Wendy Taylor-Hill

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You’re booking your flights all wrong

Evolving technology and heated competition among the airlines have changed the game when it comes to how you should book your flights — that is if …

Don’t Leave Beijing Without These Souvenirs

Eschew the imitation Ming dynasty vases, Mao’s Little Red Book, and People’s Liberation Army pins for these authentically Chinese souvenirs.<p>Pottery<p>Spin may have set up shop in New York, but prices there are three times what you’ll pay at its Beijing shop. The contemporary Chinese ceramics here from …

China

Not a beach bunny? 10 spots that will tickle your non-sand-loving fancy

If sunning on a golden stretch of sand isn’t your idea of fun, not to worry; you can still have a great vacation at the beach.<p>The travel gurus at Cheapflights.com have devised a top-10 list of beaches for the non-beach bum. These strands, listed in no particular order, offer more than the usual …

Airports

Deal: Las Vegas pass includes 25 attractions for $84.99 -- if you can do it all

Serious sightseers who plan to explore Las Vegas beyond its casinos and pools should think about buying a Las Vegas Power Pass, which has been relaunched.<p>It saves money on new attractions such as the Stratosphere Tower, VooDoo Zip Line, and the Hop On-Hop Off Big Bus Tour.<p>The deal: The pass gets …

Las Vegas

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Hackers successfully ground 1,400 passengers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hackers targeted air travel and successfully grounded around 1,400 passengers on Sunday.<p>The problems for passengers started at Warsaw Chopin airport after the airline says hackers breached its ground computers, which are used to issue flight plans. The grounded airline, LOT Polish Airways, …

Civil Aviation

We hear this a lot, but we disagree. Do you feel like your natural hair is harder to care for than your relaxed hair?

Accepting your natural hair should be exciting, not stressful. With all of the societal pressures placed on women, women of color, women of color …

7 Signs You're a Truly Fashionable Person

How do you get dressed in the morning? Do you just toss on whatever's at the front of the rack before racing out of the house? Probably not. To you, …

Street style tip of the day: Kimono jacket

To find out all the details about this outfit on A Piece of Toast, click here! <i><br>52 Weeks of Chic highlights the very best of street style every day</i> …

Street Style

This London garden will get you high

London, a city famous for its gardens, has a new one for visitors to enjoy, but having a look could come with a nosebleed.<p>The garden sits 800 feet above street level at the View From the Shard, an observation deck on the 72nd floor of the Shard, on the south bank of the River Thames.<p>The garden, …

Los Angeles

Furor forces airline group to scrap call for smaller carry-on bag

You can stop shopping for that new, smaller carry-on bag ... for now.<p>The International Air Transport Assn. has backed off (“pausing,” it said in a release) its Cabin OK intiative announced this month. That proposal would give the thumbs up to carry-on bags that were 21 ½ by 13 ½ by 7 ½ inches.<p>The …

Flying

You saved up, you're ready to go, you like Europe. We know lots about you, summer traveler

Summer officially arrived Sunday, and if you haven't started your vacation planning, it's time to kick it into high gear before those lazy, hazy, crazy days slip away.<p>If you're short of ideas, go to our Summer Vacation Guide, which offers dozens of new places and events to go.<p>You'll have plenty of …

Los Angeles

Heading to Cuba? Some tips on exchanging euros vs. U.S. dollars

<b>Question:</b> I have read that a tourist will get a better exchange rate using euros rather than U.S. dollars in Cuba. On a planned trip to Spain, I considered bringing home some euros to exchange for CUCs when I go to Cuba. There is always a fee for exchanging money, so I wondered whether it is …

Cuba

China: Explore the Three Gorges area on a Yangtze cruise

If you've ever wanted to explore the lush countryside of China's Three Gorges area, a special from Victoria Cruises might make it possible. The two-for-one program is being offered on the Three Gorges Highlights tour, which takes vacationers down the Yangtze River past temples, pagodas and …

China

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

Hotel room workouts for the smallest of spaces

If you're off on holiday, or travelling for work, your regular workouts don't need to suffer. Here's a hotel room workout with no kit (and little …

Workouts

What if flight attendants could rate us just like we rate them?

I know some airlines, such as US Airways, have these and I’ve used them in the past. In fact, on a recent flight from Miami to Los Angeles, I gave …

7 Simple Exercises For Frequent Flyers

We all know sitting all day is bad for your health, but sitting through a long flight might be even worse.<p>Between the cramped seats in economy class, …

Sitting

Why planes used to fly half full

Not so long ago, airlines used to fly their planes half full.<p>This isn't a hypothetical scenario, or the start of a joke. In 1970, only 49% of the seats were occupied on a typical flight, according to Michael Sivak, a professor at the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute. Now, …

Aviation

5 Can't-Fail Tricks for Finding the Cheapest Flights to Hawaii

From most airports in the United States, Hawaii can be a bit expensive to reach (it <i>is</i> in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, after all). But you don't have to spent every last penny getting there! Some savvy planning and a bit of knowledge can help, so Hopper is here to share some tricks for finding …

Top 10 airlines with the best customer service

By KARRYON<p>@karryontravel<p>29 Apr 2015<p>Clients spend months waiting for that big holiday. Giddy with excitement the day of departure comes. They’re …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

We get more positive feedback surrounding our posts on paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free than for any other content series we run. …

$19 Airfare Returns for One Day Only

Frontier Airlines is back at it with $19 flights on sale today only! You must book by today (April 28th) for travel on select dates that vary by …

6 Florida Islands That Are Better (And Usually Cheaper!) Than The Caribbean

If you're craving an exotic beach escape to one of the best islands in the world, then head to Florida.<p>Floridian islands made up three of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Islands In The U.S. this year. They're so stunning that earlier this year, the tourism bureau of Ithaca, New York even begged travelers to …

3 Tips to Ensure a Smooth Trip Abroad With Kids

<i>martinvarsavsky / Flickr</i><p>For many parents, the idea of traveling abroad with little ones sounds like a daunting task, but plenty of families are up for the challenge: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 2 million children travel internationally each year. "Introducing …