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Reading Between The Lines in Limburg, Belgium

From inside the Gijs Van Vaerenbergh-designed art church known as Reading Between The Lines the natural sunlight hits the ground in a noirish checkerboard belying the constructions almost completely insubstantial walls, however fromShow More Summary

9 Summer Reads to Satiate Your Wanderlust

At the start of the New Year, I vowed to read one book a week, and I’m proud to say I’m accomplishing that goal. I even started a book club to keep me focused (I mean, you can’t recommend books if you don’t read them, right?). Thanks...Show More Summary

9 hotel gotchas you can easily avoid

When you check into a hotel, don’t set let scam artists or misbehaving companies check into your wallet. It’s summer travel season, and that means vacations, road trips and hotel stays. The post 9 hotel gotchas you can easily avoid appeared first on Elliott.

New way to watch dolphins, whales and more in Southern California

You have a new whale-watching option in Southern California; a new boat is sailing out of north San Diego County.

Qantas Introduces Virtual Reality Tour of Hamilton Island

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

For those of us in the Nifty Fifty in Australia's Hamilton Island is a world away. But thanks to some creative technology ? and clever marketing ? it might soon feel a bit closer. A partnership between Qantas, Hamilton Island, and Samsung has resulted in a new virtual reality experience that allows would-be visitors to check out the island remotely. Show More Summary

Finding the New UA Club in SFO

On my way to ANC for a week of vacation.  I was flying DCA-IAH-SFO-ANC in order to get about a 1,000 extra EQM.  As a UUA Gold, upgrade chances were iffy, but it happened on the first leg and then they pulled me from coach to take First Class from a couple who didn’t make […] The post Finding the New UA Club in SFO appeared first on The Military Frequent Flyer.

Delta Airlines First Class Review CRJ-900 | Video

This Delta Airlines First Class upgrade has all the bells and whistles you could hope for aboard a legacy airline regional jet. Power, movies, food...what more could you ask for? Watch the review: (Aboard specific Endeavor Air operated planes. Show More Summary

Deadline to Use $100 Global Entry Payment Codes from United

One of the elite status perks that United used to award to Platinum and 1K members was a payment code that covered the $100 application fee for Global Entry (which in turn gives you TSA Pre-Check).  However, this perk was lost in this year’s round of elite perk cuts, and the last day to request a Global Entry payment code was January 31, 2015. Show More Summary

Alaska “Shocked” When Delta Partnership Went South, Delta Comments on Competition

“At first we were just sort of shocked, you know, that the thing seemed to be unraveling. I would say we did flap around on [how best to move forward] for awhile before we sort of came to peace with exactly what our mentality was, what...Show More Summary

Possibly Higher Amex Credit Card Offers with CardMatch Tool

Last week I read on the blog View from the Wing that some people were getting pretty nice offers for a few select American Express credit cards. This is by using the CardMatch Tool through creditcards.com. Sometimes this tool is able...Show More Summary

Which Online Travel Agency Has the Best Rewards Program?

Two years ago I compared the various rewards offered by different third-party online travel agencies: Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, and Travelocity. Since that time Expedia has updated their program (again) and made it less valuable (again), while acquiring Orbitz and Travelocity. Show More Summary

I had a “guaranteed” late arrival, so where’s my room?

Years ago, many hotels would accept reservations without a credit card, but only hold the rooms until 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. A credit card guaranteed late arrival, but also meant travelers who didn't show up would be charged. The post I had a “guaranteed” late arrival, so where’s my room? appeared first on Elliott.

Putting the brakes on SyncAssist

Alas, the time has come. SyncAssist is no longer going to be the amazing, automated savings tool it once was. Blame Twitter, I suppose, but the company says I'm blacklisted and there's no way back. Some alternatives are available, so take a look. The post Putting the brakes on SyncAssist appeared first on Wandering Aramean.

London: Shangri-La London Fixes Its Design Fault with Another Design Fault

The Premier City View should have looked like this The best thing about Shangri-La at the Shard London was, indisputably, the view. As part of the tallest building in the UK ? nay, Europe ? those glass walls overlooked everything you could possibly want to see in London. Show More Summary

Booking a flight using airline miles and cash is a good idea, but tricky

Question: I have just gone through a surprising experience in trying to book a flight from LAX to Charlotte, N.C., on American Airlines, using miles one way and purchasing the return ticket. I was incredulous when I found out that the one-way fare from Charlotte to LAX was priced at 120% of the...

Turkey: Up, up and away on a low-cost tour of Istanbul, Cappadocia

Visit the ancient bazaars of Istanbul and the magical volcanic-rock landscape of Cappadocia on an eight-day tour that explores the diversity of Turkey.

Russia’s FSB Detests Premium Passengers, TSA’s Instagram, and Parker Responds to DOJ Investigation

A collection of the most interesting links you’ll want to see, many you’ll want to click. Continue reading Russia’s FSB Detests Premium Passengers, TSA’s Instagram, and Parker Responds to DOJ Investigation...

Gear: Squid keeps your shower stuff clean

As I write from a motel room, I am more than ready to take a shower, but there's nary a shelf to hold my shampoo, cream rinse, shaving cream, razor and other whatnots.

Redeeming Citi ThankYou Points For Travel On American

Last week I wrote about how to redeem Citi ThankYou points. Both the Citi Prestige Card and Citi ThankYou® Premier Card are offering great sign-up bonuses with a really compelling long term value proposition as well. The Citi Prestige...Show More Summary

FOUND: A German WWII Tank Hidden in a Basement

A Panther tank in action in 1944. (Photo: Bundesarchiv Bild/Wikimedia) In a wealthy suburb of the German city of Kiel, not far from the border with Denmark, German police found a 1943 Panther tank hidden the basement of a 70-year-old man. The tank, once used by the Nazi army in World War II, weighs about 50 tons and is 22 feet long. Show More Summary

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