Category: In the News

More challenges for traveling to Cuba

Interesting piece from AFAR Magazine detailing more challenges for Americans traveling to Cuba post-embargo.  Bottom line: A.  Don’t believe what you’re hearing about using credit cards or phones in Cuba – its not happening yet; B.  Go with a travel company,…

Travel Bucket List Experiences for Auction

I love everything about this idea… According to Travel + Leisure, Gavel&Grand, sister site of online auction house Paddle8, offers auctions of curated experiences and luxury items in support of philanthropic organizations. Most recently, they launched an auction featuring travel…

Networking at 35,000 feet? Hmmm.

Ask anyone in the travel biz, and they’ll shudder with anxiety and pop a preemptive xanax when having to work with Delta Airlines.  Delta’s customer service model is dated and about as effective as their on-time take-off record.  Which is…

Virgin Atlantic Crews get Glam’d

Vivienne Westwood, legendary, slightly out-there British fashion designer, is set for take-off, partnering with Richard Branson and re-designing the iconic lipstick red Virgin Atlantic crew uniforms.  According to the Daily Mail, “The collaboration between the two British brands is a…

African Lodge with a (Rhino) Cause

No secret I love elephants, but after my recent trip to South Africa, I now love rhinos, too.  With their eyes so wide apart.  Their chubby bottoms.  Those prehistoric horns.  Rhino poaching is a huge problem in South Africa.  So…

TRI-ing for Bill

I HATE asking for money – hate hate hate it. But for me, there are few causes that hit as close to home as AIDS, and so I push through the discomfort of asking because of what I have lost…