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No more mini toiletries at hotels?

No more mini toiletries at hotels?

A growing number of hotels are swapping out mini travel-sized toiletries in their bathrooms for large, refillable bottles in a bid to be more environmentally friendly. The regular sized shampoos, conditioners and moisturizers, which are appearing at mid to luxury hotels across the world, are refilled after guests leave, reducing the hotel’s waste. Hotels claim... read more
Method to the madness: the fastest way to board a plane

Method to the madness: the fastest way to board a plane

Getting people onto an aircraft and to their seats shouldn’t be rocket science, but it has taken an astrophysicist, of all things, to figure out the fastest way to board a plane. While airlines typically usher passengers onto planes in a back-to-front, block row fashion, it turns out what works best is boarding passengers in... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 09/09/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 09/09/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Passengers may no longer have to take their shoes off at airport security, according to US Homeland Security. While there’s no word on when exactly the change will take place, it’s likely travelers will instead be able to step on a black mat... read more
Why Are So Many Places Cracking Down On Snap Happy Tourists?

Why Are So Many Places Cracking Down On Snap Happy Tourists?

Well this seems harsh, if not a little odd. Organizers of the annual Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada have created a long list of rules that essentially ban visitors from taking photographs during the event. While you theoretically could take photos, you’d have to first seek permission before taking any candid shots... read more
Why do we eat so much junk on planes?

Why do we eat so much junk on planes?

The Wall Street Journal reports that airlines in the US are struggling to figure out what fliers really want when it comes to food. Despite doing their darndest to introduce healthier items onto their in-flight menus in a bid to get passengers to purchase food, airlines are finding it’s really the cheeseburgers, chips and candy... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 08/26/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/26/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. For those who travel often, hotels quickly become just another place to sleep. Unless they’re particularly lavish or charming, they’re essentially just four walls and a bed. Well if you need to break out of your hotel rut, why not try sleeping in... read more
Flight Upgrades For Being “Suitably” Dressed?

Flight Upgrades For Being “Suitably” Dressed?

For the average traveler, getting upgraded on a flight has become an increasingly elusive experience. The days when batting your eyelids at the check-in agent or claiming you were on your honeymoon led to being promoted to the front of the plane are long behind us. Which is why I was more than a little... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 08/19/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/19/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Starwood Hotels are running a promo where you pay for your stay according to your birth year. Born in 1960? You’ll pay full price for your first night and just $60 for your second and third nights. Sounds pretty sweet, but remember to check... read more
France introduces the baguette vending machine

France introduces the baguette vending machine

The term “daily bread” takes on a whole new meaning when you associate it with the French, who eat about half a baguette per person per day. That might not sound like a lot, but consider that a standard baguette is two feet long, and you’ll quickly understand that bread is practically a food group... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 08/12/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/12/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. For vegetarians, traveling can be a trying experience, as large chunks of valuable sightseeing time are taken up figuring out where you can get a meal without fish bits sprinkled all through it, or how to explain to a restaurant that chicken is... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 08/05/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/05/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Some travelers may soon receive a windfall after Delta announced it would pay back taxes it had unfairly collected on plane tickets. Airlines in the US sparked uproar last month after they raised their ticket prices, rather than giving passengers a price break,... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 07/29/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 07/29/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Homestays and couch-surfing are one way to save money on accommodation and meet some interesting locals, but unfortunately there are people out there that just have to ruin these things for everyone. Read one host’s gut-wrenching tale about her home being completely and utterly ransacked... read more