Travel News: Week of July 30th, 2012


Top Travel News Delta Air Lines to shut down Comair regional unit Global airlines gross $22.6 billion in ancillary revenues Airport customs agent pleads guilty to groping women Singapore Airlines to move A380 out of JFK for winter, switch to SFO-HKG-SIN Skydiver jumps from 96,000 feet An 11-year-old who flew from Manchester to Rome without […]

Singapore Airlines 11-Day Fare Sale to Europe and Beyond


Singapore Airlines is celebrating their 20 years of service on the New York-Singapore route with a decent fare sale. Flights from New York to Frankfurt, Singapore and five Southeast Asian destinations start at $799. They are all aboard the A380, the world’s largest and most spacious commercial aircraft. Fares include round-trip, Economy Class travel, as well […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 18th, 2012

Win a trip for two to South America

This week’s featured travel contests: Featured: Featured: Win a trip for two to South America Win a Trip to Thailand American Airlines Half-A-Million Mile Sweepstakes Spa Finder’s win a trip to Miami Win a Pair of Business Class Tickets to Any Singapore Airlines Destination Win a trip for 2 to Australia and New Zealand Win […]

Singapore’s Hawker Centers


One of my favorite things about Singapore is its incredibly good food and how cheaply you can get it. Singaporean cuisine is a combination of Chinese, Indian and Malay and the best place to get it is at one of the city’s famous Hawker Centers. Most of these 90 centers were built in the mid-‘80s […]

Lo Hei or Yu Sheng


Speaking of Chinese New Year, almost everyone in the city goes to a Chinese restaurant to get Lo hei or Yu sheng for lunch. It’s a uniquely Singaporean dish which has shredded carrots, salmon, jellyfish, ginger and some other ingredients I didn’t catch. But everyone around the table stands up and tosses it together as […]

Singapore’s Candlenut Kitchen


The first night of my Singapore trip our hosts took us for dinner at a restaurant called Candlenut Kitchen that was located in a budget hotel in a residential area. I thought it was weird until I got the back story, met the chef and saw that all the patrons were locals not tourists. Self-trained […]

Singapore’s Changi Airport


You can’t write about Singapore and not mention Changi Airport. That’s because it’s one of, if not the best airports in the world. They are always ranked in the top three in polls. For starters the airport is clean, efficient and easy on the eyes. There are five gardens, including a rooftop Cactus Garden at […]

Raffles Hotel Singapore


I was in Singapore last year after Natalie and I took the Eastern and Oriental Express train down from Bangkok. We stayed at the swanky Ritz-Carlton but this trip I stayed at three different hotels. My first stop was one night at Raffles Hotel. It’s by far the most famous hotel in the city as […]