Travel Contests: Week of June 25, 2014

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This week’s travel includes: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win two tickets to Rio de Janeiro from TAM Airlines Win a trip for two to Los Angeles from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to Montreal from Tourisme Montreal Win a 6-night Kenya safari from The Explorateur […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Leave Extra Time Getting to LAX

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Leave Extra Time Getting to LAX I’ve warned you about construction delays this summer at Newark and San Francisco airports. Well, it gets worse, and now, you can add LAX to the list of airports undergoing major renovations. Fortunately, the projects at LAX (which you can read more about here) are really only going to affect travelers […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 14, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win one of ten dream vacations from AARP (one each week) Win a trip to hike Mount Kilimanjaro plus a five-day safari from Grape-Nuts Win airfare plus $20,000 to spend in to Paris from Epitymas Win a $25,000 trip […]

Travel News: Week of April 23, 2014

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Top Travel News U.S. Teen ‘Lucky’ to Be Alive After Stowing Away in wheel way on Calif.-Hawaii Flight  After deaths of 13, Everest Sherpas say they are abandoning climbing season Vueling launches world’s first ‘smart watch’ boarding pass Oregon wines fly free on Alaska Airlines as ‘pilot program’ partnership is extended Berlin Court Tells Uber […]

Travel News: Week of April 9, 2014

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Top Travel News Proposed Republican Budget Would End Amtrak Subsidies, Kill Brand USA, Rein In TSA United to add 500 charging stations at U.S. airports Alaska Airlines offers self-tag service Las Vegas Pulling Racist Billboard Near LAX, But Says It Wasn’t A Big Deal Anyway And the world’s busiest airport is… US pilot arrested at […]

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 […]

Highlights from the 16th Annual Los Angeles Times Travel Show

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I just spent the weekend at the 16th Annual Los Angeles Times Travel Show. I spoke on a panel both days with Jen Leo and ThePointsGuy.com (Eric Rosen the first day and Brian Kelly the second). Our panel was entitled: More for Your Money: The Best Value for Your Vacation Dollars. Because one of the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: LAX’s “Other” Security Line

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LAX’s “Other” Security Line If there’s a long security line at LAX’s T2, scoot around the corner and take the not-so-visible elevator. Upstairs, there’s a secret way to bypass the long line: a TSA agent stationed up there checking IDs. When I discovered it myself, I said to the agent, “This sure beats waiting in […]