It’s Christmas evening. Most of the presents have been exchanged but maybe you’re on the way to a party and didn’t purchase a gift for that frequent traveler in your life. Fortunately, several airlines have items for sale perfect for the last minute, non-discerning shopper.
Airlines get a bad rap. People are always complaining about flights being canceled or gate agents saying their carry on bags are too big (ummm, more than once!), or that there’s no more room in the overhead (and then they break something in the bag they made them check), or….oh, wait. Those are OUR complaints about airlines. But you know all that and more has happened with just about every airline out there, time and time again. So when airlines do something nice for people, it doesn’t necessarily give us warm fuzzies, but at least gets rid of some of the sharper icicles for a few hours. Stuff like this…
Many people seem to enjoy the excitement in going into places where they’re generally or usually not allowed to go. They may be abandoned sites, like Discovery Island and River County at Walt Disney World. Maybe it’s the old City Hall station of the NYC subway system. Perhaps it’s “forbidden” countries like Cuba (we went to Cuba for my last birthday that “ended with a zero” simply “because I could.” Granted, at the time we could go there legally and relatively easily, but it was right after 50+ years of not being able to).
So when I discovered that Gramercy Park in NYC is locked up tight and closed to the public almost all the time, but is open for just one hour, just one night a year, it got me very interested.
Hi! My name is Sharon and I ADORE Christmas! Our house includes three Christmas trees (L to R: 6′ “A Christmas Story” themed, 7′ “Travel” themed, 9′ “Everything Else” themed)
I have the entire set of the “A Christmas Story” Dept. 56 series. I bake (a LOT). An I’ve been told we have the best decorated house in the neighborhood 😉 (and yeah, that’s Santa’s legs sticking out of our chimney, stars on the roof and 9 flamingos pulling a sleigh on the lawn – we live in Florida, y’know)
So how I, who constantly Googles places to travel to, never heard of Castle Noel is beyond me. But now that I have, I want to go! Take a look…
Jetblue has an awesome contest that they’ve recently started – so good that I’m sharing it here, along with our weekly Contests & Sweepstakes post. Here’s how they describe their Go Get Gifted contest:
We are turning five lucky winners into literal presents by gift-wrapping them from head to toe and taking them right to their destination. Enter for the opportunity to win a round trip flight home (leaving December 24, 2018) and surprise whoever you choose with the perfect gift – you.