Friday, January 30, 2009
Orlando is a great choice for this year’s game because it’s away from the crazy football crowds, it’s cheaper to fly in/out of, there’s more hotel rooms and there’s Disneyland! If you are still planning a last minute trip to the game look at Orlando Airport/Hotels to save some money.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
JetBlue will kick off its LAX service -- from the airport's Terminal 6 -- with two daily nonstop flights to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and two daily flights to Boston's Logan International Airport, further establishing JetBlue as the leading airline between the East and West Coasts.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I’ve been writing about my incredible trip to India and one thing that made it so special was the food. I love Indian food but I’ve never cooked it myself or even thought about attempting to. However, I found a recipe site online from a popular Indian brand called Pataks. They’ve been around since 1957 and they offer all kinds of Indian recipes. If you can’t make it to India this week, you can at least whip up a few tasty dishes!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
A friend of mine told me about this site. It’s a compilation of 25 professional dictionaries in 17 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Hebrew, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Russian, Korean, Swedish, Greek, Arabic and Turkish.) It has translation software that offers results from a database of 1,400 sources in 75 languages. My friend uses it for Indonesian correspondences (he does business over there). Whenever he comes across a word he’s unfamiliar with, he simply holds down the control key, right clicks over the word and presto - instant translation! The neat thing about it is that you can do the same with words like nugatory or neuston and get the Oxford English Dictionary definition, as well as those from other dictionaries. Pretty cool and easy to use. The only downside is that at $89, it’s a bit pricey.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
It seems these days, everyone loves to Twitter. I have a Twitter account (Twitter.com/JohnnyJet ) but I need to update it more frequently. However, one of the cooler Twitter accounts that I have seen was just set up by the folks at Vegas.com. The URL is Twitter.com/VegasCom and the best part about it is that someone is always monitoring the page so if you have a late night question about Vegas, just Twitter it. You'll have an answer within a few hours. As a bonus, every Tuesday they do "Twitter Tuesday Trivia" where they ask a question about Vegas and the first in-state and first out-of-state winners receive a gift bag from Vegas.com. Sounds like fun!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I briefly mentioned this site last week in my special newsletter but just in case you missed it, the tourism board of Queensland, Australia has come up with not only a great marketing ploy but an incredible job. Here’s the deal: The lucky contest winner gets to spend six months on Hamilton Island which is in the Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef and get paid more than $100,000 for it.
Details: The successful applicant will have to report on their adventures via weekly blogs, photo diary, video updates and ongoing media interviews. Candidates can submit video applications online for the Island Caretaker position on the newly-launched website.
Eleven candidates from around the world will be shortlisted and flown to Australia in May, 2009. The winning candidate will be employed from July to December 2009. No experience is necessary.
Monday, January 19, 2009
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Monday, January 12, 2009
From Jim Ferri of The Trends in Travel and Tourism (Ferriandpartners.com/trends) comes this video from CBS News on a unique restaurant in Chandler, Arizona. While everyone this time of year is focused on getting healthy, this place is for those who want to be unhealthy. The name alone, Heart Attack Grill, gives you an idea of just what kind of food this joint has on offer.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Do you or someone you know love to study maps? If so, then check out The Atlas of True Names. For a detailed account, log on to this story from The Daily Telegraph. But to give you a quick rundown, these incredible folded maps reveal the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on today's maps of the world. For example, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated, the ‘Atlas’ gives you "Sea of Sand", Arab. es-sahra "desert, sea of sand". The 'True Names' of 1,500 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain ranges are displayed on two fascinating maps, each of which includes a comprehensive index of derivations. Prices begin at £4.99 ($7.50 USD)
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
This is for all of you Delta (and now Northwest; the airlines just merged) frequent flier junkies who are trying to figure out how many miles you’ll earn on a specific trip. This calculator not only tells you how many miles there are from point A to point B and then on to C and so on, but it also factors in the miles earned on a type of fare and your medallion bonus. Look at that! This will be sure to help ease the brain cramps in 2009!