Planning

My Big Fat Greek Family Vacation, Part 2

Well, here we go again. My father made an announcement at Thanksgiving that the family would be going to Greece in 2020.  He would provide the accommodations, the rest of us just need to get there. We will be visiting the island of Andros, the same island my great grandmother was born on and the […]

The New GEM of Cairo

The New GEM of Cairo

I’ve always said that one of the most amazing experiences of my life was standing under the Great Pyramid in the burial chamber and contemplating the mass sitting over my head. The trip we took to Egypt is simply one of my proudest travel moments. The Pyramids were great but the treasures were long since […]

The Upscale Apartment Experience with a Major Hotelier

The Upscale Apartment Experience with a Major Hotelier

You now have an upscale way to travel if you want your privacy and the service a large hotel chain can provide. After a five-month pilot program earlier this year, Marriott International has created Tribute Portfolio Homes. The undertaking in conjunction with private home rental company Hostmaker started offering private rental properties in London this […]

A Quick Round-Up of Airline News

A Quick Round-Up of Airline News

Shanghai, China United Airlines submitted an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to increase service between New York/Newark Liberty and Shanghai Pudong beginning in June 2020. If approved, United’s second daily flight will connect even more U.S. passengers to Shanghai from more than 90 U.S. and Canadian destinations served by United […]

A Better Way to Sleep at an Airport

A Better Way to Sleep at an Airport

You know that travel can be exhausting, especially when it involves air travel. The common sight of people, often indignantly sprawled out on the hard carpet or across a row of seats in a terminal is something we have grown used to. A company called Sleepbox wants to give you a place where you can […]

JetBlue’s New Escape Route

JetBlue’s New Escape Route

JetBlue announced last Thursday it is offering a new route of escape from winter’s crushing cold for residents of the northeast. The escape is the expansion of the budget airline’s Palm Springs, California service. You will now have even more options in flying non-stop from Boston to the desert city. The airline is now offering […]

PreCheck Is PreCheck

PreCheck Is PreCheck

We hear it all the time: “the TSA line is slow and long.” We even allot extra time to get to the airport in order to get through the sometimes torturously slow lines in time to get to our gate. We submit to a background check and pay a fee so we can avoid the […]