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InterContinental Dublin opens Jan 1, 2015

InterContinental Dublin opens January 1, 2015 when the Four Seasons Dublin rebrands. The Four Seasons Dublin Hotel is located in south Dublin in the area of Ballsbridge, but within walking distance of Trinity College in Dublin city center or the Dublin Bay coast. Show More Summary

Top 5 new luxury safari sleep-outs

Sleeping out under the stars in Africa is a truly magical experience and one that will be the most memorable part of your safari if you are lucky enough to have access to it. Many of the luxury safari camps and lodges have caught onto...Show More Summary

IHG acquires Kimpton Hotels boutique chain, but don’t expect PointBreaks deals in 2015

IHG acquires Kimpton Hotels boutique chain in a $430 million deal, but don’t expect PointBreaks deals in 2015 for your favorite Kimpton. The best we can expect for IHG in the near future is maybe they will pick up some of Kimpton’s IT...Show More Summary

35% Bonus On Purchased Alaska Miles: Last Chance

In early November I wrote about Alaska's Mileage Plan offering up to a 35% bonus on purchased miles. I figured I'd post a reminder about this promo, since it ends on Saturday, December 20, 2014. So this is the last week you can take advantage of the promotion. If you max out the promotion you can purchase Mileage Plan miles for ~2.19 cents each. Show More Summary

Alaska Airlines Tweaks Its Product for Longer Haul Flying

Alaska is an airline on a tear right now. It’s posting record profits while expanding fairly quickly, not a combination... Read More

The top 3 ski resorts near Barcelona

Spain is Europe?s second most mountainous country, and there are plenty of excellent ski resorts where you can enjoy a winter break. Several of them are very close to Barcelona, which makes it possible for you to go for a day trip or weekend, as a holiday inside your Barcelona holiday. Show More Summary

The best new luxury hotel openings of 2014

The best new luxury hotel openings of 2014 include beautiful new properties in Beijing, Kyoto, Moscow, NYC, Orlando and Vienna. Some of these hotels are entering extremely crowded markets, while others are in the enviable position of having only a few luxury competitors, making them the go-to property for most luxury travelers to that destination. Show More Summary

5 of the most relaxing retreats in Marrakech

The hectic pace of life in Marrakech might not make the city the most likely of candidates for a therapeutic retreat, but this historic city hides a number of soothing and relaxing gems that provide the ideal spot to recharge mind, body and soul. Show More Summary

The Future is Near: Martin Jetpack Begins Taking Deposits

The Martin Aircraft Company, based in New Zealand, is now taking deposits for the consumer version of its single-person jet pack, which has been in development for more than 30 years. Over the years, the company has successfully flown...Show More Summary

Plan Your Escape with the AARP Winter Escapes Sweepstakes

If you won $10,000 for a winter travel escape, where would you go? When we decided to work with AARP to promote the AARP Winter Escapes Sweepstakes, that’s the question Alan and I had fun dreaming about. Our first idea was a no-brainer — cruising the South Pacific in French Polynesia. After all, it’s our favorite tropical getaway. The […]

10 Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts for 2015

A stay at an all-inclusive resort packs in plenty of convenience: Pay just one upfront price, and you don't have to worry about racking up extra charges for food, drink, and entertainment while on vacation. Add in a beachside setting, and it’s even easier to leave your cares behind. Show More Summary

Checking In: Park Hyatt New York

As New York City’s first five-star, truly luxury property to open in more than a decade—the last being the Mandarin Oriental New York in 2003—Park Hyatt New York is without a doubt one of the world’s most hotly anticipated new hotels. Show More Summary

25 Amazing Hotels With Eye-Popping Views

A one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring view is a welcome perk at any hotel, but some properties truly outshine the rest when it comes to the surrounding scenery. Fortunately, there are views that appeal to every kind of traveler, whether you want to gaze at mountains, oceans, vineyards, or dazzling city lights. Show More Summary

Uber Offers Free Rides After Surge Pricing Debacle During Siege in Sydney

2 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

In response to what is arguably its most controversial snafu yet, Uber will offer free rides out of the central business district in Sydney starting today as a result of the aftermath of criticism for charging its passengers greaterShow More Summary

A Monument to Vimto in Manchester, United Kingdom

Regionally sourced soft drinks like New England's Moxie or the strongly western American RC Cola tend to inspire fanatical devotion and outright disgust in equal measure and England's Vitmo is no exception, having its own oversize monument on the site of its creation. Show More Summary

The Joker's Chair in Dublin, Ireland

Just a short distance away from the powers-that-be in Ireland, the Joker's Chair is a memorial to one of the country's most beloved alternative comedians, Dermot Morgan, who made his career satirizing Irish politics, and rose to international fame playing Father Ted, a priest that had quite a weakness for fame and money. Show More Summary

Petrified Sea Garden in Saratoga Springs, New York

Hidden off the beaten path in Saratoga Springs, New York is what appears to be a series of large stone slabs bearing strange circular patterns not unlike giant fingerprints, but these are actually the fossilized remains of what was an underwater biosphere in a time before time. Show More Summary

Remains of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier in Brighton, United Kingdom

As the water level lowers with the tide on the shore of Brighton, England, a strange grouping of petrified wooden stumps and Cyclopean blocks are slowly revealed, the only remnants of an early Victorian attraction that was washed away in a storm. Show More Summary

Lala Khal in Lala Khal, Bangladesh

In the northeast corner of Bangladesh, at the border with India, the Himalayas stop. The Himalayas (Sanskrit for “abode of the snow”) dissolve into gentle slopes blanketed in shrubs of tea, and the snow, melted, flows into Bangladesh in the Shari-Goyain River. Show More Summary

Bagan in Bagan Archeological Zone, Burma

What was likely a wondrous metropolis of ornate, gleaming temple spires ritual artistry, the former city of Bagan on the plains of central Burma is possibly even more beautiful and mysterious now that it is a jaw-dropping ruin. During...Show More Summary

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