Dec 13

The Best Holiday Street in North America

By Ian Price | thoughts and travel tips

The oldest commercial district in North America, the Rue Petit-Champlain in Old Quebec is a holiday extravaganza during the month of December. At the base of Cap Diamant where the Chateau Frontenac sits grandly overseeing the river and city, the street is bordered by Breakneck Stairs on one end and a large mural depicting the history of the district including the bombardments of 1759, landslides, and fires at the other. Reminiscent of Old Europe, clusters of souvenir shops and small restaurants like La Lapin Saute provide shelter from the cold and Santa is a celebrity.

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Nov 28

TV Travel Guides to Your Florida Fall Vacation

By Ian Price | thoughts and travel tips

The Sunshine State may have gotten a bad rap in recent months from the racially-charged Zimmerman-Martin trial, but that hasn’t stripped Florida from its deserving honor as a great vacation paradise for many Americans and international visitors.

If you’re looking for good travel, Florida should be on your list of top five locations. The state’s many charms help it to be a favorite holiday destination. Florida has it all: sunshine, great beaches, amazing luxury hotels, exciting cities, tourist activities and alligator farms. You can’t forget the alligator farms.

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Dec 31

A Rosey View at Pine Ridge Vineyards

By Ian Price | Travel

Founded in 1978, Pine Ridge Vineyards is a young winery by Napa standards, but the quality is undeniable. Most noted for their Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Bordeaux blends, the craftsmanship and love is noticeable in every sip. They take great care during their harvest season, handpicking at night so the grapes as well as the workers don’t suffer in the heat of the day. The grape clusters are collected in small bins that hold only 25 pounds to reduce bruising and crushing, and sorting is done by hand to remove any trace of stem pieces. This attention to the smallest detail ensures all you get is the juice.

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Jul 31

TV Travel Guides to Your Florida Fall Vacation

By Ian Price | Travel

The Sunshine State may have gotten a bad rap in recent months from the racially-charged Zimmerman-Martin trial, but that hasn’t stripped Florida from its deserving honor as a great vacation paradise for many Americans and international visitors.

If you’re looking for good travel, Florida should be on your list of top five locations. The state’s many charms help it to be a favorite holiday destination. Florida has it all: sunshine, great beaches, amazing luxury hotels, exciting cities, tourist activities and alligator farms. You can’t forget the alligator farms.Continue reading

Jun 30

5 Tips for Surviving The Airport on Vacation

By Ian Price | Travel

If you ask most folks, you will probably find that the most stressful part of their vacation is time spent at the airport. With a little preparation and a good attitude you may find that it’s not that bad after all. The key is to know what to do, have a good attitude, and relax and go with the flow. Taking these extra precautions and knowing how to avoid unpleasant situations can really save the day for you, your family or group; leaving you ready to relax in the window seat as you soar toward your destination.

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Feb 17

My Top 10 Road Trip Moments

By Ian Price | Travel

Some of our best, and worst, travel moments happen on the road.  Whether it’s a three hour drive or a cross country journey, something is bound to happen that sticks in your memory forever and makes you smile at the absurdity or pure joy of the situation. Here are a few of my stand-out moments (in no particular order) as I criss-crossed America and other parts of the world with friends, family, and of course, dogs.Continue reading

Oct 30

Tis (Always) the Season for Travel

By Ian Price | Travel

Maybe you only think of travel during the holidays to see family, or maybe you’re like me and search travel deals as much as you check your email.  I’ve become obsessed by it, but I feel it’s a healthy addiction. Experiencing food and culture of different countries and trying new things are the best gifts you can give to yourself and to others. I took one of my best friends on her first trip outside the United States. My boyfriend introduced me to the culinary masterpieces of Spain. And I am always on the lookout for deals to the Virgin Islands. I’ve come to rely on a few favorite travel sites. These websites offer fantastic deals, email alerts and notifications, and range from last minute to 90 days out.

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