How to Tell if an Adventure Company is Safe Abroad

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I was recently interviewed by NBC’s Today Show to comment on a zipline accident in Mexico that left a California man tragically in a coma. The show asked me how travelers can tell if an adventure company outside the United States is safe, and to comment on the importance of travel insurance. Below is the […]

LAX: The perfect long layover

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Just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport is one of the best beach communities in all of America.  I live just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) so I know what I would do if I had a long layover there. I always tell my friends and family transferring through LAX on […]

10 Things I Hate About Las Vegas

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I’m a travel lover, not hater. But there are 10 things that I really despise about Las Vegas and here they are, in no particular order. You’ll have to let me know if you agree or disagree in the comments. 1. Bumpy flights When the temperature rises in the summer, especially around 100F (38C), descending into […]

Charleston, SC, Part 1: Charleston Gets Top Vote for Best City—Again

Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards issue

This is Part 1 in Dave Zuchowski’s three-part series on Charleston, South Carolina—voted the best city in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the second year in a row. Tune in for Part 2 next Friday. Lucky Charleston! Maybe make that magnetic, alluring Charleston. The South Carolina port city overlooking the Atlantic […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 16, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: TSA sees surge in credit card knives at airports Rocket Debris Falls on Cruise Ship in Israeli Port Kenya issues terror alert over travel to UK airports Carnival Bans Smoking on Balconies Pilot Orders Pizza for Passengers on Delayed Flight ‘Amelia Earhart’ Completes Around-the-World Flight Boeing re-engineers […]

Summer in Deer Valley, Utah, at the St. Regis

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Spending a long summer weekend in Deer Valley, Utah at the St. Regis Deer Valley is a breath of fresh air. Literally! The altitude of 7452′ (also the name of their Bloody Mary!) guarantees the freshest air where the Uinta and Wasatch converge. The 181-room hotel looks like a modern castle nestled in the mountainous […]

Travel Tip of the Day: JFK Transportation Tip

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JFK Transportation Tip Last Thursday’s tip was about taking the bus between LGA airport and Manhattan. If you’re flying in or out of New York City’s largest airport, you can take public transportation as well. When I land at JFK, I jump on the AirTrain to Jamaica Station and then take the E train to 53rd Street […]

What To Do: Weather Delays and Flight Cancellations

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Here are my go-to tips, websites and apps for all you need to know about weather delays and cancelations: 1. Research: I don’t leave home without knowing the weather where I am and where I’m going—including at layover airports. I use Weather.com and this handy traveler’s weather page I made that even includes the turbulence forecast. If […]