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If You Hate Crowded Ski Resorts, This Private Ski Community Is for You

With the Rocky Mountains as its backdrop and over 2,200 acres of ski terrain, Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Mont., is a wonderful retreat for outdoorsy adventurers and avid skiers alike. The 13,600-acre private community offers 15 lifts,...Show More Summary

9 Best U.S. Ski Resorts for Families

We've all heard that the family who plays together stays together. Even if a clan contains all types—from shredders to spa-lovers—the slopes can offer wintry entertainment for varying activities, skill levels, and tastes. The following resorts across the country have a reputation for being especially kind to kin. Show More Summary

The Coolest Star Wars Things I’ve Seen Lately (Non-Spoilers)

I keep spotting Star Wars related content that I think is worth sharing, but isn’t quite worthy of its own post.  Now that I’ve got some assembled, here they are! Ever want to make the blue milk of Tatooine? Uh… yeah, me either. ButShow More Summary

Thoughts on Anthem of the Seas

By now, you’ve likely heard at least one of the multiple news reports about the really bad storm Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas managed to sail into this weekend. I was not there, and I will not minimize or question most of what has been said. Show More Summary

A Manufactured Spend opportunity for Canadians?

Earlier this month I came across a press release for a digital wallet service called UGO Pay.  Here’s a snippet: UGO launches peer-to-peer money transfer capabilities with the addition of UGO Pay TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW/ – Canada’s  first open digital wallet just got better. Show More Summary

A Quick Look Inside The 2016 United Airlines Global Services Welcome Kit

Airlines hand out goodies to their most valuable customers. While they don't hand out quite as many freebies as they used to (my dad's co-workers used to get crystal snifters in the mail and other such luxury items) the aviation geek...Show More Summary

Air New Zealand Business Class Award Inventory Intrigue

It seems that the “impossible to find” business class award inventory from Air New Zealand is not so impossible any more. There was some discussion of it on FlyerTalk earlier this week and, given my love for all things data, I took a...Show More Summary

Should I tip my Uber or Lyft driver? [Poll]

Last week I received an earful of anger from an UberX driver about how recent discounting by the ridesharing app is translating to less money for its drivers. He complained about how expensive it is to operate a car in San FranciscoShow More Summary

American’s Improved A321 First Class Award Availability

Last November I wrote about how American seemed to no longer be making last minute first class award seats available on their A321 flights between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco. This was true even when cabins were almost completely empty just hours before the flight. Show More Summary

American $643 LAX to SCL Santiago Chile

American Airlines has a great fare from Los Angeles to Santiago, Chile SCL at $643 for many dates in March and April. Santiago was a route noticeably not discounted for most of the past year. In the past week there have been fares in the low $600s to MVD Montevideo, Uruguay too. Show More Summary

The World's Most Romantic Hotel Rooms

Looking for a hotel room you'll never want to leave? Consider these options, which set the mood for love with everything from luxurious interiors to staggering, scenic views—or both.

Have You Ever Been The Only Scared Passenger On A Plane?

A few weeks ago I answered a question from a reader who was terrified of flying, asking how best to deal with it. Unfortunately I didn’t have a good answer, other than being able to relate to the situation. I think the only way to really...Show More Summary

The best place on Earth to watch whales

Majestic North Pacific Humpback Whales, or Kohola as they were known in ancient Hawaiian, begin their migration from Alaska to the Hawaiian Islands around September of each year. While the exact number of Humpback whales visiting Hawaii is unknown, it is estimated to be as high as 21,000. Show More Summary

Embracing Endless Night in Norway

Vacationing in the endless Arctic night? Crazy idea, but it doesn’t take long to fall in love with Svalbard in the dead of winter. Okay, there’s no sun (I mean really no sun—for more than four months), but instead of basking on warm beaches, I’ve spent the past two weeks bathing in moonlight, starlight, and the occasional…

Watch the First Boeing 747 Take Flight, 47 Years Ago

The first Boeing 747 flight took place on February 9, 1969. Today, exactly 47 years later, the Boeing 747 is one of the most recognizable aircraft in the world. The mesmerizing video above documents the airplane's first flight, as well...Show More Summary

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine’s Day

Men aren?t always the easiest people to buy for, especially when it comes to buying a romantic gift. So, to make the task a little easier for you, here are 10 suggestions for you to make the process a little less challenging. Whether...Show More Summary

‘Naive’ People are Renting Out Their Homes to Airbnb Hookers

Airbnb and other homesharing sites are apparently how prostitutes are now renting out space. And here I thought people only rented their places out on Airbnb to themselves, for the Virgin America miles. You'd sort of expect the world's...Show More Summary

Leveraging Ebola to Tackle FGM

The outbreak of Ebola that started just over two years ago in Guinea seems to have led to surprising progress in the country's movement to curb female genital mutilation.

Taiwan Celebrates Lunar New Year With Annual Lantern Festival

In the weeks ahead, Taiwan plans to ring in the Lunar New Year and honor its people with pyrotechnic symbols of peace and prosperity.

Review: Qatar Airways A380 First Class Doha To London

Upon arriving at the self proclaimed "5-star gateway to the world," we first found ourselves in what can only be described as a mess of a security line. The queues were insane, though fortunately there was a premium line which only had...Show More Summary

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