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Exploring Petra: A First-Timer's Guide to Visiting One of the 7 Wonders of the World

Hidden away among pink-hued cliffs in the valley of Wadi Musa, sits the forgotten city of Petra. In its heyday, the enigmatic destination was home to 30,000 people and the center of a kingdom four times the size of Jordan. The once-nomadic tribe of Nab... via

Changing My Credit Card Strategy For Hilton Gold Status?

Yesterday Tiffany wrote about a new benefit available to primary cardmembers of both The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN. These Platinum cards now come with Hilton HHonors...Show More Summary

On Safari in North America

Discard the idea that you have to be in Africa to go on safari. Instead, head for the “Serengeti of North America”—the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem—which is spread across the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

Workers Beg Counterparts Not to Strike, Woman Fined By TSA, United’s New International Routes

The most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Workers Beg Counterparts Not to Strike, Woman Fined By TSA, United’s New International Routes...

Copenhagen Get Your Mind Together then come on across

Copenhagen is flat sea-level port city on the eastern side of Denmark. Denmark ranks at or near the top for bicycle-friendly and bicycle as primary transportation mode of cities around the world. Watch out for those cobblestone trip ups! Walking is a safer way for me to travel when taking photos with my camera. Show More Summary

My Favorite Starpoints Redemption Ever

In mid-September I wrote about the SPG “Paradise Just Got Closer” promotion, whereby select Starwood resorts can be booked for 35% fewer Starpoints. The promotion is valid for stays through March 8, 2016, and seems to be an annual promotion...Show More Summary

JetBlue sprouts a potato farm at New York JFK

The farm is growing the same potatoes used to make the blue chips JetBlue offers as snacks.        

Getting Wild in Florida's Quietest Corner

If you're doing Fort Myers right, your ears should be ringing from the silence, not the pool-deck DJ[...]

Scaling Rock Walls in Phoenix's Backyard

Phoenix is known for its suburban sprawl, but with 3 million acres of rugged wilderness, i[...]

Lucio Fontana Is Known for His Slashed Canvases, but His Jewelry Is Striking

Originally published in the October 2015 issue of Robb Report Collection as “Another Dimension” The Italian-Argentine artist Lucio Fontana spent his career stabbing and slashing canvases and other materials—each cut a simple yet exacting expression. Show More Summary

Parc Monceau in Paris, France

When France's royal family wants an absurdist Anglo-Chinese garden filled with an architectural pastiche from around the globe, who dares say no? Parc Monceau was built in 1778 at the request of King Louis XVI's cousin – the Duke ofShow More Summary

When Prime Restaurant Was In Its Prime: The Delta Air Lines FlyerTalk Event of 2009

“One of the affected restaurants is Prime, which is a steak and sushi restaurant located in Lenox Mall in Atlanta that was popular amongst FlyerTalk members.” I wrote that statement in this article which reported on the sudden closure...Show More Summary

Uh Oh. Thai Airline Runs “More Bang for Your Baht” Sale

Spirit Airlines copied Southeast Asian low cost carrier Scoot's branding. Now another Southeast Asian low cost carrier is aping Spirit's advertising. Continue reading Uh Oh. Thai Airline Runs “More Bang for Your Baht” Sale...

The Past And Future Of Magnetic Poetry, The Populist Product That Began With A Sneeze

Magnetic poetry tiles, just begging to be recombined. (Photo: Steve Johnson/Flickr) Dave Kapell, the inventor of Magnetic Poetry, never meant to be a businessman. He was thrust into what became his life's work by one well-timed sneeze. In the late 1990s, you couldn't hunt for a snack in an American home without coming across a magnetic poem or two. Show More Summary

Review: Delta SkyClub San Francisco Airport

After spending some time in the Centurion Lounge, I headed over to Terminal 1 for my Delta Shuttle flight to Los Angeles. My flight was scheduled to depart at 8PM, so I headed over at around 6:15PM, to leave plenty of time to check out...Show More Summary

Yes, Bolliger & Mabillard is Building the New Hulk Coaster at Universal Orlando

By Robert Niles: Reports have been circulating around the Internet that Swiss roller coaster manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard - the original builder of Universal Orlando's Incredible Hulk Coaster - is not involved in the rebuild ofShow More Summary

Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts

The Fairbanks House has stood in Dedham, Massachusetts since its construction somewhere between 1637 and 1641. This makes it not only the oldest house in New England, but the oldest surviving wood-frame house in all of North America. The...Show More Summary

To Screen or Not to Screen? That is the Question, for Theme Parks and for Fans

By Michael Longo: Great theme park attractions often employ fresh technology. Motion simulators have become a staple in the industry, and for the past few years interaction between the passenger and the ride have become more and more...Show More Summary

You may find yourself traveling to Copenhagen Airport. Part 1 – Are you experienced?

If Copenhagen is a destination you find yourself planning to visit as you take advantage of the best low airfare offers to Europe in 2015, then settle in for my The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings trilogy-style presentation. My version of Copenhagen is too big for one long post. Show More Summary

The Doomed Effort to Make Videos Go Vinyl

Movies on vinyl: a thing that actually happened. (Photo: Justin Hall on Flickr) In an alternate universe, movie buffs have Citizen Kane on vinyl. In that alternate universe, unlike in our own, Capacitance Electronic Discs (CEDs) survived...Show More Summary

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