The Spirit of Scotland Now Cruises the Caledonian Canal

by Max Hartshorne on January 30, 2017

European Waterways has announced the arrival of its new 12-passenger “Spirit of Scotland” luxury hotel barge. The vessel will cruise the Caledonian Canal and lochs of the Great Glen in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, starting June 4, 2017. One of the most stylishly designed in the company’s extensive fleet, the three-level hotel barge […]


Jet Blue Brings Free and Fast Wi-Fi to their Planes

by Max Hartshorne on January 12, 2017

It’s wonderful to be reporting such good news for flyers. At least for those who choose to fly JetBlue.  Today the airline announced that their passengers will be able to use FREE WI-FI while waiting at the gate, taking off and up in the air for the duration of their flights.  Free?  Really? Other airlines […]


Montreal Turns 375 This Year!

by Max Hartshorne on November 1, 2016

  The year 2017 marks the celebration of Montréal’s 375th anniversary. With new properties opening just in time for this momentous occasion, there has never been better time to visit!  Rich cultural offerings taking place in Montréal to mark this exciting anniversary are planned. Set against Quebec’s unique francophone culture, Montréal will host over 175 events, […]


Draft Beer on an Airplane? KLM Pioneers with Heineken

by Max Hartshorne August 31, 2016

KLM is today serving a special Indonesian rice table in World Business Class on flight KL735. And this, of course, requires draught beer, fresh from the tap. The aim is to use this trolley as much as possible for special flights and events. “The draught trolley is the result of a unique collaboration between KLM […]

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Tips on Using a Third Party Booking Site for Your Next Trip

by Max Hartshorne July 13, 2016

Everyone seems to have their own system when it comes to booking travel on line. I am always a little surprised that there is such a variance between people who always use Kayak, those steadfastly sticking with Travelocity, those who are venturing in to new booking platforms like TripAdvisor, and the newest entry, Google Flights. […]

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Do You Think You Look Like Papa Hemingway?

by Max Hartshorne June 14, 2016

36th Annual Hemingway Days Celebration Slated for July 19-24 Fans of adventurous living and writing can celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway Tuesday through Sunday, July 19-24. The 36th annual Hemingway Days salutes the vigorous Key West lifestyle and literary mastery of the author who lived and wrote on the island for most of the […]

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Delaware: Did You Know the Terroir is the Same as in Bordeaux?

by Max Hartshorne April 5, 2016

Did you know that the tiny state of Delaware has a bunch of thriving vineyards? And that the soil in this northeastern state is about the same as in Bordeaux? It’s even better than in California! Christopher Ludgate visited the state and met vineyard owners, brewers and chefs and shared it in this new story […]

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