The Biggest Cruise Ship Ever, or How Big is Too Big?

In recent years, the pace of innovation has accelerated to the point where product development cycles that once took a decade can sometimes be accomplished in just a few years. What once took years, now takes months. As an extreme … read more


#Travel140: Pack that Pashmina

#Travel140 #TravelTip: Pack that Pashmina! Sooner or later (probably sooner) you’ll be glad you did! In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a towel was declared to be “the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” About the … read more

Travel Sweeps

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Wine Travel Sweepstakes – Best words ever?

I’m going out on a limb and saying there’s not much that’s better than travel. Maybe wine. But you know what’s even better than that? Wine travel. And wine travel that someone else pays for? Trifecta, baby. Oh wait, did … read more

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Travel To Do: The Trulli of Alberobello

In the modern world, one city can look much like another, maybe much like your city. That can be disappointing, when you travel half way around the world and find tract housing that is indistinguishable from Anytown, USA. So it’s … read more

Travel News

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Cruising on the Internet: Getting Faster, Better, Cheaper

Once upon a (not so distant) time, a cruise vacation was an ideal getaway for those who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, unplug on a land-based vacation. Until recently, there was no such thing as internet or cell phone access at sea, … read more


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A Closer Look at the Courtyard Cadillac Hotel

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here’s an entire short story about our visit to the Courtyard Cadillac Hotel in Miami Beach. For more of the story, see our detailed review. Chapter One: The Room Let’s face … read more