Depending on the destination, vacationing with your kids can be a wonderful memory-making experience or a complete disaster. Any parent who says otherwise bends the truth like magician David Blaine bends the mind.
While certain experiences guarantee kid fun —Disney parks, Hawaii beaches, mountain snow-skiing---the cultural enrichment payoff is minimal. If your 11-year old son believes that Epcot is a Chinese city, it might be a sign to get him a passport and go someplace far…very far.
Most Sin City travelers have little interest roaming off the Strip, and who can blame them? Massive hotels, scream-worthy amusement rides, titillating shows/nightclubs and wallet-busting shopping make Las Vegas Blvd a one-of-a-kind experience.
We read earlier this summer about a number of airports moving to free WiFi access for travelers, and it made us proud to remember that our hometown San Diego Airport was one of the first to "see the light" and make available wireless internet access in all terminals -- Commuter, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 -- FREE...GRATIS...COMPED...PRO BONO (pick your adjective). This was 7 years ago!
From a recent Diane Bell column in the UT-San Diego:
Bob Kaplan won't be attending his daughter's Wellesley College graduation--due to a family of ducks. Seems that early last Sunday, the ducklings decided to cross the road during a Fiesta Island Time Trial bike race. Kaplan swerved to avoid them, taking a nasty spill.
International travelers set for Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei usually arrive via Taoyuan International Airport which is located approximately 30 KM from the Eastern District of Taipei, considered the business, arts, financial and cultural center of Taiwan. This eastern area is mostly made up of three sub- districts: Daan, Xinyi, and Songshan and represents the center of commercial life in Taipei. The area is flush with shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums and offices.
Recently, I had an opportunity to spend a night at the Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, California. (Full disclosure: The stay was on their “dime”.) To say that I came away “impressed” would be like describing Usain Bolt as “kinda quick”.
Is yoga your workout of choice? Do you maintain your practice when you travel? If not, we have some ideas that could change that.
BRING THE EQUIPMENT
March 1 - Today, Southwest begins its new Rapid Rewards program for all customers. Gone are the simple Rapid Rewards credits--16 one-ways for a free flight--and they are replaced by a complicated point system. We attempted to call Southwest's toll-free phone number to clarify a few issues, but alas, all we heard on the phone was a busy signal--uh oh. Scroll down for additional information.
Important #'s to know: