Summer in Spokane, Washington

Monroe St. Bridge over the Spokane River at sunset. (Credit: Visit Spokane)

My adventure to Spokane, Washington came at the perfect time. The month of July in my beloved hometown of Los Angeles can be overwhelming. The malls and theme parks are flooded with kids on summer break. School’s out, but the freeways are jammed with tourists flocking to the Pacific Ocean. Needless to say, I longed […]

The Takeaway: Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel

Photo by Trishna Patel

Last June, I had the opportunity to enjoy a weekend at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I’d always heard stories of the quirky city—often endearingly described as “Vegas with a shoreline”—and I was especially curious to see where it was in the rebuilding process post-Hurricane Sandy. Turns out, the slot machines were […]

Travel Style: Chris Lopinto

Chris Lopinto

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers on useful resources, favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Chris Lopinto Occupation: President & Co-Founder, Hometown: Long Island, NY Residence: Long Island, NY Website: Twitter: @ExpertFlyer Facebook: YouTube: Short […]

The Orlando on Third’s “Home Away From Home” Holiday Packages

The Orlando Hotel

‘Tis the season! If you are planning on visiting family and friends in Los Angeles, check out the newly renovated Orlando Hotel’s fun holiday packages! And don’t worry, the price still leaves room in the budget for some last minute Christmas shopping. An overnight accommodation: A $50 American Express Gift Card good at any retail store, restaurant or […]

Israel 101: 10 Things to Consider

View from Herod's Tel Aviv

Want to visit Israel but don’t know where to begin or what to expect? With the help of my friends at DigIsrael and the Israel Ministry of Tourism, I’ve come up with a crash course on the Holy Land based on my personal experiences. Here are 10 ten helpful tips to keep in mind: 1. […]

DigIsrael: Top 3 Historical Sites in The Holy Land

Mount of Olives- Overview of Jerusalem

I’ve  been learning about Israel for as long as I can remember, from studying religion in grade school to debating Middle East relations as a political science major in college. So needless to say, the mystifying and provocative country has always been on my radar. And though I’ve imagined what it would be like, my […]

Celebrate Holly-ween L.A. Style

West Hollywood Holly-ween

Happy Halloween Johnny Jetters! There is no better place to celebrate the one night where you can be anyone or anything you can dream up than The City of Dreams. For those who want to enjoy this world-famous and uninhibited Hollywood Halloween experience, The Orlando Hotel is offering a “Holly-ween Package” with all the tricks […]

The Western Wall

The Western Wall

Located in the Old City of Jerusalem,The Western Wall, is the remnant of the wall that once enclosed and supported the Second Jerusalem Temple and is arguably the most sacred, recognized site in the Jewish faith. It’s also happens to be the western supporting wall of Temple Mount, one of Islam’s holiest sites. Both faiths’ strong territorial claims in such […]