FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

One Final Chicago Marathon

by John Wroblewski

Oct 14, 2018

Last Sunday, I completed the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, my 25th marathon. Despite the rainy weather and my worst finish time ever, I had a blast.

My day started by meeting my niece Sam’s husband, Kyle Kolb, running in his first marathon. Sam and my GT colleague, Louie Atsaves, had run a previous marathon with me. It is especially fun sharing the experience with someone.

I felt I would be strong for the first 10 miles and I was, completing mile 10 in about two hours. My plan was to slow down after and walk a bit, which I did through mile 20. Then pain and weariness started winning. The last 6.2 miles were a struggle, but at that point, it didn’t matter. I knew I would finish.

I finished in 6:52, 22 minutes longer than I hoped, but within the timeframe I was estimating. Time didn’t matter, though. I just had to finish.

The course was more alive than ever. Despite having an iPod, I usually couldn’t even hear my playlist with all of the cheering and music along the route. It certainly helped boost my spirits and adrenaline, as did several family members and friends appearing on the course in support. It is amazing just how much seeing them helps. As I planned, I took plenty of selfies. I want to publicly thank everyone.

I also have to mention how refreshing and heart-filling it was to see 45,000 runners and so many volunteers and spectators pulling for each other. Everyone was on the same team, no matter the race, political leaning or any other potentially divisive difference. In a time where we face too much division, it renewed my faith in mankind.

I have previously come out of marathon retirement, but this time is final. I have done this for 30 years, in five cities (Chicago, New York, Boston, Madison and Cleveland), finishing 25 marathons. This was the perfect way to go out.

— John Wroblewski, online writer

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

#globility

Insta Feed
Daily
May 26, 2022

New Golden Rock Resort, Sint Eustatius

Golden Rock Resort, the upscale, contemporary lifestyle property, opened in 2021 on the remote Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius. Compared to many other Caribbean islands, Sint Eustatius (aka Statia) is not known for mass tourism.

TAP Air Portugal: 77 Years Young

TAP Air Portugal, or rather Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, was founded 77 years ago, March 14, 1945, and flew its first commercial flight September 19, 1946, inaugurating service from Lisbon to Madrid, Spain, aboard a Douglas DC-3.

Daily
May 25, 2022

Princess Cruises Launches All-Inclusive Premier Add-On

Princess Premier, a new add-on recently launched by Princess Cruises, offers cruise-goers unlimited WiFi, premium/top-shelf beverages, photos and more. The new offer builds off the popular Princess Plus add-on to bring guests a more comprehensive bundle and savings of more than 50 percent when all the amenities are purchased separately.

Daily
May 25, 2022

NoMo SoHo Hotel Launches Nation’s First NFT with Hotel Stay Experience

Recently, NoMo SoHo and its ownership, real estate and investment firm Sapir Corp Ltd., launched a curated NFT program, making NoMo SoHO the first hotel in the United States to offer guests an innovative way to book stays using blockchain technology.

Celebrity Cruises’ Spring Sale

There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*

Daily
May 25, 2022

Celebrate the King During Memphis Elvis Week

From Aug. 9 to 17, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, will vibrate to the sound of the world’s favorite Elvis Presley tunes as Elvis Week 2022 gets underway. This year’s event will be a fun-filled mashup of tributes, concerts, special events and celebrity appearances, including actress Barbara Eden, who starred with Elvis in the 1960 film Flaming Star and became a household name for her lead role in the long-running television series I Dream of Jeannie.

eFlyer Deals
May 24, 2022

New Surfing Offer at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Celebrate summer’s arrival with the new Gili Go Surfing Summer offer at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives. In addition to three days of surf instruction from the pros at luxury surf company Tropicsurf, the multiday offer also includes a one-hour lesson in the calm lagoon.

Discover Egypt in Total Luxury with World’s Most Eminent Archaeologists

THE MOST EXCLUSIVE TOURS OF EGYPT EVER OFFERED

eFlyer Lead
May 24, 2022

Travel Edge Releases Travel Trends for 2022

With a network of more than 450 independent luxury advisors, Travel Edge, the North American leader in luxury travel, released a report on its findings for travel trends in 2022. No doubt the pandemic can be blamed as the main culprit behind many of these changing trends in travel, with travelers attempting to regain moments lost over the last two years.