Travel Contests: Week of August 27, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a Catalina Island getaway Win a two-week holiday to amazing Thailand with Anantara (on Facebook or Instagram) Win a 3-night stay at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in the #TBT Facebook giveaway (on Facebook) Win a wine-themed trip […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 11, 2014

United

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: United Airlines to Award Miles Based on Ticket Price American Makes a Few More Minor Changes Record number of firearms seized in a day by TSA Budget Airline PEOPLExpress Returns to the Skies This Summer Hilton Launches Curio, a New Brand for Independent Hotels Travelers to Polio-Ridden […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 28, 2014

Thailand

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Thailand army chief takes control over government in coup d’etat 100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica Canada relaxes restrictions on mobile devices in flight French trains too big for platforms Feds to require more transparency in airline fees ‘Near midair collision’ at Newark airport […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 21, 2014

News

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott Rewards Launches Social Media Points Plan Planes nearly collided in Newark Airport approach US Airways Flight to London Forced to Turn Back Because of a Belligerent Passenger Frontier launches 14 new routes from DC Employee who leaked Jay Z, Solange video fired, Standard Hotel says Bill […]

Koh Lanta, Southern Thailand’s Secret Gem

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My boyfriend Peter and I had no idea what to expect. We felt beaten down by the previous major cities like Tokyo and Bangkok, and were relieved to find some rest for the weary upon making it to the Phi Phi Islands by route of chaotic Phuket.  Koh Lanta is 27 km long and 12 km […]

Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands – Getting To “The Beach”

We made it! "The Beach!"

I’ve been dreaming about “The Beach” ever since I saw the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio around 2000. I always dreamt I would make it there some day to see what that solitary beach paradise was really like. After leaving chaotic grimy Bangkok we took an hour or so plane ride to the southern coast of […]