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United Releases its New Safety Video: Hit or Miss?

United has a new, cute safety video they’re rolling out across the fleet. I have a few thoughts. Matthew likes it. My feelings are more mixed. At four and a half minutes it’s just too long. I want to be in the air already by the time the video is 80% done. Show More Summary

Delta adds free in-flight entertainment for all fliers

Delta claims it will have "more free entertainment than any other carrier."        

Humpback whales in our faces at Moss Landing beach

This week locals have been talking about how the humpback whales are close to shore and more visible around Monterey Bay than anyone remembers. Yesterday, for the second time this past week, we set up our chairs on the beach and watched the whale show. Show More Summary

A Global Guide to Clean Eating

Where to find kale, smoothies, and all the gluten-free baked goods you can stomach in cities around the world—as suggested by our favorite clean-eating bloggers.

Review: Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Frankfurt

We decided to spend the night at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport, but since I reviewed that just a couple of months ago, I'll skip it with this trip report. The stay was good as usual -- you can't beat the convenience of being right across...Show More Summary

Seattle: Training Camp Travel: How to Scope Out the Super Bowl Champs in Seattle

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Are you ready for some football?! There?s still a few months before the first official kickoff, but that doesn?t mean that there isn?t time for a sneak peek. Training camps are set to do their thing later this month, so if you?ve always...Show More Summary

Crossroads City: Phnom Penh

“Mama, do you see that echo? On the wall there, looking at me.” It was my three-year-old's first visit to Phnom Penh, the city of my birth. “Why are there so many?” I followed her gaze, where she had spied a gecko clinging to a high corner. Show More Summary

Which One of the Four Seasons Do You Heart The Most?

Bathrobes at the Four Seasons Los Angeles. We've talked about our favorite and least-favorite W Hotels, Kimpton Hotels, Sofitel Hotels, Andaz Hotels and the Le Meridiens. Today, we're taking stock of the changing seasons...Four Seasons Hotels, that is. Show More Summary

No Plan, No Money, No Regrets.

I spend all of the money I make on traveling. I always have. And probably always will.

Sneaky

GRUBHUB, an online restaurant-delivery-service, says it has seen a big increase in the number of orders it receives from hotel guests. This, reports Skift, has coincided with a 9.5% drop in the revenue hotels made from room service between 2007 and 2012, citing figures from PFK Hospitality Research. Show More Summary

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Devaluation Postponed

In mid-June I wrote about the drastic award chart devaluation announced by the Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus program, which was supposed to kick in for redemptions made starting September 1, 2014. When I first saw the new award chart...Show More Summary

Atlanta: August Starts Free In-Flight Entertainment on All Delta Routes

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Taking a page out of Southwest's playbook, Delta has announced that it will begin offering free in-flight entertainment to all passengers in all classes on all its domestic and international flights longer than 1.5 hours beginning this Friday, August 1st. Show More Summary

New $20 Tax for Visiting Venezuela is Hardly a Breath of Fresh Air

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

It might not be the destination of the summer, but there?s plenty of people heading to and through Venezuela. The country is hardly rolling out the welcome mat for those visiting the airport, as their latest airport tax is a little less than enjoyable. Show More Summary

IHG Last Minute Reward Nights 50% off August 2014

IHG Rewards Club Last Minute Reward Nights 50% off rates are available for 42 hotels this Friday, Saturday and Sunday weekend August 1-3, 2014. These offers are available for booking at 50% off award rates over the next three days through Thursday, July 31. Show More Summary

A New Watery Way to See New Orleans

A new tour from Gray Line New Orleans shows visitors the watery side of the city.

What Happens to Airports When They’re Abandoned?

Here’s a fascinating look, mostly in pictures, at The Tattered, Haunting Remains of Abandoned Airports. (Not JFK’s Terminal 2) There’s a pictorial of Nicosia International Airport in Cyprus, which ceased operations with the Turkish invasion of 1974 and Yasser Arafat International Airport in the Gaza Strip, operational from 1998 to 2001. Show More Summary

United Airlines Headquarters Has Bed Bugs

As if things couldn’t get worse for United, their headquarters building has bed bugs. Chicago’s most recognizable building has a tiny problem it is trying to shake. Bed bugs were found on the 16th floor of the Willis Tower which is home to United Airlines. Show More Summary

The 13 Sweetest Bakeries in America

Whether they’re serving up macarons, sticky buns, or gourmet food hybrids, these destination bakeries might just be worth the cost of a plane ticket.

Astoria: Inside The Commodore, Astoria's Hipster Hotel With A Creepy History

It?s time for Guess the Hotel revealed! Yesterday we introduced you to the creepy lobby display of the West Coast hipster hotel that had been inexplicably abandoned for 43 years before being opened up by the current owners in 2007. This is the Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon. Show More Summary

United’s New “Safety Is Global” Safety Video

United finally came out with a new safety video which tries to compete with the likes of Air New Zealand, Delta, etc., in terms of trying to get people to pay attention. Check it out: I think the concept is great, though I think they...Show More Summary

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