Christina Ayube

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JetBlue's New 'Mint' Class Promises Premium Seats for Less

Today at a media event in New York City, JetBlue formally pulled the wraps off its premium cross-country Mint class of lie-flat business class seats …

Americans: Stop what you’re doing and book your holiday flights right now

You’re still here? Go buy your tickets—go!<p>Data analyzed by online flight-booking service Kayak indicate that early October is the best time to book US domestic flights for travel around Christmas or New Year’s. And if you’re traveling around Thanksgiving, the moment has already passed.<p>Booking …

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Hunting In Hawaii Offers Beautiful Vistas, Challenging Terrain And Ethical Game

Most avid sportsmen plan trips to the south or the midwest for their hunting trips. But there's a new destination to add to the mix, and it doesn't require cold weather gear.<p>Hawaii, it turns out, is a hunter's paradise. Obviously, fishermen in Hawaii have no difficulty filling their days, but the …

What you probably didn’t know about the United Kingdom

The sun has set on the British Empire, but not on the British Commonwealth (though it <i>does</i> set daily on Great Britain). While you can call an Irishman …

Stonehenge's Troubled Visitors Center Opens After Over Two Decades of Delays

On 18 December, a mere 24 years after the parliamentary public accounts committee denounced the visitor facilities at one of the world’s most famous …

Vintage Paris Photos Take Us Back In Time On Travel Tuesday

We’ve all heard of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe. They’re all on our top go-to Paris attractions, because you can’t <i>really</i> say you’ve been to Paris – the city of lights, love and fashion - until you’ve seen them, right?<p>As Fashion Week comes to an end in beautiful and charming …

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

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The Best of the Cornish Riviera

Falmouth sits in the center of the “Cornish Riviera,” England’s charming southwestern coastline, and the port is its lifeblood.<p>For centuries, the world’s third deepest natural harbor ushered in commercial and military vessels, and in the past 70 years it witnessed epic send-offs, including D-Day …

The Hotel Bristol in Vienna Is One the Best Hotels in the World: LuxEcoLiving's Pic for Resplendent Repurposed

By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World<p><b>Vienna Aust</b><i>ria on the Ringenstrasse at Hotel Bristol: Part One</i><p>Have you ever dreamed of going to Vienna? I went to Austria to discover my roots. Like the taste of the dark, rich, chocolate in Sacher Torte, I fell in …

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Living Valhalla: Exploring What it Means to be Free

About a year ago, I made the wild and—now that I look back at it—very wise decision to pack up my belongings and point my Subaru north. A few weeks earlier, my friends at Sweetgrass Productions had invited me to spend the winter in a place called “Valhalla,” otherwise known to mere mortals as …

The 10 Best Pubs In London

Our friends at Yelp helped us round up the 10 best pubs in the city, as ranked by the Yelp users who've been there.<p>Yelpers seem to prefer traditional pubs, ranking Covent Garden's The Harp at the top of the list.<p>But a few more contemporary establishments also made the top 10, including a pub that …

How to Stay Safe Abroad in Uncertain Times

By Wendy Perrin, Condé Nast Traveler<p>The courtyard of Istanbul's Blue Mosque. (Ken Wells/Getty)<p>As the U.S., Russia, and other nations discuss a way forward on Syria -- and whether that involves a military strike or not -- I'm still fielding worried questions from travelers who are unsure whether to …

A magical, fire-breathing timekeeper in France

Forget cuckoos – when the clock of a seemingly normal building hits 12, six golden dragon heads emerge from the windows, spewing smoke and roaring at the crowds below.<p>For about five minutes, the imposing heads – each measuring 7m long – cock their heads in all directions and move to eerie music and …

Travel Quote of the Week: On Paris

Who doesn’t love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …

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Paint Color Portfolio: Pale Pink Dining Rooms

Pale pink may not be a common color for the dining room, but I absolutely love it in these inspiration rooms. It's such a calming and demure color …

A 16th-Century French Countryside Estate

A dilapidated French estate is restored.<p>When renowned conductor William Christie purchased this 16th-century house in the French countryside, it was in ruins. After orchestrating the revival of the dilapidated estate, the result is a grand 15-room house restored with original details, from the …

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

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A Perfect Fall Weekend in Nantucket (PHOTOS)

It's always been a dream of mine to visit Nantucket, the tiny, crescent-shaped island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The mere mention of the place conjured up nautical images in my mind: sailboats, lighthouses, and weatherworn fishing cottages, oysters and lobsters and seafood (oh my!), …

Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>Even the most meticulously planned trip is subject to snafus, but with a little insider know-how, you can avoid making the common mistakes that can derail a vacation. Stick to the guidelines below, and you're more …

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

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7 Ways to Travel Spontaneously Like a Savvy Digital Native

Mobile technology has changed our lives in a myriad of ways, including completely transforming the way we travel. To learn more about how the move toward a mobile-focused world has affected our travel habits and behaviors, we at Triposo did some research into how the users of our travel app plan …

Some Insider Notes on Cruise Excursions

Cruise lines make part of their profit by selling on-shore excursions. When chosen carefully, these day trips (lasting from 3 to 8 hours, costing $80 to $300) can be a fine value. Talking with the staff of various cruise lines in Northern Europe, I learned this about cruise excursions:<p>Most cruise …

Enjoying the Ship

Cruising makes a lot of travelers happy. That's clear every night when we enjoy our evenings on board the Emerald Princess. Some friends of this blog have commented that they can't believe I'm advocating cruising. I'm not pro or con cruising. It simply works for lots of people. I'm learning about …

Frankfort Lighthouse | Michigan (by ETCphoto)

<b>Frankfort Lighthouse | Michigan</b> (by ETCphoto)

Exclusive Aman Canale Grande Hotel in the City of Love and Waterways

Spotted first on Yatzer, the exclusive <b>Aman Canale Grande Hotel</b> is the place to stay when in Venice. Undoubtably, the so called Floating City is one …

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Debora from Italy sent us some photos and info of a restored farm located in the heart of Tuscany. <i>It’s the charming house and the evocative artistic</i> …

DIY Furniture Ideas: Turning Old Suitcases Into Fancy Furniture

Whether you’re an old school enthusiast or strict lover of modern decor, everyone can appreciate the charm and history of a vintage piece. A suitcase …

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