Travel News: Week of March 12, 2014

MH370

Malaysia Airlines MH370 Resource Page Coming soon to Gogo: In-air texting on your smartphone Garuda Indonesia Now Official SkyTeam Member Airline Hawaiian Airlines Launched Ohana Inter-Island Service San Francisco’s Bay Bridge Is Being Turned Into an Airbnb Rental New Pilot Shortage Strategy: Rip Half the Seats Off the Airplane Ryanair Passengers Call Police To Leave […]

Travel News: Week of October 23, 2013

Myanmar bombing

Top Travel News Myanmar bombing dampens tourism possibilities just as things were looking up Another rare ‘sea monster’ lands in California: a 15-foot saber-toothed whale This 300 ft Wall in Bolivia has over 5,000 Dinosaur Footprints Hall of Fame NBA center Bill Russell arrested for carrying loaded gun through airport security Southwest Airlines to join […]

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 […]

Travel News: Week of July 10, 2013

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Top Travel News What You Need to Know: SFO Airport Asiana Airlines Crash 10 people die aboard air taxi after crash at small Alaska airport Statue of Liberty officially reopens for July 4th Five-star cave hotel to open in China Travel+Leisure unveils 2013 readers’ choice World’s Best Awards Marriott launches mobile check-in app Drunken cricket […]

10 Reasons to Stay at the Marco Island Marriott

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I was just on a press trip to the Marco Island Marriott in Southwest Florida. The hotel is large, with 727 rooms, and is a  great place to stay. But since I could be getting a skewed view, I interviewed a bunch of guests ranging from couples traveling alone to families traveling with kids, and I’m happy to […]

Honeymoon Contest Week 2-Win 25,000 Marriott Rewards Points

The Newlyweds

After a weekend of wedding festivities in Canada, Johnny and Natalie are off on an epic two week honeymoon! The newlyweds want to share the amazing experience with everyone, but they are keeping their destinations secret until they land. Last week Johnny asked you to guess where he will visit first, this week he wants […]

Second Trip To DC in a Month

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My second trip to D.C. this month was last Thursday, when I flew United Airlines from Los Angeles to Dulles Airport. Here are some of my observations and tips from that trip. -When the ticket was booked for me a week before the trip, I immediately went to assign myself a seat, but everything was […]

Marriott Exec Apartments in Bangkok

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Last week I wrote about my trip to Bangkok, but I saved the best part(s) for this week. What if I told you about a hotel option that many travelers don’t know about where you could spend a night, a week, a month, or a year in a solid 4.5-star hotel for less than $120 […]