Travel Contests: Week of August 27, 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 Catalina Island getaway Win a two-week holiday to amazing Thailand with Anantara (on Facebook or Instagram) Win a 3-night stay at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in the #TBT Facebook giveaway (on Facebook) Win a wine-themed trip […]

The Post Hotel and Lake Louise Village in Banff National Park

Kayaking on Lake Louise

My wife Natalie and I recently visited beautiful Alberta, Canada to attend the Calgary Stampede. (Here are 10 tips for Stampede first-timers as well as 10 things to know about flying Air Canada rouge, the airline we flew to get there.) I’ve always wanted to go to the Calgary Stampede, but I was even more […]

The Tuscany Hotel in New York City

The Tuscany Hotel

These days all the major hotel chains are getting so big and dominant that it’s starting to affect my purchasing decisions—and I’m probably not the only one. And that’s a huge mistake. I admit I often have to remind myself that it’s okay to stay at a hotel that I don’t have a loyalty program […]

The Good, Bad and Ugly about Taking Amtrak’s Acela Express Train

Inside Amtrak Acela Express train (Business Class)

Last week I took Amtrak’s Acela Express train for the first time in a few years and I realized I’d completely forgotten what it was like. I was traveling from New York’s Penn Station (one of America’s worst train stations) to Wilmington, Delaware. Since it had been so long since I’d taken Acela, I actually […]

Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider!

Hawaiian Airlines

Earlier this summer, we ran a huge Hawaii contest with Hawaiian Airlines, one of my favorite airlines—and it went so well that we’re doing it again! And this time, the winnings are even better! In our latest JohnnyJet.com contest, you could win 140,000 HawaiianMiles (enough for two roundtrip tickets between Hawaii and any one of their […]

New Lineup of Chevrolet Cars Offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi

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I’ll be one of the first to admit it: I’m a Wi-Fi junkie. But it’s possible that my wife is worse than me. When we check into a hotel and the front desk clerk asks if we have any questions, the first thing my wife will ask about is the Wi-Fi. She doesn’t care how […]

Hakkasan Beverly Hills

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Restaurant: Hakkasan Beverly Hills Where: 233 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310-888-8661 The concept: Originally opened in London in 2001, Hakkasan is now known the world over, from Miami to Mumbai, from San Francisco to Shanghai. And recently, Hakassan threw open its doors in Los Angeles. At Hakkasan Beverly Hills, modern Cantonese cuisine […]

Mapping the Conch Republic

Out on the water with Hall's Diving Center in the Florida Keys

On April 23, 1982, the mayor of Key West, Florida, Dennis Wardlow, “broke a loaf of stale Cuban bread over the head of a man dressed in a naval uniform.” This naturally ushered his city into secession from the United States, officially as the “Conch Republic.” One minute into sovereignty, Prime Minister Wardlow surrendered to the same man, and the […]