Give the Gift of Travel
November 27, 2010 – 12:08 am | No Comment

Give the gift of travel this holiday season. If you have someone on your list who loves to travel or lives far away, buy them a flight voucher, train ticket or hotel stay. It’s easy …

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Progressive Dining on Vacation
November 27, 2010 – 12:41 am | No Comment

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Picking places to eat while on vacation can be overwhelming. There are so many new restaurants and foods to try, it seems impossible to hit each hot spot when you’re traveling. However, it can be done with a little planning and progressive dining.

Ask your concierge where the best appetizers are. Find out which restaurants have the best main course and where you should go for dessert. Ask the locals what they order at their favorite restaurants. Make a list of dining establishments you’d like to try, along with recommended dishes to try. Next, get a map.

If you’re walking, pick a progressive dining course within a reasonable distance to your hotel. For convenience, try to loop your route, one that starts and finishes near your lodging. If you’re driving and have no time constraints, pick the restaurants that most interest you.

At your first stop order a few appetizers. Go with the local’s picks or ask your server for recommendations. Take in the atmosphere and vibe, enjoy a cocktail and relax. When you’re done with your first course, make your way to the second stop.

Order your main course at the second restaurant. If you have several people in your group, split the meals so you each get tastes of several different dishes. Take your time and let your food settle before finding dessert.

Get to your dessert location and order a few sweets to share. Talk to the locals and ask what’s best. If the weather cooperates, ask for dessert to go and walk back to your hotel or wander the quaint streets of your vacation spot.

Don’t forgo the best meals when on vacation. Try progressive dining for an experience that goes beyond simply eating.

Fall Travel Ideas
November 27, 2010 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Fall Travel Ideas

The best fall colors start to appear in higher elevations and cooler climates, then work down the mountains. Because of the various climates and tree species, leaves change colors at different rates, which make it …

Healthy Fast Food Options
November 26, 2010 – 11:44 pm | No Comment
Healthy Fast Food Options

Travel often puts you at the mercy of a fast food menu. While this sounds unappealing and artery-clogging, it can actually be good for you. It’s all about making healthy choices, limiting your fat intake …

Inexpensive Holiday Getaways
November 26, 2010 – 11:16 pm | No Comment
Inexpensive Holiday Getaways

Holidays can be expensive, and when you add travel costs into the mix, holidays can cost you a small fortune. If you’re looking to just get out of town for a few days, it can …

November 2010 Food Festivals
November 26, 2010 – 11:02 pm | No Comment
November 2010 Food Festivals

There’s more to November than Thanksgiving turkey and the fixings. Travel the countryside in search of regional food festivals. The weather is cool but that doesn’t stop the festivities. Make plans to check out one …

Thanksgiving Getaway Ideas
November 11, 2010 – 11:53 am | No Comment
Thanksgiving Getaway Ideas

Thanksgiving is an American tradition, but that doesn’t mean you have to be in America to celebrate it. Many people plan their international fall travel for the holiday because they get an extra day or …

Thanksgiving Travel Expectations
November 11, 2010 – 11:37 am | No Comment
Thanksgiving Travel Expectations

Some people are impatient, frustrated and a little short in their temper when traveling during the holidays. Flights are full and often over-booked. Trains get behind on schedules and cross-country highways get clogged with motorists. …

Be a Good Thanksgiving Guest
November 11, 2010 – 11:09 am | No Comment
Be a Good Thanksgiving Guest

If you travel to friends and family for Thanksgiving, you’re probably staying in their home. Even if you grew up in the house, as an adult you now have guest obligations. Here are a few …

Travel Alone on Thanksgiving
November 10, 2010 – 3:44 pm | No Comment
Travel Alone on Thanksgiving

With families living scattered throughout the nation, many women travel by themselves on Thanksgiving. Even though thousands of people travel on this holiday, a lone woman can be venerable to unwanted advances or personal harm. …

Thanksgiving Feast While Traveling
November 8, 2010 – 12:08 pm | No Comment
Thanksgiving Feast While Traveling

The traditional Thanksgiving meal consists of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, cranberries and more. While you might not find all of this while traveling, you should have no problem …

Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Choices
November 8, 2010 – 11:57 am | No Comment
Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Choices

Thanksgiving meals tend to be heavy with gravy, desserts and creamy dressings. Great for your taste buds but worrisome for your waistline. The holiday table likely gets loaded with goodies you typically steer clear from, …

Diets Don’t Take Vacation
October 31, 2010 – 1:57 pm | No Comment
Diets Don’t Take Vacation

You’ve dieted with such dedication to get your bikini body; don’t lose it just because you’re traveling. Diets don’t take vacation, but getaways are often filled with tempting treats and unlimited trips to the buffet. …

Throw a Bachelorette Party in Vegas
October 28, 2010 – 2:45 pm | No Comment
Throw a Bachelorette Party in Vegas

Your best friend’s getting married and you’ve decided to throw a bachelorette party in Vegas. The bride-to-be is stoked, her fiancé is concerned and the rest of the bridal party cannot wait! So, here’s how …