Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 18, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: #Carryonshame Campaign Aims to Expose Overpacked Travelers Fancy a trip to space? You can buy it on Alibaba’s Taobao site for $96,400 Yotel ‘micro-hotel’ concept coming to San Francisco Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport now offering free Wi-Fi Expedia adopts Bitcoin payments for hotel bookings Google Updates Flight Search With […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 28, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a 13-day European tour for two from STA Travel Win Three Travel Adventures of Your Choice from HostelWorld.com Win $5,000 to spend on a London & Wales trip Win a trip to Prague from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, or Singapore […]

My Most Embarrassing Travel Story Involving a Japanese Ryokan

Maikos (geisha apprentices)

In 2005 I went on a Memoirs of a Geisha fam trip where they took me to all the sites that were mentioned in the book/movie.  We checked into an above average ryokan called Sento (a traditional Japanese inn). It was located in the center of Kinosaki and it did not look like much from […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 25, 2013

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This week’s travel contests: Win a $10,000 trip to Monte Carlo Win a trip for two to Italy Win a 7-day trip for two to Japan Win a trip to South Africa (on Facebook) Win a weekend of wine-tasting (on Facebook)