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More on Caribbean travel This Sunday's Columbus Dispatch travel section is devoted to Caribbean travel. With this morning's post on Caribbean vacations, written before the Sunday paper arrived on my front porch, I'm wondering if I'm getting a message. One article, "Caribbean offers comfort for less...

Cockpit Chronicles: The airline industry's newest business model: Desperate Housewives.

Cockpit Chronicles: The airline industry's newest business model: Desperate Housewives. There are some advantages to flying a reserve schedule every now and then. I prefer the variety and the thought that just maybe I'll get called out to cover a New York trip to Zurich or Brussels. It's rare, but it has happened before. For April, I didn't fly anywhere I...

Air Transat makes emergency landing for sick passengers

Air Transat makes emergency landing for sick passengers A plane flying from the Dominican Republic to Canada made an emergency landing Tuesday night in Florida when several of the passengers became ill. When the Air Transat Flight 477 landed at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airport, eight passengers were wheeled off to...

Cockpit Chronicles: How pilots choose their schedules

Cockpit Chronicles: How pilots choose their schedules Today's flight was a turn (out and back in the same day) from Boston to Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. The airplane was a 767, which is always nice to fly. We're able to fly either the 757 or the 767 using the same procedures and training. I think most pilots...

Where On Earth? Week 47: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Where On Earth? Week 47: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic This one wasn't much of a mystery to many of you. It's the very unusual Punta Cana airport in the Dominican Republic. It probably didn't help that I blogged about my trip down there. Unfortunately we were just passing through, but I can tell you that the airport looked...

Tainted Toothpaste

Tainted Toothpaste Perhaps you heard the brouhaha about tainted toothpaste coming from China. This was in the news a few weeks ago. Turns out, a nasty chemical called diethylene glycol was found in Chinese imported toothpaste in the Dominican Republic and Panama. What should be used is...

11 Winter Escapes That WON'T Leave You Bored

11 Winter Escapes That WON'T Leave You Bored Even if you love chillin' at the beach thiiiiiis much, sometimes the thought of sitting on the beach for a week doesn't sound like much of a vacation. While it'll probably be fun...it doesn't seem very exciting. And sometimes an exciting vacation is just what we need to get...

Hispaniola Calling

Hispaniola Calling Sometime in say, the next three months I am planning to escape to the Caribbean and this year's pick happens to be the island in the West Indies comprised by the two countries we know as the Dominican Republic and Haiti. I want to go to both. As much as I like digging my...

World's 10 Most Polluted Places 2006

World's 10 Most Polluted Places 2006 Make sure you include a respirator or some type of breathing mechanism on your packing list if heading to any of the destinations found on the Blacksmith Institute's World's Worst Polluted Places list. Keep in mind there will be no smelling of roses as you stroll the...

Holistic Holiday Cruise

Holistic Holiday Cruise Don't you hate it when you return from vacation to find your luggage isn't the only thing you're packing? Wouldn't it be great to go on a cruise, eat all you wish and come back as slim, fit and healthy as ever? Yeah, I think we all long deeply for that one and I'm not...

Junky Travel Sites for Travel Junkies

Junky Travel Sites for Travel Junkies Junky is the kind of word I'm attracted to, partially because there aren't too many bad habits I have that are hard to kick. But it's the type of word when paired with those like travel and vacation becomes highly desired by all and everyone. Example: "He's such a travel...

Word for the Travel Wise (03/14/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (03/14/06) Last year I misplaced a piece a jewelry quite dear to me with a stone that is somewhat difficult to find here in my parts of the globe. To make up for the loss I have since considered going the extra mile to find the unique stone in the mines located in Los Chupaderos,...

Photo of the Day: (3/18/05)

Photo of the Day: (3/18/05) Kiteboarding is so fricken cool. I was wondering the other day what the folks on the Mayflower would have thought if, while they were sailing across the Atlantic, they suddenly spied a kitesurfer off the port bow. What a world we now live in, eh? Anyhow, check out this ...

Looking for a Killer Surf Hotel?

Looking for a Killer Surf Hotel? So was Bill Lee. He had very exacting requirements, too. He wanted the perfect surf spot with ample opportunities for hard-core adventure junkies, but also the perfect mix of laid-backedness and good food and friendly people. So when he had trouble finding this hotel, he...

eXtreme Hotels

eXtreme Hotels Lay your head to rest at night with no worries, but in the morning get ready to ride some serious kite. Uh, um... Well grab your kite board and go! The first, in a chain of "eXtreme Hotels" can be found in Cabarete Bay, Dominican Republic and what visitors can expect is a...

The Online Larimar Museum

The Online Larimar Museum If you don't see yourself traveling to Sant Domingo, Dominican Republic anytime soon, you might want to check out this online museum, especially if you are a stone enthusiast. The Larimar Museum is the only one of its kind found in the Dominican Republic as the vulcanic blue...

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