A look at Radisson, Part 1 — Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront

View of Lake Ontario from the pool and terrace area

This is part 1 of Caitlin Martin’s three-part look at three Radisson hotels. Check out the intro here, part 2 here and part 3 here. The Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront, in Toronto, Canada, just finished a 3.5 million-dollar renovation in April 2014. As I mentioned earlier, Radisson hotels across North America are undergoing a massive brand refresh in […]

A three-part look at Radisson—and their millennial approach

Lobby of Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront

The trend of hotels catering to millennial travelers continues to bring fresh-looking hotel lobbies and smart, functional rooms with a local flare across hotel brands. I recently spoke with Javier Rosenberg, Chief Operating Officer, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas, who discussed Radisson’s new brand refresh. Rosenberg pointed out an interesting way of looking at the […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 27, 2014

United

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: British Airways Customers Can Now Pay $10 To Hold Their Flight Bookings United Airlines launches self-service kiosks for luggage Hilton Now Allows Guests to Select Their Exact Hotel Room Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline Delta growth spurs hiring of more flight attendants Airline Releases […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Greyhound Bus Trick

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I know that my name is Johnny Jet, not Johnny Bus, but I above all I like to save money and time and avoid hassles when I travel—and sometimes taking the bus is the best option. Last week, I learned a valuable trick while booking a Greyhound ticket from Erie, Pennsylvania to Mississauga, Ontario (just outside […]

Travel Video of the Week: SWAT Team Storms Toronto Plane

SWAT

Last week a Sunwing passenger on a flight from Toronto to Panama captured dramatic cell phone video of a Canadian SWAT team storming onto a flight at Pearson International Airport after the returned to Toronto because a passenger onboard made a bomb threat. Personally I think the SWAT team might’ve overreacted but I’ll let you be […]

Luckee Toronto

Chef Susur Lee

If you’ve been looking for reasons to visit Toronto, world renowned chef Susur Lee is serving up just the thing with his latest marquee restaurant, Luckee, at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel. Given the richness of the Toronto restaurant landscape and the fact that Chef Lee has opened restaurants in New York, Singapore and Washington as […]

5 Things I Love About the British Airways 787

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On September 1, British Airways introduced their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on flights between London and Toronto. This marked the first long-haul service for the airline’s impressive new fleet. The 787 is a revolutionary aircraft built by Boeing made with composite materials—including carbon fiber-reinforced plastic—as the primary building block in the construction of its […]

Closing Night at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Johnny Jet and Natalie at 2013 TIFF

I was just in Toronto to celebrate my wedding anniversary, since my wife and I got married in the city a year ago this past weekend (here’s my post on our drama-filled wedding). Unbeknownst to me, my cousin AJ was in town too for the closing night of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It […]