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The Seven Best Winter Escapes From L.A.

Ready for a quick getaway from the City of Angels? These nearby spots have it all, from skiing to sun.<p>If you’re in Los Angeles and itching to escape …

Los Cabos

How to buy a home without a 20% down payment

Don't have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn't mean there's no hope of becoming a homeowner.<p>Home prices are on the rise, making it harder for buyers to cobble together a 20% down payment.<p>With the national average listing price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at $302,632, …

Personal Finance

10 Of The Best Luxury Hotel Brands In The World

The good news for American travelers seeking luxury is that there are more high-end hotels around the world than ever before. The bad news is that not every expensive, glitzy new hotel is a luxury property.<p>There has been a huge worldwide hospitality building boom for the past decade, in established …

Hospitality

These Cities Have the Cheapest Luxury Hotels in the World

Hotels around the world are getting more expensive. According a recent report by the behemoth booking site Hotels.com, the average price for a room …

Hospitality

11 Hotel Bars to Die for

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>Fantasize about sipping mai tais on a seaside cliff or rubbing elbows with society's elite? A few hours in a glamorous (and open to the public) hotel bar may do the trick. From sky high rooftops to Hawaiian beaches, here are a few hotel bars that will leave you …

Buenos Aires

Who, What, Why: Is this the perfect size of carry-on air luggage?

<b>A global standard for the size of aeroplane hand luggage has been suggested, to avoid passenger confusion and speed up travel. Would it work and will it happen, asks Justin Parkinson.</b><p>It's a pain for passengers. Ramming a bag into a luggage-size gauge before boarding a plane, and facing a fine if it …

Luggage

Kodama Zomes: Hanging Geodesic Seats & Beds

As we’re about to get down and dirty with summer, you can always find us scouting ways to help enjoy the boiling hot months. Our newest favorite? …

Furniture

Nasty Boeing Dreamliner bug could shut down your plane in midair

If you’re a nervous flyer, look away now: Boeing has discovered a bug in its software that could potentially shut down a plane’s power units without …

Kindle Fire

Day trips to Australia to become reality thanks to hypersonic planes 7 times faster than speed of sound

It could soon be possible to travel from Europe to Australia and back in a day as research into hypersonic travel gains momentum.<p>Aeronautic engineers …

Aviation

Apple patent explains how USB-C will make every other connector obsolete

Apple still hasn’t owned up to inventing USB-C, the brand new connector featured on its 12-inch MacBook — but Apple patents have all but tied the technology to Cupertino. The latest describes how a do-it-all connector that fits USB-C’s description is going to make every other port you’re using …

Frequent Flyer Mythbusting: Should You Still Use Miles for Upgrades?

Conventional wisdom has always said that the most lucrative way to use credit card rewards and airline miles was to confirm upgrades from coach to business class on paid international tickets. That's no longer the case—here's why.<p>Conventional wisdom has always said that the most lucrative way to …

Want airline elite status? Here are tips for fliers based in L.A. area

You want free checked bags and extra legroom. Priority boarding sounds nice too.<p>But those perks are reserved for road warriors, the elite fliers among us, right? Not necessarily.<p>Fliers in the Southland can reach elite status with as few as six annual cross-country trips. (Generally, if you take …

Ways to Maximize Your Miles Without Credit Cards

<b>Mileage shopping portals</b><p>Sometimes the mileage amounts are fairly small, if you’re only spending $20 and you’re earning 3 miles per dollar that’s 60 …

Personal Finance

How to Attain One of the Best Reward Perks in Travel

<i>Stuart Seeger / Flickr</i><p>Did you know there's a way to fly around the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean and bring someone with you for no additional cost? It's called the Southwest Companion Pass, and it's a status level you earn by accumulating enough points with the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards …

Personal Finance

You Should Always Know The Kind Of Plane You're On, And Here's Why

(Photo: Shutterstock/hxdyl)<p>Always know your plane. The type of aircraft on which you're flying can have a big effect on the quality of your trip.<p>The most important time to "get to know your plane" is when you're selecting a flight and buying a ticket. Most airlines, OTAs, and search engines show …

Aviation

10 Best Credit Card Offers For April

<b>Update: Many of these offers are expired or outdated. Please check out the current list of the best travel credit cards.</b><p>Every month I make a post …

Flying

Here's What You Should Do Before Tomorrow's British Airways Devaluation

As I originally wrote about in January, and wrote about again last week, British Airways Executive Club is undergoing a major devaluation tomorrow, …

British Airways

Get Organized: Inspiration from the Best Closets

To fuel spring-cleaning motivation, a roundup of the most distinctive closets from the archives<p>It’s springtime—and that means spring-cleaning time. Whether you’re in the market for a five-figure wardrobe overhaul or simply decluttering for summer, organizing your closet will go a long way towards …

Archives

How Every Australian Airline Is Cracking Down On Hand Luggage

Travelling only with hand luggage saves you valuable time, but domestic airlines in Australia are getting much stricter about enforcing their baggage …

Flying

How Does JetBlue Make its Money?

Examining how JetBlue operates as a business.<p>Last year, <b>JetBlue Airways</b> (NASDAQ: JBLU) posted a record $401 million profit; $232 million when …

Flying

China to build world’s biggest airport

China has seen a boom in cashed up middle-class travellers ready to explore the world and to cope with this surge in tourists Beijing International …

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

Hospitality

Top 10: world's most amazing beach hotels

Top 10

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Travel

13 reasons to let yourself get lost in Mexico

MEXICO is home to ancient civilizations including the Toltec, Olmec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec. With its pre-Columbian history, there are …

Mexico

Airbus wins more orders, Boeing delivers more planes | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 13.01.2015

European planemaker Airbus said Tuesday it had won a narrow victory over American rival Boeing in their fierce competition for new orders, but the …

Off-loading the presidential fleet

UNTIL 1999, the Presidential fleet was under the control and supervision of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.<p>Before 1999, senior air …

The Urn, Reimagined As A Dildo Full Of Your Dead Spouse’s Ashes

This Dutch-designed cremation urn wants widows to recognize the role of masturbation in the grieving process.<p>Cremation urns usually only hold the ashes of a spouse. With his new work 21 Grams, Dutch designer Mark Sturkenboom reimagines the urn as an interactive memory box for widows. It doesn’t …

Product Design