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Three Health Safety Tips During Long Flights

November 21, 2017

During my 18-hour flight from JFK Airport to Cambodia, two thoughts entered my mind. The first thought was, ‘How in eartham I going to pass the time, crossing multiple time zones, in a cramped position within this massive Boeing 777-ER aircraft?!’  My immobilized and uncomfortable posture led to my second thought: ‘What can I do to prevent or ...

The Tropical Paradise of Roatan

You can credit -- or blame -- the storm-wary cruise ship captain some 20 years ago for Roatan's boom.

The story goes that the port of call wasn't even on his cruise line's itinerary but when passengers were surveyed after the voyage ended, they kept highlighting the emergency stop on that sleepy Caribbean island just off the coast of Honduras.  From that inadvertent ...

Go to Peru, See Machu Picchu, Then Eat Your Way through the Rest of the Country

They arrive by the plane load, wearing hiking boots, backpacks and headbands.  "Machu Picchu?," the Peruvian customs official asks wearily.  And off they go to one of the world's most intoxicating sights -- and the mountaintop home of the nation's most famous site.

In the process, however, they are doing themselves a huge injustice.

For in their quest to follow ...

Ocean Cruises From the Metro Area Make for a Total Vacation Happening

It’s cruise season, or a great time to plan one. 

Metro area travelers are fortunate to have major cruise lines that leave from New York and Bayonne with wide array of destinations.  New York departures cover the globe with Trans-Atlantic cruises, the Northeastern coastline, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. After a quick hop into the city, you can step aboard a luxury ...

Visit Newport, Rhode Island, This Fall

Newport has a long and storied history that includes hosting the America’s Cup sailing races, Gilded Age mansions and believe it or not, in 1663 Benedict Arnold was elected the first governor of the colony in Newport. The city by the sea, like much of the small state, is a tale of two cultures and visitors can savor both during a weekend excursion this fall.

The ...

Rocking Horse Ranch: Year-Round Family Fun in the Hudson Valley

HIGHLAND, NY — If your kids get bored easily, Rocking Horse Ranch is up to the challenge.

Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Westfield, the all-inclusive offers year-round horseback riding (“pony” rides for the little ones) on well-trained horses, a small indoor water park, an arcade with mini bowling, ping pong and a BB gun rifle range. In the winter, there’s ...

The Tropical Paradise of Roatan

September 5, 2017

You can credit -- or blame -- the storm-wary cruise ship captain some 20 years ago for Roatan's boom.

The story goes that the port of call wasn't even on his cruise line's itinerary but when passengers were surveyed after the voyage ended, they kept highlighting the emergency stop on that sleepy Caribbean island just off the coast of Honduras.  From that inadvertent ...

Great Places to Eat on Roatan

With the influx of travellers has come an astounding array of restaurants, a dozen of which stretch along West Bay beach and a dozen more a short water taxi ride away in West End.

Menus throughout the island pay homage to mass tourism with typical North American fare, joined by fresh seafood or a traditional Honduran baleadas for as little as 20 Lempiras -- around $1 -- in places. If ...

Diving and Snorkeling the Barrier Reefs of Roatan

What soccer is to Europe and baseball is to the U.S., scuba diving is to Roatan.

Professional dive shops are as abundant as Starbucks in New York. Virtually every conversation circles back to that day's visibility or curious sightings.

And it's easy to see why.

Located along the world's second-largest barrier reef, it boasts more than 150 established dive sites, from the ...

Lodging Options Abound in Roatan

When hard-core scuba divers or intrepid backpackers sought accommodation in Roatan not too long ago, their choices were largely restricted to rustic, mosquito-ravaged cabins.

That all changed with the arrival of Infinity Bay and its upscale condominium units on stunning West Bay Beach in 2007.  

Many locals and ex-pats were horrified at the prospect of ...

Suggested Websites for Finding Airfare Deals

September 5, 2017

TAPinto Travels recently received a question on finding the best airfare rates on the web.

The answer really depends on the type of travel that you do.  Are you a flexible traveler or do you have to commit to a schedule and tickets months in advance?

For the flexible travelers, we recommend using the Flight Deal.  It is an easy to navigate site that provides the best ...

United Airlines to add Newark service to Western Ski Resorts for 2017-2018 Season

September 5, 2017

CHICAGO, IL  - United Airlines announced new service from the Newark Liberty Airport Hub to six western US ski destinations. The new routes will start operating later this year and will continue into the Spring of 2018.

The Winter schedule to ski destination from Newark includes service to Bozeman/Big Sky, Eagle/Vail, Jackson Hole, Steamboat Springs, Montrose/Telluride, and Salt Lake ...

An Urban Garden Grows In Elizabeth

Elizabeth, NJ –Take a stroll on Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth and you will come upon an unusual, lush little farm brimming with tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. The garden, with its perfectly arranged beds, is thriving just feet away from the busy four-lane street.

The garden is one of 18 that are funded by the Union County Means Green Community Garden grant program. The garden helps ...

Visit Newport, Rhode Island, This Fall

September 5, 2017

Newport has a long and storied history that includes hosting the America’s Cup sailing races, Gilded Age mansions and believe it or not, in 1663 Benedict Arnold was elected the first governor of the colony in Newport. The city by the sea, like much of the small state, is a tale of two cultures and visitors can savor both during a weekend excursion this fall.

The ...

Rocking Horse Ranch: Year-Round Family Fun in the Hudson Valley

HIGHLAND, NY — If your kids get bored easily, Rocking Horse Ranch is up to the challenge.

Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Westfield, the all-inclusive offers year-round horseback riding (“pony” rides for the little ones) on well-trained horses, a small indoor water park, an arcade with mini bowling, ping pong and a BB gun rifle range. In the winter, there’s ...

BROTHERHOOD WINERY in Washingtonville, NY for Wine Connoisseurs and Many More

WASHINGTONVILLE, NY - Brotherhood Winery is a true experience in the art of winemaking. As the oldest winery in North America, their history is as rich as the wonderful wines they produce. Located in Washingtonville - the heart of the Hudson Valley - Brotherhood Winery is an extraordinary day trip.

Whether you are a wine connoisseur, wish to learn about the production of wine and champagne or ...

CAMELBACK RESORT is a Gem in the Pennsylvania Poconos for Day Trips and Stay Trips

TANNERSVILLE, PA.  There's a top destination in the Pennsylvania Poconos that has it all, Camelback Resort in Tannersville.

Camelback features skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, mountain adventures along with the wet and wonderful fun of its grand indoor waterpark, Aquatopia, and its thrilling outdoor summertime waterpark, Camelbeach.  Camelback gives you abundant reasons to ...

The Tropical Paradise of Roatan

September 5, 2017

You can credit -- or blame -- the storm-wary cruise ship captain some 20 years ago for Roatan's boom.

The story goes that the port of call wasn't even on his cruise line's itinerary but when passengers were surveyed after the voyage ended, they kept highlighting the emergency stop on that sleepy Caribbean island just off the coast of Honduras.  From that inadvertent ...

Go to Peru, See Machu Picchu, Then Eat Your Way through the Rest of the Country

They arrive by the plane load, wearing hiking boots, backpacks and headbands.  "Machu Picchu?," the Peruvian customs official asks wearily.  And off they go to one of the world's most intoxicating sights -- and the mountaintop home of the nation's most famous site.

In the process, however, they are doing themselves a huge injustice.

For in their quest to follow ...

Ocean Cruises From the Metro Area Make for a Total Vacation Happening

It’s cruise season, or a great time to plan one. 

Metro area travelers are fortunate to have major cruise lines that leave from New York and Bayonne with wide array of destinations.  New York departures cover the globe with Trans-Atlantic cruises, the Northeastern coastline, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. After a quick hop into the city, you can step aboard a luxury ...

Diving and Snorkeling the Barrier Reefs of Roatan

What soccer is to Europe and baseball is to the U.S., scuba diving is to Roatan.

Professional dive shops are as abundant as Starbucks in New York. Virtually every conversation circles back to that day's visibility or curious sightings.

And it's easy to see why.

Located along the world's second-largest barrier reef, it boasts more than 150 established dive sites, from the ...

Swimming with the Australian Minke Whales

TAPinto Travels 

It approaches from deep within the Coral Sea, 20 feet of steel grey torpedo-shaped flesh that sends shivers through the gaggle of snorkelers peering down from the surface.

A great white shark?

Nope. The elusive minke whale and we have leaped off a dive boat far out in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to swim with them.

Much to the consternation of ...

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