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Cool Native American art on the walls at La Posada de Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Part 4: An Art Lover’s Destination

This is the fourth part in Dennis Kamoen’s five-part series about Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he discovered on a visit … Read More

Where’s Johnny?

Joe's Stone Crab in Miami

Behind-the-Scenes at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami

I was just in Miami to attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival as a guest of Certified Angus Beef, … Read More

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50,000 AAdvantage miles—for $1,475, or $89 and one purchase

AA miles to buy

American Airlines just sent me an email offering me the chance to "buy AAdvantage miles for [myself] or gift miles to a friend or loved one." Here’s the page they linked, where you can buy 1,000 to 100,000 bonus miles. I think it’s a terrible deal since 1,000 … Read More

Highlights from The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center’s multi-million dollar renovation

Westin D.C. City Center

The 406-room Westin Washington, D.C. City Center (1400 M Street NW, Washington, DC; 202-429-1700) recently completed a $17 million renovation. The hotel made upgrades to its guest rooms, restaurant, lobby, and meeting facilities this past summer, and now, the … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: Oakland Airport Parking Promotion


Oakland Airport (OAK) Parking Promotion Thanks to my colleague Harriet Baskas for alerting me to the parking promotion Oakland International Airport is currently running. From now through April 15, travelers departing from OAK on any airline heading to any … Read More

Uber and Starwood Team Up to Give Away Starpoints

Starwood Preferred Guest app (Photo: Starwood)

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program just announced a new global partnership with ridesharing company Uber. Now you can earn rewards through SPG the next time you catch an Uber. What does this mean for SPG members? Link your SPG and Uber … Read More

10 Reasons to Stay at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort

Feeding the elephants on arrival at Anantara Hotel Chiang Rai

It took the longest travel day to get to the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort, in northern Thailand. My journey began by flying from New York to London on British Airways. During the six-hour layover, I took a shower in the club and had brunch … Read More

14 reasons—plus many more photos—to try voluntourism in Thailand

Guy waving

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has put great effort into voluntourism (community-based tourism) in their country, and success has been the result. Supported by groups Local Alike,, STA Travel, Matador Network, and more, the TAT … Read More

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Part 3: Santa Fe Sights

Santa Fe Plaza

This is the third part in Dennis Kamoen’s five-part series about Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he discovered on a visit to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Check out the first part here, the second part here, and tune in tomorrow for the next … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: Buckle Up


Buckle Up Tragically, award-winning journalist and veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon recently lost his life while riding in the backseat of a black Lincoln Town Car in Manhattan. According to New York City police, he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. It’s … Read More