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Caribbean Week Brings Music, Dance, Deals To New York City

Caribbean Week Brings Music, Dance, Deals To New York City Now through June 11, Caribbean Week New York is being held at Grand Central Terminal, offering a celebration of the unique vacation experiences available in the Caribbean. Hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) the event is a chance to experience the sights,...

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...

$200 discount on tickets to St. Lucia's Health and Wellness Retreat

$200 discount on tickets to St. Lucia's Health and Wellness Retreat For those craving some nutritious and active fun, St. Lucia will be hosting a Health and Wellness Retreat from November 17-November 20, 2011. While tickets are priced at $1,000, attendees can receive a $200 discount if they buy their ticket before October 15th. Taking...

Take another look at these ten top cruise ports

Take another look at these ten top cruise ports If you travel by cruise ship, there's not a lot of choice in the matter. Cruise lines have a variety of islands to visit but the choices are limited with many itineraries virtually the same from ship to ship. Still, you are not required to get in line and go along with the...

Cruise line scams: Shore Excursions

Cruise line scams: Shore Excursions Going ashore can be one of the best parts of a cruise and one of the reasons many travelers choose a cruise vacation in the first place. From the comfort of your floating hotel, you can see multiple destinations but only have to unpack once. Cruise lines offer a wide...

5 tips for people who really don't want to go on a cruise

5 tips for people who really don't want to go on a cruise Maybe hiking, biking, backpacking or pretty much any other minimizing endeavor is more what you have in mind for traveling but someone is dragging you along on a cruise. There's just no way you're getting out of it. Is there hope for you? Yes. A little. Not much. But some. ...

Feds threaten: cruise line pollution must stop

Feds threaten: cruise line pollution must stop New emission rules for cruise ships and other large vessels are set to go into effect in late 2013. A United Nations plan to control emissions from ships sailing within 200 nautical miles of the U.S. and Canadian coasts initially excluded the U.S, Virgin Islands and...

Top ten hotel rooms with a view

Top ten hotel rooms with a view Hotels aren't the sum of travel, but the right hotel can bring magic to a journey. Friendly employees, amazing furnishings, and great locations can all make a good holiday great. And an exceptional view, above and beyond the rest, can stick in one's memory forever. Here...

Ten outdoor destinations with everything!

Ten outdoor destinations with everything! Who says you can't have it all? For many travelers vacation time is limited. Those in search of adventure want to maximize that short window of travel time. Here are ten cities where adventure-seekers can expand their options with a range of heart-pounding choices. Buena...

Daily Pampering: New restaurant opens at The Landings in St. Lucia

Daily Pampering: New restaurant opens at The Landings in St. Lucia If you haven't been to The Landings St. Lucia lately, the restaurant that just opened is probably worth a trip. This RockResort just threw open the doors of The Palms, which is located in the grand entrance pavilion as an extension of the open-air Viscount Lounge. The menu...

Four Twitter deals for Valentine's Day getaways

Four Twitter deals for Valentine's Day getaways You may not be able to say how you feel in 140 characters or less, but you sure can get leads on the best Valentine's Day experience that way. So, instead of tweeting a feeling, use the white-hot social media platform to grab the top travel specials for the most romantic day...

Document your vacation with RockResorts "Three for Free" promotion

Document your vacation with RockResorts With the slumping economy and decline in hotel occupancy rates, lots of hotels and resorts are offering deals that allow you stay for free after you pay for a certain number of nights. But not many resorts are throwing in a free "adventure cam" to use during your stay. ...

Get out and go: Events around the world (December 9-14)

Get out and go: Events around the world (December 9-14) It's time to look at the festivals and events happening around the world, and this week has a particularly international selection of happenings. If you're close and have time, then you have no excuse to get out and go! Toronto - The Festival of Carols, a holiday...

Jalousie Plantation resort brings solar golf carts to St Lucia

Jalousie Plantation resort brings solar golf carts to St Lucia Okay, it's not exactly a cure for cancer, but any initiative that does cut down on fossil fuel reliance still resonates with me. So, I was pretty excited to see that the Jalousie Plantation has adopted a hybrid solar-powered golf cart to move guests around on its 192-acre...

Concierge's IT List: Places for upscale tastes, but maybe cheaper

Concierge's IT List: Places for upscale tastes, but maybe cheaper There's The New York Times list of 53 places to go in 2008 (see post), the 40 travel tips and suggestions from London's Times (see post )and now Concierge.com has an IT List of 10 more suggestions, all with sound reasoning behind each one. The way a destination ends up on...

Gadling on the Road Archives

Gadling on the Road Archives Here at Gadling we pride ourselves in putting our money where our mouth is. In other words, we write about travel because we are all travelers. This is our passion, this is our hobby, this is our life. Unfortunately, we can't all travel 100% of the time. But, when we do hit...

St. Lucia There & Back Part 7: Sunset Cruisin' the Carib

St. Lucia There & Back Part 7: Sunset Cruisin' the Carib Heading out on a sunset cruise filled with couples and hopeless romantics as a single lady has its pluses and minuses... First, I had the honor of being thrown an occasional glance or two by a cuddling couple probably wondering why I'm not cuddling with someone of my own....

St. Lucia There & Back Part 6: Sightseeing by Helicopter

St. Lucia There & Back Part 6: Sightseeing by Helicopter After I took my first aerial tour in Oahu, Hawaii about two years ago I knew I'd want to take more by helicopter on future vacations, so before I departed to St. Lucia I did some research and found that there is one company offering helicopter tours in St. Lucia....

St. Lucia There & Back Part 5: Going by Horse

St. Lucia There & Back Part 5: Going by Horse By the fifth day of my St. Lucia adventure I was ready to do something different and try new things. I'd been debating between taking a bike tour and seeing a small portion of the island on horseback. It had been centuries since I'd been on a horse so without even tossing a...

St. Lucia There & Back Part 4: Soufriere Day Trip

St. Lucia There & Back Part 4: Soufriere Day Trip There are few destinations that have a special place in my heart reserved all for their own. Soufriere, a fishing town about 45 minutes south of Rodney Bay found its way in and I will forever remember it for a number of reasons, although the one that stands out the most...

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