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Image of Bolongo Bay Scuba Training PoolFebruary 2008: "Escape to Bolongo Bay USVI."

If you want to escape the cold, gray, or very white, winter, try sunny St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands where I'm experiencing an 80 difference between the weather here and the weather at home in the Beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts! If you're a skier, you'll love the Berkshires at this time or year but you might want to apply your skills to water skiing in more temperate surroundings!. more>>

 
 

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Issue 02, 2008: Jalousie Plantation. St. Lucia, British West Indies.

To understand Jalousie Plantation, you must first close your eyes and step out from the protective shell in which you live your daily life. Once you can imagine doing that, you are on your way to understanding the experience that is Jalousie Plantation.

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Fall 2007: Dogs Rule. . .and Sheep Should Respect That!

On a recent trip to Ireland, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a sheep herding competition held in a field in a town called Clonbur in County Galway, Ireland. Held in conjunction with a fair and a sheep-sheering contest, the stars of the day were clearly the Border Collies that were entered by their proud owners in a contest that demonstrated the power of dogs over sheep! more>>

 
       
 
 
 
 
 

June 2007: Boston: The Center of So Much to See!

Now that you've arrived in the remarkable city of Boston and you've experienced everything from walking the Freedom Trail, whale watching on a boat cruise at the the England New England Aquarium, taking the amazing Boston Chocolate Tour with Old Town Trolley, and attending a Boston Symphony Orchestra or Boston Pops concert at historic Symphony Hall, maybe you're ready to widen your horizons around Boston and visit some of my favorite places outside of this fabulous city! Here are the Stephanie Abrams 10 Top Picks for making your trip to Greater Boston even greater! more>>

 
       
 
 
 
 

May 28, 2008: Media Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Implementing“Keep Traveling” Segments on Her Two National Radio Shows and Calls for Travel Industry to Provide Incentives .

Travel media expert Stephanie Abrams announced plans today to create a segment on her two nationally syndicated radio shows and her award-winning website, www.sabrams.com, to begin May 31st and June 1st on Traveling Feet and Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, respectively, where value-added incentives provided by tourist boards, hotels and resorts, car rental companies, railroads, cruise lines and other travel industry suppliers will be featured.

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May 13, 2008: Stephanie featured in Television News Broadcast as Travel Expert supplying advice to Summer Travelers conscious of the rising costs of Travel.

Read the full story WMTW.com posted on their website here.
Watch the news video clip here.


April 28, 2008: Travel Expert Radio Show Host Stephanie Abrams Shares 10 Reasons to Visit and Top 10 Things to Do in St. Croix in Live Broadcast from Carambola Golf and Country Club.

The premier syndicated radio show travel expert host of Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, broadcast coast-to-coast on the Business TalkRadio© Network, aired yesterday's edition live from the Club House of the Carambola Golf and Country Club in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Abrams' visit completes the trilogy of broadcasts from the USVI, having aired shows from St. Thomas and St. John in January, 2008.

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April 28, 2008: Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, MA Gets $2 Million Renovation to Ballroom, Banquet Space, Fine Dining Rockwell's Restaurant and Dewey's Poolside Pub.

Nestled in the heart of Berkshire County, two hours' drive from Boston and New York City, is Pittsfield, Massachusetts where the surrounding Berkshire Mountains are best viewed from the 14-story Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Berkshire Common Corporation, owners, plan a $2 million renovation for the grand ballroom, banquet facilities and two of its three restaurant facilities. The Underground Pub, located in the hotel's shopping arcade adjacent to the health spa, will remain open to serve guests' food and beverage needs during the renovation

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April 23, 2008: Sisters of Mercy Honor Radio Show Host Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams at 9th Annual Evening of Mercy Fundraiser at NYC's Yale Club Planned for May 14th

The Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community  will honor nationally syndicated radio talk show host and travel expert Stephanie Abrams at their 9th Annual Evening of Mercy gala cocktail reception that raises monies to fund scholarships, Mercy ministries and retirement needs of older sisters. The event takes place May 14th at the Yale Club in NYC.

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April 23, 2008: St. Croix Rolls Out US Virgin Islands Grand Slam Welcome at Carambola Golf  and Country Club for  Radio Show Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams.

After three weeks of live broadcasting of the nationally syndicated radio shows Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams and Traveling Feet from the US Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John in January, 2008, travel expert radio show host Stephanie Abrams returned yesterday to the USVI to complete her trilogy of visits with upcoming broadcasts from St. Croix.

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April 21, 2008: Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, MA Gets $2 Million Renovation to Ballroom, Banquet Space, Fine Dining Rockwell's Restaurant and Dewey's Poolside Pub

Nestled in the heart of Berkshire County, two hours' drive from Boston and New York City, is Pittsfield, Massachusetts where the surrounding Berkshire Mountains are best viewed from the 14-story Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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January 28, 2008: The 2008 New York Times Travel Show Presented by American Express February 29 - March 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC.

The New York Times announced today the fifth annual Travel Show to be held Feb. 29 to March 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Presented by American Express, is one of the largest trade and consumer travel shows in the country with over 30,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors. The Travel Show offers on-site booking, special travel discounts and opportunities to win trips from leading airlines, cruise lines, resorts and tourism boards from around the world. New at this year's show is the Wedding and Honeymoon Pavilion with the latest trends and destination ideas for couples. more>>

For Travel Show news and updates, please visit www.nytimes.com/travelshow.


January 23, 2008: Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel Creates Serenity Spa Experiences Starting SuperBowl Sunday in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Boston, MA-January 11, 2008: The words ‘SuperBowl Sunday' don't conjure up thoughts of serenity, unless you're referring to the unique choices available on February, 3, 2008 at the Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains. more>>


January 23, 2008: Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel Stirs Up Elegance with “Hats, Gloves, High Tea & Thee” to Benefit Berkshire Historical Society at Arrowhead, Herman Melville's Home.

Only the bears are hibernating in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, according to Travel Expert and nationally syndicated radio show host, Stephanie Abrams, who notes, “the hills are alive with the sound of spoons stirring up excitement in Pittsfield at the Crowne Plaza Hotel!” more>>


January 23, 2008: ‘Tis the Season to Support the Community at the Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, Massachusetts with the Introduction of its ‘Give Back' Program.

In keeping with its philosophy of strong community support, the Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Pittsfield, in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, announced the implementation of its ‘Give Back' program, designed to provide a donation source for bona fide charitable and non-profit organizations. more>>


January 13, 2008: Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams in US Virgin Islands for ‘Marathon Broadcasts' from St. Thomas and St. John, Announces Plans for Live Remote Broadcasts from St. Croix


When Stephanie Abrams planned live broadcasts from the US Virgin Islands, she knew that twelve hours of broadcasting wouldn't be sufficient to cover all the alluring aspects of America's unique tropical paradise. more>>


January 7, 2008: Canadian Border Travel Update. New Document Requirements Beginning January 31, 2008
-repost from the Connect2Canada Team

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) remind the traveling public that as of January 31, 2008, all adult travelers will be required to present proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, and proof of identity, such as a driver's license, when entering the United States through land and sea ports of entry. more>>


January 1 , 2008: Lanesborough, MA
Written by Stephen Feeney -
photos@longfordnews.ie
Longford News in Co. Longford, Ireland - www.longfordnews.ie

One of the emerging features of modern Ireland is the fact that more and more towns around the country are hoping to extend their social and cultural horizons by twinning with towns and areas around the world. Have you ever wondered what those towns, whose names you see on road signs around the county, are really like? In the first of a new mini-series which will discover some twinning relationships that Longford towns are associated with, Stephen Feeney describes Lanesborough, Massachusetts who have just set up a twinning agreement with Longford's very own Lanesborough. more>>


December 30, 2007: Talk show host makes local appearance.
By: Captial 9 News Web Staff
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Renowned Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams broadcasted her show "Traveling Feet" from the Rensselaer Rail Station on Saturday. The nationally syndicated show reaches about 2 million listeners.

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December 28, 2007: National travel broadcaster to air six shows from Virgin Islands
By LYNN FREEHILL
Friday, December 28th 2007

For the second time in as many months, a travel expert with a nationally syndicated radio program will broadcast live from the U.S. Virgin Islands. Stephanie Abrams, host of "Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams" and the featured travel authority on "Traveling Feet," will transmit six shows from St. Thomas and St. John resorts during January. more>>


December 26, 2007: Ten Reasons Why Your Next Trip Should Be to the US Virgin Islands. . . and a Bonus Reason!
By Stephanie Abrams

www.sabrams.com

I am convinced that US citizens don't really take proper advantage of having our own tropical paradise, the US Virgin Islands (USVI) in our backyard! And from things I read about how little cruise passengers, who stop off for a day of shopping and not much else, experience because of their focus on shopping with little time left to explore this truly beautiful and uniquely special destination, I'd like to overview for you: Ten Reasons Why Your Next Trip Should Be to the US Virgin Islands . . . and a Bonus Reason! more>>


December 25, 2007: Travel Expert Radio Show Host Stephanie Abrams Issues 10 Reasons to Visit The US Virgin Islands in 2008.

Boston, MA- December 25, 2007- While travel expert Stephanie Abrams prepares for six live broadcasts in January 2008 from the US Virgin Islands, people ask why she has chosen the USVI for her nationally syndicated radio show Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, heard coast-to-coast on the Business TalkRadio© Network on Sundays, and Saturdays' nationally syndicated Traveling Feet where Abrams appears as the travel expert. Abrams responds, “Just being asked the question proves the USVI is a misunderstood destination! It's going to be a challenge to cover the subject in six two-hour broadcasts! ” Abrams hopes her broadcasts, starting January 5th , will motivate travelers to stay in this American tropical paradise. more>>


December 17, 2007: Radio & TV Show Host Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Announces 2008 Plans to Take Shows on the Road with January Broadcasts from USVI.

Travel expert radio and TV show host Stephanie Abrams announced today the schedule for 2008 remote broadcasts of the nationally syndicated radio shows Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams and Traveling Feet and TV's JetSet411. January 2008 kicks off with six broadcasts from the US Virgin Islands with two shows each from the Westin St. John, St. Thomas' Marriott's Frenchman's Reef and Bolongo Bay Resort. The three properties were chosen to highlight the wide array of accommodations and facilities, uniquely different locations and appeal to various budget capabilities, requirements and needs of different niche market sectors. more>>


December 3, 2007: RADIO & TV CELEBRITY STEPHANIE ABRAMS BROADCASTS RADIO SHOWS FROM ARUBA MARRIOTT RESORT Live from the Beach to 8 MILLION LISTENERS

PALM BEACH, ARUBA (December 3, 2007) – On Saturday December 1, Aruba Marriott's beach bar, WAVES, provided the unusual and truly Caribbean décor for a special live broadcast of the radio talk show “Traveling Feet”. With a breathtaking backdrop of a turquoise ocean, radio host Stephanie Abrams broadcast her show on the Aruba Marriott beach and invited a variety of Aruba's hospitality experts. During her two-hour radio show on Saturday a national audience of 3 million listeners in the United States were educated in a fun way about all the good things Aruba has to offer as a destination for family vacations, golfers, weddings, groups and couples. more>>


November 30, 2007: Born to wander - Stephanie Abrams builds a media empire on travel lust. By Clarence Fanto, Special to The Eagle

From a compact studio and office in the underground complex of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, travel guru Stephanie Abrams presides over an expanding multimedia empire. She hosts two nationally syndicated radio talk shows each weekend; her Web site is a cornucopia of archived video and audio segments and advice. more>>


October 4, 2007: Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Creates Market for Berkshire County, MA Tourism through Twinning Lanesborough, MA with Lanesborough, Ireland. The Irish are Coming!

Asked about the effects on tourism of creating sister city/sister town ties, radio show travel expert Stephanie Abrams, host of the nationally syndicated radio shows Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, Traveling Feet and the television show JetSet411, remarks, “I have listened to people say that you cannot create market; you have to divert market from other places. While it is possible to steal market-share, when you create market you own it because it is unique to you.” Abrams explains that the exercise of creating the sister towns relationship between the two Lanesboroughs, one in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and the other in County Longford, Ireland, is an object lesson in how to bring in tourism by creating a new market. more>>


HAWAII SUPERFERRY TO COMMENCE MAUI SERVICE ON DECEMBER 1. Special one-way inaugural fares starting at $29. Infants (up to 2 years old) ride free.

Hawaii Superferry today announced it is commencing service between Oahu and Maui on December 1 with an inaugural $29 one-way fare. The $29 one-way passenger fare will be good for all voyages between Oahu and Maui December 1 through December 20, 2007. more>>


Vacation Accident Leaves Couple Financially Devastated

You're finally ready to go on that vacation you've scrimped and saved for - but what if something catastrophic happens? Are you covered for medical care or other losses? Read the full story here.


"Stephanie Abrams Travel Expo Travel Expo at Tanglewood bridges gap between travel and music."

The Stephanie Abrams Travel Expo at Tanglewood has bridged the gap between travel and music with a free piano concert on Saturday, September 15, 2007 from 10am to 4pm. Read the full story here.


Stephanie Abrams and Ireland Hoteliers Help Send Homeless Teens on 3 Week Trip to Ireland!

Travel Fairy Godmother Stephanie Abrams Sends Teens from Giving Tree Outreach's Homeless and Needy Kids Rescue Program from Tucson to Ireland for Three Week Visit. more>>

 
 


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