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Travel Tip of the Day: Pets and Airport Security

Pets and Airport Security I’ve been seeing an increase in travelers with dogs recently, and most of them have their … Read More

Where’s Johnny?

The Tuscany Hotel

The Tuscany Hotel in New York City

These days all the major hotel chains are getting so big and dominant that it’s starting to affect my purchasing … Read More

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Travel Video of the Week: Paris Timelapse

Paris

Almost everyone I know loves Paris, but not everyone can afford to go there. For those who can’t, or just want a quick virtual vacation, there's this timelapse video from English photographer Paul Richardson, who spent three weeks this past June creating the … Read More

The Post Hotel and Lake Louise Village in Banff National Park

Kayaking on Lake Louise

My wife Natalie and I recently visited beautiful Alberta, Canada to attend the Calgary Stampede. (Here are 10 tips for Stampede first-timers as well as 10 things to know about flying Air Canada rouge, the airline we flew to get there.) I've always wanted to go … Read More

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 … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: Volcano Prep

Volcano

I’m sure you remember the hassles that Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull (aka E15) brought to travel in 2010. Well, as you may have heard there’s a good chance that another Iceland volcano (called Bárðarbunga) will erupt in the next few days, and the impact … Read More

Travel App of the Week: OpenTable (with pay function)

OpenTable

Don’t you hate it when you're in a hurry and you have to flag down a waiter to pay your dining bill? I know I do. But that inconvenience might soon be a thing of the past, as the popular phone-reservation app OpenTable has just rolled out a program for 50 … Read More

Travel Style: Ian Simkins

Ian Simkins

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Ian Simkins            Occupation: CEO of Audley … Read More

Why You Need an Aegean Cruise

Louis Cruises sails on the Aegean

This is part 2 in Caitlin Martin’s recap of her 7-day Aegean adventure with Louis Cruises. Check out part 1 here, and part 3 here. Are you a cultural junkie but yearning for some relaxation? Do you want to experience some local off-the-beaten path spots in … Read More

Adventure and solitude at the JW Marriott Guanacaste in Costa Rica, in words and pictures

Chairs at the beach

For years I’ve heard stories describing Costa Rica and all it has to offer and for years, I’ve been eager to experience a particular region of this country. Recently my quest to visit Central America came to fruition and Guanacaste, Costa Rica didn’t in any … Read More