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May 22, 2024

Exploring Cologne: Germany, Part Four

In my last blog, I left off noting we had a long trip to our next destination, Cologne. Even though it seemed long, we made good time on our journey. I even fell asleep for a little bit.

May 21, 2024

Flavors on the Avenue

Nothing screams “It’s nice outside!” like a farmers’ market or food festival. I’ve been keeping up with some events in the Philadelphia area, and so this week I’d like to take you to East Passyunk’s Flavors on the Avenue Festival.

May 20, 2024

Last Comiskey Book Launch Celebration

Growing up on the far south side of Chicago, I was a White Sox fan. Comiskey Park was my first and favorite ballpark. The Last Comiskey book launch celebrated the release of the book chronicling the last season of that great ballpark.

May 19, 2024

Talking Travel with David Vox Mullen

From his youngest days, David Vox Mullen had a dream to be a rock musician. After high school, Mullen went to Nashville to make that dream a reality, and he lived the dream for more than a decade.

May 18, 2024

Galena Weekend

Everyone I know who has visited Galena raves about what a great place it is. Well, all I knew about Galena was Ulysses S. Grant once lived there and worked in his father’s leather store. So when I learned a Paranormal Conference was scheduled, I thought it the perfect excuse for my husband and me to find out what all the hullabaloo was about.

May 17, 2024

Airports with the Friendliest Staff

Where can you find the friendliest airport staff? According to Upgraded Points, at Portland International Airport. The travel company’s study focused on the 50 busiest airports, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Upgraded Points then analyzed Google and Yelp reviews for each airport, noting mentions of “friendly” or “rude” staff or TSA. Mentions were compared to the total number of reviews to calculate a ratio of positive to negative interactions, with each airport scored on a scale of 0 to 5 based on the ratio of positive mentions, for a possible score of 50.

May 16, 2024

Dinner at Kuro

My husband and I dined at Kuro during a recent stay at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The contemporary Japanese restaurant serves sushi and sashimi as well as grilled dishes, salads and dessert.

May 15, 2024

Benches on the Avenue 2024

“The benches are back,” read the text from my sister, Jean. She was referring to Tinley Park's Benches on the Avenue, an annual public art program.

May 14, 2024

Occidental at Xcaret Destination

Last year I was perusing travel websites looking for a good deal somewhere tropical, and I didn’t have a specific destination in mind. Lo and behold, I came across a great Memorial Day sale at an all-inclusive resort, Occidental at Xcaret Destination in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Since it was such a great deal, I shared my find with a large group of friends, and 11 of us booked the six-night trip for April.

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May 22, 2024

Explore an Enclave Steeped in Authenticity Just Outside of Ubud

The verdant hills, rice terraces and serene temples have long attracted visitors to the island of Bali, where incense perfumes the air and raindrops scatter with an almost spiritual significance on city sidewalks. Today many visitors decide to stay, taking up residence in the now expat-centric hub of Ubud. The district was once the spiritual capital of Bali, but, in just the last five years, the desire for trendy cafés playing chill lofi music, craft brews and nightclubs has driven out many locally owned shops in central Ubud.

Tips to Plan a Destination Event Worth the Trip

Corporate events can often feel … too corporate. Where to go to get the team out of the office environment to bond and think outside the box? Starting with an unconventional, unique space to make them feel like the all-stars they are will get the juices flowing and make your LinkedIn profile glow.

eFlyer Reviews
May 22, 2024

Bio-und Wellnesshotel Stanglwirt Review

The history of western Austria’s Stanglwirt stretches back to the 16th century, when a small tavern catered to miners stopping for a drink after long shifts. Today, it’s far from its modest beginnings, sprawling in scale and catering to a considerably different crowd, but you’ll still find heaps of heritage everywhere in this forward-thinking property that treasures traditional Tyrolean hospitality.

eFlyer News
May 22, 2024

New Restaurants Opening at ATL, BOS and OKC Airports

New culinary outlets at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City debut this year thanks to Paradies Lagardère.

MORE TO TRAVEL

There’s more to travel than just getting there.

eFlyer News
May 22, 2024

Aer Lingus Debuts New Dublin–Denver Route

Aer Lingus recently launched a new Dublin (DUB)–Denver (DEN) route, flying its inaugural Airbus A330 on May 17. The new flight further connects the United States with Dublin, Ireland, and also offers a U.S. Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance facility in Dublin to make arriving back in Denver simple and seamless.

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May 22, 2024

2 Airlines Remove Change and Cancellation Fees

Last Friday, Frontier Airlines introduced new fare bundles, ditching change and cancellation fees for all cabins except its Basic fares. Effective May 17, Frontier Airlines introduced Economy, Premium and Business, alongside its pre-existing unbundled Basic fare.

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Airlines
May 22, 2024

Olympic Medallist Siobhan Haughey New Brand Ambassador for Cathay

Cathay and Hong Kong Olympic swimmer Siobhan Haughey recently debuted a new collaboration with the athlete as the airline’s brand ambassador. Haughey will be featured in Cathay’s latest advertisements with their shared belief with all of Hong Kong that “Every Move Counts.”