Layaway Plans for Air Travel?



When most people think about layaway plans, they usually think of toys and clothing for the holiday season. In comes Airfordable, a Chicago based tech startup that allows users to pay for airline tickets in installments. It’s easy. Travelers must submit a screenshot of an itinerary along with the trip details; and then Airfordable presents a payment plan. After making an initial deposit, regular payments can be made on the overall balance through the date of departure.  Read More

Celebrity Cruises 123Go! Promotion

Greetings! I have some exciting news to share with you. There are lots of great reasons to book a cruise with Celebrity Cruises for travelers of any age, from the most experienced culture-seekers to thrill-seeking millennials among these reasons being:

-Globally Inspired Cuisine – with menus created by a Michelin–starred chef

-In-Depth Destination Experiences & New Ports – nearly 300 sought after worldwide destinations including the best of Europe, plus overnight stays in 53 must-see cities.

-Entertainment – 18 news shows in 18 months that provide travelers a variety of exciting, entertaining and fun onboard experiences.

-Suite Class Private, Spacious Verandas – More private spacious veranda staterooms that any other premium cruise line, allowing guests to enjoy breakfast or a private picnic on their own balcony.

-Sexy, Stylish, Spaces – Onboard interiors by creative architects and designers that infuse Celebrity’s ships with a modern style that rivals any boutique hotel.

And now for a limited time, there’s one more great reason – the return of Celebrity Cruises’ hugely popular 123Go! promotion! Travelers will once again have an opportunity to take advantage of this special offer for bookings made now through July 5, 2015 for 3-night or longer cruises that depart August 2015 – April 2016.  123Go! guests can chose from any one the of three great offers below:

1)    A Free Classic Beverage Package-for-Two (including sprits – valued at $110 per day, with beverage gratuities included)

2)    Free Gratuities (including free pre-paid gratuities-for-two throughout the trip – valued at up to $32.90 per day)

3)    Free OnBoard Credit (valued at up to $300 per stateroom for 10-night or more sailings, $200 for 6-9 nights, $100 for 3-5 nights)

Additionally, guests who book an ocean view or higher stateroom for a European vacation can choose any two of the above offers!

Bookings must be made through Celebrity Cruises via:

Phone: 1-888-283-6879


Or with your Local Travel Agent

Aerial Celebrity Reflection off Florida coastline on December 2nd Inaugural CruiseCelebrity Reflection - Celebrity Cruises

Aerial Celebrity Reflection off Florida coastline on December 2nd Inaugural CruiseCelebrity Reflection – Celebrity Cruises

Travels Through Alberta, Canada: Where & What to Eat


White Peach and Sasktoon Berry Pie -Photo Credit:

I stumbled upon a great article which I thought would be useful to those traveling and living Alberta, Canada.  Enjoy!- Crystal J. MCCN Editor


Article from the Globe and Mail

The small towns of southern Alberta may not always be the most stylish spots when it comes to cuisine, but oh my, there’s pie.

Along the Cowboy Trail, a pretty route that skirts the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, there’s a lot of cowboy cuisine on the menu. But what’s particularly plentiful on this Prairie road trip is pie – saskatoon berry pie, famous apple custard pies, tart prairie berry pies and sweet potato pies, served up at farm-gate cafés, historic houses and small town bakeries. I’m hankering to taste them all.  READ MORE.


Recipe for White Peach and Saskatoon Berry Pie



A World A Travel to be Found at Los Angeles Times Travel Show

Ecuador Cultural Dance at Los Angeles Times Travel Show

If you love travel this event is definitely for you.  The world gathers under one roof.   It is definitely something you should take the time attend.  If traveling is on your new to do list then there are travel agents ready and waiting to advise and get you booked for a trip. READ MORE

Representing Fiji with Cultural Song— at Los Angeles Times Travel Show:

5 Great Things to Do in South Africa

Tavaris Peele is a world traveler, Multi Cultural Cooking Network fan at FBsharing with us five great things to do while visiting South Africa.

Table Mountain in South Africa

Table Mountain in South Africa – photo by Tavaris Peele

1. Table Mountain- is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa.

2. Robben Island- Since the end of the 17th century, Robben Island has been used for the isolation of mainly political prisoners. The Dutch settlers were the first to use Robben Island as a prison. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there. The photo below is of one of Nelson Mandela’s cellmates telling us about Robben Island.

3. Camp’s Bay Beach-Camps Bay beach is Cape Town’s answer to St Tropez and one of the many Camps Bay attractions. It offers spectacular views of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles and its fine white sand is packed with beautiful people, especially over weekends and during holidays. Camps Bay’s long stretch of beach is perfect for sunbathing and its open flatness means that team activities like Frisbee and social beach volleyball can also be enjoyed by the more active visitors.



4. Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point is a promontory at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula, which is a mountainous and scenic landform that runs north-south for about thirty kilometres at the extreme southwestern tip of the African continent in the Republic of South Africa.


5. Safari in Kruger National Park.



Bonus Tip! Make sure you eat at Nelson’s Eye Restaurant in Cape Town. It is a steakhouse, open since the 1960’s.



Where to Stay in South Africa for Wine Regions

Top 10 Tips for Packing Light (Adventure Vacation)

I have a done a great bit of traveling.  I used work on the road, a life of going from hotel to hotel.  Additionally, I have gone on a mission trip the plane is so small you and your luggage get weighed together.   Yet true wisdom in some cases still eludes me on  packing light.    -Crystal J, MCCN Editor.



Thus, let’s take some direction from the Travel Dudes:

1. Determine a neutral color to work with.  Whether it be black, brown, grey, or even Navy, the best way to pack light is to choose a neutral and build a travel wardrobe around that.  (This includes shoes)

2. Choose complimentary items to go with them. Make sure that all of your tops work with all of your bottoms and that all of your bottoms go with your shoes. Whatever doesn’t match doesn’t make the cut!

3. Pack light layers.  You should have base layers, mid weight pull overs, and something wind and water proof.  You want to be able to shed or add layers as needed. (Don’t forget your fingers and toes: make sure you have enough (an appropriate) socks, and a lightweight pair of gloves!)

4. Make sure items are multifunctional.  Don’t pack anything that is activity specific.  If you can only wear it for one thing take it out of the bag!  If you can bike in a pair of shorts, you should be able to hike in them as well.

5.  Don’t pack anything you don’t want to loose.  Your brand new jacket, grandmothers pearls, even a very nice wedding ring should be left at home.  Replace the ring with a simple, non-sentimental, band. Don’t draw attention to yourself by wearing your nicest, fanciest, items.

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Que Pasa? Week Ending July 24th-Food, Culture & Celebrity

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