MORE AIRLINE OPTIONS?
Reuters reports that RyanAir, the low-cost provider of air travel in Europe, has held talks with the folks in Buffalo about shuffling passengers off to Dublin, Ireland through upstate New York.
It would be a great alternative to Pearson for some folks, especially those who live down Hamilton or St. Catharines way.
Reuters reports that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is "aiming to attract low fare airlines to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport."
There's also talk that the drop in oil prices could see the resurrection of Zoom Airlines flights from Toronto to Europe.
Bring it on; the added competition could only be good news for southern Ontario travellers.
COMPETITION FOR CALIFORNIA?
Folks down in Virginia have a burgeoning wine biz, and the city of Richmond will host a Virginia Wine Expo from Feb. 27 to March 1. More than 45 Virginia wineries will have tastings and comparisons, and there also will be wine seminars and celebrity chef demonstrations. go to virginiawineexpo.com for more information.
BLOSSOMS BY THE BILLIONS
Driving south after the march Break? The National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in Washington, D.C. from March 28-April 12, with more than 3,000 cherry trees in (they hope) full bloom.
I NOW PRONOUNCE THEE...
The Big Apple is hoping to take a big bite out of the Las Vegas honeymoon biz. New York just recently opened a "Manhattan Marriage Bureau" near New York city hall in lower Manhattan, at 141 Worth St. They spent more than $12 million U.S. to gussy the place up.
It's hard to say whether it'll work. A wedding ceremony followed by a ride on a horse-drawn carriage in Central Park sounds more fun than watching a fake volcano blow up in Las Vegas every hour. But the weather's a lot better in Nevada, and it's certainly a cheaper destination. The golf's a little better in Vegas, too.