Layover: San Juan
"By 10 A.M. I'm standing in the damp dungeon below 500-year-old Castillo de San Cristóbal, once the largest Spanish fort in the New World. Moments ago, I stood high up in a sentry box marveling at the cannons aimed out over the Atlantic."
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If you needed another reason for regular exercise, this might be it: Samoa Air has switched to a "pay what you weigh" system for air fares. Australia's Sydney Morning Herald reports that Samoa Air is the first airline to try this new system, with passengers being required to enter their baggage weight along with their personal weight when booking.
Provo in Turks & Caicos claims luxury resorts and white-sand beaches. But I want to go back for Da Conch Shack, the Bubba Gump of the Caribbean. Cracked conch, conch fritters, conch ceviche, conch chowder — what beach am I on?
Can you imagine a vacation that combines both Hawaii and New Zealand? It's easier than you think now. Hawaiian Airlines has launched non-stop service to Auckland, New Zealand. With Wednesday's inaugural flight, Hawaiian becomes the only U.S. carrier flying into Auckland.
It’s 5 a.m. and I’m getting ready for my first flight of the day. What do I want to wear? Black. What do I want to be? Comfortable. And what do I need to access during the entire flight? My Hex Drake Messenger bag.
The Hawaiian Islands are a great destination for your next family vacation with easy flights, family friendly resorts and numerous attractions. A family vacation to Hawaii is an fun way to introduce your child to a new culture. Read these helpful tips from the travel experts at Travelwizard.com.
What’s in a watch? You’d be surprised, or at least I am with the Sprout ST5500. The band is made from Tyvek, an eco-friendly fiber, so it’s biodegradable. But I wouldn’t dare compost it.
It might be odd timing given that Valentine's Day is upon us, but Eco Serendib Villa and Spa in St. John, USVI, is encouraging ladies to leave their husbands behind for its latest trip offer. The resort's five-night “Serendipitous Escape” for up to six gal pals and offers plenty of pampering, starting with an arrival via ferry where a chosen theme song -- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Single Ladies, This One's For the Girls -- greets guests along with with cold towels, freshly brewed lemongrass tea, champagne and hors d’oeuvres.
Jewelry and chocolate is nice. But if you want to seriously get the attention of your significant other, a plane ticket to a tropical destination would make for the perfect Valentine's Day gift. Thankfully, some of our favorite resorts are offering some great deals, but you better hurry: For some of these deals, you'll have to book by the end of this week.
Just because January is over doesn't mean you can blow off those New Year's resolutions. At least one resort is happy to provide financial incentives for you to meal those pesky goals. The Westin Resort & Casino in Aruba is encouraging wellness year-round with a new "13 Resolutions for 2013" program. The year-long initiative offers guests 13 perks catered to the top 13 most commonly-broken resolutions. For example, looking to "unplug" more in 2013? Then you'll get a nice room credit if you turn in your cell phone to the front desk. Find out what other incentives await.
The Hawaiian islands have long held one of ISLAND's top spots in our rankings of best places to live or visit. But getting there can seem just a little too expensive to some travelers. That's why when we spot a good deal, we like to crow a little about it. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in Maui is touring what it calls "an enriched cultural experience," offering a variety of ways for guests to enjoy the Hawaiian culture.