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Bär Baer/flickr

Every September, hotels ramp up their wellness offerings to honor National Yoga Month. While a discounted yoga package with your stay is nice, the beauty of yoga is that you can do it anytime, anywhere. As celebrity yoga instructor Rodney Yee once said: “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing... Read More

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Bell desks are wonderful things when you need them. The business travelers in the crowd know all too well the feeling of a looming hotel check-out time, the reality of a late-evening meeting, and the relief of dropping one’s bag in a hotel storeroom for a few hours. But what... Read More

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LimoLiner

There are about as many ways to get from New York to Boston as there are Patriots vs. Giants rivalries. There’s the Peter Pan Bus of collective memory, endearing and puritanically plain; the suit- and Harvard undergrad-frequented Amtrak; the super affordable Bolt and Megabus; and of course, the notoriously... Read More

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Be Mate

Airbnb has had a massive impact in the lodging industry. It hasn’t eaten away at hotel stays — occupancies at hotels around the world are at record highs — but it has encouraged a new breed of traveler to get out and explore. To boot, Airbnb has begun to find its... Read More

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Coeval Three Quays

The steady influx of well-heeled business travelers into London — a city that’s always acted as a kind of crossroads between the continents — has meant the development of a specific kind of lodging: the luxury apartment-style hotel. But short-term visitors can find plenty to love in these properties, too.... Read More

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(Photo: Biscoff/Facebook) By Billie Cohen for Yahoo! Travel When Frontier Airline’s beloved chocolate chip cookie was taken off the menu in 2012 (shortly after being adopted from its original failing airline, Midwest), the world wept. Or at least inflight foodies did. The rest of us were already crying because of the... Read More

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JetBlue Airways

If you aren’t a business traveler who flies frequently on your company’s dime, it can be really, really difficult to achieve airline status — especially at a time when most companies have started to award points based on fare rather than mileage traveled. But there’s good news for JetBlue fans... Read More

Heathrow VIP, which includes car service to plane on tarmac
Heathrow Airport

We’re kicking off this week with a little daydreaming: When money is no object, the airport experience can actually be pretty sweet. Every large carrier offers rather luxurious perks to top-tier passengers, ranging from private check-in to car service to your plane on the tarmac, most often found at the... Read More

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Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

We’ve all seen photos of the snow-capped villages and sparkling white slopes that characterize Switzerland in winter. But the powder is just part of the picture when we imagine traveling to the region’s renowned mountains — the swanky ski resorts, with legendary Swiss service and even more unbelievable views, is part... Read More

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Yotel

It was a late May weekend in New York City — which meant heavy flash rains and muddy streets. Having just gotten into the swing of spring, I was woefully underdressed on my way to Yotel on Tenth Avenue. Thank heavens, then, that I could get my keys straight... Read More

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Reno has undergone a serious transformation in recent years, most notably with the much-celebrated arrival of Tesla, ushering in 22,000 jobs and an estimated economic impact upwards of $100 billion over the next 20 years. We hopped aboard the inaugural JetBlue flight direct from JFK to Reno to see... Read More

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Torre Prendiparte medieval tower - Bologna, Italy - staying at the top of the world

Now you can find out how it feels to stay on top of the world. (Photo: Ken Welsh / Alamy) If you’ve ever wanted to feel like Rapunzel on your vacation, now may be your chance. A medieval tower in Bologna, Italy, the Torre Prendiparte, which currently functions as a museum... Read More

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Virgin Atlantic Airways

It took a while for Virgin Atlantic Airways to open their sleek Clubhouse at Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 2. Despite flying daily routes to Heathrow from LAX for 25 years, real estate in the terminal was limited, as Virgin Atlantic’s Reuben Arnold explains. But once Air France moved out... Read More

Rending of the Club Med/Cirque du Soleil Playscape in Punta Cana
Rendering of the Creactive Playspace at Club Med Punta Cana

After witnessing any Cirque Du Soleil show, it’s inevitable that the audience leaves wondering, “How do they do that?” Very soon, it’ll be possible to get a first-hand glimpse at the athletic and creative artistry that makes Cirque Du Soleil performances so unique, with a brand new program at... Read More

8 Disney Cruise Line Freebies to Snap Up
Christine Dayao

[Updated June 2016] We’d be lying if we said we didn’t keep an eye out for freebies on a Disney vacation. They just make the whole trip a lot more, well, magical. We already gathered some tips for what you can nab gratis, like pins, birthday cards, and more. But when... Read More