image credit: BT slideshow- Berlin, MD courtesy Worcester County Tourism
Back in October I wrote about Budget Travel’s 9th annual contest to name the Coolest Small Town In America for 2014.
The voting has ended and Budget Travel has named the Top 10.
To qualify for the title of Coolest Small Town, the town must have a population under 10,000 people.
On our trip to Germany back in September we stayed in two Club Carlson properties in Berlin. We stayed at the art’otel Berlin Mitte and the Radisson Blu Berlin. Being a Club Carlson Gold member, I expected an In-Room Welcome Gift during our stay. I didn’t think that we received a gift at either property and was a bit surprised.
On previous stays at Club Carlson properties, we’ve received gifts like fruit plates (delivered to our room) and gift bags filled with a generous amount of snacks and water.
This made me wonder if the In-Room Welcome Gift was only available for stays in the United States. I am pretty sure that we received a gift during our stays in Russia (Moscow & Saint Petersburg) earlier in the year but I wasn’t positive.
Sherman’s Travel is giving away a 5 night trip for two to Rome in the Rome Culinary Vacation Sweepstakes.
Kim and I visited Rome a few years back and saw many of the city’s highlights. However, there is tons to do so I’d love to go back, explore even more and get to further experience the culinary highlights.
We got back from our Quick Euro Roadtrip a couple of weeks ago and it’s time to share what we did. We had an awesome time, which had a lot to do with everything running smoothly especially after the weather at home almost made the trip not happen.
Our trip, which only came about due to an amazing airfare to Milan was saved thanks to Wideroe chat which helped us change our flight to leave a day earlier than originally planned.
The flight (in coach) was comfortable enough except for the feeling of knees in my back from the passenger behind me a bunch of times. Kim seemed to have the same problem too. Lucas did great. Other then getting a bit fidgety sitting in his seat (in his CARES harness) while the plane was stuck at the gate for a bit longer than expected, he enjoyed the flight and slept most of the time. Otherwise, the flight wasn’t memorable besides catching an excellent movie- Captain Phillips
Our ride- Fiat 500L
Over the past couple of months I’ve posted about a way to enter for a chance to win 100,000 Club Carlson Gold Points in a giveaway through Twitter.
Club Carlson is giving out a total of 3 prizes but only one is still up for grabs.
Rounds 1 & 2 have ended but Round 3 has just started.
There are lots of amazing sites to visit all around us or maybe under us according to Travel + Leisure.
When it comes to underground sites, the things that you will see can vary quite a bit. Some of them are natural while others are man-made.
T+L shares 25 of the World’s Coolest Underground Wonders in a slide show that I came across from 2012.
Photo Credit: Budget Travel
Budget Travel put together a list of 8 Countries That Don’t Roll Out The Welcome Mat.
When they say the welcome mat, BT is talking about allowing tourists to enter the country without paying (mostly) hefty fees for a visa. The visa fee is not the only issue, getting approved for it can be a major pain in the… well you know what.
I recently wrote about the 10 Worst Places To Drive In The World according to the Huffington Post.
While I wouldn’t claim to have a ton of experience driving outside the United States (I much prefer to take public transportation or walk), I have driven in a bunch of foreign countries & places.
When I first came across the Huffington Post article, it was after just getting back from our Quick Euro Roadtrip where I drove on some pretty crazy roads in the Lake Como area of Italy. This experience made the article even more interesting to me.
Cliff Walk- Newport, RI
A few days back I came across an article from the Huffington Post that I thought about sharing. I kind of forgot about it until Kim sent me an e-mail with the almost forgotten article.
Kim sends me articles from time to time and when she does, they’re usually worth writing about!
The Huffington Post has an interesting and useful article:
- This Is The ONE Thing You Must Do In Each U.S. State
In mid-January I wrote about a Washington Post article: Don’t Pet the Dogs, Collect the Cards. I’ve been hoping to spot a TSA K-9 handler to ask for a card but hadn’t seen any at the airport up until our most recent arrival at Newark Airport (EWR). We were coming back from our Quick Euro Roadtrip.
After getting our backpacks from the baggage claim, we were getting our things organized when a happy Customs and Border Protection K-9 came wandering by with his handler.