When heading North up the Italian coast Piomaggiore is the first of the towns that make up the famous Cinque Terre. When walking from Piomaggiore to the next town Manarola you will walk the famous Via dell’Amore. Lovers bring padlocks and attach them to railings and fences along this ocean front trail, tossing the locks key into the ocean signifying endless love.
WASHINGTON – Meet George Papadopoulos. By day he's a certified public accountant and financial planner. At night, he uses the same analytical skills for his hobby: cashing in big-time on travel rewards.
Recently he took his family of four on an Amtrak trip from Ann Arbor, Michigan, through Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle in a luxe sleeper car, using Amtrak points. His out-of-pocket costs? Meals and tips. Before that, he went on a Carnival cruise with his wife to the western Caribbean -- paid for entirely with rewards points from his Capital One Venture Card. via www.foxbusiness.com
Today, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct brands, launched its global Shop-to-Earn Mall, a network of online shops that allows HHonors members to earn Bonus Points through retail purchases. The Hilton HHonors Shop-to-Earn Mall, available at www.HHonors.com/shoptoearn, offers members around the world merchandise and exclusive deals from more than 1,500 retailers – from jewelry and apparel brands to electronics and home furnishings. via www.financialpost.com
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The BBC website offers French, Spanish, and Italian language courses. These FREE online courses are a great place to get started learning a new language. They will send you a weekly email with encouragement and tips to help your language learning. Visit the BBC Website.
Armed US Coast Guard boat cruises Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii. This harbor is a major lifeline for the Hawaiian islands and is home to the historic Aloha Tower.