Amazon Fire is a reasonable tablet for $50, and even more so now that it’s discounted ever further. Take a quick spin through the 7″ version.
There are lots of great things to talk about in the travel world. There are unbelievable first class seats to far away destinations. There are fabulous meals and wines. There are landmarks and sights to see, things that will leave you in awe of what the world has created. Waterfalls, mountains, monuments, churches, temples. Champagne, cheese, candies and treats. All wonderful things, to be celebrated for sure. But, this is what I’m thankful for:
Boy, can only imagine the SEO on that blog title. There’s a new survey out featuring respondents from a number of countries that compare their sex life at home to when they stay in a hotel. Kudos to the folks at Hotel Tonight for giving us such fodder to joke about! A few “stats”: 73% of Americans said that they’re more adventurous in a hotel, while only 37% of the Spanish said so about themselves 46% of Americans think they perform better in a hotel, while only 14% of Germans claimed the […]
In an era of high occupancy, hotels are finding ways to increase ancillary revenue even as rates are going up. Hilton is testing a new fee that won’t make many customers happy if it sticks around.
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info. Here’s what I’m reading about today: Cheap Flights of The Day: NYC to Barbados […]
2,000 posts seems like an awful lot. And yet, that’s how many posts I hit today with my glamour or gloom post. That just seems incredible to me. I’ve been blogging regularly for the last few years now after taking some time off. I’m really enjoying it, especially answering questions for people. And, while I don’t make a lot of money off of this blog, I did want to give a little something back to say thanks. Nothing against people who hold contests for such things, but the way I […]
If you’ve used your credit card at a Starwood hotel in the past year you might be at risk for identity theft. In this case, the attack was centered on the point-of-sale systems at various hotels, though it doesn’t appear that the reservation system was compromised. Krebs on Security warns of the data breach, and quotes a Starwood hotels representative: “We have no indication at this time that our guest reservation or Starwood Preferred Guest membership systems were impacted,” Starwood President Sergio Rivera wrote in a letter to affected customers. “The malware was designed […]
It’s been a tough couple of weeks if you’re a big fan of American Airlines and their AAdvantage program. I am a big fan and there’s been nothing I “love” in the changes. I like the short mileage awards they’re adding, but they definitely don’t outweigh losing 4 systemwide upgrades (SWUs) every year as an EXP. But, one change I noticed after the fact has me both disappointed and puzzled. It’s how they’re addressing partner earning. I don’t think I’m quite surprised, given the changes they announced to earning on […]
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info. Here’s what I’m reading about today: Cheap Flights of The Day: You still have […]