Aug312015

Grand Bohemian Charleston newest Marriott Autograph Collection hotel

Grand Bohemian Charleston Hotel in South Carolina has opened as the newest Marriott Autograph Collection hotel. The property is a Kessler Collection hotel from Richard Kessler, a boutique hotel developer from Savannah, Georgia. His Kessler Collection hotels formed the original core of Marriott Autograph Collection hotel brand when it launched five years ago. Autograph Collection…

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Aug312015

SFO to Bangkok $635 ANA Jan to March 2016

ANA has a one-stop fare at $635 to $650 round trip from San Francisco to Bangkok BKK Thailand via Tokyo, Japan for departures beginning in January 2016 through mid-March 2016. Low fare flights are available Sunday to Thursday, but mostly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This ticket is bookable on both United Airlines and ANA…

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Aug302015

Delta $690 LAX to Frankfurt Sep to May 2016

Noticeably absent from last week’s fare war between Delta and American were discount prices from USA to Germany. Frankfurt and Munich were about the only two major European airports without airfare priced in the $600s for California departures. Low fares to Germany have been so rare this year that I don’t have any fare comparisons…

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Aug292015

Whale of a show at Point Lobos

Humpback whales are hanging around the central coast this month in their summer feeding grounds around Monterey Bay. This week has been the best shoreline whale watching experiences since July 2014 when a similar oceanic event happened around these parts of the California central coast. I typically see ten or more whales every time I…

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