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Like Legroom? These Airlines Offer The Best Experience In Long Haul ECONOMY…

You'll really enjoy our new slimline seats. Customers have told us that they felt our economy seats had far too much padding, and they just didn't know what to do with all that extra space between their knees and the seat in front of them, so listening to customer feedback, we've enhanced our economy cabin to make it feel like a video game where you torture people, only we've also taken away your seat back televisions, so no video games after all. Yeah. Amazingly, a few airlines haven't yet decided to "enhance" their economy cabin, so if you're looking for the very best legroom, seat power and comfort, you'll do well to choose these airlines and planes...(Continue Reading)...

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A 360° Look At Qatar Airways AWARD WINNING Business Class Experience…

It's one thing to win awards from a bunch of critics. It's another matter entirely to win the hearts of the people. Qatar Airways is somehow, managing both at the moment. We've spent countless hours sampling the airline's offerings across their entire fleet, so we thought it would be fun to share the experience in a way that puts you directly in our seat. Literally. Here's a 360° look at the best business class in the sky...(Continue Reading)...

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What It’s Like To Fly British Airways 777-300 First Class – From London Heathrow…

British Airways First Class doesn't offer the very best first class seat in the sky, nor the best lounge, or even champagne. It is, however, an absolutely incredible inflight experience, so I'm glad we got that first part out of the way. Flying first class is incredible, and it's hard to find a better way to do it than from an airline's "home" hub. If you've been looking for a little (a lot) of luxurious adventure in your life, here's what it's like to fly British Airways First Class, on their home turf...(Continue Reading)...

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Review: A Glitzy Stay At The SLS BEVERLY HILLS In Los Angeles, California…

There we were, rooftop pool, mojito in hand watching the sun drift towards the ocean thinking "this place is everything". The hardest part about reviewing the SLS Beverly Hills is referring to the stay in past tense. Placed perfectly within walking distance of all things Beverly Hills, a place that's prominence needs no mention, it's everything you could ask for from a five star LA hotel, with all the glitz, glamour sophistication (and admirable superficiality) you'd expect...(Continue Reading)...

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How Google’s Project Fi And Pixel Phone Are Changing The Way We Travel…

Unfortunately, there's no "try before you buy" approach to wireless service and cellphones. Once you buy, you're in. Two weeks ago we took the plunge and turned off our wireless service in favor of Google Project Fi and ditched our Apple phones for the new Google Pixel phone. So far the results are super compelling and we've got no regrets...(Continue Reading)...

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Review: The LANGHAM Hotel In BOSTON’s Financial District. Past Its Prime?

When you throw in the term "five star" there's unavoidable expectation. How does a property clearly identify itself as a five star hotel and differentiate from the increasingly competitive, and more reasonably priced four star offerings?. Well, after a flawless stay at the Langham Chicago, which may be one of the very best hotels in America, we checked into the Langham Boston and unfortunately, we were left wanting and wondering all of the questions above...(Continue Reading)...

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A 360° Look At Qantas (ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS) First Class Lounge In Los Angeles (LAX)….

Has anyone ever actually hoped for a flight delay? After a trip to the Qantas First Class Lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport I'm certainly closer. Qantas has curated a magical array of spaces in their most prestigious Los Angeles lounge, delighting passengers with everything from zen den to best bar/restaurant around town. Take a look for yourself...(Continue Reading)...

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Five INCREDIBLE Beach Hotels You Can Book With POINTS (And How To Get Them)…

There is no sweeter feeling than looking down at your calendar to find that you've finally turned the page to the big red marker saying "vacation". Since life is often a "beach", hitting the actual beach is one of the best ways to kick back and enjoy your precious time off. In that pursuit there's simply no better way to maximize the happiness than not paying for it. No, we're not stealing, we're just using points. Here are five incredible beach hotels where your points will make you very, very happy...(Continue Reading)...

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A 360° Look Into Cathay Pacific’ “The Pier” First Class Lounge In Hong Kong…

Close your eyes and picture the airport terminal as you know it. Not all that appealing. Now dig deeper into your creativity and imagine a secret five star hotel beneath all the sterile spaces, with an ambiance so warm you may entirely forget you're supposed to be flying. Somewhere even beyond your wildest imagination lays The Pier from Cathay Pacific, their newest and best First Class Lounge...(Continue Reading)...

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Why Google Project Fi Is The Best Phone Service For Travelers…

Occasionally you hear rumors that sound far too good to be true, and naturally living in a world of utter and complete nonsense you dismiss them. A few months ago I heard rumblings of a service launched by Google known as Project Fi, with notions that it ended almost every frustration I've had with my unnamed wireless carrier. Well, today I actually put my money where my mouth is, switched service and I'm going to tell you why: travel...(Continue Reading)...

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Review: The Five Star LANGHAM Hotel, Chicago, Illinois (And A Suite Upgrade!)…

When I think Langham I think London. I also think fancy. The hotel group founded in 1865 has expanded its brand around the world, opening and renovating incredible spaces across the US, with more on the way. To get a feel for their North American offerings we headed to Chicago to check out the city's newest five star hotel. It was pretty spectacular...(Continue Reading)...

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REVIEW: American Airlines Flagship International First Class Lounge New York JFK In 360°…

A truly great travel experience is curated by the traveler via flexibility offered from the airline. Want to eat now? Go for it. Want a few drinks before you get on the plane? By all means. Want to unwind in a place which is conducive to the nature of your work or pleasure? Be our guest. American Airlines is making a significant investment in  airport lounges, with the JFK Flagship International First Class lounge among the first to begin the new makeover. If this space is any indication, things are off to a great start......(Continue Reading)...

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Are Hotel CLUB Lounges Worth The Price? Here’s Everything YOU Need To Know…

It feels surreal. That's the first thought when you find yourself 40 stories up in an incredible city sipping craft cocktails and champagne while savoring delicious canapés overlooking the skyline. You've probably seen the "club level" option when booking your hotel and there are times when the extra cost is totally worth it and there are times when it's best to give it a hard pass. Here's how to decide once and for all...(Continue Reading)...

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Hotel Review: La Residence, Franschhoek, South Africa. The #1 Hotel In Africa…

La Residence is not just a place that treats you like a king, it's a destination that caters to actually kings, in a style only imaginable in a time long before. With celebrities such as Elton John, Robert Redford, Norah Jones and literal royalty making this unique property their home away from home in Franschhoek, the wine growing mountain region ofSouth Africa, you can certainly expect the red carpet. Of course, in order to deliver standards held by kings you need a general. In this case that is the command of General Manager Edward who takes personal interest in each and every guest in a way I can only affectionately describe as being Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" manager in the real world...(Continue Reading)...

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A 360° Look At Qatar Airways (INCREDIBLE) Al Mourjan BUSINESS Class Lounge In Doha, QATAR…

The only question is: Why isn't home this good? No waiters? No chefs? The Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge is everything you could ask for from a business class lounge and even then, it's so much more. Exclusive to business class passengers (nope, elite status won't get you in) it's kept in pristine condition with immense offerings. Take a look for yourself in 360°'s...(Continue Reading)...

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Hotel Review: The Shangri La, Bangkok, Thailand + Club Lounge…

Bangkok and buzz are two words that go very well together. The city is an exciting chaos of people, places and things. To balance out the eccentric madness you need a place where you can really kick your feet up and feel at home. The Shangri-La Bangkok is one of the cities most respected hotels and with attractive rates and additional perks we gave it a spin, plus the river views never hurt...(Continue Reading)...

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Review: Qatar Airways (Swanky) A320 Flat Bed Business Class In 360° Virtual Reality.

The next level of travel isn't just booking flights, it's paying attention to the aircraft type you'll be flying on, since many offer different setups even within the same airline. Before our flight aboard Qatar's A320 there was much speculation as to whether the plane, primarily used for shorter flights would feature flat beds or "old school" recliner seats that don't go fully flat. Fortunately it was the former, and the service was outstanding...(Continue Reading)...

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360° Virgin Atlantic CLUBHOUSE Tour. The BEST Business Class Lounge In The World…

Can we all say one giant **** to the airport terminal? Passengers are the last thought when building an airport terminal and that's why just about everyone hates flying. One group of passengers who never hate flying, or at least not the part on the ground, are those lucky enough to squeeze into the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow, the best business class lounge in the world. If you didn't already know, you can get in just using those frequent flyer miles...(Continue Reading).

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The 10 BEST Travel APPS For Every Step Of Your Journey (Which Also Make You Look Like A Pro)…

There's an app for that. But seriously, just about every frustration you've ever had in booking, getting inspired, looking up reservations and figuring where to eat have an app, just for that. If you prefer pulling corks out of champagne bottles more than pulling hair, these are your must have apps for happy planning, vacationing and flying...(Continue Reading).

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Six Tips + Tricks To Get The BEST PRICE On Hotel Rooms (And Maybe Bigger Rooms Too)…

Getting there is easy. You already know how to find cheap flights, score upgrades, hit airport lounges and use your miles like a pro. Staying in hotels is an essential part of the journey, and there's no reason that you shouldn't be able to sleep like a king, without a kings ransom. Here are essential tips to finding the best hotel deals...(Continue Reading).

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