this point in time there was some tension […]

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