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Canada’s Cape Breton Island Provides a Look at Celtic Music, Culture

August 20th, 2014

Cape Breton Island in Canada allows visitors to experience the spirit and sounds of Scotland without actually going there. NY1′s Valarie D’Elia filed the following report. CAPE BRETON ISLAND, NOVA SCOTIA – Ceilidh. Sounds great, but this Gaelic jumble of vowels and consonants is pronounced how? “A ‘kay-lee,’” says fiddler Kenneth MacKenzie. “It means ‘a [...]

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Labor Day Getaway Roundup

August 22nd, 2014

Courtesy: The Jade Hotel

How does spending Labor Day Weekend in New York, Florida or Nassau sound? Here are some getaway ideas for those destinations. For those expecting to do some hard partying in the Big Apple, consider booking the Holiday Hangover package at The Jade Hotel. Stay four nights to receive a 15 percent discount on your entire [...]

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Delta Named Top U.S. Airline In Airfare Watchdog Poll

August 19th, 2014

Are you flying the best airlines? Airfarewatchdog is naming the eight best U.S. airlines, with Delta taking the top spot for the first time in three years. Previously it was in the bottom half of the list. Rankings were based on their performance in five areas: canceled flights, on-time arrivals, mishandled bags, denied boardings, and [...]

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Hotels Open Pools to ‘Daycationers’

August 19th, 2014

Courtesy: Gansevoort Hotel Group

Want a way to take a mini-vacation without booking a hotel, planning a trip, or hopping on a flight? A growing number of hotels across the country are opening their pools and other amenities to “daycationing” visitors, where they can experience the leisurely resort lifestyle without paying for a room or venturing too far, according [...]

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Six Free Transportation Options in the Big Apple

August 18th, 2014

Courtesy: NYC & Company / Marley White

By Christine Dayao It costs $2.50 to get almost anywhere in New York City when taking the bus or subway, but what about transportation options that are absolutely free? Here’s how you can get around, gratis. 1. The Staten Island Ferry takes guests between Whitehall in Manhattan and St. George in Staten Island at no cost. [...]

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The Seven Best Things about Solo Travel

August 18th, 2014

Courtesy: Valerie Theofanis

By Valerie Theofanis You will never be prepared for your first experience of traveling alone until you actually do it. You’ll certainly face some frustrations and challenges, like lugging a 50 pound suitcase up three flights of stairs because even while you’re foreign to a new place, elevators are even more so. But you’ll thank [...]

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