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For our annual pilgrimage to observe the EPCOT Candlelight Processional, we decided to spend a couple of nights at the Bohemian Hotel Celebration http://www.luxurylink.com/fivestar/h...el-celebration. With only 115 guest rooms and suites, the property is comfortable and pleasantly contrary to most Orlando area mega hotel complexes.
We booked our Luxury Link package on-line with our favorite LL Concierge and followed
Updated 12-12-2012 at 03:53 PM by omegaet
While planning our itinerary to Portugal, we managed to squeeze some extra days into our holiday schedule. Although we considered a number of mainland options, the Portuguese islands looked interesting as well.
During previous trips to Europe and Africa, we have flown over these archipelagos, but had never visited. Being remote and so topographically different from our day-to-day surroundings, we were curious to explore and learn more. We considered
Updated 11-15-2012 at 06:04 AM by omegaet
Years ago, for the most part, we gave up on organized day tours when visiting unfamiliar cities in foreign countries. A crowded van or bus with a guide reciting statistics-filled scripts are usually intolerable. We sometimes use a rental vehicle abroad but we feel we are missing more than we are seeing. We have come to grips with our lack of fluency in most languages other than English (OK, we get by in Spanish).
We've had much better success dealing
Updated 10-22-2012 at 11:40 AM by omegaet
When the opportunity popped up to use some frequent flier miles and secure business class seats on TAP Portugal Airlines, we jumped into action. Never having flown with TAP, we did some quick research for on-line reviews of their service. Not surprising, reviews were all over the place from 'really bad' to 'excellent.' We decided to roll the dice and take our chances. We booked two Executive Class R/T MIA - LIS - MIA.
TAP would be using one of their
Updated 10-11-2012 at 05:08 AM by omegaet
"Please," said Francisco, "Do not give money to anyone, especially the children."
We had just parked our vehicle and were getting ready to enter the crowded market with our guide.
"It is a big problem with you Europeans (actually, we're from North American but do have European roots). You think you are doing something good, but your handouts are contributing to a culture of begging and dependency," added Francisco,
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