This time next week will be the all-important holiday of Galentine’s Day. No, not a typo for Valentine’s: Galentine’s — when the ladies get together.
The first iteration of the holiday (that I’m aware of) was celebrated on NBC’s comedy Parks and Recreation (a decade ago), but the idea must have struck a chord, as the holiday certainly took on a life of its own.
With bars, restaurants and city events popping up to help gals and their friends get together for a ladies’ night before date night, it’s fun to see the different variations around Philadelphia.
One of our favorite bars in the city, Devil’s Den, is hosting a Galentine’s Night celebration, complete with local female comedians taking the stage for a night of stand-up comedy. Some are amateurs, some are widely recognized, but all are about Galentine’s Day and celebrating women — not a bad way to celebrate female friendships.
— Angelique Platas, associate editor
If you haven’t started planning for next year’s total solar eclipse viewing, you have some serious work to do. Next year’s total eclipse will only be visible from Antarctica and won’t happen again for 75 years.
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Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced intentions to create an alliance. Benefits to passengers include access to more international destinations after Alaska joins the oneworld alliance in 2021, new service on American between Seattle (SEA) and Bangalore (BLR), new service on American between Seattle and London (LHR), a domestic codeshare expansion to include international routes from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle, and loyalty member benefits across both airlines. Loyalty members with additional lounge membership enjoy access to nearly 50 American Admirals Club lounges worldwide and seven Alaska lounges in the United States for same-day travel on American or Alaska flights.
Ethiopian Airlines announced plans to build a $5 billion airport south of Addis Ababa. The airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the airport would be able to handle 100 million passengers a year.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle recently unveiled a new stand-alone menu designed for travelers living a plant-based lifestyle. The wellness-focused, wholesome and altogether appetizing menu includes 10 new dishes.
Delta Air Lines showed off several new technology initiatives at CES, the world’s largest electronics show, in Las Vegas last month.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
New luxury adventure cruise line Atlas Ocean Voyages continues to add ships to its fleet. The line’s first ship, World Navigator, is currently under construction and Atlas Ocean Voyages just purchased four additional ships — World Traveller, World Seeker, World Adventurer and World Discoverer — to follow. World Navigator is schedule to sail in 2021, with two more ships following in 2022, and the last two following in 2023.