Sep 21, 2019

SFO’s Plastic Water Bottle Ban

San Francisco International Airport just introduced a new policy that bans single-use plastic water bottles, another step toward SFO’s goal of zero waste going to landfills by 2021.

Sep 20, 2019

Culver City Cruising

We’ve all heard of the three Cs, right? Character, compassion and commitment. But maybe not the three Cs that resonated with me just a little over a week ago … Culver City, California. As I wrote in a previous blog, my twin boys are living their dream in Los Angeles. Good ole dad had an opportunity to visit and see what the hype was all about.

Sep 19, 2019

A Haunted Wedding

Wedding season seems to extend later and later every year, but I’ve finally made it to my last one of 2019. And there’s no better way to close the year in nuptials than with a Friday the 13th wedding, complete with a full moon and a probably haunted wedding venue.

Sep 18, 2019

Bristol Borough Italian Day

Whenever I’m not traveling over the weekend, I try to find some local festival or gathering to visit. I live near some pretty cool small towns, and there is usually something of note going on.

Sep 17, 2019

Lunch on the Rooftop

Last week publisher Francis X. Gallagher and director of sales Bill Lodzinski joined me in Los Angeles for a few days of meetings and learning about our partners’ 2020 initiatives. I personally enjoy when our team comes to Los Angeles; it’s fun to try new restaurants around the city I typically don't get out to and share a little bit of my hometown with the team.

Sep 16, 2019

September Travel Updates

In my last blog I wrote about the upcoming Wherever Awards on Sept. 23, something we are all looking forward to, but the month of September has also presented lots more opportunities for the team to see some different destinations.

Sep 15, 2019

Doylestown Arts Festival

This past weekend my boyfriend, a couple of friends and I took advantage of the lovely weather by attending Doylestown’s 28th Annual Arts Festival. More than 160 juried artists, live music, local food vendors, live art and interactive demonstrations make this two-day festival a highly anticipated one in Bucks County.

Sep 14, 2019

Harvest Season

Back in August, three generations of my family visited a local U-pick orchard to harvest peaches for canning. At that time of year, aptly named Sugarplum Acres hosts a swarm of pickers among its rows of heavily laden trees, the fruit so low and dense on the limbs one needn't move or climb a ladder to fill a bucket or box.

Sep 13, 2019

Travel Superstitions

Happy Friday the 13th! Are you superstitious? I’m departing today for Savannah, Georgia, to celebrate a good friend’s bachelorette party, and I found myself trying to remember if I’ve ever traveled before on Friday the 13th. I likely have, but I cannot recall. Then I started wondering about travel superstitions around the globe, which led me to this article and many others.

Sep 21, 2019

Movie Night at The Logan, Philadelphia

What’s better than an open-air movie night in the summer? A free one hosted just blocks away from fun nightlife, restaurants and swanky activities around every corner, maybe?

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

Sep 21, 2019

Southwest Adds 2020 Hawai’i Flights

Southwest Airlines is adding new flights to, from and within Hawai’i, beginning mid-January 2020. The airline will add a new daily service between Sacramento International Airport and Honolulu (HON), plus new non-stop flights between Oakland (OAK) and San Jose (SJC) and both Kauai (LIH) and the Island of Hawai’i (KOA).

Sep 21, 2019

The Luxury Collection Welcomes Eighth Property in China

The Luxury Collection welcomes its eighth property in China with the opening of Na Lotus Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanning. The property is situated in the capital of the Guangxi Province, in a high-rise landmark building in the business district.

The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

Sep 21, 2019

New Luxury Residence Hotel Opens in Tribeca

AKA, the luxury hotel residence brand, opened its sixth property last month, AKA Tribeca —formerly the Smyth Hotel.

Sep 19, 2019

Best U.S. Cities for Oktoberfest Celebrations

WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics to determine the best destinations for an upcoming Oktoberfest celebration. The brand’s study found the estimated cost for an American to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is $5,000. Munich boasts a $1.43 billion annual economic impact on Munich. During Oktoberfest, nearly 2 million gallons of beer are consumed and more than 510,000 whole roast chickens eaten.

TAP Air Portugal Adds 15 Flights Each Week From U.S., Canada

TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020,  a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.

Sep 19, 2019

Qantas Will Start Using a Dreamliner on Santiago–Sydney Route

Qantas will start using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its Sydney–Santiago route starting in late June 2020.