Category: In the News

More challenges for traveling to Cuba

Interesting piece from AFAR Magazine detailing more challenges for Americans traveling to Cuba post-embargo.  Bottom line: A.  Don’t believe what you’re hearing about using credit cards or phones in Cuba – its not happening yet; B.  Go with a travel company,…

Do You Have an incurable Case of Wanderlust?

Do you find yourself daydreaming about far-off destinations?  Or looking up airfares to exotic locales, just for the fun of it?  Then you probably have the incurable disease that has affected so many of us – wanderlust.  The folllwing article…

Travel Bucket List Experiences for Auction

I love everything about this idea… According to Travel + Leisure, Gavel&Grand, sister site of online auction house Paddle8, offers auctions of curated experiences and luxury items in support of philanthropic organizations. Most recently, they launched an auction featuring travel…

Networking at 35,000 feet? Hmmm.

Ask anyone in the travel biz, and they’ll shudder with anxiety and pop a preemptive xanax when having to work with Delta Airlines.  Delta’s customer service model is dated and about as effective as their on-time take-off record.  Which is…

Legal Pot Inspires New Kind of Tourism

The Nickname Mile High City took on a whole new meaning for Denver last month with a major pot rally and the launch of a tour company dedicated to marijuana-themed treks. Denver, which hosts about 13 million visitors a year,…

Basta! Adventures in Price Gouging in Roma.

Managers at the bar told the newspaper that the ice creams price was justified as they were large portions. While taking in the tourist areas under the warm Roman sun, four British travelers got a craving for gelato and a…

Virgin Atlantic Crews get Glam’d

Vivienne Westwood, legendary, slightly out-there British fashion designer, is set for take-off, partnering with Richard Branson and re-designing the iconic lipstick red Virgin Atlantic crew uniforms.  According to the Daily Mail, “The collaboration between the two British brands is a…

Top 5 Restaurants Downtown NYC

From the Foodie Life – a great selection of hot downtown restaurants… “Dining out in New York is one of the things that make this the greatest city to live in!  No matter the occasion or the company, there is…

Sleep No More – MUST DO Interactive Theatre in NYC

“A merry macabre chase. A voyeur’s delight.  Messes with your head as thorougly as any artificial stimulant. Spectacular!” — Ben Brantley, New York Times Recently I attended “Sleep No More” in NYC, a full-sensory experience that takes place at the…

African Lodge with a (Rhino) Cause

No secret I love elephants, but after my recent trip to South Africa, I now love rhinos, too.  With their eyes so wide apart.  Their chubby bottoms.  Those prehistoric horns.  Rhino poaching is a huge problem in South Africa.  So…

Herb Ritts Exhibit at the Getty

Growing up in the 80s, Herb Ritts was one of the most important chroniclers of that period. He worked with fashion models, rock stars, athletes. In his life and work, Herb Ritts was drawn to clean lines and strong forms.…

A perfectly TRI-ing Weekend in Santa Barbara

First triathlon under our belt.  And boy are we glad its over! The weather for The Santa Barbara Triathlon Sunday could not have been more beautiful.  Gorgeous and sunny – perfect temperature to spend an hour (or so) at the…

TRI-ing for Bill

I HATE asking for money – hate hate hate it. But for me, there are few causes that hit as close to home as AIDS, and so I push through the discomfort of asking because of what I have lost…