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Third largest cruise ship ever christened by singing godmother

The 4,180-passenger Anthem of the Seas is the third largest cruise ship ever.        

Today Is The Boston Marathon! How To Watch And Track It

Today is Patriot’s Day in Boston, also known to marathoners around the world as Boston Marathon day. This heralded race that stays as a goal and aspiration for just about all marathoners kicks off this morning at various times for the different groups running it. Show More Summary

A Quick Fix for Hotel Room Smells

One reason I like staying at Westins is their signature “Westin smell.” But unfortunately few other brands have that standard and thus more often than I’d like, I find myself in a perfectly clean room that still smells stale or even a little musty. I’m ridiculously excited though that I’ve just discovered a portable solution […]

Staples Easy Rebates for Paper and Visa/MasterCard Gift Cards (4/19-4/25)

Good evening from the beautiful Hyatt Regency DFW! The Frequent Traveler University just wrapped up (review coming soon) and I just got back from delicious Texas BBQ. Here are a few deals at Staples this week worth mentioning... Lots and lots of cheap reams of paper. Single ream for 1 cent, a 5 ream box for $2, and a 10 ream box for $10. Anyone need any more paper?

Here’s How the New IHG Share Promo Will Work

IHG Rewards Club is about to launch their next promotion and it's more lucrative than things first appeared. It sounded complicated with earning and gifting but truth is you can gift to yourself and double your earnings. This is how it will work. Continue reading Here’s How the New IHG Share Promo Will Work...

$50 Off Two Day Silvercar Rental Throughout 2015

I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, including about the rental experience at LAX. Silver is a fairly new rental car company with only one type of car in their fleet, the Audi A4. Each A4 is equipped with free GPS, wifi, and satellite...Show More Summary

Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery in Calistoga, California

22 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Calistoga's Pioneer Cemetery clings to a steep forested hillside with the same tenacity that the pioneers themselves displayed when they settled this Northern California area. The recorded history of the Calistoga area begins in the 1840s when the Mexican government began making land grants for ranchos. Show More Summary

Crazy large suites that span two floors? This new ship has them

22 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : The Cruise Log

The 4,180-passenger Anthem of the Seas departs on its maiden voyage Wednesday.        

Vacuum Tubes Are the (Not So) Secret Ingredient in the Decware Zen Mystery Amp

2 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Despite all the fanfare over the recent resurgence of vinyl, veteran audiophiles have long stood by analog audio and the vacuum-tube-powered equipment that was popular in the 1950s and ’60s. Hidden in the suburbs of Chicago is an artisan...Show More Summary

Fosse Dionne in Tonnerre, France

Nestled in the quaint Tonnerre district of France, the ancient wellspring known as the Fosse Dionne is a deep natural water source that has been built up into a haunting grotto since Roman times. Located near to a small hotel that bears its name, the "Dionne Pit" is a lovely historic spot. Show More Summary

Long Weekend in Bisbee, Arizona

The quirky little mining-town-cum-artists'-enclave at Bisbee, Arizona (population 5,360), beckons bohemian types with its small-town charm, eccentric character, and picturesque mountainside perch, situated about ninety-three miles southeast of Tucson and a stone's throw from the Mexican border. Show More Summary

6 Ways to be a Yoga Mama on the Road.

Without those usual layers of post-travel stress, I could enjoy everything more.

Earn Up to 750,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles: Earn Your Wings With Air Canada

10 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Earn Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program miles by earning and collecting Wings and Badges during the Earn Your Wings promotion by flying as a passenger on qualifying flights through Sunday, July 12, 2015 — and if you rank amongst...Show More Summary

Top 10 Luxury Cars from the 2015 New York International Auto Show

11 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Laura Burstein Luxury cars took center stage at this year’s New York International Auto Show, with highly anticipated debuts from Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Range Rover, and Cadillac, as well as a surprise reveal from Lincoln that took the auto industry by storm. Show More Summary

American Express Business Platinum Adding a 30% Rebate Benefit When You Pay With Points

On July 1 American Express is ending the ‘20% rebate on points when you redeem using the Pay With Points benefit’ on the American Express Business Platinum card. (The personal Platinum card lost this in 2012.) I really didn’t care, because Pay With Points is not a valuable feature of this card for most. Show More Summary

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

George Gorrow was born in Australia and raised on the Northern Beaches. He’s one of four brothers and a loving creative and entrepreneur. He was heavily into the surf and skate scene from a young age, so followed that path for a while. Show More Summary

Receive Bonus Miles For Checking A Bag With Alaska

When it comes to checking bags, there's not an airline that's better than Alaska. They have a 20 minute checked baggage guarantee, making them the single most efficient airline I've flown when it comes to checked bags. Alaska is continuing to innovate checked bags, and is now letting you tag your own checked bags at home... Show More Summary

How to Upgrade to First Class on Virgin Trains (And Get Free WiFi)

13 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Train travel isn't as, shall we say, theatrical as plane travel ? but it is much more convenient. No security hassles, no lost luggage problems and no anxiety attacks about take-off and landing. (Oh, is that just us?) Also, getting upgraded to First Class is way easier, especially if you're riding Virgin Trains in the UK. Here's how you do it:

Four Easy Steps to Support Your Favorite Charities With Hilton HHonors Points

13 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Effective as of today, Monday, April 20, 2015, the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program has launched a new partnership with PointWorthy where you can support your favorite charities by safely and securely converting your Hilton...Show More Summary

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