Travel Contests: Week of January 28, 2015

T+L

This week’s travel contests include: Win a $10,000 dream trip or a number of other prizes (must complete the Travel + Leisure 2015 World’s Best Awards Survey) Win two tickets to New Zealand from Air New Zealand Win a $100,000 getaway to Hawaii Win a trip to the Dolomites in Italy (on Facebook) Win a 7-night cruise of […]

Travel Video of the Day: Plane Runs Out of Fuel, Ditches Near Hawaii

Plane

Did you see this incredible video from Monday? A small plane from the San Francisco Bay Area ran out of fuel 253 miles northeast of Maui and had to ditch in the ocean. The 28-year-old pilot had a built-in parachute on his single-engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft. The crew of a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules airplane […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Hawaii’s Civil Defense Siren Test

Hawaii

Hawaii’s Civil Defense Siren Test I just returned from Hawaii, where for the first time in more than 20 visits to Hawaii, I heard the Civil Defense siren test. Natalie and I had no idea what the blaring alarm was exactly, but knew it was either a test or a sign of something not good—like […]

Win a 2-night stay at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk in Waikiki, Hawaii!

Inside the newly refreshed Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

In almost every state, cold, wintery weather colors the forecast for the next few months—but not in Hawaii! Our 50th state remains one of my favorite places on Earth and a great destination for a winter getaway, which is why I’m so excited for our latest JohnnyJet.com contest, in which we’re giving away a two-night stay at the newly […]

Travel Contests: Week of November 19, 2014

Florida

This week’s travel contests: Win a 4-day Florida beach getaway Win $20,000 for a dream trip in Barclaycard’s Great Getaway Giveaway Win a Hawaii getaway in the Hilton Ultimate Weekender Sweepstakes Win a 3-night trip for two to Cancun Win free Allegiant flights for you and a friend for an entire year (from six cities) Win a […]

Travel Video of the Week: Skiing in Hawaii

Skiing

Ski season is finally here in North America. If you don’t like the cold and snow, that’s okay—just check out this Willy Bogner video of skiing in Hawaii! That’s right, someone came up with skis that are made for surfing. It’s amazing. Just not sure if you need the poles, helmet and ski suit. Would you […]

31 Reasons to Stay at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu

Turtle Bay Resort

Aloha! I was recently invited to attend the “re-opening” of the Turtle Bay Resort on “Oahu’s fabled North Shore”—and I found the property so amazing that instead of my usual 10, I’ve included 31 reasons to stay at Turtle Bay Resort (TBR): 1. Location Turtle Bay Resort is just a 55-minute ride from Honolulu’s International […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 22, 2014

Could major US airline create an “economy minus” cabin?

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Hilton introduces new lifestyle brand Travelers From West Africa Must Now Enter US Through Only 5 Airports Bermuda tourism back in business after Gonzalo Passenger charged in air rage row over reclining seat, could be jailed for 20 years Ex-pilot wore old uniform, badge to cut security […]