Moon Palace in Cancun for TBEX 2014

I did it!

Hola! If you’re following me on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, then you know I just returned from Cancun, Mexico, where I attended the TBEX conference. I landed after a short three hour, 35-minute flight from New York. It was my first time to Mexico in years and one of the reasons why is that after […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of September 17, 2014

Marriott

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott to Place Gratitude Envelopes in Hotel Guest Rooms Free In Flight GoGo Wifi & Free In Flight Texting with T-Mobile WestJet to charge some travellers for first checked bag Minnesota Man Films TSA Attempt To Screen Him After He Lands Southwest plans Baltimore-Costa Rica flights Australia […]

Travel Style: Dana Newman

Dana Newman

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: Dana Newman Occupation: Still working on figuring that out; writer, expat YouTuber, translator German to English, and editor, just […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 17, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a copy of Chris Guillebeau’s “The Happiness of Pursuit” (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a 4-night trip for two to Paris from AMC Theatres Win the 7-day Norway cruise of your choice from Hurigruten Win a cruise for four […]

Travel Product of the Week: T-Mobile Personal CellSpot + More

T-Mobile

The big travel news this past week was yet another example of T-Mobile shaking things up in the cellular industry. The latest is their introduction of the T-Mobile Personal CellSpot, which is like having a T-Mobile tower in your house (or wherever you choose to put it). My biggest (and really only) beef with T-Mobile is that […]

Travel Video of the Week: Diving into an Active Volcano in Vanuatu

Volcano

Holy cow! Did you see two filmmakers put on heat resistant suits and GoPro camera on their heads and journeyed into an active volcano? Documentarian George Kourounis and filmmaker Sam Cossman traveled to the Vanuatu archipelago (off the coast of Australia) and shot this incredible video inside the Marum crater—where temperatures reached in excess of 1300℉! […]

Travel Website of the Week: Ghost in the Data’s “Beer, Wine or Spirits?”

Alcohol

Ever wondered how alcohol consumption differs around the world? My colleague Rudy Maxa turned me onto this cool interactive infographic from Ghost in the Data that shows you just that. Just scroll over the beautiful map of the world to reveal whether certain country prefers beer, wine or spirits and how much its average citizen consumes in […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Download Adobe Photoshop Express

Photoshop

Download Adobe Photoshop Express Yesterday, I wrote about the Pro HDR camera app that I learned about from my friend Gary Arndt, an award-winning photographer. What I failed to mention is the other photo app Gary told me to download: Photoshop Express, which is free on both iOS and Android. Photoshop Express makes photo editing […]