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Travel Agency Says It Is First to Book Cuba

According to its blog, CheapAir has become the first travel agency to start booking US travel to Cuba since the Obama … Read More

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Joe's Stone Crab in Miami

Behind-the-Scenes at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami

I was just in Miami to attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival as a guest of Certified Angus Beef, … Read More

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Uber and Starwood Team Up to Give Away Starpoints

Starwood Preferred Guest app (Photo: Starwood)

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program just announced a new global partnership with ridesharing company Uber. Now you can earn rewards through SPG the next time you catch an Uber. What does this mean for SPG members? Link your SPG and Uber … Read More

10 Reasons to Stay at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort

Feeding the elephants on arrival at Anantara Hotel Chiang Rai

It took the longest travel day to get to the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort, in northern Thailand. My journey began by flying from New York to London on British Airways. During the six-hour layover, I took a shower in the club and had brunch … Read More

14 reasons—plus many more photos—to try voluntourism in Thailand

Guy waving

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has put great effort into voluntourism (community-based tourism) in their country, and success has been the result. Supported by groups Local Alike, responsiblevacation.com, STA Travel, Matador Network, and more, the TAT … Read More

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Part 3: Santa Fe Sights

Santa Fe Plaza

This is the third part in Dennis Kamoen’s five-part series about Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he discovered on a visit to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Check out the first part here, the second part here, and tune in tomorrow for the next … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: Buckle Up

Car

Buckle Up Tragically, award-winning journalist and veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon recently lost his life while riding in the backseat of a black Lincoln Town Car in Manhattan. According to New York City police, he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. It’s … Read More

Behind-the-Scenes at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami

Joe's Stone Crab in Miami

I was just in Miami to attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival as a guest of Certified Angus Beef, which supplies meat to some of the city’s top restaurants—including Joe’s Stone Crab (11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139). Joe’s is one of south … Read More

7 Great Travel Apps to Download Today

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I flew home from the South Beach Food and Wine Festival just in time to speak at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show at the Long Beach Convention Center—which was a whole lot of fun. One of the highlights was having dinner in a hole-in-the-wall … Read More

Difficult to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in Miami Beach

Thompson Miami Beach Check-In

I was just in Miami to attend the South Beach Wine and Food Festival as a guest of Certified Angus Beef. The first night they put me up at the Thompson Miami Beach and the next two nights, I stayed at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Both are beautiful hotels … Read More