New LEGO keepsakes

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Good news for colorful little brick fans: the LEGO Architecture Landmark series is a new line of collectible keepsakes of famous world landmarks and architectural masterpieces. So far, you can build your own Empire State BuildingSeattle Space Needle, the Eiffel Tower, the Sears Tower and the Guggenheim Museum.

Cuba travel ban might be lifted

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Although you’d never know it from the officials in the State Department, the big news this week in the travel world  is that a bipartisan group of senators has predicted that Congress is ready to pass legislation to allow Americans to travel to Cuba. That hasn’t been legal since 1959, when the United States imposed a trade embargo after Fidel Castro took power of the Caribbean Island. Should the sanctions be lifted, D.C.-based economic consultants The Brattle Group estimates that almost 3 million Americans will visit Cuba a year.