The Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge In Washington state collapsed on Thursday evening, KIRO-TV reported. According to the Washington State Patrol, both north and southbound lanes of the interstate were affected. Read more here.
As temperatures start to rise just a little during the Spring months, so too does activity within the tourist industry. If you happen to be visiting Iceland this June, you’ll find a diverse range of festivals taking place throughout the month. Whether you’re interested in Icelandic history and traditions, the country’s music or its food [...]Show More Summary
Picture this: a cool summer evening, starry sky, achy feet from a long day of sightseeing and the buzzing feeling of a holiday high. A nighttime swim in an ordinary pool just isn’t cutting it for you, so why not go for something a little more au naturel? Uncover the secrets of a luxurious hot [...]Show More Summary
It's time for a walk down memory lane with a HotelChatter Flashback! On this day back in 2007, we were chattering about the staggering $3 million paycheck plus room and board for the artist once again known as Prince and his seven-week residency at the Hollywood Roosevelt. Show More Summary
Nothing’s better than a good old fashion social media disaster. While this perhaps isn’t as epic as Amy’s Baking Company (if you don’t know what that is, google it!), it’s getting pretty darn good. Earlier I wrote about changes that Lifemiles made to their award program. This is the second change they’ve made in two [...]Show More Summary
The Quantum of the Seas will be sailing Roundtrip from Cape Liberty, NJ starting in November 2014. The sail date have been announced. We will share Quantum of the Seas pricing as soon as it is announced. Quantum 2014 – 2015 Sail Dates: November 2, 2014 8-Night Westbound Transatlantic Cruise South Hampton to Cape Liberty [...]
The cast for London?s Theatreland is particularly impressive this month as those whose runs started in the Spring are still to be found in the theatres of London whilst the curtain is raised on several intriguing Summer shows boasting an even broader aray of stars. I suppose it would behove us well to start with [...]Show More Summary
Start your European sporting holiday with a visit to the annual International Extreme Sports Festival. Held in Montpellier, the event is free and sees amateurs compete at wakeboarding, snowboarding and skateboarding. The event takes place in the town centre and draws in quite a crowd. After watching this spectacle head to the French Alps, home [...]Show More Summary
Slyhoo, Flickr Looking at the gorgeous beach landscape above, you might think you were looking at Hawaii or New Zealand. Today's Photo of the Day was actually taken in Yemen, a Middle Eastern country, which just celebrated its Unity Day after being consolidated in 1990, and the first Arab country to give women the right to vote. Show More Summary
You've arrived. That was a long flight, wasn't it? You unpack, get settled in and finally sit still for a moment, only to have your balance tell you that you're still in motion. The feeling of being in flight or sailing on water even...Show More Summary
If you're looking to visit to Manhattan this summer, you're probably in disbelief over the room rates. We mentioned the truly outrageous ones last week ($700+ for a Sheraton) but we're also seeing some non-spectacular, chain hotels going for at least $300 a night. Show More Summary
News and notes from around the interweb: Tnooz carries my predictions about how online hotel booking will change in the near future. Frugal Travel Lawyer tells you how to get free Godiva chocolate every month. A stewardess for Nigerian airline Arik Air was arrested after she was found with six kilos of cocaine at Heathrow. [...]Show More Summary
You might not expect to find yourself amongst wine grapes a mere 75 miles outside of New York City. But on Long Island's North Fork, you'll be swirling and sipping happily, not to mention dining well.
On Tuesday I announced a giveaway offer of a bunch of cool stuff from National Car Rental. You still have a day to enter. And since I don’t take anything myself when I do those, I have two of National’s “Summer On-The-Go” Prize Packs: Package one: Apple iPod Touch, $250 AMEX Gift Card, National-branded swag [...]Show More Summary
The line's latest ships bring Western styling and amenities to the iconic Chinese waterway.
The list makes clear cruise lines' obligations to passengers.
JetBlue launches nonstop service between Boston and Philadelphia
The $49 price for Ocean Blue is one of the highest charged at sea for specialty dining.
Clearly Ambiguous/Flickr Travelers' rights are often difficult to define. We know about the so-called Airline Passenger Bill of Rights, designed to give air travelers some relief in a deregulated airline industry when things go wrong. Show More Summary
Should You or Shouldn't You? A HotelChatter Review We decided it was high time to check out one of the newest hotels that make up Vancouver?s skyline, the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Opened in 2010 for the Olympics, this beautiful ?ode to glass? building is not only chic, but is a happening destination unto itself. Show More Summary