What would a luxury-themed tour of Fort Lauderdale, Florida be without a lavish spa experience at the Ritz Carlton Hotel? Don’t answer that, it’s a rhetorical question. But, for me, luckily, and incredibly, it was a heavenly reality. Being fit entails not only working out and eating good foods, but also treating your mind and body well. And … Read More
The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has launched a new website which features nonstop live-streaming of the Tel Aviv beaches!
People sometimes ridicule me for carrying my iPhone with me when I run, but here’s a new one to me: carrying a gun to go running, and not even in Central Park! According to this news report from NBC10.com, a woman in the Philadelphia vicinity is claiming that she lost her gun while jogging! Police are … Read More
Right now, on Living Social, you can purchase a Costco Membership for $55 and receive a bonus $20 Costco cash card and coupons. This is the equivalent of getting membership for $35! (I’m already a Costco member or else I’d be buying this!) Here is the link:LivingSocial Deal Here are the details and terms: details … Read More
Jet Blue is running one of their crazy specials – flights on Leap Day 2/29 for $29! Flights must be booked today. I saw availability to many places from NYC – including a possibility of flying to San Francisco early in the day, and taking a red-eye home that night. I also saw a lot … Read More
The $60 annual fee for my Club Carlson Business Visa credit card issued by US Bank appeared on my statement, so it was time to decide — should I keep it or not (I always start singing Should I Stay or Should I go, by the Clash, at these moments). There have been many devaluations … Read More
Traveling today? Be warned: UBER drivers in NYC planning rally for today – aim to shut down UBER for the day
In December 2014, the announcement was made that the Kimpton boutique hotel chain was being acquired by IHG. We were assured that the boutique-ness of Kimpton would not change, and frankly we have heard little on this front for some time. Well we did hear that seven of the Kimpton Hotels in San Francisco were leaving … Read More
I’m always a little leery when I receive notification from an airline or hotel chain or their loyalty programs announcing changes or enhancements, because, more often than not, those improvements are really devaluations. Today, I received an email from Alaska Airlines titled Something New is in the Air. Although I no longer have status with … Read More
If you make hotel or flight or car rental reservations months in advance, save email confirmations and also, go back and look at the reservations online from time-to-time.