Saturday, March 19, 2011

Just Two More Nights to See "Where's Charley" at New York City Center -- Last Show in 2010-2011 Encores Series

For those of you who aren't familiar with New York City Center's wonderful Encores series, here's reason enough for an introduction: "Where's Charley," playing tonight and tomorrow night (the completion of its run), stars Rebecca Luker, the extremely talented cross-dressing Rob McClure and Howard McGillin (of "Phantom of the Opera" fame) in a musical romp, Frank Loesser's first Broadway production which dates from 1948. It's lovely, there's a sing-a-long included (yes, really), and it's a wonderful evening of entertainment. If you can, grab tickets today.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hong Kong Wonderfish Spa -- a New Way to Exfoliate

Travel and Food Notes welcomes guest blogger Nina Steinberg, just back from an extended visit to the Far East.

I've been steamed, squeezed and scraped during facials, but I've never been eaten during one - that is until I visited the Wonderfish! Spa in Hong Kong. The Garra Rufa fish eat you alive, but unlike piranhas, the results are fabulous. Say goodbye to your dead skin as these tiny fish nibble on your hands and feet. If you can handle the tickling sensation I would highly recommend this fun, affordable and unique exfoliation spa alternative. For select brave adventurers like me, you can even stick your face into the tank of hundreds of Garra Rufa fish - but be careful to plug your nose! It's not legal everywhere, but if you happen to be traveling, be sure to check out if there is a Garra Rufa fish spa nearby.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Travel Buyers Beware -- Bait-and-Switch and Lying with no Remorse

Social, community sites -- whatever you want to call them -- can really do a disservice to the travel industry and really ruin your holiday. Watch this expose on the Today Show -- you'll never look at TripAdvisor the same way again, nor a hotel's web site for that matter.