If You Hate Camping, Try Glamping

I’ve tried camping, more than just a few times, and no matter how committed I’ve been to the process, it’s just not my cup of tea. I’ve tried tent camping. Hiking and carrying all the gear on my back is a whole lot of work, only to be followed by a whole lot more work […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Family Friendly African Safari

The number of parents who want to take their kids on safari in Africa is fast becoming one of the biggest travel trends for 2014.  Always in search of ways to make great vacations more affordable, GreatValueVacations has the perfect Africa vacation for the family:  South African Vacation Package: Discover Cape Town With Safari Day […]

Tuesday Deal Day: CityPass Adds Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is the latest destination to partner with CityPass, packaging discounted, prepaid admission to a city or region’s top attractions. The following attraction are included with the Tampa Bay CityPass: Busch Gardens Tampa – Families love this adventure theme park offering 300 acres of ride, more than 12,000 animals, live shows, and lot more. […]

Hotel Review: The Banjaran, Ipoh, Malaysia

The Banjaran Address:  No 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh Value Luxury Rating:   (2 out of 3 hearts) Features: Situated in a 16 1/2 acre valley, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is surrounded by Mother Nature at her finest – limestone hills, rainforest, geothermal hot springs, caves, and waterfalls. It’s the perfect setting for a getaway, […]

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Sunday Stories for September 21, 2014

Falls Park on the Reedy River in Greenville, South Carolina

Falls Park on the Reedy River in Greenville, South Carolina

I’ve been spending a long weekend in Greenville, South Carolina, for a huge culinary and music festial called Euphoria. It’s been an amazing weekend, meeting and getting to know locals, trying some great foood, and learning about the culinary scene here in the south. This was also an opportunity for me to visit a “new” state, and this sampling of South Carolina has been interested in spending time below the Mason Dixon line learning more about what there is to see and do (and eat) in the South. I’ll be putting that on my list for next year.

Only a couple of recommended reads today, but they’ll be worth your time.

Should Travelers Upgrade to the iPhone 6?

It’s been the hot buzz of the week, and something I’ve looked forward to as I’m in the decision making process of whether to upgrade or not. I’m tempted by the larger screen sizes, especially since I use my camera phone a lot, but until I can see how it feels in my hand, I’m on the fence. When I’m done with traveling for a bit, I’ll be heading to my local Apple store to get my hands on it – literally. If you’re trying to decide whether to upgrade or not, this is a handy guide.

With every new generation of tech comes plenty of advances – but are there enough new features to make an upgrade worth your while?

Want Real Italian Food? Skip These 8 Dishes

There’s nothing wrong with Italian-American cuisine, but don’t expect it when you visit Italy. This is a good round up of what you won’t find, but more importantly, it offers some solid suggestions of what to order. And it does it without being pretentious.

Unless you want to spend all your time in restaurants that cater exclusively to Americans, you’ll have a tough time finding any of the dishes that have been marketed to you for years as Italian. That’s because so much of the food that we consider Italian, well, isn’t. It’s Italian-American.

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Postcard from Peace Center Amphitheater

Sixwire performs at Euphoria 2014

I’m in Greenville, South Carolina, for Euphoria 2014, and Friday night was Taste of the South held at th Peace […]

Travel Product Review: Tani Underwear

Luxury Collection of Underwear from Tani Product:  Air Fitness Boxer Brief from Tani Rating:   (out of three hearts) Features:  Designed […]

Tuesday Deal Day: Cruising the Northern Lights on Hurtigruten

Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights is on a lot of traveler’s bucket lists. Here’s an easy, value luxury way to see […]

Tuesday Deal Day: Complimentary Distillery Tours at Barton 1792

One way to stretch your vacation budget, while still keeping that value luxury travel priority, is to discover FREE things […]