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Miami FL: South Beach Wine & Food Festival PDF Print E-mail

If your waning winter plans include visiting South Florida during this happening from Wednesday, February 21 through Sunday, the 25th, be sure to add it to your list of things to do.

It features celebrity chefs, happy hours, wine tasting seminars, varieties of exotic dining and demos, live music, dancing and much more. For daily schedules, tickets and other info, go to sobewff.org

San Francisco CA: Noise Pop Festival Features Eclectic Music PDF Print E-mail

It’s a combination of contemporary music with other art forms. Noise Pop runs from February 19 through the 28th, and delights attendees with  concerts, film screenings, visual art galleries, gourmet food, bars and other cultural experiences.

You’ll delight in the views and sounds of such musical stars as Magik Orchestra, Japanese Breakfast, Palehound, Girlpool, Oso Oso, Bat Bangs and many more. For schedules, ticket prices and other info, go to lineup.noisepop.com

Face Recognition Will Speed You Thru Airport Check-In PDF Print E-mail

New biometric advancements have already been tested, and soon make boarding your flight quicker. Several major airlines are testing advanced security check-ins with special electronic kiosks.

When in general use, you won’t need printed tickets nor passports to freely get through security without the usual slow inspections. Just pre-registration, a pleasant smile and pre-recorded image should do the trick.

Las Vegas NV: Hotels And Parking Fees Keep Rising PDF Print E-mail

Forget the phony ads hawking $49.99 a night rooms. In the slightly-less luxury hotels just off the Strip, you may see that charge at the top of your bill. However, added to it will be resort fee, parking, local taxes and a few other add-ons. Expect to pay another 40 to 50% above advertised price quotes when you check out.

Of course, charges don’t include tips to bellhops and garage attendants. A few suggestions on avoiding some of those piled-on extra costs. Leave your car at home. Airline prices are often cheaper than gassing up and daily parking fees. Many Strip hotels are within walking distance of each other. There are also cheap buses, Uber and short taxi rides, all available at your hotel front door.

Hawaii Flights Soon To Be On Southwest Airlines Schedules PDF Print E-mail

Southwest, our fave budget airline, is planning to begin flights from U.S. mainland cities to Hawaii. Of course, SW fares compared to the big airlines, as always, will be lower. Therefore, when planning your next flight to those beautiful Pacific isles, be sure to compare ticket prices.


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