Travel Contests: Week of August 21, 2013

Heineken contest

This week’s travel contests include: Win a Trip for 2 to London or Melbourne Win airfare, LEGOLAND Resort Hotel stay & Go San Diego Cards to visit San Diego attractions Win a trip to London from Banana Republic (on Facebook) Win a free Caribbean cruise and an Xbox prize pack

Travel Video of the Week: Man vs Plane

Man v Plane

British Airways came up with this brilliant video to advertise their new A380 service from London to South Africa by commissioning South African rugby player Bryan Habana—who famously once raced a cheetah—to race against British Airways’ new A380. Who will take this one? Click here to see previous Travel Videos of the Week

Travel News: Week of July 24, 2013

Atlanta lounge

Top Travel News ATL airport opens new public VIP lounge, $35 fee O’Hare on pace to beat Atlanta as busiest U.S. airport 787 fire inquiry focuses on transmitter Marriott and United to offer reciprocal elite perks Plaza Athénée in Paris to close on October 1 for a major renovation, will reopen again in May 2014 […]

Teen Travel: Cheap Chow

Crepes in Bath

Wake up and get going—that’s the mentality I had throughout my whole trip. See this, experience that, but what about the meals that I actually needed to fuel me for my adventures? Eating on vacation is tricky in many different ways whether it’s eating well or even making time the time to do so. Really […]

Teen Travel: London and Paris with Contiki, Part One

stonehenge 2013

Sometimes, life really does come full circle. Last fall, my teenage daughter was wrestling her way through senior year of high school. While doing so, she expressed interest in traveling to  Europe after graduation. My husband and I entertained the idea and considered many options. After waffling around and doing research for months we eventually […]

City Insider: London

Val Blackburn London

Ever wish you knew the inside scoop before visiting a new destination? Now you can! We’ve reached out to our favorite locals and tour guides from all over the world for their insider tips. In the City Insider Q&A, they’ll let you in on the spots that should be on your must-see and do list! […]

10 Reasons to Stay at the ME London

Aura Host

On March 1, the ME London officially opened at the southern tip of Covent Garden. It’s the luxury brand of the Spanish hotel group Meliá. It’s now their flagship property and their fifth hotel with a sixth property opening soon in Vienna. The hotel is unique and hip, and here are my 10 reasons why you might […]

Visiting The Shard in London

The Shard

On February 1, 2013, The Shard opened in London, making it the tallest building in the European Union and the second-tallest in Europe after the Mercury City Tower in Moscow. The Shard was designed by architect Renzo Piano and is now an iconic, landmark building on the London skyline. The 95-story building is 1,016 feet (310 meters) […]