One on-board radar system was designed to give pilots a better idea of the weather ahead.
The City of Light is a cruel mistress. She taunts us by opening amazing hotels we can never afford (like the Peninsula) and gets us all steamed up wanting to visit. She tantalizes us with ?1 hotel deals, but only for a few weeks. And then she goes silent on new, but affordable, openings. Show More Summary
Carrier will add a third weekly nonstop flight starting next June.
It was a time when its Doric columns over the porte cochère symbolised the elegance within, and the fountain outside was as thrilling as the Bellagio Fountains of the 21st century. Yes, it?s Throwback Thursday, and we?re in Palm Springs, courtesy of a vintage postcard from the Palm Springs Visitor Center (they sell them for $1.99). Show More Summary
Yesterday morning I wrote about Starwood’s new terms and conditions. Lots of cleanup, new sections and changes related to the introduction of SPG Pro, there were also some rather odd additions like an agreement that any Starwood member...Show More Summary
THE Guardian ran an interesting story yesterday on what it describes as the “bullying” of women flying with El Al, Israel's flag carrier. It reports that haredim—ultra-orthodox Jews—are disrupting flights by refusing to sit next to women, as prescribed by their religion. Show More Summary
A constant question during the #SkyTeamRTW journey was enquiring how I was editing my photos for real time social media publishing. As the round the world social media campaign was created by, and undertaken by, a long time professional...Show More Summary
United MileagePlus is running one of the most ridiculous promotions I've seen in a while. Through 11:59PM CT on December 31, 2014, United is publicly offering a 25% discount on the purchase of MileagePlus miles. With the 25% discount,...Show More Summary
For the third year in a row, we had decided to take a late Summer/early Fall vacation to Maui. Two... Read More
Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.
Whether you’re looking to explore the fascinating Roman history in the country’s capital or looking to explore some of the traditional, small villages, Italy has something for everyone. This country has it all, from what may be considered the ultimate trifeca of art, history and culinary exquisiteness to long stretches of beautiful coastline and let’s […]
The McManus Galleries, one of Dundee's most distinctive landmarks, was built in Gothic Revival Style.The gallery and museum, which opened in 1876 as the Albert Institure, was closed to the public for four years between 2006-2010 for major renovations. Upon entering the building, I was drawn to the stained glass windows in the Cafe.
Less than a hundred miles from the highest point in America, Badwater Basin in Death Valley holds the record as the lowest point in all of North America and is generally desolate save for the titular pool of salt water which is constantly evaporating. Show More Summary
Hidden away in the water off Battery Park is one of the most moving memorials you are ever likely to see. The American Merchant Mariner's memorial, sculpted by Marisol Escobar in 1991, takes the form of three merchant seamen stranded...Show More Summary
Its not hard to find zoos that give visitors a chance to shake hands with beasts great and small, but Amsterdam's Micropia is an ultra-modern creature collection of a much tinier order, focusing on the bacteria and microbes that live on and among us every day. Show More Summary
This story begins with a chance discovery in a small Catholic church in Jersey City, New Jersey. Situated near the waterfront in the old part of town, Our Lady of Czestochowa has been ministering to the Polish community since 1870. In the western apse is a traditional stained glass window depicting a funeral scene. Show More Summary
Tucked into the postcard-perfect countryside, Austrian wine producers have been crafting superlative wines—sparkling, dry, and sweet—from white and red grapes in small quantities at competitive prices for centuries. If those aren’t reasons...Show More Summary
First unearthed in 1958, the archeological gold mine known as Çatalhöyük has been revealed to be a massive city complex that likely housed around 10,000 residents among its interconnected system of primitive homes, most of which seem to be conspicuously free of debris. Show More Summary
While a church has stood on this site since the 11th century, the current opulence of the Dresden Frauenkirche was constructed specifically to reflect Protestant influences after the original Catholic building was turned to rubble during the Dresden bombings of World War II. Show More Summary
Choosing what stays with us as we travel has changed. You used to keep a wallet in your pocket, maybe a notepad and a pen, and you were off. If you were so inclined, you tossed a camera on your shoulder. The nature of travel has remained...Show More Summary