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A Traveling CEO Chimes In With Top Tips For Avoiding Jetlag

Business Insider had an amusing story today about how to avoid jetlag. They get their tips from John Thompson, who has worked as an executive in the tech industry for eons. I rarely spend more than a week on a single continent and so far this year have spent more time outside the US than in the US. Show More Summary

Newbiggin by the Sea on a Sunny Winter Afternoon

I visited Newbiggin by the Sea, in south east Northumberland, on a sunny afternoon in late February. The first thing that struck me was the good availability of good parking spaces on the attractive high street. From there, it was aShow More Summary

When You’re Frustrated By Your Airline’s Flight Delays, Don’t Do This.

Sit-ins, refusing to leave the aircraft, are becoming a thing in Iran to protest poor operational performance of Iranian airlines. Iranian news media have cited several recent incidents in which passengers enduring prolonged delays have...Show More Summary

Driving the Bentley Flying Spur V8 Sedan [VIDEO]

While mainstream cars have embraced efficiency by adopting smaller engines, today’s top supercars have countered by engineering complex gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrains with upwards of 1,000 hp. Somewhere between those antipodesShow More Summary

Chef Nick Badovinus Becomes Robb Report’s 2015 Culinary Master [VIDEO]

Becoming a Robb Report Culinary Master is no walk in the park. This year’s winner—Nick Badovinus, chef and owner of the four Neighborhood Services restaurants in Dallas—competed against some very stiff competition: Jean-Marc Boyer, nominated...Show More Summary

Chicago: The Loews Chicago is Now Officially Open (and Rates are Rather 'Loew')

We're only in the third month of the new year, and we've already got another new hotel to check out in Chicago--The Loews Chicago (the first hotel to open this year was the Virgin Chicago.) We took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Loews...Show More Summary

How Billionaires Travel: $450,000 Vacays to St. Barts, Private Planes, Spare Nannies and More

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Nothing gives a better inside glimpse into how billionaires live ? and travel ? than a good old-fashioned nasty divorce. And that?s what?s happening right now in Chicago between the richest man in Illinois, Citadel hedge fund founder Ken Griffin, and his estranged wife Anne Dias Griffin. Show More Summary

The Secret City

Once I had my tessera, or reader’s card, for the library, the Swiss Guards would wave me through the main gate whenever I arrived at Vatican City and even give me a knowing little salute. I could come and go as I pleased during business hours—and once inside the gates, nobody seemed to care where I wandered. Show More Summary

Club Carlson Offering Targeted Triple Points Promotion

I usually don't write about targeted promotions, but I think the context on this one is sufficiently interesting to warrant a post. Back in the day Hyatt offered a "Faster Free Nights" promotion year after year, which is arguably the most lucrative promotion the hotel industry has ever seen. Show More Summary

Weekly Top 10: The World's Best Motion Base Rides and Shows

By Robert Niles: For generations, theme park fans faced a choice between narrative and thrills. You could go on a dark ride to enjoy characters and story, or go on something like a roller coaster to twist, turn and scream. But in the...Show More Summary

Goodie Bags Filled With Memories

A welcome gift like a bottle of Champagne is standard at many high-end hotels, but some properties are also giving their guests goodies at checkout.

Wait, What? Tickets for Disney World and Disneyland Now Cost How Much?

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Your kiddos better start picking up extra chores, tasks, and assignments around the house, as they?re going to need some additional funds if they?re looking to visit one of the Disney parks here in the nifty fifty. The folks responsible...Show More Summary

My Favorite Place in Ireland: The Wild West

For more than a quarter of a century I’ve traveled Ireland's western coast, up from the filigreed fringe of west Cork, along the lakes of Killarney, to the world-class golf links of Ballybunion and Lahinch, to Yeats country in Sligo, meeting people that give me yet another reason to come back.

Manufacture 14.3 Billion Miles With Credit Cards, How Many Cards Can You Get from Each Bank, and the Real Reason the A380 Fails?

News and notes from around the interweb: How many credit cards will each bank let you have? Air Tahiti Nui buying 2 Boeing 787s. The Papeete-based carrier which flies to Tokyo, Auckland, Los Angeles and Paris (via Los Angeles) will use them to replace A340s. Show More Summary

Costco Replaces American Express With Citi For Exclusive Agreement

A few weeks ago it was announced that American Express and Costco will be terminating their relationship as of March 31, 2016: “We are proud of the value created over many years for Costco, for our Card Members and for our shareholders,” said Kenneth I. Show More Summary

Review: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen

After a couple of nights at the perfectly functional Radisson Blu Scandinavia Copenhagen, it was time to head over to the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen, which is generally more highly rated. For our two night stay the rate wasShow More Summary

Hilton Free Wi-Fi for all HHonors members begins August 2015

HHonors Representative on FlyerTalk announced today Hilton free Wi-Fi for all HHonors members begins August 2015. HHonors Diamond members will receive premium Wi-Fi access beginning sometime in 2015 second quarter. Hilton Wi-Fi Update...Show More Summary

The Last Hotel Internet Domino Falls. Hilton Will Offer Free WiFi, But There Are Catches…

IHG Rewards came out with internet for everyone a year ago (though of course most of their hotels already gave it to everyone as a brand standard, only the upper-tier ones did not and in certain regions). And Marriott announced this two months ago, with a restriction of having to book through Marriott channels. Show More Summary

Checking out 52 Marriott brand hotels going down March 19, 2015 in reward night category

When I look at the 35-page Marriott PDF listing over 1,400 hotels in a list with no geographic descriptors, my thought bluntly is “What a bunch of assholes at Marriott to post a list of 1,400+ hotels, in no geographic or other kind of...Show More Summary

The Secret City

What possessed the Vatican to call its most contentious reservoir of documents the “Secret Archives”? Don’t they realize that, to inquisitive outsiders, the name is like a red flag to a bull? Dr. Marco Grilli, the secretary to the prefecture of the archives, tried in vain to clarify: “The word secret is misleading,” he said. Show More Summary

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