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What's the Best Audiobook Service?

Reading a good book is great, but listening to one recorded while you drive, fly, or just chill at home is a great way to fit good books into your life as well. Luckily, even though there are big players in the audiobook market, there are lots of options to choose from. This week we want to know which you think are the best. Read more...

February book club call out: Fly In, Fly Out by Georgina Penney

After months working on an oil rig in the Atlantic Ocean, engineer Jo Blaine can't wait to get home. Her job is tough, and she is desperate for some long-overdue girl time. When she walks through her front door to find an unexpected man in her house, she's tempted to head straight back out to sea.

Marco Rubio Heckled At Book Signing

Senator Marco Rubio may have thought he was going to fly under the radar with regard to immigration, but activists are making sure he doesn't. I can't really tell what they were saying, but they were certainly persistent about interrupting him. A couple of things stand out for me. Show More Summary

Martha Thomases: What’s Up With The Future?

Comic books and science fiction shaped my hopes for the future. I want to be able to live under the ocean, like Aquaman and I want to have a flying car, like George Jetson. It never ends, the things I want. Just this week, I started to want a personal jetpack with missile launchers, like … Continue reading Martha Thomases: What’s Up With The Future? ?

25 Ways to Save Money on Business Travel

You probably don’t fly first class if you want to save money on business travel. And if you’re checking several websites before booking flights and hotel rooms you’re already doing better than many travelers. But are you doing flexible-date airfare searches before scheduling business trips? That strategy, explained below, can save you hundreds of dollars....

Beyond the Pale

Nowadays, Lord of the Flies is a byword for savagery, a book that illustrates more potently than any other just how low it’s possible for humanity to sink. In The Guardian, Robert McCrum ties the book’s conception to the second World War, arguing that its view of the world was “unimaginable” without Nazi Europe.

[DEALS] Lowest airfares this week to the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia!

When it comes to booking cheap flights, the sky's the limit with FlightCentre, the travel agency trusted by expats in Shanghai and around China. This week, escape the dreary cold and fly south to 10 great destinations of the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia! [ more › ]

American Discounted Off Peak Awards Now Let You Book US Airways Flights

American’s award chart for flying its own aircraft (as opposed to oneworld and other partners) includes discounted, off-peak economy awards. Reduced mileage awards are also available to: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela at 15,000 miles...Show More Summary

[DEALS] Rugby World Cup 2015 travel packages on sale!

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When it comes to booking cheap flights, the sky's the limit with FlightCentre, the travel agency trusted by expats in Shanghai and around China. This week, book your event package to Rugby World Cup 2015 or fly to 10 exciting destinations like Bali, Bangkok, Brisbane, New York, Singapore, Tokyo and more! [ more › ]

Let’s Be Reasonable About Yesterday’s First Class Mistake Fare…

Yesterday many people were able to book a United mistake fare, whereby for ~$50 you could book business or first class from the UK to just about anywhere in the world. You could fly United, Lufthansa, Swiss, or several other partners. Show More Summary

Prestige Private Air Offers Last-Minute Bookings and Helicopter Transfers With New Emerald Membership

Using the tagline “All You Can Fly and All You Can Carry,” Prestige Private Air promises to give clients the smoothest travel experience possible. To boost their service, the private jet club has recently added a new Emerald Class Membershi... via

Never Say Die

This is a quickie, since I’m just changing planes in Vancouver before flying to Seattle, for the annual textile party that is Madrona.  (By the way, if you’re around, I’m signing books Friday after class, and if you bring yours, … Continue reading ?

Children's Book Titles Changed to Fit the Downsides of Adult Life

2 weeks agoHumor : Neatorama

College Humor's Nathan Yaffe re-titled children's books intending them to resonate with twenty-somethings, yet adults of all ages may be able to relate. There are some sudden epiphanies that fly in the face of adults as soon as they leave the nest, some of which we didn't see coming. Show More Summary

Togetherness has a price when flying with family

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Question: I recently booked flights from LAX to Washington's Reagan National for my husband, two daughters and me. An American Airlines reservation supervisor told me I would have to pay an additional $81 per seat to be guaranteed that my husband and I can sit with our daughters, ages 12 and 8,...

What’s on in Canberra this Valentine’s Day

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 14 February 2015; ] Whether you’re coupled up or flying solo, there’s plenty to do in Canberra this Valentine’s Day. Why not try one of the following, or let us know what you're planning to do in the comments! Lifeline Book Fair 9am – 5pm Sat 14 February Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell For all the book lovers out there, check [...]

[DEALS] Lowest airfares this week to Asia's most exciting cities

3 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When it comes to booking cheap flights, the sky's the limit with FlightCentre, the travel agency trusted by expats in Shanghai and around China. This week, take an inspiring trip and fly to 10 fascinating Asian cities like Hanoi, Beijing, Palawan, Bangkok, Osaka and more! [ more › ]

5 Hacks for the Busy Traveler

Travel doesn't have to be stressful. Here are some tips on how to book, fly, and lodge without all the hassle.

Flying Dinosaurs: A Review by a Triceratops Fan

My knowledge of dinosaurs started and stopped with Jurassic Park (the movie, not the theme park), Patrick’s Dinosaurs, a charming book my...

Layover In Panama City

If you do fly Copa to South America, you may want to consider, especially given the limited recline of business class seats, breaking up your journey with a layover in Panama City. We booked our trip as two one-way awards, which meant...Show More Summary

Missy Elliott Is Joining Katy Perry in the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Since Katy Perry announced she was booked for the Super Bowl's halftime show, rumors have abounded about a special secret guest. Who would show? Some had it pegged at Perry's pal Rihanna, but logically that would never fly—badgal would most certainly hold out for her own damn Super Bowl halftime. Show More Summary

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