Top 10 in Travel News: Week of March 18, 2015


THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Ryanair plans to offer flights between Europe and the US American, US Air to merge loyalty programs within one month JetBlue to fly Mint lie-flat seats to Caribbean Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions Delta lowers frequent flier miles required for one-way flights […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Heathrow Layover Made Easier


Heathrow Layover Made Easier Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Richard R., who built on my post about how to spend a layover at London Heathrow with this insightful comment: “Just a short note—for getting to hotels around Heathrow, most people take the […]

Long layover at Heathrow? Here’s how to kill the time

The Pheasant near LHR

Last month, my wife and I got invited to Southeast Asia thanks to Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and British Airways. We had a dream trip and for those living on the east coast, British Airways is a fantastic way to fly to Asia—especially if you break up your journey like we did: by stopping […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 28, 2014


THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Thailand army chief takes control over government in coup d’etat 100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica Canada relaxes restrictions on mobile devices in flight French trains too big for platforms Feds to require more transparency in airline fees ‘Near midair collision’ at Newark airport […]

London / Southampton, England


 Just after I sent last week’s newsletter I hopped on a nine-and-a-half-hour Air New Zealand flight to London. Since the Rugby World Cup had just ended in Auckland, Air New Zealand had to add an extra flight, so instead of flying one of their new plush 777-300s we were on one of their older 747-400s. […]

Hamburg, Germany


  I began my European trip with a Los Angeles to Toronto flight on Air Canada. The reason I chose this particular flight is that it was being operated with a wide-body 767 and I was able to earn United miles since Air Canada is a Star Alliance member. FYI: This flight put me over […]

London/World Travel Market/Prince Charles

Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2010 - Arrivals

Last week we left off from Copenhagen where I was speaking at the TBEX Europe convention. Since I was already in Europe I figured I might as well go to London to attend the World Travel Market (WTM). It’s the world’s second largest travel conference (after ITB) and flights were only around $100. Besides it […]

Aviemore & Edinburgh Scotland


If you are following me on Twitter or Facebook, then you know I’ve been all over the place, including Scotland! I was there a couple of weeks ago to attend the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) conference in the Highlands. I will tell you all about that trip and continue with my Seabourn Baltic cruise. […]