February 28 is noted as National Sleeping Day, encouraging one to take time to rest. Sleep is an essential aspect to the health of most living things. Sleep is when we heal, both our minds and bodies. I find that in the global scope of the workforce today, it is harder than ever to set aside adequate time to rest and recuperate.
What’s worse than being on a flight with sick passengers after getting rid of a cold? I’ll tell you what … being in the middle seat next to said passengers. That beats it in my book!
It took some time, but we finally got around to unpacking decorative items that have been in storage since our move nearly three years ago. What a joy to get artwork up on the walls … and once again be surrounded by our favorite things that tell the stories of our travels.
I’ve recently enlisted the help of ThredUp, an online clothing store and consignment shop, to help with my wardrobe rule of one thing in, one thing out. I still donate to Philly AIDS Thrift and Goodwill, but when I have items with tags or that are brand-new and I’m feeling a little greedy, I send my clothing and shoes to ThredUp.
Our second day in Lisbon dawned sunny, providing perfect weather for exploring nearby Belém. We made our way to Lisbon's most expansive plaza, the Praça do Comércio, a transportation hub sitting alongside the Tagus River. Here one can take a ferry across the river, hop on the metro or take a tram or bus anywhere in the city. Site of the royal palace until it was obliterated in the earthquake and tsunami in 1755, the plaza is dominated by the Arco da Rua Augusta, also known as the Arco da Vitória, and honors King José I, who ruled during the rebuilding of the city after the earthquake, with an impressive statue of him at its center.
Happy Leap Year! We only get an extra day added to the calendar every four years, so why not make the most of it and plan a trip? Plenty of destinations around the world offer limited-time deals to celebrate the leap year, but here are a few that caught my eye.
The sun was shining with no wind in sight in Los Angeles this weekend, so I wanted to take advantage of it and explore, in my opinion, one of the best museums/gardens in the country. The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens are located in San Marino, a tiny enclave in Pasadena, and cover acres filled with amazing outdoor space and art.
Anyone who has been to Global Traveler’s headquarters or events in recent months has likely seen my impromptu standing desk or heard a joke about it.
This past weekend I traveled to Sea Isle City, New Jersey, for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. I wrote about the Plunge this time last year, but the idea is for everyone to donate money and then jump into the ocean for a good cause. Unlike last year, I chose not to jump in, mainly because the weather was pretty unforgiving and I wanted to maintain some feeling in my legs this time. I always like this particular weekend because it’s good to see everyone coming together for charity, plus it gives you an excuse to head down to the beach for a bit.
Etihad Airways, in partnership with Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, is working on TravelPass, targeted to business travelers as a subscription-based ticketing service.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Economy-class travelers may finally get the in-flight sleep they’ve been dreaming of thanks to a new lie-flat prototype sleep product recently unveiled by Air New Zealand.
British Airways trials a new automated cocktail maker in its San Francisco (SFO) and Newark (EWR) lounges. The automatic cocktail system dispenses cocktails in less than a minute. The system uses robotics to create more than 30 cocktails and customizable drinks, including favorites in British Airways lounges. The technology is featured in lounges open to British Airways first-class and Club World passengers.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Brussels Airlines is making Belgium travel easier with a new year-round route from Washington, D.C. (IAD).
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Las Vegas is poised to host one of hospitality’s most ambitious projects to date with the announcement Resorts World Las Vegas and Hilton will combine three premium Hilton brands into a single property.