A Fall Weekend in New Haven, Connecticut

Plain pizza at Bar

I’ve always loved university towns, and New Haven is no exception. New Haven is well known as home to Yale University and thus a lively cultural center has sprouted up around it. It’s one of Connecticut’s larger cities, and worth a visit. Here’s why: Getting there By car: New Haven sits along the coast of the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: New NEXUS Machines, New Rules

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New NEXUS Machines, New Rules I’m a big proponent of NEXUS for frequent travelers to Canada, and so I was excited to see on Friday that they’ve rolled out new NEXUS machines at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport—as part of a larger, more complete rollout that’s currently underway. The machines bring a lot of improvements to the experience, […]

Philadelphia Airport Hosts Annual Restaurant Week October 20-27

Philadelphia Airport Marketplace

Great news for travelers heading to (or through) Philadelphia Airport (PHL) next week. PHL is hosting their fourth annual Restaurant Week on Oct. 20-27. Diners will be able to get fajitas, cheesesteaks, penne and chicken marsala and other tasty entrees at affordable prices. PHL’s Restaurant Week will offer passengers the chance to enjoy pre-selected, three-course […]

New NEXUS Machines Require Your NEXUS Card

Toronto Airport

If you travel to and from Canada often, then I highly recommend getting NEXUS. It’s basically the same thing as Global Entry except only for Canada. It also includes Global Entry and TSA PreCheck and only costs $50 for five years. The downside is that you need to have your face-to-face appointment in Canada or […]

Thanksgiving 2014: 10 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

Thanksgiving Flights

“How can I find a cheap flight?” is one of the most common questions I get – especially around the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. I feel like saying, “don’t you remember what I told you last year and the year before?” Hello?! Strategies don’t change that much – just the dates and possibly some websites/apps. […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Better Hawaii Airport Transport

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Better Hawaii Airport Transport Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from two separate readers who built on my Honolulu airport transfer tip earlier this week with their own advice for traveling to and from the Honolulu airport. First, reader CoolKidSchwan commented: “Aloha. I’m a full time […]

A look at Radisson, Part 1 — Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront

Steam Whistle brewery tour

This is part 1 of Caitlin Martin’s three-part look at three Radisson hotels. Check out the intro here, and check out part 2 and 3 next week. The Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront, in Toronto, Canada, just finished a 3.5 million-dollar renovation in April 2014. As I mentioned earlier, Radisson hotels across North America are undergoing a […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 8, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: How Different Countries Are Screening for Ebola Can you catch Ebola on a plane? Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking guests’ Wi-Fi 2-yr-old $2.1B Atlantic City Revel hotel sells for $110 million. Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF SWISS […]