Travel Website of the Week: Hotel Power

Hotel Power

This site is launching today (October 14), and it promises to change the way travelers squeeze savings out of every hotel stay, thanks to the connections, buying power and savvy of its parent company, GTI, one of the nation’s largest travel agencies. The press release states that even on top of its deeply discounted room rates (“often more than […]

Travel Website of the Week: MileCalc

MileCalc

It’s just about that time—that time when mileage junkies start flying all across the globe and returning home without leaving the airport. Why will they do this? So they can retain their elite status with the airlines. And this could be the last year we see this since both Delta and United are switching from mile-based to revenue-based […]

Travel Website of the Week: Travel & Style

T&S

My wife’s good friend and former colleague Jennifer is the co-creator of a new digital travel magazine: Travel & Style. Based in Toronto, Jennifer and partner Stephanie offer timely travel stories on their website for anyone who loves to travel—or at least loves to daydream about it. Their latest piece is about the Venice hotels where George Clooney’s […]

Travel Website of the Week: HomeExchange.com

HomeExchange

Have you seen the movie The Holiday with Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jude Law, where Kate’s character swaps her English cottage with Cameron’s plush L.A. home? Well, it turns out the website they used, HomeExchange.com, is an actual website and has been around since 1992! What’s even more surprising is that it wasn’t product […]

Travel Website of the Week: Ghost in the Data’s “Beer, Wine or Spirits?”

Alcohol

Ever wondered how alcohol consumption differs around the world? My colleague Rudy Maxa turned me onto this cool interactive infographic from Ghost in the Data that shows you just that. Just scroll over the beautiful map of the world to reveal whether certain country prefers beer, wine or spirits and how much its average citizen consumes in […]

Travel Website of the Week: TipThisMuch.in

TipThisMuchIn

I like to think that I know a lot about travel, but I still struggle at times when it comes to tipping. In fact, one of the most popular questions I get is “how much do I tip when traveling to X country?” In some cultures it’s a huge no-no, while in others it’s expected. […]

Travel Website of the Week: Roads & Kingdoms

R&K

I’d never heard of this site until the news that it was voted the Gold winner in the Online Travel Journalism Sites category by the Society of American Travel Writers. Roads & Kingdoms (R&K) is an independent journal of food, politics, travel, and culture. It first launched in Burma as a Tumblr that became a home for […]

Travel Website of the Week: Join.me

JoinMe

I’m sure most business travelers already know about Join.me (website and app for iPhone, Android and Amazon), since they have over 10 million users. But for newbies and those that travel mostly for leisure, Join.me is a valuable and incredibly intuitive resource that makes online meetings—between computers anywhere in the world—a breeze. The best part is that […]