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A Photo Pilgrimage to the Planet’s Most Spiritual Places

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/31/2023, 1:15 PM

In The Planet's Most Spiritual Places (Ivy Press), author Malcolm Croft explores 100 ancient monuments, places of worship, pilgrimage sites, and other landmarks of sacred significance across the globe. 

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Airline Passenger Bumping Is Back. Do You Know Your Rights?

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/26/2023, 7:00 AM

Lately, it seems like everything that could go wrong in air travel has done just that, from entire airlines going on the fritz to technical glitches temporarily grounding flights across the U.S. and Canada. Meanwhile, travel's ongoing recovery from Covid shutdowns has been accompanied by chronic understaffing and economic woes that have contributed to spikes in flight delays, cancellations, lost l...

New Data: When to Book Flights and Hotel Stays to Save on Travel in 2023

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/25/2023, 7:00 AM

With travel costs up across the board, it's more important than ever to find savings wherever you can. According to the travel booking app Hopper, one way to cut vacation costs significantly is by mastering the art of timing flights and hotel stays. Or maybe it's less an art than a science? In a new report, Hopper's researchers have crunched 8 years' worth of travel data and approximately three...

Cannabis-Friendly Hotel with Top-Optional Pool Coming to Las Vegas

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/18/2023, 12:30 PM

This spring, Las Vegas will open what's being billed as its first cannabis-friendly hotel. The city's many motels with old curtains reeking of doob evidently don't count. Known as The Lexi, the 64-room off-Strip property will occupy the building of the recently acquired Artisan Hotel (1501 W. Sahara Ave.), which the new owners, Arizona-based Elevations Hotels and Resorts, are giving a multimillion...

Reservations for Top Tourist Attractions Are Now Essential—and Here to Stay

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/13/2023, 4:30 PM

Are you the sort of traveler who plans everything ahead of your trip or flies by the seat of your pants? When it comes to seeing many of the world's top tourist attractions, momentum has shifted toward planners and away from pants-seat flyers—and the change appears to be here to stay. To combat overcrowding, ultra-popular sites from the Colosseum in Rome to Machu Picchu in Peru began requiring a...

Did You Know You Can Enroll in TSA PreCheck at Staples Stores? Here’s How

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/11/2023, 6:30 PM

Because I'm a frequent traveler, I know I should have enrolled in TSA PreCheck long ago. But I'm also a writer and therefore a chronic procrastinator. So even though the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's Trusted Traveler Program was introduced way back in 2013, if I were going to catch a flight today I'd need to take my shoes off to get through the airport security line. Shameful, I...

Miami Heat: Museum of Sex Opening in South Florida

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/10/2023, 6:15 PM

New York City's Museum of Sex turns 21 this year, and the adult museum is celebrating hitting the age of adulthood by expanding to a second location. Set to open in spring 2023, the new Miami outpost of the Museum of Sex will have the same mission as its Manhattan counterpart, described in a press release as an institution that "preserves and presents the history, evolution, and cultural signific...

How Are Ultrarich Tourists Spending Valentine’s? In a $200,000 Champagne Bath, Apparently

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/10/2023, 7:00 AM

Now that the December holidays are behind us, hotels have begun promoting themselves as ideal escapes for Valentine's Day. In many cases, they're putting together romantic offerings that, if nothing else, provide needed employment for the world's suppliers of loose rose petals and chocolate-covered strawberries. Not to be outdone, luxury hotels, which make a point of never being outdone, compete t...

Delta Air Lines To Provide Free Wi-Fi for Domestic Flights

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/05/2023, 5:15 PM

Starting Wednesday, February 1, all passengers on most domestic Delta Air Lines flights will have access to free Wi-Fi all flight long. The company is partnering with T-Mobile to provide the service, but you don't have to be a T-Mobile customer to log on. No matter what your wireless provider is, all you'll need to connect your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to the free wireless network on the plan...

How Safe Are U.S. Airlines Compared with the Rest of the World? Safety Monitor Has Answers

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/05/2023, 1:00 PM

The swarms of flight delays and cancellations plaguing airports were easily the worst parts of travel in 2022—and so far the same issues haven't exactly made 2023 a happy new year for thousands of passengers, especially Southwest Airlines customers. But there's at least one bright spot in modern-day air travel: Flying is safer than ever, with accidents trending downward with each passing year, ac...

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