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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Manufacturers thought outside the box or hat or pocket to come up with these innovative products that make life, if not easier, than at least less icky. AirPocket protector Let's talk dirty, as in back-seat airplane pockets. You won't have to worry a
Increasingly loyalty programs are shifting from a fixed-price redemption for their loyal members to dynamically priced awards. This can mean cheaper prices for shorter distance flights where airlines need to fill seats and costs are low, but it can a
Venice Photo Tutorial Here’s A LINK to the video tutorial we made while in Venice. Enjoy! Daily Photo – The Place We Broke Nothing I was convinced that we would walk out of here and have to owe thousands of dollars. This is a crys
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This is a double feature on the eagle hunters of the Altai mountains of Mongolia; one is the cinematic work of Cale Glendening, and the other is a photographic essay by Sasha Leahovcenco.The golden eagles live in the high Altai mountains, in far-west
Earlier today, I wrote about my oversold United redeye flight, where passengers wereoffered $2000 to take a flight the following morning. I’m still not understanding why there were not more takers. First, I do acknowledge we are talking abo
Honduras is where it's at.Honduras is under the radar for a lot of people, but I had the chance to go and I can say this for certain: it’s excellent. It has mountains, dense rainforests, beaches and scuba diving, diverse ecology, Mayan ruin
Fliers paid a record $1.2 billion in baggage fees last quarter – CNN Money When CNN asked me why airline ... Read More Fliers paid a record $1.2 billion in baggage fees last quarter – CNN Money When CNN asked me why airline bag fe
The ION Adventure Hotel leverages Iceland's natural wonders and sustainable architectureto create an eco-friendlyescape for the most adventurous of travelers. The Pros:intimate size, locally sourced design materials, natural geothermal spa and stunni
Last week we released the first Antarctica video exclusively for Passport Members. In this one, you see me in survival training, digging an ice cave, and getting rested up for some photography the next day! More Antarctica Photos And staying in the s
Do you really need a check-in desk? Is an elaborate lobby necessary? In honour of Public, Schrager's stylishly sparse new NYC stay, we examine age-old hotel features and decide what should stay and what can go.
My flight from Los Angeles to Newark on Thursday night was so full I was unable to get a seat on it. That, in and of itself, is not all that unusual during the busy holiday travel season. The flight was not only full, but oversold. What shocked me wa
Apparently racks of meat and double-fisting beer were common.If the Mad Men era is famous for anything other than grotesque displays of male chauvinism, it might be the incredible level of service in its airplanes. Whereas air travelers today general
Hey pups, it’s Ella, back from the dead to recount my recent escapades. Mom and Dad always claim they’re traveling “for work” (hmmm…), so I insisted they take a few days off and takemesomewhere for a
Heres another super-low fare to Asia, this one $402 round-trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Taipei, Taiwan on United. The fare, subject to availability, must be purchased by Dec. 22. It is for departures Jan. 5-Feb. 5. There is no minim
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as theyre published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We rec
Last week we released the first Antarctica video exclusively for Passport Members. In this one, you see me in survival training, digging an ice cave, and getting rested up for some photography the next day! More Antarctica Photos And staying in the s
The South American country of Peru has been a lucrative tourist spot of this region for many years since ages. The country is full of breathtaking landscapes and numerous attractions. From the historic and mysterious relics and fortresses of the [&am
It's Friday already! - have a fabulous weekend. But first, come on in!SUSANNA / FINLANDLingon berries in the snowJILL / AUSTRALIA  Summer harvest in the Western Australian wheatbeltBETTYL / NEW ZEALANDYellow Admiral butterf
This story caught my eye because I just bought my wife some UGGs last week–I think they are very attractive footwear. JoanneCatherall claims she was denied access to the Qantas Lounge in Melbourne for having the temerity to wear UGG boots.
So long to the mall rink, hello to the Alaskan wild. For most of us, ice skating is something you do in a circle surrounded by similarly uncoordinated adults, kids, and teens on their first (and probably miserable) date. The view tends to be of the i
This week’s featured link: Horizon Air operations stabilize as crisis abates – The Seattle Times It’s good to see a ... Read MoreThis week’s featured link: Horizon Air operations stabilize as crisis abates &amp
Its National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day! Alaska Airlines and partner carriers Virgin America and Horizon Air will offer early boarding to fliers who turn up wearing an ugly holiday sweater Friday. The perk is good for one day only. Travelers who decide
I left USA on the 8th and today is 15th and I have covered nearly 2/3 or more of the circumference of the earth.One alarming fact is :in the last eight days I have paid only for one meal, a humble dosai at Saravanna Bhavan at KLCC food court at 7.40
If you’re in search of the perfect present for that solo female traveler in your life, here’s a TPG-approved collection of holiday gift items that any gal hitting the open road on her own would be thrilled to have. Curated by a fe
Meanwhile in Kyoto… We had a film crew from Japan Daily with us at the Kyoto Photo Walk. Here is a link to their video and some photos for you. Getting Permission to fly the quadcopter I was really bummed out that I didn’t take th
Welcome to our ongoing series that asks:How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The goal of this series is to provide you with real budgets people have used for trips they have actually taken. This could be anything from a long weekend in Miami to 6 months
As I prepare my legal case against Aeroplan, I have a question to anyone who recently booked SWISS First Class award space via United: is your reservation still intact? Im trying to draw to sufficient data points to weigh whether (and if so, why) onl
Driving over the holidays has its risks.A record-breaking 100 million Americans will be traveling for the holidays this month. Considering that a vast majority of them will be using their car to begin a long weekend of social anxiety posing as a holi
Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world. Here are updates on the organization. The post L
Hawaii visitors can expect to shell out a little bit more money for their hotel rooms in 2018. On Jan. 1, the Transient Accommodations Tax will increase 1%. While the tax hike will affect tourists statewide, money raised from the increase will be use
If you saw the news earlier this week that President Trump had addressed the gulf carrier subsidy issue, you could ... Read MoreIf you saw the news earlier this week that President Trump had addressed the gulf carrier subsidy issue, you could be forg
Amex Offersare opt-in, limited-time deals forAmerican Express cardholders, like 20,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $1,000+ on KLMor5,000 Membership Rewards points for paying for an Amazon Prime membership,While we usually highlight one Ame
Sony in Osaka Even though I shoot quite a bit with the Hasselblad, I decided to exclusively use the Sony while in Osaka. For one thing, it has a much wider angle lens which I found very handy for the many wide-angle situations I encountered there. It
Not all of us can be George Clooney from Up in the Air and for most people, airport security checks, long layovers and frequent jet lags can be a bit of a drag. Anything that can make this process more comfortable for frequent business travelers is a
The new Flagship Lounge is nice, but I was most excited to sample American Airlines’ new Flagship First Dining experience at LAX. This lounge within a lounge is reserved exclusively for first class passengers traveling on longhaul internati
And we thought Venice was supposed to be special.
The first of Portugals many Capelas dos Ossos that I visited was in Faro, the capital of the Algarve region. This southernmost slice of the country is best known for its sunny beaches and lively nightlife. Finding out there was a chapel decorated wit
Most Americans will spend up to $200 on New Years Eve celebrations, according to WalletHub. A few will blow a whole lot more. Here are four party places that start at $10,000 and what you get for that whopping price tag. Mexico For $10,000, you can g
Welcome to this week's WATW linky!! Come on in...CATHERINE | FRANCEJILL | AUSTRALIAWestern Australian Christmas treeSINGWA | HONGKONGBETTYL | NEW ZEALANDCAROLINE | ENGLANDSUSANNA | FINLANDBaby it's cold out thereCAROLINA | VENEZUELAWedding day
For Qantas, the addition of the Boeing 787-9 to its fleet is a huge improvement for both the airline itself and passengers flying it, as the three-class configuration offers customers a solid hard product. However, the one thing that Qantas&#8217
Sony in Osaka Even though I shoot quite a bit with the Hasselblad, I decided to exclusively use the Sony while in Osaka. For one thing, it has a much wider angle lens which I found very handy for the many wide-angle situations I encountered there. It
When airberlin finally went under, there was a great deal of concern that Lufthansa would pick up all the pieces ... Read MoreWhen airberlin finally went under, there was a great deal of concern that Lufthansa would pick up all the pieces and leave G
It was good to get together with my KL friends, MunChingYong and her husband Fernando and Abid Hussain of Creative Stew. We ate at a Banana Leaf Restaurant called Ravi, there MunChing presented me with a book by SadhGuru,she had introduced me to his
American Airlines debuted a refreshed Flagship Lounge this week in Los Angeles (LAX). The new Terminal 4 lounge is larger (12,000 square feet), brighter, and far more modern than its forerunner and represents a competitive premium international loung
Slam-clicker? Deadhead? Why won't my flight attendant say it's OK to use the bathroom?Slam-clicker? Deadhead? Why won’t my flight attendant say it’s OK to use the bathroom? The terms and phrases flight attendants use with each oth
Solomon Airlines, Air Niugini, Air Nauru, Aircalin, Fiji Airways and… The post When the Only Flight Goes Mechanical for a Week (Virgin Australia) appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.      &#1
Surprise your special someone on a romantic Valentines Day cruise that visits Italy's southern shores. The eight-day CroisiEurope cruise, which has three sailings during February, departs Naples and includes stops on the Amalfi Coast, in the Aeolian
Here's to a lovely week ahead!BETTYL | NEW ZEALAND SUSANNA | FINLAND SINGWA | HONG KONG JILL | AUSTRALIACandlestick banksia, Western AustraliaCAROLINE | ENGLAND BECKY | USA
While flat beds in business class have become the norm, a small number of airlines (two, currently) have experimented with products that allow passengers travelling in the economy cabin to sleep and lounge in a completely horizontal position. Economy