Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 29, 2014

American Airline New Logo

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: American Airlines Just Announced Their New AAdvantage Program with US Airways Dividend Miles Members Seeking Unity, U.S. Revises Ebola Monitoring Rules Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays AA flight at LAX United to launch route from Newark to Newcastle, England The MD-11 makes its final scheduled […]

Travel App of the Week: For Less Guides

For Less Guides

The For Less Guides have been around since 1994, but their apps are brand new—and they allow tourists access to hundreds of discounts at attractions and restaurants. There are currently versions for six cities: London, San Francisco, New York, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Paris. Each city’s app is specifically designed for tourists as an easy-to-use, downloadable […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Take Advantage of Long Layovers

Singapore Flyer

Take Advantage of Long Layovers If you have more than a few hours of layover time in a city, don’t spend them milling around the airport or buying overpriced Duty Free goods. Instead, find out if there is anything close by that will let you get a flavor of the area. Some airports (like Singapore’s Changi and Amsterdam’s […]

Travel News: Week of October 2, 2013


Passport machine to cut customs wait times at JFK US state department issues global threat warning Passenger told he cannot board EasyJet flight after tweeting complaint Clueless tourist brings loaded gun to 9/11 Memorial Air New Zealand plans charters to fly scientists to Antarctica, land on ice runway Southwest Plans to Devalue Rapid Rewards Points […]

Travel Contests: Week of July 31, 2013

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills pool

This week’s travel contests include: Win two nights, dinner and two spa treatments at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Win an EatWith experience in New York (and be flown there for free) Win a trip to Australia Win a three-night road trip and $3,000 Win a five-night stay from Myths & […]

America, meet (Part 2)

Homepage to start

Since I do not work for, the end of the Booking Summit (if you’re not sure what the Booking Summit is, click here to read Part 1) signaled that it was time to depart company headquarters in Amsterdam. A tragedy really, as after this third visit, I’d decided that Amsterdam had officially joined the […]

America, meet (Part 1)

The lobby

If travel is about seeking adventure, then it is also about embracing uncertainty. There are inherent uncertainties in every trip we take. When we hit the road, or rails, or sky, we relinquish the perceived omnipotence with which we reign over our undisturbed daily routines. We opt for the unfamiliar. We accept a reality in […]

Needles on a Plane?!

Airplane food

I just read this CNN Breaking News story about sewing needles found in four turkey sandwiches on separate Delta Airlines flights from Amsterdam to the United States.  I find this scary as hell, don’t you? Just a couple of months ago I got an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of an airline catering company at Charles de […]