Check out Sylvia's world famous spot for their chicken and ribs! You have to visit when you are in the big NY.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Check out this eclectic architecture on an outer island in Venice called Borrano. This restaurant has absolutely incredible food that caters to the artists at heart. There is a lot of history here and is frequently visited by famous people including Keith Richards who is a regular customer!
My friend Anthony takes us on another unusual food tasting. Very interesting to see what others consider extremely appetizing favorites. What is your favorite food?
Have you heard about the 5 big changes coming to air travel? Well no need to go anywhere else to get the latest news, travel alley brings you up to the minute information. Check out the 5 changes here! Are you ready? Here goes...
- Airport Security Update
Travelers, say good-bye to your plastic baggies and tiny bottles of shampoo. The 3-1-1 rule may be discontinued in 2009 as new X-ray technology is introduced at airports around the country. The new technology can detect differences between benign liquids such as hair gel or juice boxes and potentially dangerous liquids used in bombs.
The TSA expects to have as many as 900 machines in place by the end of the year, so the 3-1-1 rule will be phased out and eventually halted altogether in the near future.
- Merger Mania
Late in October, Delta's proposed merger with Northwest was approved by the Department of Justice, and the airlines will enter full-blown merger mode in early 2009. The tie-up may not be fully complete until 2010, but you can expect Northwest's name and brand to be phased out in 2009. The SkyMiles and WorldPerks frequent flyer programs will be merged towards the end of this year. For up-to-date information, visit Delta's FAQ page.
Of course, there's always the possibility that the Delta/Northwest merger will spark other mergers. As a recent Reuters report predicted, "The answer is likely to be yes in an industry that clearly has excess capacity, is adding surcharges despite a retreat in fuel prices, and is facing international competitors that are expected to consolidate in the coming year.
- Airlines Introduce A-La-Carte Pricing
Despite protests from travelers, American and Frontier are set to introduce a-la-carte pricing in 2009. As of the time of this writing, American had not announced full details of its new fare structure, although it may use Air Canada as a model. Stay tuned to our Today in Travel blog for details on American's new system later this year.
In December, Frontier announced details of its new AirFairs fare structure. Economy fares are bare-bones, no-frills tickets; Classic fares include seat assignments, checked bags, DirecTV, and frequent flyer miles; and Classic Plus tickets are fully refundable and changeable with lots of extras.
If these new ventures from Frontier and American prove successful, other airlines may adopt similar fare structures, similar to the avalanche of new fees introduced in 2008. Whether that will be a good thing for travelers remains to be seen.
- In-Flight Internet Service Expands
Expect Internet access to be available on many more flights in 2009. American, Delta, and Virgin America all introduced Internet service on some flights in 2008, and will likely expand the service to more planes this year. Delta plans to add service to a new plane every few days, with the goal of outfitting all its aircraft with Internet by the end of the year, and will also begin to add the service to Northwest's planes.
Other airlines, including Air Canada, Alaska, and Southwest plan to test Internet service this year as well.
- Paperless Boarding Passes
Paperless boarding passes are the wave of the future, and will become more widespread this year. You'll soon be able to download a boarding pass to your PDA or cell phone, and scan the bar code at an airport security checkpoint scanner, eliminating the need for a physical printout.
Continental was the first U.S. airline to test paperless boarding passes in late 2007, and has since expanded its Mobile Boarding Pass option for departures from Austin, Boston, Cleveland, Houston, New York's La Guardia airport, Newark, San Antonio, and both Reagan and National airports in Washington, D.C.
Other carriers, including Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, and Northwest, are also beginning to introduce paperless boarding options for travelers.
The number 5 change is amazing! However, I knew this would be a change that would quickly become a reality given the technology of today. My parents just came back from a trip and were amazed at the new x-ray technology being used at several airports that you actually walk through. It was fast and my father didn't have to go through all of the trouble he always goes through because of his knee replacements. He has a medical card and still has a big hassle each time he travels. Airport Security can physically see the replacements using the x-ray technology and it only took the amount of time of walking through the machine. Yes folks this is the new millennium! To schedule your next trip at wholesale prices visit my travel portal @ www.nettrav.com/doreen today.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Time is...change for a brighter day, Time is...long for those who wait, Time is...too short for those who sleep, but for those who rejoice, Time is...Eternity! Let us all rejoice for this wonderful day in history and join our new leader in the quest. Let's make 2009 the best year!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Check out these burgers the next time your in Boston! Definitely not for those that eat healthy because these burgers are loaded cannons.
Acropolis-A splendid religious complex, the Acropolis consists of several temples, which were built by the world's first democracy during the 5th century BC. The most majestic building of all is the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. The Parthenon became the paragon of classical Greek architecture, and has suffered serious damage over the years. A small museum features an outstanding collection of ancient Greek sculptures.
Temple of Olympian Zeus-Begun in 515 BC, this huge temple was dedicated to the worship of Zeus. Its perimeter included 104 Corinthian columns, with additional columns inside the building that housed a huge gold and ivory statue of Zeus. After the temple's destruction by invaders in the 4th century AD, the marble from the ruins started to vanish as it was being used as building material for newer buildings. Nowadays, only some of the temple's columns can be seen. Their immense height is a testimony to the huge size of this sanctuary.
Ancient Angora-Socrates strolled through the Agora 2,500 years ago engaging people in long, philosophical discussions. This unique archaeological park served as the city's marketplace from the 6th century BC to the 6th century AD. Scattered throughout the Agora are statues and ruins of numerous buildings, the most interesting of which is the well-preserved Temple of Hephaistos or Thission, built in the 5th century BC. Many archaeological finds are on display inside the reconstructed Stoa Attalou, a majestic building from the 2nd century BC.
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Saturday, January 17, 2009
One of the great Hollywood movie clichés is that the view from a Parisian window always includes the Eiffel Tower. Originally, Eiffel had a permit to leave the tower standing for 20 years, but as it proved valuable for communication purposes, it was allowed to stay after the end of the permit. To reserve your next dream vacation visit my travel portal at www.nettrav.com/doreen.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Check out this video that my friend Daniel made when he visited Tivoli Italy! Italy is truly one of the most beautiful destinations. Please leave your comment on the video. Tell me what is your dream destination? We can go there tomorrow together, visit daily!!
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