Travel News: Week of March 26, 2014

MH370

Top Travel News Tears flow: In memory of #MH370, a photo gallery Gogo Teams with Samsung in Free Wi-Fi Promotion for a Year Disney cruise ships first to offer Wi-Fi by megabyte Google Partners With Ray-Ban And Oakley To Make Glass More Stylish Southwest adds seven new routes at Reagan National JetBlue Takes on Other […]

Travel Contests: Week of March 26, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a carry-on suitcase and cabin bag from Pathfinder Luggage! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a 7-day vacation to your dream destination from Switchfly Win a $32,000 trip for two to the Summer Olympics in Brazil from TD Ameritrade Win […]

10 Great Reasons to Stay at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

“Now I’m going to pour tequila on your belly.” This was the last thing I expected to hear while getting a massage in Los Angeles at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Hotel. That wasn’t the only surprise from this luxury hotel, where you’re pretty much guaranteed to see an A-list celebrity every […]

The ’96 Hour Sale’ on big-time skiing (and Jamaica) vacations—now with 48 hours to go

Vail

The weather may be warming, but fortunately ski season is still in full swing out west, where the snow continues to fall generously on its famously world-class terrain. Even more fortunately, a collection of the regions’s finest resorts—including Vail, Beaver Creek and Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly—is making one last ski weekend out west a little easier […]

12 Reasons to Stay at The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

The Moana Surfrider view

The Moana Surfrider will always be a special hotel to me since I used to stay there back in the late 1990s when I first started to travel to Hawaii. Back then, it was a Sheraton but in 2007, Starwood re-branded it into a swanky Westin Resort & Spa. What’s even better is that it […]

9 Things to Love About the Royal Hawaiian

Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach

Yesterday I featured the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa and today I’m here to tell you about its sister Starwood property, the Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort. These two have a lot in common, besides being managed by the same hotel company. The most important is that the Moana Surfrider is in the oldest […]

A Farmer’s Market in a Hotel

Exoctic fruit Hyatt Regency Waikiki Farmers Market

One of the coolest amenities I’ve ever seen at a hotel was at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. They recently introduced a Farmer’s Market in their atrium every Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm. The Pualeilani Atrium has over 60 shops and boutiques on the ground floor of the Hyatt Regency […]

10 Reasons to Fly Hawaiian Airlines to Hawaii

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I’ve been lucky enough to visit Hawaii close to 20 times and I’ve flown all the major carriers to and from the mainland—including American, Delta and United. When I flew American and Delta, I felt like I could have been going to New York; there was no difference whatsoever in the service or aircraft. United […]