Thursday, September 29, 2011

Expedia 15th Anniversary Specials!

Celebrate Expedia's 15th anniversary! and save! We're celebrating 15 years of travel with one amazing sale! To thank you for traveling with us, we're offering reduced rates on select hotels in our favorite destinations around the world! Book by October 17 for travel by December 31, 2011 and save up to 50% on your stay!

Warm up in the Bahamas this winter and get a $300 air credit instantly when you book with Expedia! Book your flight plus a stay of 4 or more nights at Nassau Paradise Island by October 31st to receive this special promotion! Don't wait because this deal won't last!

If the Bahamas aren't for you, Expedia has other tropical escapes at extremely low prices! Enjoy the Hawaiian Islands for less when you book a flight plus a 4-night stay! Vacation packages start at just $674, so book now!

Expedia 15th Anniversary Sale! Up to 40% off select hotels! - Expires 10/17/11

Expedia 15th Anniversary Sale! Up to 50% off TOP hotels! - Expires 10/17/11

$300 Instant Air Credit on Flight + 4 night Bahamas vacation. Enter coupon code NASSAU30 at checkout! - Expires 10/3/11

Mancations:The NFL Super Mancation It’s More Than Just a Game at the Super Bowl

Did you know the first known usage of the term ‘mancation’ comes from the Romans and the Latin phrase 'Superlus Bowli?' The great Emperor Titus once decreed that...ok, fine, I made that up. But just as the Coliseum is the world’s greatest sports venue, the ultimate mancation starts and ends with the Gladiators of the Gridiron and the Super Bowl.

Few sporting events are as tourist friendly as the Super Bowl. Locations are known well enough in advance to allow plenty of time to find the best deals on travel and accommodations, saving you money to pay more for better seats at the game.

Hotel location is probably the most important part of Super Bowl week planning. A centralized location between the stadium, the media center and the downtown area is key. If done right, you can go days without setting foot in a car, let alone drive one. Traffic gets downright brutal from Wednesday to Sunday. Your crew should find a good base camp and stay local. Driving and the Super Bowl don’t mix...

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Neptune's Statue Virginia Beach,Va

The Statue

Proudly welcoming local residents and visitors alike, a 34-foot, cast bronze Neptune statue stands at the gateway to Neptune Park and the threshold of the sea. Constructed entirely through the generosity of private contributions gathered by the Neptune Festival, this statue is dedicated to the city of Virginia Beach and its citizens. 
Surrounded by the creatures of his realm, mighty trident in hand, Neptune’s gaze rests affectionately on the shore. His heroic visage honors the maritime legacy of Virginia Beach while also standing as a vivid reminder of the community’s duty to respect and protect our natural blessings.
The statue was dedicated to the City of Virginia Beach on September 30, 2005 during the Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend; it now graces the boardwalk at 31st street, overlooking Neptune’s Park.
The pictures are ones I took when I was there last year, it's a breath taking statue, you have to physically see it to truly appreciate it 
Click below for more info on the Statue, it's sculptor, and the wonderful festival they have every year.
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6 Tips for Wrinkle-Free Packing | Travel News from Fodor's Travel Guides

Lighten your load.
Jamming your suitcases as full as a subway at rush hour will leave your clothes as exhausted as a crushed commuter. Clothes become wrinkled almost as soon as you shove that last leaden item into your bag. The easiest things to jettison? Hairdryers and clothes irons.
Almost every hotel room (and hostel) in the world has these items to lend.

One word: Plastic. 
If you remember only one word in your packing efforts, this is the one. And here's why: friction causes wrinkling, plastic reduces friction. It's that easy. The best way to utilize this basic plastic physics is with dry-cleaner bags.
All hanger items should be packed in individual bags (one outfit per dry-cleaner bag). Clothes arrive in a perfectly preserved state. Really! Another great plastic tip: zip-top baggies. Use these for dirty shoes, shampoo bottles, or anything else you want to isolate from your good clothes.

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6 Tips for Wrinkle-Free Packing | Travel News from Fodor's Travel Guides