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Foreign Airline Perks Have Convinced Us Never, Ever To Fly Domestic Again

It shouldn't surprise you that American airlines fail to top "World's Best Airline" lists. All airlines have their issues, but U.S. air carriers seem to be the worst.<p>When the Skytrax World Airline Awards were released earlier this year, foreign airlines received all the accolades -- while American …

New York Pass Comparison Gives Tourists The Most For Their Money

From museums to walking tours, visiting New York City can involve an expensive list of activities.<p>But one website, New York Pass Comparison, offers those traveling to New York an easy way to make sure they're getting the most for their money.<p>Site creator Stuart Anderson said he was inspired to make …

Frequent Flyer Secrets: How to Fly to Hawaii for Free

I am, without a doubt, the frequent flyer expert among my family and friends. I step in when someone wants to use miles to take the trip of a …

A pilgrimage to Ghana’s slave forts

The fortified trading posts along Ghana’s coast are full of wreaths left by visitors who come to honour the millions of African slaves, searching for answers, belonging and roots.<p>As they sat finishing their meal in the shadow of St George’s Castle in the city of Elmina, Pat and Beverly, two …

Black History

I Heart My City: Erik’s Brooklyn

<b>Erik Trinidad</b> of The Global Trip has traveled to dozens of countries around the world, but he’s been proud call Brooklyn home for the past five years. Check out a few of his favorite things about New York City’s most populous borough (by far, actually), then add your own two cents by leaving a …

The Very Best Ways To Explore NYC By Bike

Whether you're Tour de France ready or picking up a bike for the first time since elementary school, we have a cool new route for every type of cyclist.<p>Check out our riding picks for the pretty paths, cool pit stops and fun hang outs that will keep you spinning all summer.

New gear to smooth summer travel

Lost luggage, questionable travel pillows, dodgy wheelie bags and countless other hassles can trip up even the smartest traveller. These five innovative products are here to help.

Gear & Gadgets

Does Your Airline Really Love You? Here's How Not To Tell

In a different era of commercial aviation, before on-time arrivals became so important that aircraft doors closed 15 minutes before departure, planes were almost routinely kept at the gate for passengers who were trying to make a connection or who were just late.<p>Which made the story of Kerry Drake, …

U.S. Congress reopens debate over replacing dollar bills with coins

A bipartisan group of senators is reviving an old idea: ditching the U.S. dollar bill.<p>The idea was re-introduced in Congress on Thursday, with a coalition arguing it’s time the U.S. caught up with the rest of the world.<p>If you’ve spent any time traveling abroad recently, you’ve likely noticed the …

How A Thief Saved Echo Park Lake's Lotus Bed From Extinction

When the drained and restored Echo Park Lake opens up later this month, the old lotus plants that had disappeared by 2008 have returned thanks to a …

A Jazz Renaissance Is Happening In Los Angeles

If you have been keeping score over the last quarter-century of jazz, you've probably heard about more deaths and rebirths than on an episode of <i>The</i> …

A Quick Bite of Downtown LA (PHOTOS)

<i>By Andrea Alonso, Party Earth writer.</i><p>Although Los Angeles is criticized for its lack of an urban center, Downtown is a booming oasis where cultures and tastes collide to form a representative mirror of this eclectic, widespread city. Those searching for a worldly bite can bask in the area's diverse …

3 Great Koreatown Restaurants for Kimchi Jigae

Kobawoo House's kimchi jigae is slick, almost refined. There are spare ribs in lieu of pork belly and the broth is practically translucent by …

Prospect Park and L.A.'s Forgotten Borough, Brooklyn Heights

Detail of an 1877 lithograph commissioned by the Brooklyn Land and Building Company and advertising Brooklyn Heights' empty lots. Prospect Park …

Los Angeles

Zagat

Weekend Recipe: Pina Colada Cake

KCET's own Cook's Country has provided us with this perfect dessert: it contains pineapple and rum, and we're not sure you could ask for more in a …

Dessert

Zagat

Airbnb gears up for big legal and legislative battles in New York

The battle over illegal vacation and apartment rentals in one of the world’s biggest travel markets is getting interesting.<p>The apartment share …

Essential Questions for Every Traveler to Ask to Learn About a New Destination

Surely one of the reasons we get off the couch and head abroad is because we have questions that must be answered. Or, at the very least the desire …

The 10 Airlines Most Dependent On Charging Extra Fees

In 2012, global airlines collectively reported about $27.1 billion in ancillaries, up about 20 percent from 2011, a huge jump by any standards in a mature industry.<p>But which airlines are the most dependent on these extra fees for their overall revenues?<p>The latest IdeaWorksCompany's CarTrawler …

Historic D.C. post office to be pimped out as Trump Hotel

Donald Trump’s latest business venture will take him just a few blocks away from the White House where he will reconstruct the historic Old Post …

Best Money-Saving Hotel Tips

Which country has the highest-priced hotels?<p>The immediate answer is the Maldives, according to Hotels.com's recently released Hotel Price Index. But the real takeaway is that for the past few years hotel prices have been rising across the globe, no matter which country you choose to visit.<p>The …

New airline promises Netflix-style travel

Start-up Surf Air is charging a monthly “all you can fly” subscription, promising a corporate jet experience at a fraction of the cost.<p>It’s being called the “Netflix of business travel”.<p>Surf Air, a new start-up airline based in Burbank, California, is offering monthly, “all you can fly” …

Business Jet

Summer 2013 Guide to New York City

<i>We have updated this list for 2014. Read Summer 2014 Guide to New York City</i><p>New York City’s sidewalks, parks, and rooftops are once again lively …

What Are Some Tips for Getting the Best Outcome When Your Flight Is Canceled?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Stephanie Vardavas,</i><p>Pull out your cellphone as soon as it becomes clear that your flight is significantly delayed, even if it is not yet officially canceled. Call your airline and ask them to re-book you. And don't forget to nail down your seat …