WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations of the Month
When is a cruise ship not a cruise ship? The answer: when it is a “megayacht.”
That’s the term loyalists apply to this small but snazzy ship. It’s one of a set of twins that make up not your average cruise line. This is the SeaDream Yacht Club, if you please. Each of these vessels boasts a modest maximum of only 50 staterooms. Ergo, those of us who might be listed as merely passengers elsewhere are automatically enrolled as club members at SeaDream.
Cruising the high seas with Cruise Expert Robert Bone.
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
A lot of people were surprised when “Indiana-no-place,” was selected to host 2012 Super Bowl XLVI. They were even more surprised when Indy hit it out of the ballpark, staging one of the best Super Bowls and greatest parties the world has known. More than a million people celebrated on the streets of Indy, while the Super Bowl was watched by 111 million others across the U.S. - the largest audience in television history.
Travel Journalist Robert N. Jenkins poses the ultimate riddle: What reflects the sunlight more sharply in this handsome city: the painted facades of centuries-old buildings, the waters wrapping around the 14 islands that comprise Stockholm, or the blonde hair of most residents?
Most tourists don't know it, but those colorful dresses seen in Mexican folklorico dances actually have their roots in India. The story starts centuries ago, when pirates kidnapped a young Indian girl and sold her into slavery in Manila. It ends half-way around the world in Puebla, Mexico, where her native dress wound up starting a fashion craze.
Mosey around the posh Caribbean island of St. Bart's and you might run into a European king or two or glitterati of the likes of Paul McCartney, Sting, Beyonce and Jon Bon Jovi. A Russian billionaire once flew in the Black Eyed Peas for a party at his $90 million estate there. So what's all this go to do with Andy Warhol?
“I wasn’t really ready for Vegas until I hit my fifties,” claims travel writer Laura Ann Klein. “I was too broke in my twenties, a young and most definitely unadventurous mommy sort in my thirties, and too busy single-parenting sons in my forties. Besides, the people who really love Vegas are those who push out of their comfort zones. I wasn’t that person until this sixth decade.”
The Texas Gulf Coast can’t be beat as a vacation destination when grandkids and their grandmother are in tow, reports mom on the ground and travel writer Courtney Drake-McDonough. Rich with history and nature, the journey includes a little sidebar trip to the land of self-introspection and familial relationships. Even on a modest budget, everything’s enjoyed in a BIG way. The region provides diversity of experiences that fosters fond memories.
WatchBoom.com Contributing Writers
- Bob Schulman
- Robert W. Bone
- Rich Grant
- Nancy Clark
- Courtney Drake-McDonough
- Laura Ann Klein
- Maxine Albert
- Curtis Ellis
- Danielle Yuthas
- Jim Budd
- Gretchen Healey
- Karen Weiner Escalera
- Christine Loomis
- Anne Z. Cooke
- Steve Haggerty
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Phoenix, Arizonia—the metropolis that’s easy to get around in—with wide, wide four-lane streets, absent of cul-de-sacs or roundabouts and stress is a credit to the foresight of city planners. Here, you can drive with confidence and never fear that you’ll get lost in this desert gem that offers year-round warmth. Another thing that’s driving upward in 2013 is real estate prices. Having been one of the hardest hit markets in 2008, the spike in sales and listing prices is noteworthy, especially if you’ve been considering a home in the desert.
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