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August 2005

Do Your Part for Hurricane Relief

There are no sufficient words for Hurricane Katrina's horrible devastation in New Orleans, Biloxi, and the rest of the Gulf Coast. Please do your part now by sending a generous donation today to the American Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief fund. Special thanks to everyone who is pitching in, including airlines, like United, which is awarding Mileage Plus members frequent flyer awards for their contributions through October 31. Read more →


The Fab Five Hotels in South Beach

South Beach Magazine in Miami Beach has declared the fab five top boutique hotels in its annual ratings by readers and staff. Focus on upscale, access to beach, and trendy decor. As the South Beach season begins after Thanksgiving when the hurricane threat is down, it's good to plan and book now (everyone else is) as the hot spots get taken very quickly. Read more →


Luxury Cruise -- That's My Ship!

As we embark on the wonderful cruise season, here's a helpful list of the luxury cruise lines, which is, dears, the only way to travel. And, trust me, there are bargains to be found to allow us hoi polloi to travel in such high style. Check out Silversea cruises carefully right now. And stay tuned, because I've done it. Read more →


Be Artsy in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach in Southern California has been an artists colony for more than a century, and its major summer arts festivals -- including the Festival of the Arts and the Sawdust Art Festival -- wrap up in two weeks. That doesn't keep womentravelers from visiting artists and their studios, such as the Laguna Canyon Artists, during the rest of the year by appointment and at special showings. Read more →