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 […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Visit the 9/11 Memorial in NYC

9:11 Mem

Visit the 9/11 Memorial in NYC Thirteen years later, the events of September 11, 2001 are a still fresh in many American minds, and so today, it’s worth taking a moment to think about all of the people that were affected. I had the chance to visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York last year, and I have to […]

2014 US Open with SPG Amex

Johnny and Natalie at the 2014 US Open

Every traveler I know who has the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express loves it! I have it, and I love it too, which is probably why their PR team has invited me and a guest to the US Open in New York for the last three years, to attend one of their […]

The Tuscany Hotel in New York City

The Tuscany Hotel

These days all the major hotel chains are getting so big and dominant that it’s starting to affect my purchasing decisions—and I’m probably not the only one. And that’s a huge mistake. I admit I often have to remind myself that it’s okay to stay at a hotel that I don’t have a loyalty program […]

The Good, Bad and Ugly about Taking Amtrak’s Acela Express Train

Inside Amtrak Acela Express train (Business Class)

Last week I took Amtrak’s Acela Express train for the first time in a few years and I realized I’d completely forgotten what it was like. I was traveling from New York’s Penn Station (one of America’s worst train stations) to Wilmington, Delaware. Since it had been so long since I’d taken Acela, I actually […]

5 Reasons to Stay at The Carlton Hotel NYC

The Carlton Hotel lobby

There are so many hotels to choose from when you travel to New York City that trying to decide on which one fits the bill can be a real hit-or-miss situation. The Carlton Hotel NYC proved to be a hit for our three-night stay for reasons that include both the obvious and the unexpected. 1. […]

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 […]

Travel Tip of the Day: JFK Transportation Tip

NYC Air Train JFK

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 […]