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Exploring the Alaskan wilderness in comfort

Instead of planning another ho-hum ski trip this winter, why not go on a totally memorable adventure trip (albeit in great style) by exploring one of the most stunning locations on earth, the Alaskan countryside? Put yourself in theShow More Summary

6 ways to combat jet lag

Let?s face it, flying across time zones is great for our spirit, our soul and our sense of wanderlust, yet it wreaks havoc on our internal clocks. Here are six ways to combat Jet Leg and recover faster to enjoy the adventure. Sleep early...Show More Summary

Six of Napa’s Hidden-Gem White and Rosé Wines

Originally published in the November/December issue of Host’s Guide as “Whites & Rosés” Richard G. Peterson 2005 Brut Rosé An American innovator, inventor, and icon of the wine industry since the 1960s, Dr. Richard Peterson discovered a 2,000-year-old clone of Pinot Noir growing “wild” in Wrotham, a small village in southern England, decades ago. Show More Summary

Q & A with Austin Meyer, 2015 Win-a-Trip Winner

Austin Meyer traveled to Baltimore, India and Nepal with Nick Kristof. Here's his advice for 2016 applicants and thoughts on the trips.

Why You Should Go to Paris (And Beirut, And Belgium, And ...) Now More Than Ever

It's been a jarring ten days, from the Paris attacks to the assault in Mali, the Brussels lockdown and the State Department's alerts. But staying home and shutting down is the opposite of a cure. Empathy is born of exposure—a reaching out, not a turning in. It starts in those moments of discovery we only get by going somewhere that can surprise us.

6 Things You Must Know Before Traveling This Thanksgiving

If you're traveling this week in the U.S., best of luck to you! Here is my nickel's worth of free advice as you prepare to depart along with 40 million other Americans for the Thanksgiving holiday (fortunately they won't all be flying). Some...Show More Summary

Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport in Green River, Wyoming

Consisting of little more than a dirt landing strip marked by a raggedy windsock, the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport in the northern part of Green River, Wyoming has been courting alien visitors since the mid-90's. In 1994,...Show More Summary

Why the Hottest Gift This Christmas Is Already Banned From Flying

The "powerboard," a motorized, self-balancing, two-wheel scooter inspired by Back to the Future's famous hoverboard, is the hottest gift this holiday season. Unfortunately, it's also banned by airlines as "dangerous goods."

You Can (Finally!) Stream Amazon Prime's "The Man In The High Castle" on JetBlue

Just in time for the holiday travel season, JetBlue will (finally) let Prime members stream shows like Transparent and The Man in the High Castle for free while flying.

The Temple House: China?s Most Exciting New Hotel Opens in Chengdu

In China’s fast-growing cities, it can be hard to find any traces of the past. But one of the country’s hottest new hotel openings has made its home in a 1,000-year-old temple complex in the heart of Chengdu, preserving a bit of history whi... via

Roskilde Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark

While most of these majestic sea giants are on display inside, at least one is afloat in the Roskilde Fjord, and just in case you were wondering if dreams really do come true? Yes, they will take you for a boat ride. In fact, they'll...Show More Summary

Could Hotel Cancellation Fees Be On The Rise?

The hotel industry has been doing quite well overall, with pretty high occupancy and room rates across most regions. Of course they're always aiming to do better, and earlier this year we saw some of the major chains implement new policies...Show More Summary

Cranberries Are the Only Thanksgiving Food That Actually Came From the United States

Cranberries are all-American (Photo: Cjboffoli/Wikimedia) Thanksgiving is all about two things: food and the United States of America. And, by tradition, those two things are supposed to meld into one: at Thanksgiving dinner, the food is supposed to be very American. Show More Summary

16 Reasons To Visit Canada In The Middle of Winter

It's actually not crazy to head north when the temperature drops—here's why.

Nuclear Energy in Chicago, Illinois

Henry Moore’s abstract bronze sculpture “Nuclear Energy” marks the site of the first ever man-made, self-sustaining nuclear reaction. That first chain reaction on December 2nd, 1967 was so low in energy that it could not have even powered a light bulb. Show More Summary

Chase Sapphire Preferred’s Premium Protections: Benefits You Didn’t Even Know You Had

Premium credit cards offer a dizzying array of benefits you probably didn't even realize you had -- or if you knew at one point, you probably forget when there's an opportunity to use them. Break a new electronic device, smash your rental car, run into a merchant who won't take a return... Show More Summary

What’s Next for Miles and Points?

These past few months haven’t been so good for the miles/points world. We’ve seen cut after cut, devaluation after devaluation: Avios raising cost of the 4,500 mile award Aeroplan increasing award chart levels Air Canada implementing...Show More Summary

Disney Perks and Amenities at the Swan and Dolphin Resorts

Both the Walt Disney World Swan and the Walt Disney World Dolphin resort hotels are Starwood Preferred Guest properties within Walt Disney World in Orlando. The Swan is technically a Westin and the Dolphin is technically a Sheraton, but you wouldn’t really know that if you weren’t told it specifically. Show More Summary

Remember to Get Your Free $10 with Amex “Shop Small” Promo

As we all know, American Express got rid of Small Business Saturday as we know it. In the past they used to give out statement credits by shopping at a small business on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It was one of the best “Amex Offers” days of the year. Show More Summary

You Can Now Earn and Redeem Marriott Rewards Points at all Protea Hotels in Africa

Last Year Marriott acquired Protea Hotels, the largest hotel company in Africa. As a result of said acquisition, earlier this year 26 Protea properties began participating in the Marriott Rewards program. Beginning today all 100+ Protea...Show More Summary

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