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Travel News: May 21, 2018

Millennials traveling and spending more than any other age group this summer Travel Weekly Millennials are more likely to take a vacation this summer than they were last summer, and they are the most likely age demographic to spend the most on vacations, according to results from a Travelport survey released Thursday. The 2018 Travelport U.S. Vacation Survey found that overall, 38% of respondents said they are more likely to take a vacation this summer than last. Over half of millennials (56%) ...
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The Impressive Oklahoma State Capitol Building

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Route 66 Daily Roundup – The Final Leg

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 12: Twentynine Palms to Santa Monica, California I thought that the last day trekking across Route 66 would be shorter than it was. Once again the maps ...
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Route 66 Daily Roundup – Leg 9

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 11: Flagstaff, Arizona to Twentynine Palms, California It’s hard to believe, but today was the next to last drive of this Route 66 adventure. While it s...
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Staying in a Mumbai Landmark – The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

First impressions are everything, and that is especially true in the travel experience. Even the smallest slight can forever leave us disliking new cities and even countries. Usually it’s a factor of how we as travelers feel, and arriving into the center of Mumbai at 2am, I felt tired after a long trip from the US to start my adventure with Abercrombie & Kent in India. I was also excited though, eager to start exploring a country I had been unsure about in the past, but which I was eager to exp...
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Travel News: May 18, 2018

British Airways joins PreCheck Travel Weekly Qualified British Airways customers can now take advantage of TSA PreCheck. With its entry into the expedited security-screening program, British Airways joins U.K. competitor Virgin Atlantic as well as major European transatlantic carriers Lufthansa, Air France and KLM.   Virgin Voyages Unveils First Interior Ship Designs Travel Pulse Virgin Voyages unveiled renderings in New York today of many of the public spaces on their first cruise ship, which ...
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Travel News: May 17, 2018

Aviation United customers can bid on trip to 747 graveyard Travel Weekly United retired its final Boeing 747 in November. However, the carrier is giving aficionados of the original jumbo jet another chance for a United 747 experience. An auction currently live on the MileagePlus Exclusives website gives MileagePlus members the chance to use MileagePlus points to bid on a June 1-3 trip to Memphis that will be centered around a June 2 excursion to United’s aircraft disassembly center in Tupelo, M...
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Route 66 Daily Roundup – Arizona

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 10: Sedona and the Grand Canyon Since this is my first time really exploring the Southwest, I wanted to make sure I had enough time to see some of the ...
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Travel News: May 16, 2018

Wow Air flying to India Travel Weekly Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air will add India to its network on Dec. 5, operating five flights per week between Reykjavik and India. The route will give fliers in nine U.S. cities one-stop, low-cost access to the Asian subcontinent. In a promotion, Wow is selling a total of 4,200 one-way seats to India for just $199. Seats must be purchased for travel between Jan. 10 and March 31. The one-way fares only apply when accompanied by a return booking.   Here’s...
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Route 66 Daily Roundup – Leg 8

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 9: Albuquerque, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona Today was a great day, and I knew it would be. Before leaving Albuquerque, we explored the old town a b...
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Important Moments That Made Me Fall in Love With Jaipur, India

I honestly enjoyed every new place I explored in India as part of my Tailor Made Journey with luxury tour operator and trip partner Abercrombie & Kent. However, looking back at the trip there is one city that I enjoyed just a little bit more than others, the colorful and exciting city of Jaipur. The capital of the state of Rajasthan in Northern India, Jaipur is a relatively young city by global standards, founded in the 18th century by the regional ruler. Maharaja Jai Singh II moved his capital...
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Travel News: May 15, 2018

Fire and water a one-two punch for Hawaii Travel Weekly The Aloha State is accustomed to drawing attention for its natural beauty, but in the past few weeks, it is natural disasters that have brought widespread notoriety. First came the floods on Kauai. Now, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes on the Big Island have attracted worldwide attention. On May 3, the active volcano Kilauea erupted, sending giant plumes of orange-pink smoke billowing into the sky. There have been several earthquakes, in...
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Route 66 Daily Roundup – Leg 7

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 8: Santa Fe to Albuquerque, New Mexico Today’s leg of Route 66 was not a long one, but it sets us up really well for the next few days. Even on the bac...
Tags: Travel, Mississippi, Marriott, Santa Fe, Destinations, Albuquerque, Sandia, Nob Hill, Marriott International, Albuquerque New Mexico, Central Avenue, Sandia Mountains, Nissan USA, Albuquerque Marriott


Route 66 Daily Roundup – Santa Fe & Taos

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 7: Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico In planning my trip I knew that there were certain spots where more time should be spent so that we could better explore...
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7 Not To Miss UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany

While I never make it the focus of my travels, if there’s an opportunity for me to visit a new UNESCO World Heritage Site, I always make sure I stop. In 1972 the UN, through the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, began recognizing important sites around the world that they consider vital in order to maintain the cultural and natural heritage we have all inherited. Even though I haven’t even scratched the surface of visiting the more than 1,000 sites in every corner of the planet, I have been to qu...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Berlin, Unesco, Un, Luther, Hamburg, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Destinations, Wittenberg, Weimar, Unesco World Heritage, Speicherstadt, Kontorhaus District, Kontorhaus


Travel News: May 14, 2018

Record 72 million tourists came to Orlando last year Travel Weekly Even though Hurricane Irma forced the closures of its theme parks and airports and filled its hotels with displaced evacuees, a record-setting 72 million tourists still flocked to the Orlando area last year, tourism officials said Thursday. The 5% year-over-year increase in visitors was powered by domestic travelers, while visits from international travelers remained soft. With those numbers, Orlando held onto its title as the m...
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Route 66 Daily Roundup – Leg 6

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 6: Amarillo, Texas to Santa Fe, New Mexico Looking at the map, I thought that day 6 of the drive would be more about transitioning, but it turns out th...
Tags: Travel, Texas, New Mexico, Santa Fe, Destinations, Marriott International, Nissan USA, La Posada de Santa Fe, Amarillo Texas to Santa Fe New Mexico


Route 66 Daily Roundup – Leg 5

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 5: Oklahoma City to Amarillo, Texas Driving from Oklahoma City to Amarillo was a long but fun day on Route 66. I started off with a quick jaunt around ...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Marriott, Oklahoma, Destinations, Clinton, Southwest, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Marriott International, Nissan Armada Platinum, Mother Road, Nissan Rogue, Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, Nissan USA, Amarillo Texas Driving


Travel News: May 11, 2018

Travelers paid airlines a record $4.6 billion last year to check their luggage CNBC Many travelers aren’t packing light, a habit that’s a boon to airlines. Travelers paid U.S. commercial carriers a record $4.57 billion last year in checked bag fees, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation report released Monday. It’s an eye-popping figure, but the pace of growth from 2016 to 2017 — 6 percent — is less than half of that from 2015 to 2016. While some passengers may have decided to wear a...
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Route 66 Daily Roundup – Leg 4

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 4: Springfield, Missouri to Oklahoma City Some days on Route 66 are longer than others, and driving all the way from Springfield, Missouri to Oklahoma ...
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The Oberoi Amarvilas – Ideal Hotel to Best Experience the Taj Mahal

Driving into Agra, my guide turned around and told me that the area around the Taj Mahal is closed off for security reasons. My face must have dropped a little because he quickly added, “except for guests at the Oberoi Amarvilas of course.” And that was my first introduction to not only the best luxury hotel in Agra, but one of the best hotels I’ve ever had the pleasure to call home, albeit briefly. Traveling around India on a Tailor Made Journey with Abercrombie & Kent, the individual hotels a...
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Travel News: May 10, 2018

Luxury Fashion Brands Push Into Hotel Space Barron’s Luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet has teamed with Bjarke Ingels Group for a 50-room hotel in Switzerland, the latest in a string of upscale resorts opened by fashion brands hoping to leverage their global prestige with a move into the hospitality space. Designed by  Bjarke Ingels Group, a Copenhagen- and New York-based architecture firm, the Audemars Piguet Hotel de Horlogers in Le Brassus, Vallée de Joux, will feature five sloping, zigzaggin...
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Route 66 Daily Roundup – Leg 3

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 3: St Louis, Missouri to Springfield, Missouri Hello from Springfield, Missouri and a fun day exploring Missouri’s section of Route 66. It’s funny how ...
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Route 66 Daily Roundup – Leg 2

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 2: Springfield, Illinois to St Louis, Missouri On our second day of driving we got more used to tracking and following Route 66. Illinois has it pretty...
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Why Mumbai is the Perfect First Introduction to India

Fate works in any number of ways, and that’s especially true in the travel experience. Small hiccups can have dramatic ramifications on our enjoyment when seeing the world. A lost bag or an unfortunate encounter can color a long planned adventure, forever impacting how we feel about that new place. That’s one reason of many why I’m so very thankful that my Tailor Made Journey in India with luxury pros and longtime partners Abercrombie & Kent began in the seaside city of Mumbai. I naturally didn...
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Travel News: May 9, 2018

U.S. visitors to Cuba declined 43% after policy changes, hurricanes Travel Weekly The number of Americans traveling to Cuba declined sharply in the first quarter this year, according to the Cuban government, but recent booking increases and a surge in Cuba cruises suggest that interest in the island is still strong among U.S. consumers. Reuters, citing official Cuba data, reported in April that in the first three months of this year, the number of U.S. travelers to the island was just 56.6% of ...
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Travel News: May 8, 2018

American Airlines bolsters Caribbean, Hawaii routes; suspends Chicago-Beijing USA TODAY American Airlines rolled out a wide-ranging set of route adjustments Wednesday that will see the carrier bolster service to Hawaii and the Caribbean and suspend a major route to China. The changes bring new Caribbean routes to four of American’s hubs, including four from Chicago O’Hare and two from Charlotte. Miami and Dallas/Fort Worth each get one new Caribbean route, though Miami’s introduces a new destin...
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Route 66 Daily Roundup – Leg 1

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Day 1: Chicago to Springfield, Illinois It’s a funny thing when years of planning are all distilled to one day, but that’s exactly where I found myself this...
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Route 66 Daily Roundup – The Beginning

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here. To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post. Daily Prize: Every day of the trip I’m giving 1 person a destination themed prize. To enter, please just leave a comment below! Pre-Trip Preparations – Chic...
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Wish List: 5 Improvements I’d Love To See In The Travel Industry

Eight years ago, a fellow travel blogger who had only known me a scant few hours made the insightful and accurate comment, “Matt you’re a curmudgeon!” And indeed I am but, in my defense, I’ve always been this way. When I was in the 5th grade a teacher stopped me mid-sentence and proclaimed that I had been born a 40-year old man. The same teacher went on to predict I’d have an ulcer by the age of 30. That thankfully didn’t happen, but the point was well taken. Also, what hell must I have put this...
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