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London: Do Covent Garden Properly With One Aldwych's Celeb Route Planners

Joanna Lumley's Covent Garden Covent Garden is one of the most maligned areas of London. Everyone thinks they know it ("yeah totes it's that square with street performers and a semi-open market and touristy restaurants all around").Show More Summary

Is Hyatt’s App Showing Award Reimbursement Rates?

I've written in the past about the fascinating but complex world of hotel award reimbursement rates. For the most part hotels are owned by investment companies, and have management contracts with the major hotel chains. Basically the...Show More Summary

Berlin: Rave Reviews But No Bikinis: Checking In On 25hours Bikini Berlin

Nine months after its opening date, and three months since its visible bathrooms caused a storm, the results are in for 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin. And you know what? They are pretty astonishing. Idly surfing TripAdvisor the other day, we noticed that 25hours is now number 20 of 663 hotels in Berlin. Show More Summary

Should I Book an Award Ticket, or Buy a Ticket and Upgrade With Miles?

Reader Megan asked, What’s the best way to travel first class to Asia? Buy a ticket and upgrade, or go with miles? Great question, because it gets at understanding several key issues about international airline travel, and about miles and points. Show More Summary

How To Be A Douche: Arrest Uber Drivers

As much as I'm a fan of Uber, there's no denying that at times the methods they use to enter new markets are questionable at best. To some degree I don't really think they can be blamed. The taxi mafias are corrupt as could be, and clearly...Show More Summary

Delta’s Choice of the A330neo and A350 For Its Widebody Fleet May Seem a Little Peculiar

We’ve been waiting a long time for Delta to decide what widebodies it would order to replace its 747s and... Read More

Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street London convenient for LHR arrival and departure

Club Carlson members have a large selection of hotels to choose from in London. I picked the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street as our first of three hotels for six nights in London. The hotel worked out well as a convenient location...Show More Summary

Chevrolet Readies the 2015 Corvette Z06

For decades, the Corvette has been the best bang-for-the-buck performance vehicle—and the poster car for a midlife crisis. With this latest generation, Chevrolet hopes to shed the stigma of its owner stereotype, and the 2015 Chevrolet...Show More Summary

Earn Double or Triple Stripes at TGI Fridays This Week in Addition to Bonus Gift Cards

2 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Similar to many other restaurant chains this time of year, you can earn a bonus gift card worth anywhere between $5.00 and $25.00 for every $25.00 you spend on a gift card — but if you are a member of the Give Me More Stripes loyalty...Show More Summary

SAARC Summit 2014, Kathmandu

All the preparations for the 18th SAARC Summit have been made. As the host of the summit, Nepal awaits to welcome all the country chiefs and delegates of the summit at TIA, Kathmandu. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is a regional organisation that holds eight nations of South Asia. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, […]

Paris's 20 Best Barista Cafes

Coffee lovers take note: Paris has finally escaped its slump and joined the 21st century. An ambitious group of native and expat roasters and baristas are more than making up for lost time, serving up meticulously sourced, roasted, and crafted coffees of a quality to rival any in the world. Show More Summary

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2014: The Best Travel Deals

Thanksgiving Weekend is a great time to snag deals not only on holiday gifts, but also on travel: Hotels and resorts around the world are offering incredible booking incentives like complimentary gifts and on-site activities plus major discounts on rooms. Show More Summary

Serpent D'Océan in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, France

Stuck in a perpetual state of decay on the French shore at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, the massive metal sculpture entitled, Serpent D'Océan is a terrifying vision with an environmental message. The skeletal serpent was unveiled in 2012 as...Show More Summary

RAF Stenigot in Stenigot, England

A Royal Air Force Radar Station in operation between 1938-1955, RAF Stenigot was a vital piece of a communications network that prevented both German attacks during World War II and Russian airstrikes in the years following, but toady the disused dishes simply rust away as enormous relics of wars gone by. Show More Summary

Viaduct Petrobras in São Sebastião, Brazil

As though it was miraculously transported from a more urban area, the abandoned Viaduct Petrobras rises out of the lush South American jungle, a testament to mismanaged government spending. Construction on the Rio-Santos Highway began in the 1960s and by 1976 the stretch of road was due to be linked to the existing highway. Show More Summary

Cragside in Northumberland , United States

From its inception, Cragside England's manor was a sophisticated example of Victorian engineering with a various kinds of running water able to pump directly to faucets in the house, but it was the development of the first hydroelectric set-up that put this ornate mansion on the map. Show More Summary

Salt Pans of Maras in Maras, Peru

Fed by a small local stream, the field of angular, interlocking earthen evaporation pools near the small Peruvian town of Maras has been providing the local inhabitants with salt and visitors with a stunning background for over a century. Show More Summary

Frances H. and Jonathan Drake House in Leominster, Massachusetts

Sitting in the middle of an ordinary neighborhood just outside of downtown Leominster, Massachusetts sits a former home of a well known abolitionist couple who purpose built a hidden trap door in their front room as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Show More Summary

U.S., Mexico to end limits on transborder airline routes

The deal will take effect Jan. 1, 2016, and could lead to a spike in new U.S.-Mexico flights.        

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