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Monday, October 31, 2011

Cooking with Cath: Pumpkin Cavatelli Recipe

Courtesy of Warwick Beacon on YouTube

Featuring 14-year-old child chef and food blogger, Catherine Amoriggi


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Travel Lounge: Airline Magazines Online

You don't have to be airborne to peruse these airline mags. Happy travels!


Monday, October 17, 2011

World's Largest Cruise Sale During National Cruise Week October 17-23

Cruise News from CLIA:

"North American vacationers will have a one-time opportunity to buy cruises at incredible values during "The World's Largest Cruise Sale" October 17-23. That is when 25 cruise line members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and over 5,000 travel agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada will team up for National Cruise Vacation Week (NCVW). CLIA member lines represent over 95 percent of the North American cruise industry and thousands of sailings in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Canada/New England, the Panama Canal, South America, Australia and the South Pacific, the Middle East and Asia will be on sale."

To learn more, visit Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) at

Happy savings and Bon Voyage!


Porter Airlines taps Vermont as new winter destination

Porter Airlines is launching seasonal service to Burlington, Vermont, this winter, expanding its U.S. network and adding a new destination for passengers looking to enjoy a season on the ski hills.

With twice-weekly roundtrip flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Burlington International Airport beginning on Dec. 15 until April 8, passengers can enjoy easy access to some of Vermont's best skiing and a rich assortment of local attractions.

"Our new service to Vermont is a perfect complement to our current winter schedule already featuring prime destinations such as Mont Tremblant and Quebec City," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Burlington offers access to an incredible array of spectacular ski hills, and a vibrant community to explore."

The Burlington schedule includes weekly roundtrips on Thursdays and Sundays, with the exception of long weekends which offer Thursday and Monday roundtrip options. One-way fares start as low as $99, plus applicable fees and taxes.

"This is a great partnership that will boost tourism in Vermont and provide an economic boost to our ski areas," said Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.

Special Porter ski packages from Stowe Mountain Resort, Jay Peak, Smugglers Notch and Sugarbush will be offered at the Ski, Snowboard & Travel show in Toronto, October 13-16, and at in the coming week. 



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Crystal Cruise Ship Earns Three Magellan Design Awards

Crystal Cruises has been awarded three Travel Weekly magazine Magellan Awards for this year’s $25 million redesign of its largest ship, Crystal Serenity.  Given for top design in the luxury cruise ship category, Crystal Serenity earned Gold Awards for both its Penthouses and Non-Suite Staterooms, and a Silver Award for Overall Ship.  

 “Designers II BY IV Design Associates Inc. deserve credit for ultimately envisioning our award-winning look,” says Crystal President Gregg Michel.  He adds: “Being the best is not about being the biggest or the newest—luxury travelers have enormous appreciation for design and space, so appealing to those sensibilities was what guided us the most in our redesign of Crystal Serenity.” 

The accolades honor the highest standards of excellence in a broad range of travel industry segments. Winners are determined by a panel of industry luminaries and will be profiled in Travel Weekly's October 31 issue.



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