Archive for May, 2008

The mystery of Stonehenge “revealed”…

It’s a cemetery.  Read on at the NY Times

Image from Souls of Distortion.

Check out my post about Stonehenge here.

May 30, 2008 at 7:24 am 10 comments

News: US Air says no more free snacks

Beginning June 1, US Air will stop offering free snacks on its domestic flights.  This is the latest in the airline industry’s attempts to combat rising costs while keeping fares as low as possible.  Read more from the Charlotte Business Journal.

Image from SmartBusinessTravel.

May 29, 2008 at 7:20 am 2 comments

SATC tours

In honor of the SATC movie premiere last night, I thought I’d point out that there is a SATC tour in NYC.  Yes, that’s right – you can hop on a bus and trace the paths frequented by Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha.  On Location Tours has a SATC bus tour hitting more than 40 locations.  It’s about 3.5 hours for $40 per person ($2 transaction fee).  If you’d rather DIY, check out Rebecca’s tips on this AskANewYorker post.

Want SATC souvenirs?  Hit up the HBO store or check out this list on About.com.

Have $24K lying around?  You probably don’t anymore if you were part of the ultimate SATC tour, which culminated with attending the premiere last night!

Image via WellHeeled.

AW: I’ve “met” Miranda and Samantha.  I know you’re jealous.  😉

May 28, 2008 at 7:45 am 1 comment

TTT: JourneyWoman

My travel tip this Tuesday is for female travelers – check out Journeywoman!  It’s an online travel resource just for women.  Journeywoman suggests guides she and other Journeywomen have used around the world; she talks about shopping; she provides general travel tips; she offers advice about where to eat; and, my personal favorite, she provides information about what to wear.  Check it out!

May 27, 2008 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

Destination: St. Thomas

St. Thomas is one of the U.S. Virgin Islands and also one of the most popular stops for cruise ships.  We’ve called upon St. Thomas twice.  On our first visit, we set off for St. John (next Destination post!).  On our second visit, we stayed on St. Thomas.  We still have so much more to see and do on both islands!

 

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May 26, 2008 at 5:06 pm 2 comments

PSA re tanning

A lot of travelers, myself included, at least consider doing some sort of pre-travel tanning.  FutureDerm has a neat little article debunking some of the myths about tanning.  The most interesting part to me:

According to a 2007 study published in Germany (and cited in Allure), for 24 hours after applying a self-tanner, the skin is more susceptible to free-radical damage once being exposed to the sun.

P.S. You don’t REALLY want a real tan anyway – your skin may well look like old leather if you tan too much.  YUCK!

Image from YourVeryBest.

May 22, 2008 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

News: AA to charge for FIRST checked bag!

Yeah, that’s right.  American is going to start charging $15 for your FIRST checked bag.  They’re also retiring 45-50 planes and cutting capacity on domestic flights by up to 12%.  American says this is due to rising fuel costs.  Read the full story on CNN.

I completely understand having to compensate for rising fuel costs, but I’m bummed – that’s going to mean signficant fare increases due to much more limited availability.  American has been one of my favorite airlines…  now I’m worried about them.

May 21, 2008 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

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