Stella Raymond

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Interview: JetBlue CEO Hopes He's Found a Balance Between Coach and Premium

JetBlue is gambling that its new Mint premium service in the front of its new Airbus A321s on New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco routes in …

Shutdown 2013: Privately Funded Museums Stay Open in D.C. Despite U.S. Government Shutdown

While museums on the National Mall are closed Tuesday due to a government shutdown, many other Washington attractions plan to stay open for tourists …

Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job And Travel (GIFs)

<b>Each morning you awake from a lovely dream filled with adventure. And it sucks.</b><p><b>On your morning commute, you dream of driving somewhere beautiful and far away...</b><p><b>You've stopped making excuses to your bosses.</b><p><b>Because really, all you do all day is read travel blogs.</b><p><b>The thought of a promotion isn't</b> …

Preserve the Parks: Grand Teton Wildlife Migration

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—the freedom to travel is the greatest freedom of all.<p>Most of us take it for granted—we walk, drive, fly and ride wherever we please. Sometimes a road gets blocked for construction, or a flight gets cancelled—perhaps we get annoyed and …

Downtown LA’s Best Bars

Downtown LA’s bar scene has gone from over-priced hotel bar and Staples Center drinks to cool and dimly lit mixology dens serving intricate …

New Zealand’s craft beer battle

With ready access to some of the world’s finest hops, brewers in Nelson and Wellington are staking a claim in the global beer scene.<p>With ready access to some of the world’s finest hops, plus an increasingly discerning consumer base, New Zealand’s craft brewers are staking a claim in the global beer …

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Highlights from JetBlue’s New Mint Class

JetBlue has taken the next step in rolling out their new premium transcon offering, introducing the Mint experience at an event this week in their …

Dubai Will Soon Have the Luxury of Choosing Between Two Mega-Airports

Dubai International airport, which is being expanded to handle 90 million passengers a year, could be shut in coming decades to focus traffic on a …

Tourism Is a Big Deal, and the Shutdown Will Ruin It

Travel is a big business, and it just tanked. Daniel Gross on how the shutdown could wreak havoc on a key part of the U.S. economy. (In other news, …

Shutdown 2013: Iconic San Francisco and Bay Area Spots Are Closed

Tourists and day-trippers headed out on a brilliant, sunny Tuesday to see parks and monuments in and around San Francisco, but the expected panoramas …

Shutdown 2013: Furloughed Workers Signing Up As Tourists Guides, Sans Pay

Some federal workers furloughed by the U.S. government shutdown plan to put their free time to use, stationing themselves at shuttered museums and …

QUIZ: Test Your Memory Of Europe's Famous Landmarks

It's ok-- it took us a while to remember the difference between the Parthenon and the Pantheon, too. But some less-than-savvy travelers just never pick it up, no matter how many EuroTrips they've been on.<p>Defend yourself and prove you're not another "dumb American" with this quiz of European …

6 Hotels With Great Bars and Cocktails

<b>By Stephanie Ainza</b><p>Fancy cocktails are certainly having a moment as bars, restaurants and even hotels around the country are attracting visitors in search of unique libations. If you live in, near or are traveling to one of these cities, hotel bars are definitely worth a visit. You'll find a mix of …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

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Why Travel Booking Sites Are Still Pushing Pop-Under Ads

Booking Buddy, which is now owned by TripAdvisor, pioneered pop-under ads in travel, and for travel websites and their online travel agency and hotel …

Shutdown 2013: Mount Rushmore Visitors In for a Letdown

Some tourists are upset that Mount Rushmore National Memorial in western South Dakota has been closed by the partial shutdown of the federal …

Shutdown 2013: Visiting Veterans Get Escorted Tour of Closed World War II Memorial

Dozens of veterans barricaded outside the closed World War II Memorial because of the government shutdown were escorted past the barriers Tuesday by …

How to Own Your Next Family Road Trip

Image by: Flickr/lowjumpingfrog<p>Road trips: In theory, you picture yourself, your significant other and your kids all singing <i>Life is a Highway</i> with the windows rolled down, taking pleasure in each other's company and the thrill of the journey and destination ahead. In reality... there's probably a …

Autumn in Grand Teton National Park

It snowed on the night I arrived in Grand Teton.<p>The next morning, on the last day of September, the wall of mountains simply disappeared into whiteness, and as I hiked through the sagebrush, my face tingling with falling drops of ice, I sent this tweet:<p><i>big snowstorm overhead/ mountains melt into</i> …

State Parks Open During The Goverment Shutdown Will Swoop In And Save Your Vacation

This pesky government shutdown means all national parks are currently closed, and those who planned early-autumn explorations are desperate for alternatives.<p>Never fear, leaf peepers. With a quick tweak of route, you can match the experience you planned in our nation’s (often underrated) state parks.<p>…

Shutdown 2013: Americans and Visitors Take to Social Media To Show Impact

Many Americans might not yet feel the impact of the government shutdown, but they can certainly see it via Facebook posts and angry tweets.<p>The …

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here’s this week’s:</b><p><b>Salzburg</b> might score …

Places Abroad That Are Also Closed Due To The Government Shutdown

Well, we didn't think of this.<p>Not only are national parks closed at home, but tourists abroad will have a hard time visiting any of the 24 U.S.-run military cemeteries that are sprinkled throughout Europe. The cemeteries--among them, the Normandy American Cemetery--are run by the American Battle …

National Parks Are Closed And Instagram Is Sad About It (PHOTOS)

The United States government shutdown closed all 59 beautiful national parks yesterday and we're really sad about it.<p>Apparently, so are lots of Instagram users.<p>National park lovers have taken to the photo sharing app, snapping pictures of their barricaded parks and posting them for the world to see.

Empire State Building Sells Shares to the Public

Instead of spending money in the gift store on a replica, fans of the iconic building can now own a portion.<p>This gives a whole new meaning to owning …

What traveling from Alaska to the tip of Argentina on a motorbike looks like

Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Argentine revolutionary, famously toured around South America with his friend, Alberto Granado, on a motorcycle dubbed …

2013 Travelers of the Year