Showing posts from March, 2007

Spring Into Summer With These Hot New Products

 U.S. Divers Attention snorkel dudes and dudettes get ready to dive deep with nifty new gear from Aqua Lung. I'm talking ergonomically designed snorkels, cool masks and sexy fins guaranteed to make you look cool while searching the seas for fish and coral. Founded by Dr. Jacques Cousteau, U.S. Divers is a division of Aqua Lung , a company that manufactures top notch nautical fun gear. I just got an Aqua Lung Professional AdultSnorkeling Set that includes an ergronomic hydroair dry top snorkel that has a clear contoured barrel ; a  purge valvedesigned to keep water from seeping in, a nift pair of light weight fins that fit perfectly and a cool  looking travel bag for toting and storage that's just the right size for traveling. I guess I have to go back to Hawaii soon  (where my favorite watering holes are, for swimming that is, but there are great bars in the Islands, too). Anyhow, spring into summer fun with one of these sets.How can you not at $35 to $50 a set. Check out www…

A few of my favorites hotels, destinations, ships

Because I'm a travel writer people always ask me to name my favorite hotels, ships, places and spas. So here it goes:Warm weather climes:Suite at Villa del Sol, Zihuatanejo,Mexico French Polynesia, specifically Bora Bora with its azur colored water, white powdery sands and amazing food and joie de vivre.St. Barths, specifically for its beaches, water, French flair and cuisine, and joie de vivre.Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all of the above plus the best small luxury hotel in the country, Hotel Villa del Sol.Hawaii, specifically Maui and Waikiki, beaches, water, plumeria-scented air, and the Halekulani Hotel on Oahu. Big Cities: New York, where I grew up. Nothing beats the Big Apple. Madrid, Florence, Milan, Rome, LondonSpecial PlacesPortofino, Italy; Cote d'Azur, FranceSmall Luxury Cruise ShipsSilversea; Seabourn; Regent Seven SeasLarge luxury liners:Any Princess Cruise vessel