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Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • Exploring Historical San Diego

    Robert Arends of the San Diego Tourism Authority catches up with Boomer Travel Patrol host, +Lisa Kaslyn

  • Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

    Here's a great tip when you're traveling abroad and its FREE! The STEP program allows United States citizens and nationals to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  • EagleRider Now Offers Bike and Hotel Packages

    If you haven’t planned a trip with EagleRider yet, you’re missing out on the adventure of a lifetime! EagleRider, the world’s largest motorcycle rental and tour company, is now offering customers the convenience of booking a bike and hotel rental at the same time with its new Bike and Hotel package offerings.

  • In the Footsteps of Malaga’s Most Famous Son: Pablo Picasso

    Malaga is the ‘capital’ of the Costa del Sol, that popular stretch of Spain’s Andalusian coastline with glorious beaches and resorts that run from Nerja in the northeast all the way to Manilva in the southwest. Whether you’re a tourist or long-term resident, you will most likely be arriving and departing via Malaga airport – but don’t let that be your only contact with this beautiful city.

  • Exploring Historical West Virginia with Kathleen Panek

    Kathleen Panek is a local historian who runs the tourism office for the city of Shinnston, WV. Boomer Travel Patrol talks with Kathleen to learn some little known facts about West Virginia's interesting history, as well as great places to visit.

  • Celebrate with Myrtle Beach’s 60 More Days of Summer and Sixtieth Birthday Promotion!

    Looking for a really cool vacation and great way to save? Head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this fall and take advantage of a promotion that celebrates those turning 60 this year. As part of the 60 More Days of Summer campaign, any person born in 1956 can enjoy attractions and restaurants at prices reflecting the year of their birth. Called "Get Carded," visitors must show a valid ID and can save in September and October at participating venues across the Myrtle Beach area.

  • Eight Tips for Attending Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

    The month of September marks many new beginnings at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. It’s the time that the heat lowers, crowds dissipate and the food becomes the center of attention!

  • Finding Affordable Luxury in Chianti’s High Season

    We recently returned from a week in Tuscany’s famous wine region of Chianti. This is a heavily-visited area, especially in the high summer season, with throngs of people thirsting to sample the iconic Chianti Classico at countless wine bars and swanky wineries. But we found a few ways to avoid the crowds, and their spending, while still experiencing this beautiful, delicious, and intoxicating region to its fullest.

  • Hotel WiFi is not Safe, But You Can Protect Yourselves

    How many times has free hotel WiFi been a deciding factor for you? Many travellers up and down the country consider free Internet access for their laptops, tablets or phones to be an essential element of a hotel room along with en suite facilities, nice views, access to attractions, and a good inclusive breakfast. However, your connection is not safe. Hackers have found weaknesses in hotel WiFi routers and installed malware so they can hack into your devices, steal your identities, and access your money.

  • Take New Jersey’s Lighthouse Challenge

    Growing up on the Gulf Coast of South Florida, lighthouses were not part of the landscape.  I  saw my first—St. Augustine Light, built in 1789—on a family trip to the other side of the state, and was enthralled. Both by the light and its keeper, both keeping house and keeping ships, crew, and cargo safe from the perils of the sea.

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