Travel Deals Archive

Italy on Sale

By 1800FlyEurope in Travel Deals | on June 2nd, 2011

Planning a vacation to Italy this summer or fall? If so, you’re in luck! From now until the end of July, 1-800-Fly-Europe is offering additional discounts on our previously reduced sale fares. Find a flight to Rome, where you can enjoy a cool gelato on the Spanish Steps while watching the world go by. Or, how about a trip to Venice for a romantic dinner followed by a gondola ride through the Grand Canal? No matter where you go in Italy, there is something for everyone. Whether it’s exclusive shopping in Milan, photographing world-famous landmarks such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa or eating fresh, traditional Neapolitan pizza in Naples – the possibilities are endless. Package your flight with a car rental for even further savings and enjoy the freedom of going where you want, when you want. Book a cheap flight to Italy with 1-800-Fly-Europe today and save!

World Cuisine Wednesday

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights, Travel Deals, Travel News, Travel Tips | on December 29th, 2010

The last World Cuisine Wednesday of 2010 comes from right here in the U.S.A!  Although I live in Maine, I’m actually a southern gal;  today I am going to share a traditional New Years Eve recipe that comes straight from home.  Hoppin’ John is the name of this dish, and it’s meant to bring those who eat it wealth and good luck in the year to come. The greens (you can use collard greens, mustard greens, kale, chard, etc.) represent wealth, and the peas symbolize peace.  Some people place pennies or other pieces of change under the serving vessels.  Others throw a dime in the pot so that the person who finds it in their bowl gets an extra helping of good luck during the next year.

Before digging in, it’s customary to say, “Eat poor this day, eat rich the rest of the year.  Rice for riches and peas for peace.”

(The main ingredient is black-eyed peas, so if you’re not a fan of these ugly little beans, you might not want to try this particular recipe.  Also, please make sure to soak the dried beans the night before and sort through them to eliminate any debris or tiny pebbles that may have ended up in the bag.)

Hoppin’ John

  • 1 large ham hock
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb black eyed peas, soaked overnight, drained
  • 1 c chopped onion
  • 1 bunch chopped collard greens
  • ¬æ c chopped celery
  • ¬Ω c chopped green pepper
  • 1 qt chicken stock
  • 3 c steamed white rice
  • Salt, pepper and cayenne to taste

In a large soup pot, heat oil and fry ham hock for a few minutes.  Make sure to cook on all sides.

Add green pepper, celery and onion; cook for 4 minutes.

Add chicken stock, greens and peas, bring to a gentle boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add water if needed.

Season with salt, pepper and cayenne to your liking and serve over steamed rice.

Whether you are bringing in the New Year here in the States or in London, Rome, Paris – wherever! – 1-800-Fly-Europe wishes you a happy, healthy and safe 2011!

End of Summer Airfare to Europe

By 1800FlyEurope in Travel Deals, Travel News | on August 18th, 2010

Think you missed your opportunity for the summer vacation to Europe that you meant to take? Well think again because 1-800-FlyEurope has announced end of summer airfare to Europe with American Airlines. Act now while the weather is still warm and these fares are still low.

Relax beside beautiful Lake Zurich and watch the time go by or venture into Brussels for some world class cuisine. Madrid just became more accessible with these low fares. Dine street side in a Madrid café and watch the people go by in the Plaza Mayor or visit the largest palace in Europe, the Palacio Real located just outside Madrid. Now is a great time to visit Europe when a lot of the tourists are starting to end their vacations and head back to the real world.

These fares are only valid for travel through August 31st and must be purchased by August 20th. So book now for incredible savings. Call us now at 1-800-359-3876 to speak with a travel expert and book that vacation that you’ve always wanted.

Virgin Atlantic Hotel and Airfare Packages

By 1800FlyEurope in Travel Deals, Travel News | on August 5th, 2010

Thinking about that trip to London you’ve always wanted to take? Well now is the time to finally venture across the pond. 1-800-FlyEurope has just announced our new air and hotel packages with Virgin Atlantic to anywhere in the United Kingdom. Add a car rental to your package for more savings and the freedom of the open road.

Take advantage of this offer and fly into London for a visit to this historic city. Visit the iconic Big Ben, tour the majestic Buckingham Palace and experience true royalty or just take a leisurely stroll through Hyde Park taking in the sights and sounds of London. Rent a car and explore the rest of England and the UK. Drive up to Manchester and see the famous Trafford Stadium, home of the mighty Manchester United futbol club, or drive south and visit the seaside city of Portsmouth.

Getting to the United Kingdom just got easier and cheaper with a travel package from 1-800-FlyEurope. Call us now for a free quote on your next trip to the UK.

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