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7 Things to Know About the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest

2 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

July 4th = hot dogs, amirite? And there is no finer display of hot dog consumption in this great land than the Nathan?s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest. The event has taken place in Coney Island every JulyShow More Summary

United Airlines To Fly Planes Powered By Food Scraps, Animal Fat & Farm Waste

I just came across some very interesting info on a way that United Airlines plans to save some money while also going a bit green. United plans to “fly planes powered by a biofuel made from food scraps (among other household waste), farm waste and animal fat” according to Grub Street. Show More Summary

Kauai fest recalls the roots of the sugar cane industry

The history and culture of Kauai's south shore will be celebrated with a festival that pays tribute to its agricultural roots dating to the early 1800s.

Drilling for Oil in the Arctic: A Timeline

A close ook at the history of the Arctic oil rush — one that's really been around for nea[...]

How the TSA Sells What You Leave Behind at the Checkpoint Plus Amazing Video Footage of the Red Baron

A collection of the most interesting links you’ll want to see, many you’ll want to click. Continue reading How the TSA Sells What You Leave Behind at the Checkpoint Plus Amazing Video Footage of the Red Baron...

Celebrity Cruises and MGM Resorts Int'l Partner on Exclusive Loyalty Program Perks

Celebrity Cruises and MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program members have more reasons to be excited about travel this year. Announced at the end of June, the two brands are partnering together to offer their members exclusive offers and ben... via JustLuxe.com

$100 Giveaway, New Checked Bag Fees, SPG Deals & More

Lots of Starwood news, enter my $100 Giveaway, and other links of interest from around the web Enter to win one of two $50 Ebates cash prizes. Already entered? Daily entries can be earned by tweeting about it. The latest Starwood Hot Escapes — discounted hotel stays within next 6 weeks — have been announced […]

New York: There's No 'Time' Like The Present for These Two NY Renovations

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

This "time" it's a short commute for visionary architects Rockwell Group to their latest renovation and transformation of the Time Hotel New York One of the hotel brands we've had a recent eye on is in fact a multi-brand, multi-hip lifestyle company that?s ?debuting? all over the country. Show More Summary

Trade 20,000 Starpoints for 30,000 American Airlines Miles

Now through August 7, American Airlines is offering a special 20% bonus on transferred points from Starwood Preferred Guest. This is in addition to the bonus miles you’ll already earn from Starwood when you transfer 20,000 points or more. In case you don’t remember, SPG allows members to transfer points from their program to most airline [...]Show More Summary

Selfie stick ban points the lens at rule-breakers

Can we all think back to the prehistoric days of travel when, if we actually wanted to be in a picture, we had to have someone else take it for us? The post Selfie stick ban points the lens at rule-breakers appeared first on Elliott...

New Amex Offer: $30 Back On $100 At Backcountry (Great Athletic Gear)

A new Amex Offer hit all of my cards this morning and it is great for everyone who enjoys outdoor gear. Backcountry has a lot of athletic gear from a variety of retailers and this new Amex Offer is a nice way to get it even cheaper.Show More Summary

Solar Impulse: The world’s longest solo flight, fuel free

In a couple hours Solar Impulse will land in Hawaii after five days in the air. It holds the record for longest solo flight in the world and it made the trip without using a single drop of jet fuel. It is simply incredible. The post Solar Impulse: The world’s longest solo flight, fuel free appeared first on Wandering Aramean.

Top 5 Ways to Earn Air Miles

Air Miles is definitely one of the more popular programs in Canada, especially considering that it has been around since 1992. So today, I will list some of the top ways to earn Air Miles. Keep in mind that some of the stores listed above are only located in certain provinces. Show More Summary

Photo Essay – The Blue Hour

Ivana and Gianni are a Slovakian and Italian couple who have been traveling around the world since 2012. They blog at NomadIsBeautiful.com I met them in Athens last October and asked them if they would be willing to do a guest photo essay for my site. They agreed and quickly got me the photos. However, […]

Win a Free Trip to Hong Kong from Cathay Pacific and LoungeBuddy

LoungeBuddy — one of the best tools for information on airport lounges — is partnering with Cathay Pacific to integrate iBeacon technology into their lounge at San Francisco. This is technology uses short-range location information to provide relevant updates that, in theory, improve the visitor’s experience. From the press release: …[P]assengers with the LoungeBuddy App on [...]Show More Summary

Double dipping Discover’s 3rd quarter categories

Thanks to Discover’s offer to double all cash back for a year, their quarterly 5% categories are more interesting than ever.  Now, instead of earning 5% for those categories, cardholders enrolled in the Double Cash Back offers, will ultimately earn 10%. Show More Summary

BA Catering meltdown at Heathrow – 1 July 2015

It had been a good travel day until we were bussed to the plan on hottest day of the year, took a thirty minute delay and were then told that there was no food. Another day on British Airways it seems. The post BA Catering meltdown at Heathrow – 1 July 2015 appeared first on Miles from Blighty.

A “unique and complicated” request for a refund

Eric Dale cancels his return flight from Honolulu after his chartered flight breaks down. Why won't United airlines offer a refund? The post A “unique and complicated” request for a refund appeared first on Elliott.

When will Delta fix the “hidden” 1st class seat maps on Delta.com (or is this a new “enhancement”)

Delta is not all about empowering flyers with information. They are all about empowering them with information Delta wants you to know, that is, for example, when you search for a flight the “default” choice is rarely ever the lowest price. Show More Summary

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