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Posts by Brooke Porter Katz

Icelandair Debuts a Northern Lights-Themed Plane
Ever dream of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland? Now you can before even touching down in Reykjavik thanks to Icelandair’s new aurora borealis-themed He... Read More
A Vacation Rental for Every Type of Traveler
Niche rental companies are cropping up to address travelers’ hyper-specific needs, whether that means a house with a high chair or a condo with a concierg... Read More
Managing Director of JPA Design, Ben Orson, on Top Travel Trends for 2015
The managing director of the industrial engineering firm JPA Design, London shares how we’ll fly in the future. Q: What’s on the horizon for airline cabi... Read More
New Business Class-Only Airline Expands With Flights Between New York and London
We first wrote about La Compagnie—a business class-only airline founded by industry veterans Frantz Yvelin (L’Avion) and Peter Luethi (Swissair; JetAirways)... Read More
New Angkor Wat Guidebook Benefits Cambodian Schools
Last year on my honeymoon to Southeast Asia, I was lucky enough to meet Andy Booth, the founder of the Siem Reap-based tour company ABOUTAsia (and a member ... Read More
3 Travel Subscription Boxes to Try Now
Even if you can’t travel all the time, the world can come to you—thanks to new subscription services that package items from places near and far into tidy... Read More
Belmond to Launch First Train in Ireland
All aboard! Belmond just announced it is launching its first train in Ireland, the Belmond Grand Hiberian, in summer 2016. Named for Ireland’s classical Lat... Read More
New Photo Book Showcases the World's Best Gardens
A cacti-filled garden in Morocco, lush country homes in England, a tropical oasis in Florida: the world is filled with countless public and private green sp... Read More
Wow Air Offers $99 Flights to Iceland—and More Low-Cost, Long-Haul News.
Last week, the Iceland-based Wow Air announced that starting in March 2015, it would offer special introductory fares from Boston and Baltimore: $99 one-way... Read More
What are Sting's Top Hotels? We Talked Travel with the Musical Icon
// Sting relived his past as a cruise ship entertainer with an intimate performance aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 earlier this week. The show too... Read More
International Airlines Make a Push for the U.S. with New Nonstop Routes
Another week, another nonstop international flight. Over the last year—and into 2015—many overseas airlines, including Etihad, Emirates, Korean Air, and C... Read More
Where You Live Says a Lot About Where You Travel, According to Study from Hopper
There’s a lot to love about Hopper, a data-driven fare finder that recently launched the Flight Tonight app to search for last-minute airfare. The company... Read More
Hotel Socializing Gets Easier, Thanks to Marriott Hotels Partnership With MIT
In a partnership with MIT, Marriott Hotels is trying to revolutionize how business travelers socialize while on the road—and it all begins in the hotel lo... Read More
Author Eden Collinsworth Shares Tips for Traveling in China
When Eden Collinsworth moved to China to write a guidebook on Western etiquette for Chinese businessmen, it’s safe to say that she encountered some cultur... Read More
Museum Day Live! Means Free Entry to 1,500-Plus Museums
Smithsonian museums are amazing for many reasons—not least of which is the fact that entrance to all of them is free. In honor of this perk, Smithsonian M... Read More
Trip4Real Offers Peer-to-Peer Tours in Spain
Peer-to-peer, local, authentic: these are all buzzwords permeating the travel world—with no hints of disappearing any time soon. Our latest P2P find takes... Read More
Oceania Cruises Introduces Free Wi-Fi
Oceania Cruises is the latest luxury line to launch complimentary Internet access on its five ships—a first for the brand. It joins Regent Seven Seas, whi... Read More
Southwest Reveals Bold New Look
Domestic airlines have been upgrading right and left in recent months, from introducing premium economy seats (Hawaiian Airlines) to new-and-improved webs... Read More
New Monthly Subscription Club Highlights U.S. Cities
Want to travel the country without leaving home? Or just need inspiration for your next American getaway? Turn to Hazel Lane, a new San Francisco-based st... Read More
Runners to Hit the Tarmac for Charity in Chicago
This fall, Chicago’s two airports give new meaning to the word runway. On September 21, Midway Airport is hosting the second annual Midway Fly Away 5K, be... Read More