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Fireworks Spark Blaze Near Disneyland's Small World

By Robert Niles: A fire engulfed a tree next to the It's a Small World ride at Disneyland after the nightly fireworks this evening. #BREAKINGNEWS Fire knocked down at Disneyland; no injuries reported ? Carlos Granda (@ABC7Carlos) March 1, 2015 Here is a video. Show More Summary

Washington: 10 Reasons Why Washington State's Ferry Travel is Awesome

2 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Living in the Pacific Northwest, ferry travel is a way of life. People rely on this mode of transportation to get to work, for inter-island travel and to get away, relax and explore. If you?re in a rush, it can definitely test your patience. Show More Summary

How To Make Hyatt Diamond Guest Of Honor Reservations

In mid-February, Hyatt Gold Passport announced a couple of new Diamond benefits. The most exciting new benefit is called Guest Of Honor, whereby when a Diamond member makes a points booking for someone else, they'll receive the full Diamond benefits. Show More Summary

Indianapolis: 21c Takes on Old City Hall in Indianapolis for Its Next Museum Hotel

37 minutes agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Is it us or are those the famous 21c red penguins on the roof of the lobby? More exciting news for fans of 21c Museum Hotels, but you?ll have to hang in there until late 2017/early 2018. The quirky art/design hotel chains is coming to downtown Indianapolis, and the project involves one of the city?s prized possessions, the Old City Hall.

Jaunted's Cultural Tune-Up: Music to Travel to for March 2015

39 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Introducing Jaunted?s Cultural Tune-Up, a monthly playlist-based guide for today?s music loving traveler. Each installment spotlights songs you need to hear, by artists you need to know, from places you need to visit. Spanning pop to...Show More Summary

West Hollywood: The Weirdest Hotel Robbery Continues to Get Weirder at The London West Hollywood

1 hour agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The Oscar Awards were so last week, but just as the water cooler talk about which movies won and which movies should have won, so continues talk about someone's glamorous dress. Only this is so much more complicated than, "Who are you...Show More Summary

A Traveling CEO Chimes In With Top Tips For Avoiding Jetlag

Business Insider had an amusing story today about how to avoid jetlag. They get their tips from John Thompson, who has worked as an executive in the tech industry for eons. I rarely spend more than a week on a single continent and so far this year have spent more time outside the US than in the US. Show More Summary

Newbiggin by the Sea on a Sunny Winter Afternoon

I visited Newbiggin by the Sea, in south east Northumberland, on a sunny afternoon in late February. The first thing that struck me was the good availability of good parking spaces on the attractive high street. From there, it was aShow More Summary

When You’re Frustrated By Your Airline’s Flight Delays, Don’t Do This.

Sit-ins, refusing to leave the aircraft, are becoming a thing in Iran to protest poor operational performance of Iranian airlines. Iranian news media have cited several recent incidents in which passengers enduring prolonged delays have...Show More Summary

Driving the Bentley Flying Spur V8 Sedan [VIDEO]

2 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

While mainstream cars have embraced efficiency by adopting smaller engines, today’s top supercars have countered by engineering complex gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrains with upwards of 1,000 hp. Somewhere between those antipodesShow More Summary

Chef Nick Badovinus Becomes Robb Report’s 2015 Culinary Master [VIDEO]

2 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Becoming a Robb Report Culinary Master is no walk in the park. This year’s winner—Nick Badovinus, chef and owner of the four Neighborhood Services restaurants in Dallas—competed against some very stiff competition: Jean-Marc Boyer, nominated...Show More Summary

Chicago: The Loews Chicago is Now Officially Open (and Rates are Rather 'Loew')

2 hours agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

We're only in the third month of the new year, and we've already got another new hotel to check out in Chicago--The Loews Chicago (the first hotel to open this year was the Virgin Chicago.) We took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Loews...Show More Summary

How Billionaires Travel: $450,000 Vacays to St. Barts, Private Planes, Spare Nannies and More

2 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Nothing gives a better inside glimpse into how billionaires live ? and travel ? than a good old-fashioned nasty divorce. And that?s what?s happening right now in Chicago between the richest man in Illinois, Citadel hedge fund founder Ken Griffin, and his estranged wife Anne Dias Griffin. Show More Summary

The Secret City

Once I had my tessera, or reader’s card, for the library, the Swiss Guards would wave me through the main gate whenever I arrived at Vatican City and even give me a knowing little salute. I could come and go as I pleased during business hours—and once inside the gates, nobody seemed to care where I wandered. Show More Summary

Club Carlson Offering Targeted Triple Points Promotion

I usually don't write about targeted promotions, but I think the context on this one is sufficiently interesting to warrant a post. Back in the day Hyatt offered a "Faster Free Nights" promotion year after year, which is arguably the most lucrative promotion the hotel industry has ever seen. Show More Summary

Weekly Top 10: The World's Best Motion Base Rides and Shows

By Robert Niles: For generations, theme park fans faced a choice between narrative and thrills. You could go on a dark ride to enjoy characters and story, or go on something like a roller coaster to twist, turn and scream. But in the...Show More Summary

Goodie Bags Filled With Memories

3 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : In Transit

A welcome gift like a bottle of Champagne is standard at many high-end hotels, but some properties are also giving their guests goodies at checkout.

Wait, What? Tickets for Disney World and Disneyland Now Cost How Much?

4 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Your kiddos better start picking up extra chores, tasks, and assignments around the house, as they?re going to need some additional funds if they?re looking to visit one of the Disney parks here in the nifty fifty. The folks responsible...Show More Summary

My Favorite Place in Ireland: The Wild West

For more than a quarter of a century I’ve traveled Ireland's western coast, up from the filigreed fringe of west Cork, along the lakes of Killarney, to the world-class golf links of Ballybunion and Lahinch, to Yeats country in Sligo, meeting people that give me yet another reason to come back.

Manufacture 14.3 Billion Miles With Credit Cards, How Many Cards Can You Get from Each Bank, and the Real Reason the A380 Fails?

News and notes from around the interweb: How many credit cards will each bank let you have? Air Tahiti Nui buying 2 Boeing 787s. The Papeete-based carrier which flies to Tokyo, Auckland, Los Angeles and Paris (via Los Angeles) will use them to replace A340s. Show More Summary

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