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

News

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 […]

Travel Tip of the Day: How To Save Time and Money Traveling From Honolulu Airport to Waikiki

Uber Hawaii

How To Save Time and Money Traveling From Honolulu Airport to Waikiki I’m in Honolulu right now, and I just picked up a valuable money-saving tip the other day. If you’re going to Waikiki, Hawaii, and you’re not renting a car, then don’t get a shuttle into town (FYI: Speedi Shuttle is the most popular […]

Niagara Falls: A Canadian-American wonder, finally checked off

From the Journey Behind the Falls (Canada)

I was asked to participate in the #DoMoreCountry program, sponsored by Country Inns & Suites. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. I’d just landed in Buffalo, and was, in a modest black car, en route to my hotel on the other side of the US-Canadian border: the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, […]

A whiskey landmark in Loretto, KY + 5 whiskey facts

Top of the Stillhouse at Maker's Mark Distillery

Back in March, I hopped on a plane bound for Louisville, Kentucky. The next day, in Louisville, I boarded another plane—it may well have been the same one (operated by Chautauqua, via Delta)—and flew directly back to New York, where I live. I did it for whiskey. Specifically, I did it for Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Fill Out the Back Side of the Mexico Immigration Form

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Fill Out the Back Side of the Mexico Immigration Form I just returned from Mexico for the first time in years (I attended the TBEX Cancun conference and stayed at an all-inclusive resort, which I really liked). On the plane ride down, the flight attendants handed out the usual Mexico immigration forms, which reminded me […]

What to do, eat and see in Port Jefferson, NY

The Port Jefferson Ferry

I tend to be skeptical I’m going to find anything of interest in most quaint tourist towns. So many frozen yogurt and knick knack shops. With only a quick glance down the beginning of Main Street, Port Jefferson may appear to be just that. But on my second trip to Port Jefferson (known simply as […]

Mayhem for All Ages at Universal Studios Hollyowood

Hangin' with the Minions

I was recently asked to cover the new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. With my nine-year-old daughter in tow, I set off for a day of film-inspired magic and that’s what I got. The new ride fits right into the movie-enchantment precedent set by Universal Studios—putting the rider smack in the […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 1, 2014

Chicago

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now) The Air France Pilot Strike Ends With Absolutely Nothing Resolved Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet American Airlines to honor its predecessors, CEO says American Drops their El Al Partnership November 1 Southwest will use biofuel for SF […]