Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Finding an Oasis in the Desert – Review: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona

Finding an Oasis in the Desert – Review: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona
By guest blogger Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. BOOKING A TRIP to Tucson, AZ, was never on my “bucket list.” But with a daughter who decided the University of Arizona is the place she would like to attend college, it suddenly became important for me to figure out where the rest...
October 3rd, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, HOTELS & MOTELS, KID-FRIENDLY, Reviews, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Review: Chico the Boat Dog Tests Critter’s Inflatable Life Jacket

Review: Chico the Boat Dog Tests Critter’s Inflatable Life Jacket
Review by guest writer Vicki Lathom. Photos & video Copyright © Vicki Lathom. WHO WOULD HAVE thought that my article on Chico the Boat Dog would take on a life of its own? Not only did I get blog comments and Facebook feedback on the story, but I also got a request from the creator of an inflatable...
July 9th, 2011 | Critters & Wildlife, GUEST BLOGGERS, Reviews, SERIES, VIDEOS | Read More

Review: Swimming with Dolphins at Dolphin Discovery, Cozumel

Review: Swimming with Dolphins at Dolphin Discovery, Cozumel
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THE FIRST THING I want you to know is that, with some caveats I’ll touch on in this story, I usually don’t agree with keeping dolphins penned up in captivity. But when I had a chance to swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery on...
June 22nd, 2011 | Critters & Wildlife, ISLANDS, Reviews, STAFF | Read More

Review – Instant Immersion: French Deluxe

Review – Instant Immersion: French Deluxe
Reviewed by Milli Thornton WE WERE OFF to Québec for the Montréal Jazz Festival and I wanted to learn some French. I knew I didn’t have time to become fluent in the language, but I was hoping to at least learn some small talk: how to ask directions, order off the menu and exchange pleasantries...
May 7th, 2011 | DEALS, LANGUAGES, Reviews, STAFF | Read More

Review: Cheaptickets.com Vacation Package

Review: Cheaptickets.com Vacation Package
Reviewed by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THERE ARE SO many discount travel sites on the Web these days, it can be overwhelming trying to single one out. BookingBuddy, Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak, Priceline . . . and those are just some of the big guys we’ve all heard of. My solution...
April 2nd, 2011 | DEALS, FINANCES, HOTELS & MOTELS, QUEBEC, Reviews | Read More

Review: Beacon Shore on Georgian Bay B&B, Midland, Ontario

Review: Beacon Shore on Georgian Bay B&B, Midland, Ontario
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © 2010 Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. The 1901 lighthouse on the front lawn, night shot WE ARE LUCKY to be within reasonable driving distance of this B&B because we can’t wait to go back. We’re not strangers to a good B&B. But this...
July 11th, 2010 | BED & BREAKFAST, DEALS, Lighthouses, ONTARIO, Reviews | Read More