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Travel: Peel back the centuries in St. Augustine, America’s oldest city

My family finally took a long-awaited trip in December to St. Augustine, America’s oldest consistently populated city in the continental United States, established by Spain in 1565. This enchanting city on Florida’s Atlantic coast, oozing with old-world charm, did not disappoint. Our only mistake was not staying longer and seeing more of the city’s sights and beaches. St. Augustine has earned some well-deserved accolades in the travel industry. In 2018, Conde Nast Traveler included St. Augustine...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, America, Spain, Sport, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, United States, Miami, Las Vegas, Pebble Beach, Tampa, Columbia, Conde Nast Traveler


Should This Lodging Chain Be Sued For Sending Sale Text Messages?

A law firm in Miami is currently seeking members to join a class action lawsuit against Meliá Hotels USA, which allegedly engaged in a telemarketing scheme that resulted in the distribution of automated text — or short message service — messages advertising... The post Should This Lodging Chain Be Sued For Sending Sale Text Messages? appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Technology, Lawsuits, Miami, Hotels And Lodging, Meliá Hotels USA


Fort Lauderdale's art scene

The idea of going to an art gallery used to absolutely terrify me. Nothing makes you feel like more of a fraud than entering a room full of artists and aficionados, and pretending to be moved by a piece of abstract expressionism that, for all you know, is a picture of an exploded rubber band ball. Enjoying art at the amateur level can be tricky, because many galleries, museums, and art districts feel intimidating to those outside the art community. I had come to terms with the fact that I’d n...
Tags: Travel, Art, Florida, New York, Hollywood, United States, Miami, Frank Sinatra, Everglades, All, Savannah, Courtyard, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Wynwood


Best US music festivals spring 2020

Hopefully, you’re not yet at the point where you’re going all Portlandia and attending festivals via drone. Because though the heat, crowds, and cost of a major music festival can be a little aggravating, it’s still the only chance to see your entire playlist live in one place, combining it with an epic vacation to a new city or a beachfront paradise. Spring might be even better than summer when it comes to US music festivals, offering cooler weather and bills with a little more variety. Rea...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Texas, Beyonce, Boston, US, Atlanta, Portugal, Liam Gallagher, Music Festivals, Miami, Nashville, Wu Tang, Las Vegas, Napa, Lil Wayne


Travel News: February 18, 2020

‘Scarlet Lady’ Is First Cruise Ship to Be Constructed Carbon-NeutralTravel Pulse On the heels of Scarlet Lady’s delivery ceremony yesterday, Virgin Voyages today announced that the impressive new vessel has officially reached completion. The first to be delivered out of a fleet of four ‘Lady Ships,’ and flagship to the new cruise line by Virgin Group, Scarlet Lady will now make her way into open waters from the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Then, sailing away from her new homepor...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico, China, Miami, Royal Caribbean, News And Deals, Reuters, Cancun, Fain, Quintana Roo, Genoa Italy, RCCL, Fincantieri


Comprehensive Guide to Airport Parking at the FLL Airport

Comprehensive Guide to Airport Parking at the FLL Airport Airport Parking at the FLL Airport – Located just 21 miles to the north of Miami is the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. This facility services Fort Lauderdale in Florida and is conveniently located just 3 miles from the downtown area of Fort Lauderdale. A good number of flights taking off from this airport are bound for the Caribbean so transit tourists are ever at this location. For this reason, the airport has provided plenty of park...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Miami, Caribbean, Travel Blog, Fort Lauderdale, Green Travel Green Travel, FLL Airport Airport Parking, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport


US LGBTQ and Pride events in 2020

Let’s get one thing straight — LGBTQ people know how to throw one hell of a party, and in the United States, there’s no shortage of creativity when it comes to curating a queer shindig. From ski-slope soirees to fetish-themed festivals, the only thing more difficult than choosing which events to attend in 2020 is choosing who to vote for in the Democratic primary. Luckily, choosing from this list of epic LGBTQ gatherings is a win-win situation. Editor’s note: Queer culture doesn’t begin and e...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Hollywood, California, NYC, Washington, La, Lgbt, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Brooklyn, United States


Virgin Voyages Welcomes Their First All-Adult Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady

It’s official! Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, has left the shipyard…on Valentine’s Day, of course. Virgin Voyages announced today that Scarlet Lady is officially ready for Sailors. It was nearly five years ago when Sir Richard Branson arrived by helicopter to Miami for Read More The post Virgin Voyages Welcomes Their First All-Adult Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Richard Branson, Miami, Cruise News, PortMiami, Virgin Voyages, Scarlet Lady


Virgin Voyages Welcomes Their First Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady

It’s official! Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, has left the shipyard…on Valentine’s Day, of course. Virgin Voyages announced today that Scarlet Lady is officially ready for Sailors. It was nearly five years ago when Sir Richard Branson arrived by helicopter to Miami for Read More The post Virgin Voyages Welcomes Their First Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Richard Branson, Miami, Cruise News, PortMiami, Virgin Voyages, Scarlet Lady


STR: Miami hotels shatter Super Bowl Weekend records for ADR, RevPAR

Miami hotel performance exceeded projections and reached record levels in both average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) during Super Bowl LIV weekend, according to an analysis by STR's Consulting & Analytics office. During the nights of Friday, 31 January, through Sunday, 2 February, the Miami/Hialeah market posted an absolute ADR level of US$616.91 (+148.5% year over year), which drove a RevPAR value of US$572.30 (+175.2%)—the highest levels in the metrics among a...
Tags: Travel, US, Miami, South Florida, ADR, STR s Consulting Analytics, Carter Wilson, Miami Hialeah


Selina Solidifies U.S. Presence with New Properties in Miami, New Orleans, and More

Global hospitality platform Selina has announced three new properties opening in Miami and New Orleans, solidifying its presence in the United States ahead of extensive expansion later this year. Selina will celebrate the opening of its second U.S. property in the Central Business District of New Orleans this month, quickly followed by the opening of Selina River Miami in March and Selina Gold Dust in Miami's Mimo District in April.
Tags: Travel, United States, New Orleans, Miami, SELINA, MiMo District, Miami New Orleans, Selina Solidifies U S Presence, Central Business District of New Orleans, Selina River Miami


Travel News: February 14, 2020

Italian Shipyard Delivers Virgin Voyages First Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady Cruise Critic The Italian shipyard Fincantieri presented Scarlet Lady, the first of four planned cruise ships for Virgin Voyages, at a ceremony in Genoa today. The 2,770-passenger ship will then sail to Liverpool on the 24th where it will spend the night before beginning its transatlantic voyage to New York, where it will host a showcase event in mid-March. The ship will then head to Miami where it will be christen...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, New York, China, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Liverpool, Alaska, Italy, Miami, Venice, West Coast, Seattle, Caribbean


Amtrak is returning to Gulf Coast

Amtrak hasn’t visited the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina hit the area 15 years ago. Given the abundance of alternative transportation options like highways and cheap flights, Amtrak’s return to the area seemed unlikely. But City Council members in Mobile, Alabama, just voted for the return of the Sunset Limited — the train that once traveled along the Gulf Coast — and those who frequently traveled on the old route are sure to feel a bit nostalgic. The vote would bring back a portion of th...
Tags: Travel, Trains, Miami, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, City Council, Amtrak, Orlando, All, Mobile Alabama, Sunset Limited, New Orleans Louisiana Mississippi


LGBTQ travel in Colombia

Although Colombia has been making great strides in tourism over the last few years, many people don’t realize that it is now one of the hottest LGBTQ destinations in South America. As a result of recent legislation introduced by the government, LGBTQ rights are equal to those of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Consequently, Colombia has become a tempting choice for queer travelers. Within the last 10 years, a full set of anti-discrimination laws have been established. Domestic partnership and...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Miami, South America, Shakira, Warhol, Uruguay, Lgbtq, Medellin, Carrera, Latin America, Caribbean, Panama City, Bogota, All, Unesco World Heritage


Best live music cities in the world

Vegas is not just for Elvis anymore. Or Celine. Or Britney. Or the Thunder from Down Under and Cirque du Soleil. As of this year, it has officially become the world’s capital of live music, at least according to leisure travel planners lastminute.com. In a recent survey, the travel site took a look at the number of live music events set to take place in major cities around the world. And not only did Sin City place far ahead of live-music perennials like Austin and Nashville, it was the top c...
Tags: Travel, Music, New York, London, Berlin, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, Nashville, Las Vegas, Montreal, Elvis, Sin City, Vegas


Travel: How to spend 3 perfect days in Pebble Beach … without picking up a club

Golf and Pebble Beach go together like skiing and Vail. Each sport is so synonymous with the world-class destination, going there and not playing 18 on the gorgeous Pacific coast or schussing in Rocky Mountain heaven is perhaps as great a sin as skipping a Broadway show while visiting New York or not riding on a cable car as a tourist in San Francisco. Unfathomable as it sounds to pass up the signature activity of the City by the Bay, the Great White Way or Colorado at play, the poshest place al...
Tags: Travel, New York, Colorado, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Patagonia, Miami, Roy, Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Monterey, Pacific, Pebble Beach, United Airlines


Best pop-up museums in the US

If the mere thought of visiting the Louvre and British Museum make you want to take a long nap, know that there are museums out there for those who are seeking a less traditional experience. Pop-up museums offer visitors highly curated experiences that are nothing like traditional museum settings — you can take photos and laugh out loud without putting anyone out. While the subject matter of pop-up museums runs the gamut from candy to optical illusions, the most attractive feature of pop-up m...
Tags: Travel, New York, Instagram, Australia, New York City, US, San Francisco, Museums, Miami, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Houston, Denver, Alice, Louvre, All


Carnival Magic Cruises to Europe and Beyond in 2021

For those looking for somewhere different to cruise, this might be your cruise fix.  Carnival Magic will offer a variety of interesting and extended cruises in 2021.   To kick-off the new itineraries, there will be a 14-night transatlantic from Miami to Barcelona on March 13 Read More The post Carnival Magic Cruises to Europe and Beyond in 2021 appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Europe, Barcelona, Miami, Cruise News, Carnival Magic, Transatlantic Cruises


White House architectural order

It’s a good thing that one of the responsibilities of the Executive Branch isn’t determining what constitutes “good art” and “bad art.” While all forms of art and architecture are subjective, most would probably agree that the US government isn’t exactly an authority on architectural aesthetics, but that may not stop them from dabbling anyway. According to a preliminary draft order obtained by Architectural Record, the White House may be trying to rewrite the Guiding Principles for Federal Ar...
Tags: Travel, White House, US, San Francisco, Rome, Austin, Athens, Miami, AIA, Executive Branch, All, Trump, Justin Shubow, National Civic Art Society, American Institute of Architects, Trump Administration


Sexiest museums in the world

It’s hard to sell museums as sexy. Educational? Check. Romantic? Sure. They make great date spots. But nobody’s lining up outside the Louvre with their significant other to get in the mood. There are select museums that do fit the description, however, showcasing adult-themed art and artifacts that are as steamy as they are informative. From erotic antiques to vintage pornography, here’s what’s on offer at the 11 sexiest museums in the world. 1. Museum of Sex — New York City, New York Phot...
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, New York City, Africa, Americas, Museums, Miami, Iceland, Louvre, Pompeii, All, Picasso, Moma, Seoul South Korea, Barcelona Spain


My Top 10 Carnival Cruise Tips

(As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This helps support our family income!) With 6 years of Carnival cruises under our belt, I wanted to share some of our favorite cruise tips and hacks with you! We, recently, cruised with Carnival and had the best time, as always!! We have never shared a cabin with kids but had an 11 & 12-year-old with us this trip.  While I will always recommend separate cabins, we totally made it work with a simple hack or two which I’ll share in tip...
Tags: Travel, Blogging, Cruise, Miami, Cruising, Carnival, Jason, Don, Carnival Cruise, Carnival Cruise Tips, Carnival Cruise Tip, Strawberry Daiquiri


American Launching Gol Partnership, Expanding in Miami and South America

American has announced a new codeshare relationship with Gol as well as frequent flyer partnership and an expansion at their Miami hub including to Latin America. Gol wasn’t a great partner for Delta, which doesn’t have a huge presence in Brazil and so the opportunities to feed Delta flights were limited. Gol is a much better partner for American, which serves four cities from Brazil and flies to the country from four of its hubs. Continue reading American Launching Gol Partnership, Expanding in...
Tags: Travel, Delta, Brazil, Miami, South America, Airlines, American Airlines, Gol, Latam, American Launching Gol Partnership Expanding, Latin America Gol


To Nobody's Surprise, American Partners With Gol and Beefs Up Miami

( = || []).push({}); This morning, American is announcing that it is going to begin codesharing with Gol down in Brazil. On top of that, it’s adding more flights in Miami to bulk up. If this news surprises you, you should really get out more often. The Gol deal was an obvious partnering that … ( = || []).push({});
Tags: Travel, Uncategorized, Brazil, Miami, Gol


J.Lo Is the Action Hero of Hard Rock’s Super Bowl Heist

Hard Rock International's first Super Bowl ad ever was as star-studded as expected. Directed by and (briefly) starring Michael Bay, the ad featured DJ Khaled as a masked bandit who steals Jennifer Lopez's diamond-encrusted reusable cup. Lopez's fianc?, Alex Rodriguez, also made an appearance, alongside Steven Van Zandt and Miami's own Pitbull. The 60-second ad,...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Michael Bay, Advertising, Jennifer Lopez, Miami, Alex Rodriguez, Lopez, Steven Van Zandt, The Big Game


Never Miss a Super Bowl Club

Under the watchful eye of the man who coached the NFL’s only perfect team, a group with an even more impressive streak is holding court. In a photo-filled dining room at Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club in Miami, the Never Miss a Super Bowl Club is hosting its annual luncheon a couple of days before Super Bowl LIV. And its three remaining members are reveling in the brief fame they get every year before the big game. “Eh, they bring us out for two weeks, then put us back to bed,” groans Don Crism...
Tags: Travel, Cook, Colorado, NFL, San Francisco, Herb, Maine, New Orleans, Super Bowl, Miami, Michigan, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, AFL, South Carolina, Tampa


Travel: Cirque du Soleil rolls the dice on ‘R.U.N,’ its new Las Vegas show

It’s only 2.3 miles from Treasure Island to Luxor walking The Strip, but the distance between Cirque du Soleil experiences at each place is as vast as easing into a comfy slipper versus wobbling over jagged glass in a 6-inch stiletto heel. Since 1993. T.I. has housed “Mystère,” the storied French-Canadian troupe’s re-invention of the circus. This was Cirque’s first show not in a traveling big top tent, but in permanent residence a Vegas casino. Meantime, a radically bold rethink of the Cirque co...
Tags: Travel, France, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alain Ducasse, Patagonia, Miami, Michelin, Las Vegas, Vegas, Luxor, Sherry, Frank Lloyd Wright, Cirque Du Soleil


Traveling to Costa Rica

We left this morning from Orange City Florida to drive to Miami to catch our flight to San Jose Costa Rica. The drive was uneventful and we arrived in time to pass through security with plenty of time before the first leg of the trip.We had a little
Tags: Travel, Miami, Costa Rica, San Jose Costa Rica, Orange City Florida


Earthquake causes Miami evacuations

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked the Caribbean on Tuesday, striking south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. The quake is the strongest ever recorded by Cuban instruments, and the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami threat for Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, and Jamaica, warning of waves up to three feet above the tide level. The quake was so powerful it was even felt in Miami, with some buildings undergoing evacuation due to safety precautions. In a tw...
Tags: Travel, Earthquake, Bank Of America, Cnn, Super Bowl, Miami, Jamaica, Cuba, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, All, Carribean, Brickell, Miami Police Department, Jose Borrego, Caribbean Earthquake


Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Time to start booking spring break trips. Or mini-vacations. Or weekend getaways. Why? Because this is a great time to find cheap flights.  We’ve got the best list for inspiration and deals if you're still looking for 2019 spring break vacation ideas. We have searched through a ton of spring break data and found the best destinations for your vacation this spring. 2019 Spring Break Vacation Ideas As always, there are a ton of fun destinations to get away to this spring break. We found t...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Bali, New York City, Los Angeles, Rome, San Diego, New Orleans, Miami, Grand Canyon, Orlando, Ibiza, Marrakech, Cappadocia, Savannah, Paris London


The best ways to get around Miami

Welcome to Miami! Or, if you’re not here yet, congrats on planning a trip to this big, bright city full of sandy beaches and mildly disreputable characters. Beyond regular tourists looking to chill at the beach or party for spring break, Miami will also soon welcome a ton of visitors for a variety of awesome events — the Super Bowl next week, the International Boat Show in February, and Ultra Music Festival in March. But with many of the top attractions being extremely far from the airport, g...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Florida, America, Miami, Mia, Miami Heat, American Airlines, All, South Florida, West Palm Beach, Miami Beach, South Beach, Truman, Bayside, North Beach



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