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Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 27, 2014

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: United Airlines launches self-service kiosks for luggage Hilton Now Allows … Read More

Where’s Johnny?

The Tuscany Hotel

The Tuscany Hotel in New York City

These days all the major hotel chains are getting so big and dominant that it’s starting to affect my purchasing … Read More

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Travel Style: Chris Backe

Chris Backe

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Chris Backe  Occupation: Self-publishing consultant, … Read More

Travel Contests: Week of August 27, 2014

Catalina

This week's travel contests include: Win a Catalina Island getaway Win a two-week holiday to amazing Thailand with Anantara (on Facebook or Instagram) Win a trip for two to the United Kingdom Win a wine-themed trip for two to Argentina Win a … Read More

Travel Product of the Week: SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger

SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger

If you're a frequent camper, or spend time in exotic destinations with limited infrastructure, you'll love the SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger, which offers a unique all-in-one package for the modern traveler. It works as a reading lamp, a ceiling lamp, a … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: Cross the Street with a Local

Light Asian traffic in Bali

Cross the Street with a Local Last Thursday’s tip was about not relying on the person in front of you when crossing the street, especially in cities like New York, where locals are almost always in a hurry and often take chances by jaywalking. However, in … Read More

Travel Video of the Week: Paris Timelapse

Paris

Almost everyone I know loves Paris, but not everyone can afford to go there. For those who can’t, or just want a quick virtual vacation, there's this timelapse video from English photographer Paul Richardson, who spent three weeks this past June creating the … Read More

The Post Hotel and Lake Louise Village in Banff National Park

Kayaking on Lake Louise

My wife Natalie and I recently visited beautiful Alberta, Canada to attend the Calgary Stampede. (Here are 10 tips for Stampede first-timers as well as 10 things to know about flying Air Canada rouge, the airline we flew to get there.) I've always wanted to go … Read More

Travel Website of the Week: Join.me

JoinMe

I’m sure most business travelers already know about Join.me (website and app for iPhone, Android and Amazon), since they have over 10 million users. But for newbies and those that travel mostly for leisure, Join.me is a valuable and incredibly intuitive … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: Volcano Prep

Volcano

I’m sure you remember the hassles that Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull (aka E15) brought to travel in 2010. Well, as you may have heard there’s a good chance that another Iceland volcano (called Bárðarbunga) will erupt in the next few days, and the impact … Read More