Archive for the ‘vacation’ Category

World’s Top Cruising Destinations

July 3, 2008

The ultimate cruise experience is so much more than just choosing a great ship. Although the onboard amenities and ship’s grandeur play a big part, the itinerary, sights and local shore excursions can make all the difference. The world is your oyster when it comes to cruising and journeyPod is about to take you on a guided cruise tour, so to speak…

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Best Rooms With a View – Part II

May 22, 2008

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You’ve read our hotlist for “Best Rooms With a View – Part I.  Read on to find out who made the cut for Best Rooms With a View – Part II…

Napa Valley – Wine Country Hot Spots

December 20, 2007

 Located about an hour and a half drive from SFO (that’s San Francisco Int’l Airport), Napa is an easy getaway for a long weekend or a romantic interlude. If you want to avoid the crowds, do not  go in August and September – that’s harvest season. Your best bet is to head over in late November, like we did…

San Diego – An Inside Look at a Tourist Favorite

December 6, 2007

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Known worldwide as one of the best tourist destinations and voted best year-round weather in the world, San Diego is California’s second largest city.

journeyPod recently visited this favored city and here’s just a little bit of our experience and favorites…

Las Ventanas – Heaven in Mexico

November 5, 2007

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Renowned for redefining luxury, Las Ventanas al Paraiso is a “window to paradise” – just as its name implies.  Offering panoramic views, magnificent Mexi-Mediterranean design and décor, exceptional service, generous accommodations and amenities, and unprecedented attention to every single detail, its no surprise that Las Ventanas has been recognized as one of the world’s premier resorts. Read on… 

Chef’s Corner with Douglas Rodriguez

September 7, 2007

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With gustatory creativity, the globally-acclaimed “Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine” Chef Douglas Rodriguez has single-handedly changed the perception of Latin Food in America.  Its no wonder then that Newsweek selected Rodriguez as “one of the 100 Americans that will influence the coming millennium”!  

Making a name for himself across the country, Rodriguez now has restaurants in cities that include Philadelphia (Alma de Cuba), Arizona (Deseo), Chicago (DeLaCosta) and Miami’s Ola at the Sanctuary – where journeyPod recently had the opportunity to visit with him.   

Follow us for an inside look with this culinary master:  

“Voice of Las Vegas”: Steven Striker’s “Rules of Las Vegas”

August 21, 2007

It’s no surprise that nearly 3 million people a month visit Las Vegas! It’s also no surprise that on any given weekend, most of the restaurants, shows, clubs, concerts, boxing events, spas, golf resorts and other premier Vegas attractions are completely booked up or worse – sold out!

Simply put, if you’re not on the “inside” track, you’re out! But, as journeyPod’s Voice of Las Vegas Steven Striker – CEO of Vegas’ premier five-star concierge Striker VIP – will tell you, there is hope!

With that in mind, here’s Striker’s unofficial Las Vegas rules and “code of conduct”:

Discover the Summer Paradise of Zurich

August 15, 2007

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Zurich, the home of Swiss Miss, cheeses, and chocolates, and oh so much more!

Most people do think of Zurich as a boring bank city… which is unfortunate! Go there in summer and you’ll find an almost Mediterranean-like atmosphere. Green parks line the blue waters of Lake Zurich make for an excellent day of relaxation – swimming in the refreshing lake, taking in a boat ride, enjoying a picnic lunch, or napping on a wooden dock as the cool breeze blows over.

Who would have thought you’d get a piece of Mediterranean paradise in Zurich?! Well, now you know! Read on to find out more about this hot spot…

Top Beaches From Around the World

June 28, 2007

 

All right all you beach bums and sun worshippers out there… you have so many options, and so little time. But don’t fret… THIS is what you have been waiting for. journeyPod has gone to great lengths to bring you a list of the top beaches in the world.