august 13, 2010
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Facebook Fans Score on St. John's
Fans of The Westin St. John on Facebook can get a great deal on a getaway to this gorgeous island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. From now until August 13, become a fan and you can get a garden view room at rates starting at $179, plus 20% off Westin Breeze ferry airport transportation from St. Thomas. Rates are valid Aug. 13-14; Aug. 20-Oct. 6; Oct. 16-Nov. 1. Find out more at www.westinresortstjohn.com/facebook-offer
Spirit Spins New Fees
Spirit Airlines controversial fees for carry-on luggage took effect Sunday - $30 for any bag that's too big to fit under the seat; $45 if you wait until the gate to pay. Stating that Spirit has cut fares, often enough to offset the fee, CEO Ben Baldanza claims, "I think what we'll find is over the next weeks and months as this program evolves, and more and more people understand it, that people will see that the trade-off is a really good one," he said on Sunday.
I'm looking forward to hearing how this goes over.
Ebooks on iPads
Get your Lonely Planet Discover ebooks on your iPad. These interactive guidebooks include more than 3000 links, places to take notes and easy navigation from the books to points of interest. So if you have an iPad and don't mind paying those extra connection fees, search away for your next trip to Italy, Spain, Ireland, Great Britain or France. The ebooks are $14.99 at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ebooks
Pick of the Week
Yes, that really is her name, although the description no longer fits. Blane Bachelor wrote a popular column on being single in an alternative weekly paper in Atlanta. She has compiled her funny, honest and informative columns in a book: On Being a Bachelor: Thoughts on Dating, Mating and Relating. Recently married, Blane converted her column to a syndicated advice column. Her fun website features a question of the week and even a space where you can ask a question. For more information on purchasing the book or advice on why Mr. Right has turned oh-so-wrong, visit www.askabachelor.com