Travel Website of the Week:

Thanks to my colleague and Twitter chat co-host Chris McGinnis for turning me onto this month-old website that “sniffs out and aggregates” all of the bargains out there and then posts them in one place (here’s Chris’ post). They search unpublished discounts rates—they could be AAA rates, coupons, mobile rates or senior rates—that you’d normally […]

Travel Video of the Day: Plane Runs Out of Fuel, Ditches Near Hawaii


Did you see this incredible video from Monday? A small plane from the San Francisco Bay Area ran out of fuel 253 miles northeast of Maui and had to ditch in the ocean. The 28-year-old pilot had a built-in parachute on his single-engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft. The crew of a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules airplane […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Direct Doesn’t Mean Non-Stop


Direct Doesn’t Mean Non-Stop One of my biggest pet peeves is when I see airlines (ahem, Southwest) marketing direct flights like they’re non-stop. Don’t get suckered by airline lingo, especially here in the United States. A direct flight and a non-stop flight are not the same thing. Here’s how my good friend (and co-host of our […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: How to Take Awesome Photos of Fireworks + Arthur Travel Advice


How to Take Awesome Photos of Fireworks + Arthur Tavel Advice Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s (July 4-themed) tip comes from my buddy and #TravelSkills chat co-host Chris McGinnis, who passed over this great post from on how to take awesome photos of […]