Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Starwood introduces "Love Your Family"

Beginning this summer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, which includes Sheraton, Westin and St. Regis brands, will unveil a new family-friendly program with signature services and curated experiences designed for kids and grownups alike. "Love Your Family" will launch in 29 resort locations first in the U.S. and the Caribbean.

The core elements of "Love Your Family" include three signature experiences -- Fireside Storytelling, Stargazing, and Dive-In Movies -- as well as other features that will be indigenous to each respective property. Additionally, "Love Your Family" includes services designed to appeal especially to parents, including connecting rooms, food and beverage discounts, and other unique packages and offers, all coordinated by the resort's newly appointed "Director of Fun." Each participating "Love Your Family" resort will feature a director of fun, a family ambassador of entertainment, who will make sure that all elements of a family hotel stay are in place to make the vacation a memorable one. In addition, the director of fun will oversee a "fun staff" responsible for coordinating activities and experiences throughout guests' stay.

Contact Harmony Travel today to book this unique package.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Another airline bankruptcy

ATA Airlines ceased all current and future flight operations in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 3. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late yesterday in Indianapolis.

This comes on the heels of the closing of Aloha Airlines.

Harmony Travel LLC advises to always consider purchasing the proper travel insurance to help protect yourself against many kinds of travel difficulties, including the bankruptcy of travel suppliers.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

New NWA routes on sale

Northwest Airlines new routes between Indianapolis and Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas are now on sale. Sample fares are $89 each way to Austin and $113 each way to San Antonio for travel between May 2 and June 7.

The Watering Hole - Sebring, Florida

It's fascinating how sometimes the strangest places seem to thrive.

Sebring, Florida is a small town in central Florida about two hours south of Orlando. Located a few miles outside of town, and looking like a "hole in the wall" type of place is a restaurant called The Watering Hole - complete with sign promoting its live 14-foot gator.

I went on a Wednesday night, and the place was busy.

The first thing you notice when you walk in is an overpowering odor of garlic hanging in the air. Nearly every meal comes with garlic bread, and nearly every meal is served with garlic.

The food at The Watering Hole is good and the prices are reasonable.

For an appetizer, I had sauteed mushrooms while my dining companion had a bowl of clam stew. The bowl of mushrooms was large, and it was half full of mushrooms and half full of garlic. The clam stew was thin - more like a soup than a stew - but my friend said it was delicious.

There are a wide variety of entrees available - chicken, pasta, seafood and steaks. I saw a few filets at nearby tables, and they looked delicious. I opted for a Walleye filet, and it was very good. It came with a bowl of fruit and roasted red potatoes.

It may look like a hole in the wall, but The Watering Hole is definitely worth a visit.

Oh yeah, Bully, the 14-foot alligator, remained safely in his cage the entire time.