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Does it make sense to transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Marriott then to Starwood?

If you haven’t yet heard, there’s some big news in the credit card points world this week.<p>Last year, Marriott and Starwood completed their merger and …

Hotels

Why Do a Third of Americans Skip Cruise Excursions?

A recent survey on cruising from Allianz Global Assistance reveals that more than a third (exactly 34.3%) of Americans tend to stay onboard their …

Insurance

7 Things to Do in St. Andrews, Scotland

Sunset over the 18th hole of the Old Course, St. Andrews<p>The approach to St. Andrews, Scotland from the south sets the tone for a town with such …

Scotland

Curb Your Tires When Parking

When parking in California (especially in the beach cities near L.A. and San Francisco), be sure to curb your tires or be prepared to pay a hefty …

Internet Marketing

10 Things to Do in Edinburgh, Scotland

Dugald Stewart Monument on Calton Hill with views of downtown Edinburgh<p>Edinburgh is the heart and soul of Scotland, and has been for over 1,000 …

Scotland

Travel Book of the Week: “Just Fly Away” by Andrew McCarthy

Our buddy and award-winning writer, actor, and director Andrew McCarthy has a new novel called “Just Fly Away.” It’s about family secrets, first …

Literature

Travel Instagrammer of the Week: Jim Richardson

<b>Jim Richardson (jimrichardsonng)</b> <br>If you’re looking for travel inspiration or just bored while waiting in line at Starbucks, then check out Jim …

Travel Photography

Tried & True: Johnny Jet Travel Tips

Tried and True<p>Travel expert Johnny Jet answers your most common questions.<p>Traveling 150,000 miles a year, it’s no wonder Johnny Jet knows a thing or …

Business Travel

Aviation insiders weigh in on the United fiasco

In the court of public opinion between United and the passenger who was forcibly removed from their aircraft on Monday, there’s no contest: the …

Aviation

A pilot turned his plane around so elderly couple can visit their dying grandson

A pilot has been praised for turning a plane around moments before take-off so an elderly couple could visit their dying grandson in hospital.<p>The …

If you're looking for authentic Hawaii, away from neon lights and crowds, look to Lanai

Graceful 80-foot-tall pine trees line the streets of tiny Lanai (Lah-na-ee) City. The trees, imported from the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, lend a lush green appearance.<p>Lanai, 13 miles wide and 18 miles long, is one of the smallest islands in the Hawaiian chain, with 3,100 residents and only …

Hawaii

The cheapest places to travel for each month of the year

Plot your calendar for the best domestic and international destination deals<p>June: Beijing<p>June is shoulder season in Beijing; the weather is mild but …

Travel

An Aircraft Design That’ll Make You Love the Middle Seat. No Joke

Your heart thumps, then catches. Your breath shortens. Beads of sweat emerge at your temples. Your eyes scan back and forth over the airplane-shaped …

Airlines
Airlines

How to Get to Tahiti for Free This Summer

Thom and Jeff in Tahiti in Chapter 3 of “Two Stories/One Mana”(Credit: Myles McGuinness)The South Pacific islands of Tahiti—Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti …

Tahiti

CNN: terrorists have developed laptop bombs that can evade some airport security

The FBI conducted tests on the devices late last year<p>Terrorists have “developed innovative ways” to conceal explosives in electronic devices that are capable of avoiding detection by some airport security systems, according to a report from CNN. The finding from US intelligence and law enforcement …

Security

This Is The Sneaky Way Airlines Make a Lot Of Their Money (It Isn't Seat Sales Or Baggage Fees)

alt='US-CITYSCAPE-PLANE' data-licensor-name='Getty Images' data-has-syndication-rights='0'><p>It's something you've probably never even considered.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>If you happen to only have two dimes, two nickels …

Airlines

The ridiculous story of airline food and why so much ends up in landfill

Airlines generated 5.2m tonnes of waste in 2016, most of which went to landfill or incineration – and it cost them £400m<p>You probably know about the waste problem in our oceans. But how about the one in our skies?<p>Airline passengers generated 5.2m tonnes of waste in 2016, most of which went to …

Airlines

U.S. Frequent Flyer Programs Are Far More Profitable Than Is Widely Known

Does your wallet contain an airline-branded credit card? If so, your daily Starbucks visits, iTunes selections, and dining habits serve a critical …

Iceland’s geothermal Blue Lagoon is getting an amazing new hotel this year

Travelers have been drawn to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon for decades, eager to take a dip in the steamy, mineral-rich water nestled in the heart of …

Hotels

RydenGo gets ready to take on Lyft and Uber

RydenGo is cooking up a new model for ride hailing. Rather than taking a commission, RydenGo will charge drivers a flat $20 per month subscription fee. The driver keeps the fare they charge and any tips they earn.<p>The fare is key to RydenGo’s model. When a user requests a ride via app, drivers in …

Uber

Travel Style: Jennifer Aspinwall

Jennifer AspinwallWant to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their …

Travel

Reese’s is now doing a peanut butter creme egg

Fans of peanut butter and chocolate (AKA everyone), listen up. We have some <i>very</i> important news.<p>Someone's launched the world's very first solid …

Dessert

New York Couple Wakes Up Across Québec in “A Room With Many Views”

Yesterday, Québec Original—the tourist arm of Québec, Canada—launched a really cool new campaign. They’re calling it “A room with many views,” and it …

Travel

Tourists told to leave Egypt immediately

Israeli travellers are continuing to cross to Egypt, despite an upsurge in violence in the Sinai peninsula and a warning of possible attacks on …

Egypt

Berlin’s Airport Debacle: Five Years Late and Counting - Bloomberg

You think you have a travel story from hell? Try this one: The inaugural flight from Berlin’s new international airport is almost five years late, …

Aviation

The New Wave of Booking Tech That's Disrupting How Airlines Sell Tickets

Airlines have tended to only use IT systems that have been around for decades. This has been particularly true of the booking engines on their …

Airlines

How to Experience Whole Flights Without Leaving Your House

Unless you’re a true aviation geek (avgeek) or afraid to fly, I don’t think you’ll want to watch one of these videos in full. However, a man from …

Airlines

Video: Make Sure Your Connecting Room Door Is Locked

Always check to make sure your connecting room door is locked (if you have one). Recently, while staying at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, I noticed …

How-To's