Joe Cleary

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A Hotel Safety Checklist for World Travelers From a Former CIA Operative

No matter where you travel, you want your hotel room to be a place you can take a load off and relax. It’s hard to do that, however, if you don’t …

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How One Savvy Traveler Got a $24,000 (First Class) Flight for $104

Sam Huang is at it again. The last time we chatted with the globetrotter, he had just gotten back from a first-class trip around the world on …

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What It's Like to Fly on an All-Business Class Airline

There's no such thing as a middle seat.<p>Traveling for business is just that–work, not play. Boarding an approximately six-hour flight for a short stint in London or Paris requires a certain level of in-flight comfort to ensure no dark circles, crabby attitudes or the struggle of not falling asleep …

Virgin America Employee Sentenced for $200K Embezzlement

Despite the Pacifica woman's plea for leniency, a judge sentenced her to the maximum sentence he could.<p><b>By Bay City News Service:</b><p>A former revenue …

Virgin America is Offering the Very Best Domestic First Class Product

I recently needed to fly home from San Francisco and decided to book non-stop to Austin on Virgin America. For an extra $154 over the cheapest …

Hyatt's IT Woes and New Virgin America First Class Coming

Virgin America already has the best domestic first class product on routes outside of premium transcons (where major carriers generally offer flat …

The 9 Cheapest Tricks from Airlines

United Airlines recently announced plans to retrofit 19 of its domestic Boeing 777 wide bodies with a 10-across seating floor plan. While the idea of …

Flying

The RIGHT Way to Pack Your Luggage!

Your standard packing checklist will only get you so far. From theme parks to weekend getaways to cruising, we’ll show you what specific items to …

Travel

Delsey's luggage weighs itself, charges phones, knows the weather

CES was flooded with a bunch of "internet of things" for the home, but frequent travelers will likely appreciate this connected luggage better. Leading luggage maker Delsey has been working on a connected suitcase called Pluggage for the past two years and has recently tested a working prototype, …

Copenhagen -- Most Definitely!

Copenhagen wasn't even on our top 10-bucket list of places to visit, but our oversight quickly became apparent within a short time of touch down in traveler-friendly Kastrup Airport right outside the city. For years Copenhagen has ranked at the top of the heap in international surveys for its …

Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning.<p>Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to …

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6 hyper-efficient habits of suitcase packing professionals

The way you pack your suitcase says a lot about who you are as a person: Do you sweat the details? Can you maximize even the simplest piece of …

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Why This Travel Jacket Has Raised More Than$1 Million$9 Million on Kickstarter

With a sleek design and 15 built-in gadgets, this proposed travel jacket is hoping to make the future of flying much more convenient—and stylish.<p>Who needs a cumbersome carry-on when you can just store your essentials right in your clothing? Apparel-turned-luggage might seem like an outrageous (and …

The Best Private-Island Vacations for Every Budget—Even Yours!

With private-island getaways available for every taste and pocketbook, you don’t have to be a Silicon Valley success story to indulge your Crusoe fantasies. Here, a guide to 12 winning options<p>By<p>Christian L. Wright<p><b>FOR A FEW DAYS</b> every summer, I have my family’s remote private island in the St. …

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7 ways you're wasting money while traveling

Seemingly tiny expenses can add up quickly when you're traveling. And often it's money that's better spent elsewhere.<p>Here are seven expenses you can (and should) avoid paying for on your next trip.

Lufthansa Will Change How You Check Bags in 2016

Is that a text message with info about your bag's location?<p>This year, Lufthansa is making huge strides when it comes to your checked luggage. The airline has been testing digital bag tags for a few months now, but in 2016 it plans to officially roll them out, which means some amazing perks for …

Review: Collapsible Waterbottles for Travel

Last year I decided to upgrade my ability to take water bottles through security, trying out several collapsible bottles to replace my usual routine …

Cole Sprouse Relives the Golden Age of U.S. Train Travel

On a three-day, cross-country trip from Los Angeles to New York City, we discover the romance of train travel, where every day starts at dawn and ends with a lingering glance to the starlit sky through the observation deck.

How to Experience the Real Costa Rica

Photo by Steve and Kelly O'Conner/Flickr<p>When was the last time you saw a beach this beautiful, totally empty?<p>The Osa Peninsula is full of unspoiled …

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13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

By Koty Neelis,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1Fs64Hz<p>1. Depression is <i>not</i> a choice.<p>Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

10 Mistakes You Make When Booking Airfare

If you're wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy, or you're pining for a getaway but really need to keep the cost down, or you're simply super-interested in all the intricacies of airfare pricing (OK, well, at Hopper, we are!), then this list of 10 …

5 Airlines That Fly to Europe for Cheap (for Real)

No-frills carrier Ryanair made the news this year by announcing the launch of transatlantic flights starting at just $15. It's a deal that sounds much too good to be true, and indeed, that $15 price tag fails to factor in the passenger taxes ($200 or so) and other fees like luggage and seat …

British Airways Boss Says Donald Trump Not Worth Listening To

IAG SA Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh said Donald Trump shouldn’t sway the Irish government as it weighs the fate of Aer Lingus Group Plc.<p>Trump …

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Lufthansa Calls Off Its 60th Anniversary Celebrations

Deutsche Lufthansa AG canceled celebrations of its 60th anniversary next month in the wake of last week’s tragedy in the French Alps and will instead …

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Merger of frequent flier programs brings good and bad news

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways took another key step forward this weekend as the nation's largest carrier began to fold the loyalty reward programs for the two airlines together.<p>Once the loyalty programs are merged, nearly 100 million travelers will be members of American's …

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Flight Attendants Name the Best Foods on 9 Major Airlines

Airline food has always gotten a bad rap, but when it comes to eating in mid-air, flight attendants know what's up (AM I RIGHT?).<p>You trust them with …

Flying

Marriott Pays $600,000 Fine for Blocking Guests' Wi-Fi Hotspots

Marriott International will pay the government a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees’ own Wi-Fi networks at one of its hotels, forcing …

3 Hospitality Trends We're Tracking At Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

The 20 Best Hotels In America

So we decided to dig deeper into our results and come up with a list of the Best Hotels in America.<p>To create this list, we aggregated four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Condé Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & …

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