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Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Getaways
Among the many words used to describe the holidays, for me, "exhausting" somehow supercedes all that giving and thanks business. As much as I enjoy the tr... Read More
Boston Restaurants Celebrate the Red Sox World Series Win
All eyes are on Boston this weekend as the city celebrates its World Series win against the St. Louis Cardinals. With the Red Sox parade on Saturday, the ... Read More
Guess Where? Bridge at Night
Can you guess where this bridge is? Leave your guesses on our Facebook page. Check back on Monday for the answer. Lyndsey Matthews is an assistant digita... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Jumps on the Free Wi-Fi Bandwagon
If free Wi-Fi has typically been the exception at luxury hotels, there’s more hope than ever that it will soon be the rule. Case in point: this week, Mand... Read More
HomeAway Launches Luxury Rentals
Culling the inventory for a high-end getaway on HomeAway—a vacation rental company that lists more than 775,000 properties in 171 countries—just got a lit... Read More
FAA Drops Personal Electronics Restrictions
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it would drop existing restrictions on the use of personal electronics during takeoff and l... Read More
How to Get a Visa Quickly
Ever wonder how to get a visa in a hurry? When it comes to visa wrangling, I’m the kind of gal who likes to do hers nice and early. Obviously, that’s not al... Read More
"Generous Chocolate Upgrader" Rewards Fliers in Worst Seats with Candy
Unhappy with your 43B seat assignment? Consider a stopover in Copenhagen or Stockholm, where Anthon Berg Generous Chocolate Upgrader kiosks dole out treat... Read More
Howling Good Travel-Inspired Dog Costumes for Halloween
Halloween (or should we say, howl-o-ween) is tomorrow and we’re taking notice of the best travel costumes this side of the kennel. Jackson, above, will be... Read More
Turkey’s Marmaray Tunnel Links Europe and Asia
Turkey opened its new tunnel connecting Europe and Asia yesterday. For the first time, travelers can cross the Bosporus Strait (and continents) in roughly... Read More
Virgin America's New Video Puts a Spin on In-Flight Safety
Virgin America's added a little twist to their in-flight safety video. Grooving nuns, rapping kids, and auto-tuning robots guide you through the airline's... Read More
Last Chance: Maine Leaf-Peeping At Its Best
Fiery red, amber orange, golden yellow—these autumn colors are trademarks of the season, and the perfect excuse to plan a weekend getaway along New Englan... Read More
Asbury Park Rebounding One Year After Hurricane Sandy
This past summer, Asbury Park, New Jersey, was bustling. One never would have guessed that Hurricane Sandy—which hit one year ago this week—had wiped out th... Read More
Cruise Travel Twitter Chat on Wednesday, October 30th
Love cruising? Are you a ship aficionado or novice? We’re discussing the best new destinations, themes, amenities, and insider travel tips for cruise trav... Read More
Harlem's Newest Old Jazz Joint
Harlem has a new (old) jazz joint. Ever want to get up and groove at a swanky jazz club, but the crowd is too stuffy to dance? Just head to Minton’s in H... Read More
If a Museum's Admission is "Recommended," Must I Pay it?
A: According to Harold Holzer, senior vice president for public affairs at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (where the suggested admission is $2... Read More
Are Dress Shoes With Jeans Acceptable at Most Restaurants?
A: Though casualization has largely taken hold worldwide, there are still some restaurants where jackets (if not ties) are required. Avoid jeans at places... Read More
Guess Where? Bell Tower
Can you guess where this beautiful sunset was captured? Leave your guesses on our Facebook page. Check back on Monday for the answer. Lyndsey Matthews is... Read More
ZÜCA's New Kid-Friendly Carry-On Lets Tykes Take a Seat
I've always struggled to find a great carry-on—sturdy but not too heavy, functional but not ugly. But finding one to fit my kids' ever-expanding pile of p... Read More
Ferragamo Opens Fashion Pop-Up Shop in Los Angeles
In 1923, the driven but humble Salvatore Ferragamo came to Hollywood and became the shoemaker to the stars, cutting his teeth by fitting the weary feet of... Read More