Travel Agency Says it is First to Book Cuba

Meliá Varadero hotel property in Cuba

According to its blog, CheapAir has become the first travel agency to start booking US travel to Cuba since the Obama administration announced the first step in restoring diplomatic regulations with Cuba back in mid-December. But it’s not simple to travel to Cuba yet. First of all, traveling to Cuba from the US is still not permitted unless you meet […]

Highlights from The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center’s multi-million dollar renovation

Westin D.C. City Center

The 406-room Westin Washington, D.C. City Center (1400 M Street NW, Washington, DC; 202-429-1700) recently completed a $17 million renovation. The hotel made upgrades to its guest rooms, restaurant, lobby, and meeting facilities this past summer, and now, the hotel feels comfortable, offers great service and is located only a few blocks from the White House. Updated elements include: […]

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 accounts by going to SPG.com/uber After you’ve stayed one night at any Starwood […]

Gotham Air Helicopter Gets You to New York Airports in 6 Minutes

Gotham Air hits the skies in NYC

If you live in New York or have ever attempted getting to the airport peak hours, you know it’s a bit of a struggle. Now New Yorkers can save time on the airport commute by booking a lift with Gotham Air. The luxury 6-minute helicopter ride just started service to JFK and Newark airports from Pier 6 in downtown Manhattan. Prices will run […]

Top Spots for Romance This Valentine’s Day

The Big Apple ranks the top U.S. Valentine’s Day destination

Bring on the romance! While couples are getting close today on Valentine’s Day, they are apparently getting closer in New York and Cancun. There’s a new survey out by Allianz Global Assistance ranking the top U.S. Valentine’s Day destinations with New York stealing the number one spot followed by Las Vegas and Chicago, respectively. Other U.S. […]

Forget the gambling: 4 can’t-miss meals in Macau

Egg tarts in Macau

This is the second post on Macau by Caitlin Martin. Check out the first one—an exploration of its historical and cultural sides—here. Macau is unique in its concentration of restaurants and variety of cuisine. Yes, you can certainly gamble your heart out, but as I mentioned in my last Macau post, the cuisine here is to die […]

First Routes Announced for American Airlines’ 787 Dreamliner

American's pretty new 787

Get ready for the American Airlines 787 Dreamliner to finally hit the skies this summer! American just announced the first routes for service on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner. American’s domestic service will begin in May and its international service will begin in June. Currently, United is the only US carrier to have 787s in service. First routes […]

China Airlines’ New 777-300ER

China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

Taipei-based China Airlines is Taiwan’s largest airline. The carrier has been serving North America since the 1970s with the Boeing 747. Most recently, China Airlines celebrated the arrival of the Boeing 777-300ER for the Taiwan Taoyuan-Los Angeles route in December 2014. Eastern elegance is seen in the new fleet. The airline has placed an importance […]