Discovering Provence at Christmas (it’s not over yet!)

"Bravade Calendale in Aix-en-Provence Photo Credit: Philippe NOU"

You’ve probably seen photos of endless lavender fields, tanned vacationers strolling Mediterranean beaches and promenades, and couples sipping Provençal rosé wines on countryside villa terraces. That’s the Provence, France, of spring and summer most well-known to travelers. Those are all beautiful sights to see and activities to enjoy in this part of southern France, but […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Another Uber Tip (+ a Holiday Message)

DCA at Christmas

Another Uber Tip (+ a Holiday Message) Building off of yesterday’s tip: One way to get Uber to pick you up at airports that prohibit the service (i.e. LAX) is to hop on the first hotel shuttle that arrives and then Google/GPS the address of the destination. Then, plug that address into Uber on the way, […]

Breaking: British Airways reveals Santa’s flight plan

Santa's flight plan (Credit: British Airways)

Today’s big Christmas-themed news comes from British Airways, which delighted children who read travel blogs everywhere this morning by revealing the details of Santa’s official flight plan. According to the airline, the big man’s North Pole-based team has officially filed the plan with authorities around the world, and preparations are now under way. Check it out above, […]

Travel Video of the Week: Drone Video of Manhattan Beach Christmas Fireworks

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Where I live in Manhattan Beach, they don’t do Fourth of July fireworks—but they do do Christmas fireworks. It’s a fun event and the whole town comes out to see them (and actually, many of us paid for them with our parking tickets). This year’s took place last weekend, and during the show I spotted a […]

LOT hanging mistletoe on planes, encouraging world to #KISSaLOT

LOT mistletoe

LOT Polish Airlines, Poland’s national carrier, is bringing an old tradition to new heights this holiday season. The airline announced today that it will be hanging mistletoe twigs in every one of its aircraft through January 6, 2015, in the interest of bringing people—not just LOT customers—together. By way of their regular winter routes (to more than 40 cities around […]

Holiday lights and a quick stay at southern California’s Dana Point

IlluminOcean holiday lights at Dana Point Harbor

Well, I’m totally in the Christmas spirit after seeing a fabulous holiday lights display in Orange County, California! It’s the first year of Dana Point Harbor’s IlluminOcean installation, which features 22 ocean-themed light creations. The lights began on November 26, 2014 and you can still see them through January 4, 2015 every evening starting at 5 pm. When? IlluminOcean […]

5 fabulously festive English Christmas teas

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The ritual of sitting down to afternoon tea has graced the households of Brits for centuries, and has become a tradition recognized by many restaurants and hotels, too. Families around the country come together for a mid-afternoon meal of biscuits, pastries and finger foods, all centered around the main event: a refreshing pot of hot […]

Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood for the Who-lidays

The girls and I with the Grinch

Who doesn’t love a fab-Who-lous event to begin the Who-liday season? The annual Grinchmas event is back at Universal Studios, and it promises a magical and wonderful time for the entire family! On December 4, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti came out to kick off the merry Grinchmas holiday season with a sensational tree lighting ceremony, which was accompanied […]