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Traveling Companions

Traveling Companions

We’ll keep this post short since it’s the holidays and many of us have better things to do than read a travel blog. You see on occasion on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram people like to take fun photos of paper cut-outs or coffee cups from their favorite shop or stuffed animals in the location they […]

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 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 […]

Veterans Day: Remembrance and Respect

I was raised by two children of the 1960s peace movement in America. My parents protested the Vietnam War war and were tear-gassed and arrested in protests in Washington, DC. I’ve always described my mother’s belief system as more similar to Quaker than Greek Orthodox. It is no surprise then that the children they raised […]

A Big Name in Hotels is Going Smaller

Motto by Hilton is the newest Hilton Hotels brand. The Hilton company is almost 100 years old and is seeking new ways to diversify its brand in an effort to reach a broader traveling audience. “Hilton prides itself on being a leader in the hospitality industry and evolving with the needs of our guests,” said […]

Sustainability in the Sky

Sustainability in the Sky

A major threat to our environment and especially our oceans is the production of single-use plastic items. Single-use plastic items are things like stir sticks, wrappers, utensils, and straws. The problem with this pollution is so bad that the European Parliment voted to enact a complete ban on some single-use plastics across the nations of […]

The Caribbean Has a Rhythm All Its Own

The Caribbean Has a Rhythm All Its Own

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has kicked off a new campaign to highlight the diversity of the million square miles of geographic and ethnic variety the region has to offer. “Visitors, past and present, have not been introduced to the offerings of our vast and diverse region. We will change that by highlighting the […]