Tag Archives: vacation travel

One Million Moms Vs Hotwire

I’ve changed the headline because you-know-who is already wailing about this ad. Just in via email: Joe, Hotwire.com is in hot water with conservative families over their newest commercial. Consumers should be aware of the offensive ad because there are many other travel sites to choose from if parents are warned about this indecent ad. The commercial is about a …

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American Airlines Launches Bag Delivery

If you just can’t be bothered to hang around that carousel all day, American Airlines has launched a bag delivery service. The service, which can be purchased when booking the trip or up to two hours before the flight, costs $29.95 to $49.95, depending on the amount of luggage. The service is available at more than 200 U.S. airports and …

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Sold For Scrap

The actual Love Boat has been sold for scrap. Turkish demolition company Cemsan reportedly bought the ship for just over 2.5 million euro, or about $3.3 million. Built in 1971 for $25 million for Flagship Cruises as the Sea Venture, the ship was originally built for New York to Bermuda cruise service, reports Maritime Matters. It sailed between Bermuda and …

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Cruise Ship Death Count Rises To 11

And more are still missing including two Americans. Today the local port authority released a transcript in which they accuse the captain of abandoning the ship during rescue operations. Another report claims that ship ran aground after the captain veered off course in order to sound the vessel’s horn at a friend on the shore. He is presently in jail …

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Cruise Ship Capsizes Off Italy

Three dead, thousands rescued. Three people are confirmed dead after a cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy. There were scenes of panic as the Costa Concordia hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island of Giglio and listed about 20 degrees. People reached land by lifeboats but some swam ashore. Rescue teams have been …

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The Saddest Sign In Key West

Another week in Key West gone in a dizzying blur. This time I hardly stepped foot out of the fabulous Island House at all. So. JMG meetup at Fort Lauderdale’s Alibi tonight?

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Morning View – Island House Poolside

It’s still a bit early for last night’s hard-partying crowd, so we more responsible adults are enjoying some relative solitude. Yeah. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Gawd, that moon is bright.

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Afternoon View – Porky’s Seafood Shack

On Marathon Key, we’ve stopped at our usual on-the-way to Key West spot for conch fritters, oysters, and pulled pork. That’s Father Tony in the shadows with the pig. (That sentence may also apply at other times in the coming week.)

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Morning View – Fort Lauderdale Beach

Father Tony and I are about to embark on a trip across the gorgeous Overseas Highway on our way to gay gay gay Key West, where you can expect a week of slightly drunken poolside blogging from the lovely Island House. Our fourth visit in about 18 months!

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