Travel Journal Posts

The "Big Island" of Hawaii

I just recently returned from Hawaii. I haven't visited Hawaii for quite awhile and I saw many changes and visited several hotels....

Mexico Travel Update

Not surprisingly, there’s been an overabundance of negative media coverage these past few weeks about the H1N1 virus in Mexico. But do travelers have this in proper perspective?...

Travel Agent as Personal Therapist?

We've commented before about the relationship between happiness and taking vacations. (In fact, studies show planning a vacation is a greater source of happiness than actually taking one.) While we've always...

Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska

Kobuk Valley National Park was first designated a national Monument in 1978. It survived that designation two short years before becoming a National Park. Kobuk Valley National Park is located 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle, just south of the...

Oceana Hotel, Santa Monica

In recent years a number of hotel and resorts have opened up or been refurbished in Santa Monica, California. I went to see the Oceana Hotel last night and I think it's a great property. All of the rooms are suites with large living rooms and...

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