Top 10 in Travel News: Week of November 19, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Passenger gets $1,200 bill for in-flight Wi-Fi Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots Updated MileagePlus Premier Requirements for 2016 status Alaska Airlines launching new San Diego-Hawaii route South Korea temporarily suspends Asiana flights to San Francisco United Devalues… Checked Baggage Uber […]

3 Up-and-Coming Virginia Wineries

Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

October was Virginia Wine Month! If I haven’t professed my love for Virginia enough with my last post on Norfolk and its rich and diverse downtown, let me continue with my top three picks for up-and-coming wineries in Virginia. I had the great pleasure of attending the 27th Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival in Norfolk on October […]

Travel Video of the Week: Skiing in Hawaii

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Ski season is finally here in North America. If you don’t like the cold and snow, that’s okay—just check out this Willy Bogner video of skiing in Hawaii! That’s right, someone came up with skis that are made for surfing. It’s amazing. Just not sure if you need the poles, helmet and ski suit. Would you […]

31 Reasons to Stay at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu

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Aloha! I was recently invited to attend the “re-opening” of the Turtle Bay Resort on “Oahu’s fabled North Shore”—and I found the property so amazing that instead of my usual 10, I’ve included 31 reasons to stay at Turtle Bay Resort (TBR): 1. Location Turtle Bay Resort is just a 55-minute ride from Honolulu’s International […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving Aboard British Airways

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Are you joining the tens of thousands of travelers who will be taking to the skies next week to visit friends and family for Thanksgiving? The start of the holiday season is invariably the most stressful time of year for travelers, with airports chock-a-block with passengers and suitcases and the result is usually nothing short […]

Taylor Swift’s New Video Blank Space Was Filmed Where?

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Listen, the whole thing took me by surprise. I was driving to work recently and suddenly found my toes tapping to a tune on the radio. The tune stayed with me throughout the day. It was only a few days before I knew all the words. To a Taylor Swift song. When I downloaded the […]

Norfolk, Virginia: Where Diverse Downtown Neighborhoods are Booming

Mermaid spotted along the Elizabeth River

Not only is the beautiful waterfront city of Norfolk home to the largest naval base in the country (and more than 100 mermaids!), it’s considered to be the historic, urban, financial and cultural mecca of Coastal Virginia. Tip: You must pronounce this city properly as “Naw-fok.” No other pronunciations are accepted! Water-lovers, you are in luck. […]

Travel Video of the Week: Los Angeles Supermoon Timelapse

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I’ve been back in Los Angeles for the past 10 days and already I’ve been reminded why it’s one of my favorite cities in the world, and why I call it home. Here’s a new Los Angeles timelapse of the city and the recent supermoon from the TimeLAX team of RalphGM & RandyFX that might […]