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What’s The Buzz On Bees

Spring is my favorite season. I realize that I say this about every season when it’s upon us as I’m always so ready for it – but with spring I mean it. It’s my favorite. I love the smell of spring and the beautiful flowers a well earned prize after enduring the dull gray of winter. Which is why this business about vanishing bees has me stressed.
We need the bees to pollenate to make the pretty spring flowers which make me so happy each and every spring. I do understand that we need them for a whole lot more than just spring flowers – I read somewhere that Albert Einstein predicted if we lost our bees humans days would be numbered.

Pet Travel on the Rise

Truth be told, there’s no way I’d travel with my two, big, drooling basset hounds, but pet travel is on the rise and has been for the past several years. Even pet travel to Hawaii, with its strict entrance policies, has risen 30 percent, according to an article this week in the Honolulu Advertiser.

Maybe pooch-toting celebs such as Paris with her teacup Chihuahua contributed to the craze. Whatever the reason, hotels have jumped on board with pet-pampering programs to lure guests. A couple of my favorite programs include: Kimpton’s VIP (Very Important Pet) program, which welcomes your pet with gourmet dog treats, bottled water, a dog bowl and chew toys. Also, W Hotels’ PAW program features doggie happy hour and a 4-legger menu.

I Am Woman, Hear Me Tour!

Since today is Equal Pay Day, I thought it’d be a great chance to write about women’s travel, which has gone way beyond weekend-at-the-spa, shopping-extravaganza, sit-around-and-have-tea kind of travel (not that there’s anything wrong with any of those things). But more and more, we women are spending our hard-earned pay on some “me time” without the “he.” Do a Google search on “women’s adventure travel” and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

The Last Year For Astroland And Coney Island Will Never Be The Same

This morning I heard some disturbing news on the radio. The Coney Island amusement park (AKA the Astroland Amusment park) has been sold to a real estate developer, at least according to the NPR story I woke up to. Everything save the cyclone, an official landmark, will be torn down and made into…What exactly? That is the question.

When I first heard the news I was blurry with sleep but this got my blood pumping. It’s sacrilege to tear down Coney Island! After all, I have yet to go on all the rides! I’m thinking what – more luxury rentals by the sea? Is there no one else who wants to see some things remain the same? Ugh, I feel old. It’s an ugly thought this early in the morning. But what about preservation of an icon?