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Travel Contest Roundup: Five Island Trips to Win This Winter

December 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM | by | ()

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner—just don't forget to tell us if you are!

Here are five vacation contests to enter right now that might just have you adjusting to island time:

Levo League – Jetset to Jamaica

The holidays will soon be over and done with, and the cold harsh winter will move in forever. That’s why you need to look forward to a trip to Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay. The big winner will get three nights in an ocean front room along with breakfast, airfare, and a couple of massages—around $2,200 in free prize value.

Allure Access – Present Perfect

For a chance at this one you need to enter sooner than later, as things will close to entries on December 23. Here you’re entering for a shot at a five-night stay down in St. Croix, as you just might be staying—along with a pal—at the historic Buccaneer Resort. Other goodies include airfare, spa treatments, and daily breakfast.

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Travel Contest Roundup: 6 Ways to Win a Free Trip to the Caribbean

October 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner—just don't forget to tell us if you are!

Here are six vacation contests to enter right now that will get you some island fun in the sun:

Atlantis Adventure Dive Into Paradise Island

The folks over at Copa Airlines want you to check out the Bahamas, and to do so they’re giving away a four-day and three-night trip over to Atlantis on Paradise Island. Swim with the dolphins, enjoy the water slides, and soak in the sun—just enter today, as things close to entries on October 17.

The Sandals Suites Sweepstakes

Ever been to Grenada? If not, enter for a chance to win a trip to the island thanks to the folks over at Sandals LaSource Granada. They are picking 25 lucky winners, and if you’re one of them you’ll be enjoying seven nights in one of the Skypool Suites—enter by November 30.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin "Uncouple" In The Bahamas

Where: Bahamas
March 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM | by | ()

If you're wondering exactly where a husband and wife might go to celebrate their "conscious uncoupling," that would be the Bahamas.

It has been revealed that Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, and their kids Apple and Moses, took a private jet to the idyllic island of Eleuthera last week to ride out the announcement that they were ending their marriage.

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Three Travel Contests to Enter Right Now (and Escape Winter)

January 14, 2014 at 9:57 AM | by | ()

We don’t have cabin fever as of yet, but the winter weather certainly has us thinking of warm weather destinations and escaping for a bit. If the travel funds in the piggy bank are running a little low there’s always a travel contest. Sure there’s a slim chance that you will be the big winner; however, it’s fun to dream and you can’t win if you don’t play. Here’s three warm weather travel contests ending this month:

Win A Trip For Two To Belize – Travel Channel

Swing by and enter each and every day for a chance to win, as the Travel Channel is giving away a $10,000 grand prize trip to Belize. They’re promising nine days and eight nights for two, and they’re including all meals and hotel accommodations in Belize City, San Ignacio, and San Pedro. Check out the Cahal Pech Archaeological Site, the Butterfly Farm in Chaa Creek, and don’t forget cave tubing and ziplining at Jaguar Paw. Entries are accepted through the end of the month, and you’ll have a year to cash in if you’re the big winner. There’s a few lesser prizes as well—like if you’re interested in a Travel Channel luggage tag.

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'Vacationers' and 'Travelers' Alike Should Take Advantage of People-to-People Programs

September 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM | by | ()

When it comes down to it, the travel industry breaks down into two types of tourists: "Travelers" and vacationers.

Some people are explorers, and others are pool-side dwellers (and many of us are somewhere in between). Some are comfortable with new horizons and feel enriched by the new experiences, and some only have a week’s worth of time off per year and want to know what they’re going to get for their money; they don’t want any surprises.

While we’ve always understood the appeal of both sides of the coin, a recent rise in what tourism boards refer to as "people-to-people" programs are helping even the most bashful of tourists dig into the local culture. These programs combine the concepts of traveling and vacationing, providing you with an organized, safe way to connect with the local communities.

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One US Airline Sells Flights in Bulk: 12 for $1,800

September 11, 2013 at 7:21 AM | by | ()

If you’re not familiar with Silver Airways they’re a carrier that kind of operates a double life. They do the regional airline thing under the United Express umbrella out of spots like Cleveland and Washington-Dulles, but they also operate plenty of flights—and sell tickets right through their website—to spots in and around the Southeast, the Bahamas, and Montana. They operate around 200 daily flights, and they do it all with plenty of propeller power thanks to some Saab 340Bplus aircraft and Beechcraft 1900Ds.

Silver Airways can certainly get you to here or there without a problem, but what we wanted to share is what they call a SunPac—‘cause this is what sets them apart.

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Getting Hitched Onboard a Royal Caribbean Ship Means a Bahamian Marriage

Where: Bahamas
November 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM | by | ()

Wedding bells can now ring anywhere Royal Caribbean ships sail with the introduction of onboard nuptials. Leave the details to the experts on the ship and your big day will be just as nice as on terra firma.

This is a first for the cruise line, and the 'Royal Romance' program allows for couples to say their "I dos" and those already wed to renew their vows while on vacation. The ship's captain officiates the ceremony and the registration for the marriage will be based in the Bahamas, the registry of the fleet of ships.

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Coachella Jumps the Shark, Lands on a Cruise Ship

July 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM | by | ()

Whoa. Okay it's official. The live music festival Coachella has jumped the shark so hard it's landed in the deep end of the ocean.

Just yesterday, Coachella promoters Goldenvoice announced that they'd be packing up the popular desert-held music event and adding some water—by theming two cruises after it. The S.S. Coachella will set sail for two consecutive weekends during the notoriously slow weeks of the year for cruising—those right before the Christmas holiday. Brilliant timing if you're a cruise line looking to make a buck, horrible timing for attendees, who will likely have to chose between taking work time off for S.S. Coachella or heading home for the holidays.

And it won't be cheap; no camping or crashing on a stranger's couch possible on this ship. The 2,886-guest Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Silhouette is all staterooms and suites, with packages starting from $500 per person and maxing out around $2,000 per person (of their published prices, "email to inquire" for pricier suites). Remember those amounts do not include booze, soda, taxes & gratuities, shore excursions or travel to and from Fort Lauderdale.

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Where to Smoke, Drink and WiFi When Flying Out of Nassau

Where: Nassau, Bahamas
February 9, 2012 at 1:45 PM | by | ()

Work on the new international arrivals hall at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport is still underway—but the departures areas are looking pretty nice and, as far as we could tell when flying out on Monday, functioning faster than they did in the past.

One improvement you may be interested in if you like a cigar or a stiff drink before waving goodbye to the Bahamas is the Graycliff Divan Airport Lounge.

This spinoff of the Graycliff hotel, restaurant and cigar company opened its double lounge—one smoking, one non-smoking—last spring opposte Gate C41 in the US departures terminal.

You may not realize it's an airport lounge at first because it looks like a tschotske-filled boutique—and in fact it is. To register for access to your lounge of choice, you must enter through the gift shop.

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Three New Airlines Will Touch Down at MIA in November

October 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM | by | ()

MIA welcomes three new airlines this fall, just in time for winter getaways. Of course, you can already fly to a gazillion places from Miami International but these new airlines bring cheaper fares to the mix for destinations in the Bahamas and Mexico.

Sun Air International Airlines will begin 18 weekly flights from MIA to five destinations in the Bahamas: Bimini, Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and new routes to Andros Town and Governors Harbour. Great news for anyone hoping to avoid the cruise crowds in Nassau and hit up some of the smaller, more remote and luxurious islands and private resorts.

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Three Last-Minute Father's Day Getaway Gifts

June 15, 2011 at 10:02 AM | by | ()

If you want to take a break from the usual barbecue ritual for Father's Day, treat dad to a quickie getaway. There are still several last-minute deals that will make dad happy and make you look like the best child he ever had.

Check out these three last-minute trips for dad.

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Three Father's Day Trip Gifts for Your Outdoorsy Dad

June 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

You have less than two weeks left to get dad a Father's Day gift. Avoid going to the mall and picking out yet another tie and treat dear old pops to a vacation. We can help you out with some suggestions for some outdoorsy activities, but it's up to you to book these adventure travel packages before June 19.

Check out three adventure travel deals for dad:

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