September 2013

Got Germs? These places & things sure do!

What are the germiest public places/things? According to Prevention Magainze these are the 8 most germiest things. You better bet I avoid them whenever possible! 1. Restaurant menus – Prevention says that cold and flu viruses can survive for 18…



Le Meridien Study Reveals More People Choose Coffee over Sex for Their Morning Buzz

Study Also Finds Global Travelers Would Rather Say “Au Revoir” to Sex, Alcohol or Social Media than Coffee for One Year Le Méridien to Add More Than 100 Master Baristas at Hotels around the World as Part of Initiative to Meet Growing…


Gentleman of the Road

St. Augustine Stopover Review By Guest Blogger, Shawndra Russell In 2012, Mumford & Sons created what they coined Gentleman of the Road Stopovers in four cities: Portland, Maine; Bristol, Virginia; Dixon, Illinois; and Monterey, California. These mini-festivals quickly sold out,…


Wine Country in North Georgia Mountains Ripe for Growth Spurt

By Guest Blogger, Shawndra Russell Georgia is known as The Peach State, a hospitable mecca in the South that’s home to sweet tea, fried chicken and deep roots. Although those familial ties trace back centuries, Georgia’s wine story is much…



Planning A Honeymoon In Thailand (or any Thai Vacation for that matter)? Here Are Some Ideas

I should really start a new business planning honeymoons to Thailand. I’ve helped 5 couples plan trips in 2013 alone.  I feel like Thailand is a great place to visit (not only for honeymooners) because it’s such a welcoming country…



Living Social Deal: fun.: at Family Circle Stadium Sept 24

fun.: at Family Circle Stadium Sept 24 $67 for a ticket package for two, including: • Two GA Bleacher seats • Two drinks (water, wine, soda, or 16-ounce beer) what you get Two GA Bleacher Seats Two Beverages (Wine, Soda,…


The St Regis Abu Dhabi Opens

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)– St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(NYSE:HOT) today announces the debut of The St. Regis Abu Dhabi in the capital of the U.A.E, marking the brand’s second hotel in Abu Dhabi and third St. Regis…



Aloft Hotels Expand to Panama

Aloft continues to take Latin America by storm, with the opening of its fourth hotel STAMFORD, Conn.— Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its rapidly expanding Aloft brand has arrived in Panama, one of the most important travel markets in…



The Ballantyne Hotel Review – A Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel

The Ballantyne Hotel, for whatever reason, has been on my bucket list of Starwood properties I wanted to visit.  Located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, The Ballantyne is hotel disguised as a resort.  Located in a corporate park, the…