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Photo Of The Day: Thanks For Flying

Photo Of The Day: Thanks For Flying Happy Thanksgiving, and hola from the Dominican Republic, where I'm spending the holiday with family and friends. Rather than searching the Gadling Flickr pool for a turkey (or Turkey, where I spent the last two Thanksgiving holidays) photo this year, I wanted to see...

Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee: 2012's other major British event

Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee: 2012's other major British event In London, signs of the coming Olympics are everywhere. Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations have begun to expand into East London toward key Olympics sites, billboards urge drivers to begin to think about how they'll deal with increased traffic, and the Prime Minister is...

Things I learned in Antigua: Luffas grow on trees

Things I learned in Antigua: Luffas grow on trees Antigua is a lush, green land of 365 beaches (one for every day of the year!), warm sunshine, and laid-back island culture. It is also the land of the luffa. Beauty junkies the world over are familiar with these excellent exfoliating tools, perfect for sudsing up and...

Deal watch: Royal wedding vacation packages

Deal watch: Royal wedding vacation packages With the Royal Wedding just days away, its not too late to get into the frenzied madness with a royal getaway fit for you, the non-royal regular person. Here are some special offers from a variety of different resorts scattered around the globe with prices between $149 for a...

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World Twisted Sifter is a web site with three simple goals. Provide content that is interesting, funny or creative, use BIG pictures whenever possible and to keep their readers up-to-date with what's popular online. Gadling found this gallery of 25 haunting shipwrecks at...

Caribbean Tsunami test hopes to save lives

Caribbean Tsunami test hopes to save lives It was planned long before the earthquake-turned-tsunami event in Japan to test the readiness of 33 Caribbean countries in the region's first full-scale tsunami warning exercise. On Wednesday, March 23, a fictitious earthquake of 7.6 magnitude occurred off the coast...

10 breeds of pirate - Somalis to Vikings to Japanese Pirate Ninjas

10 breeds of pirate - Somalis to Vikings to Japanese Pirate Ninjas A yacht carrying a quartet of Americans was recently seized by Somali pirates, the latest in a string of hijackings that reaches back millenia. According to MSNBC, the seized yacht, the "S/V Quest," is owned by Jean and Scott Adam - a couple on a worldwide quest...

Cruise Scam Watch: The $99 cruise

Cruise Scam Watch: The $99 cruise Is it real or is it a fake? That's the big question that comes up when we hear of a $99 cruise. Short answer: If it comes directly from a cruise line, yes, it probably is true. You'll pay port charges, taxes and government fees on top of that but those prices do exist. If it...

Daily Pampering: Curtain Bluff Resort's honeymoon packages from $4200

Daily Pampering: Curtain Bluff Resort's honeymoon packages from $4200 This luxury Caribbean resort is kicking things off in 2011 with a package for the lovers. Curtain Bluff, one of the Caribbean's favorite luxury all-inclusive beach resorts and a Condé Nast reader's choice pick for the past three years, is offering honeymoon...

Daily Pampering: Unlimited wine for ladies at Sugar Ridge Antigua

Daily Pampering: Unlimited wine for ladies at Sugar Ridge Antigua Sugar Ridge Antigua wants to host your "Girlfriends Getaway" and is totally trying to entice you with wine. I feel okay with that, don't you? Ladies booking the Girlfriends Getaway package, a four-night all-inclusive, will get two one-hour massages per person, free...

Top Caribbean bolthole to offer iPads to guests

Top Caribbean bolthole to offer iPads to guests Lighthouse Bay Resort, an exquisite Barbuda resort recently tipped by Vanity Fair's George Wayne as an appropriately majestic honeymoon location for Prince William and Kate Middleton, already cocoons its guests in utter bliss. It offers isolation along a miles-long...

Five idyllic Caribbean backwaters

Five idyllic Caribbean backwaters Beyond the Caribbean's all-inclusive resorts, casinos, overpriced restaurants, and huge crowds are a handful of islands that have escaped mass development. These quiet islands, with their tiny populations and scattered tourist facilities, are not headed for mass-tourism...

Three all-inclusive vacation packages for summer

Three all-inclusive vacation packages for summer The best part of all-inclusive trips is that the thinking is taken out of the equation. Want a second drink? Hell, a second entrée? Go for it! There's no reason not to ... because the bill is already paid. I had my first brush with the all-inclusive concept last...

Take a swing at Antigua Tennis Week

Take a swing at Antigua Tennis Week For the fourth year in a row, Curtain Bluff will be home to Antigua Tennis Week. For seven days, you can enjoy a tennis-filled getaway at this fantastic all-inclusive resort. The package includes stroke and strategy clinics with the pros, free court time on Curtain Bluff's...

Only a few weeks left on Curtain Bluff Power of '10 package

Only a few weeks left on Curtain Bluff Power of '10 package There's only a month left on Curtain Bluff's "Power of '10" deal, and if you're feeling worn down by the fierce winter cold, here's your chance to win some relief. So, stay at this Antigua resort in the next few weeks, and you'll be able to add some interesting activities to...

Daily Pampering: The Curtain Bluff Babymoon

Daily Pampering: The Curtain Bluff Babymoon Pregnancy is already challenging enough, especially if you're a first-timer. Moms- and dads-to-be alike need a break from the doctor's appointments, planning and anxiety that come with bringing a new life into the world. So, when you measure the future in centimeters...

Fifth free night at Antigua resort

Fifth free night at Antigua resort January is a great time to head down to the Caribbean. The weather is just about at its coldest and dreariest. The days are short and cloudy. Disappearing for four nights of sunshine, warmth and bliss is pretty hard to turn down. Well, committing to four will get you five at...

Accusations traded between police and detainees in Antigua

Accusations traded between police and detainees in Antigua Six Carnival cruise ship passengers hit and choked the police. Or, the police punched the passengers in the face. A week after the half dozen New Yorkers were arrested, the only thing that's clear is that both sides say they're right. While on a 10-hour port call in...

Carnival cruise passengers spend weekend in Antigua ... in jail

Carnival cruise passengers spend weekend in Antigua ... in jail It looks like Carnival could use some new passengers. Not even a week after banning a family for life – and then reversing the ban – six passengers on one of its ships have been detained in Antigua. Now, if you're going to get stuck someplace, Antigua isn't bad,...

Go to Antigua with Curtain Bluff's "Power of 10" package

Go to Antigua with Curtain Bluff's I know we're still sweating the summer, and January seems like a lifetime away. But, think back seven or eight months. Remember how cold it was. It's hard to make the connection, but it really was that cold out, and you lived it. It's going to happen again before you know...

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