All posts by James Noonan

Perhaps it was hailing from a country enclosed fully by ocean that fueled James Noonan's desire to travel far and wide. Since his first overseas adventure to South America at the age of 15, James has longed for a life abroad, citing his travels in Europe, Thailand, and now New York among his favorites. A communications graduate, James enrolled in the Summer Publishing Institute at NYU over the summer of 2011. With a keen interest in all things writing and travel, he hopes to draw from his international background and experience during his fall internship at Most recent trip: Montreal. Next trip: Boston
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Treat yourself this winter to a little luxury at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Golf Resort, Spa and Marina for as low as $119 per night. The 400-room four-diamond resort is conveniently located on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore and boasts an 18-hole championship golf course, an 18,000 square-foot Stillwater Spa... Read More

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Qantas Take Off

All Qantas international flight schedules will return to normal tomorrow after a court ruling ended the strikes that led to the entire fleet’s grounding on Saturday. The Australian flag carrier has been embroiled in a bitter labor dispute for weeks now that has affected 600 flights and disrupted travel... Read More

2011,  Touring, Flhtcuse, Cvo, Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Angle Front

Feel young again, with the wind in your hair and the crystal blue ocean stretching out before your eyes, on a new model Harley Davidson as part of a special package offered by the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach. Don’t feel land-locked into just pool and spa amenities any longer –... Read More

Mammoth Mountain Inn

Start your ski season off this November with a bargain-priced trip to Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in eastern California. For as little as $119 per person, per night, you can stay slopeside at the Mammoth Mountain Inn. After the second night, you’ll receive a lift ticket for each night... Read More

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Overweight Pic

Nobody likes being told they’re a little on the large side. Especially when they’re surrounded by a plane full of passengers. This less-than-ideal scenario could, as of March 2012, become reality for some portly customers flying AirTran. The airline is introducing a new policy requiring any overweight passenger to... Read More

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Japan Giveaway Pic

Wish you could jet off to Japan, but don’t have enough cash for the long-haul voyage? Well, don’t sweat it: Airfare might be one less cost to fret over, after today’s announcement that the country’s tourism agency is offering 10,000 lucky foreigners free round-trip flights. The country’s tourism industry has... Read More

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Airport Screening

Sorry, underage drinkers: Air travelers will have to leave their fake IDs at home starting early next year, as the TSA plans to introduce 30 document-scanning systems that will make it easier for screeners to spot fraudulent documents. TSA employees at select U.S. airport checkpoints will use the machines to... Read More

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Bride Whisperers Hilton

Bridezillas, listen up: Your stress-laden, insomnia-wracked days might be over. (We’re guessing we’ve pricked the ears of one or two grooms-to-be as well.) Ever thought of escaping to Puerto Rico for your magical day, soaking up the sunshine and unspoiled ocean views in five-star luxury? Hilton Worldwide has just debuted... Read More

We all get ’em – the daily stacks of emails from unknown companies offering cheap deals on spa treatments, gym memberships, and Mexican all-you-can-eat buffets. How many of us, though, actually peruse each and every email? Wouldn’t it be nice if they were all in one place, organized and... Read More

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Spend a pre-Christmas getaway this year on board the Norwegian Jewel and relax in style overlooking the sandy white beaches and turquoise waters of the Bahamas and eastern Florida. Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a 7-night cruise aboard the luxury ocean liner from as little as $419 per person... Read More

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Airport Security

The days of air travelers having to take off their shoes during security screenings are numbered, according to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. “We are moving towards an intelligence and risk-based approach to how we screen,” she said at a recent forum in Washington, according to Bloomberg. The... Read More

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Ko Olina Resort

After much hype and anticipation, Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa opened today in grand Hawaiian style. Part of the Ko Olina Resort complex, comprising two other hotels – including a JW Marriott – in pristine Oahu, the world-class beachfront resort boasts ocean views, tropical gardens, and turquoise lagoons. The spirit... Read More

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    DOT New Regulations

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s revised regulations aimed at boosting airline passenger protection, announced in April, finally take effect today. Among the new rules, passengers are entitled to a refund of baggage fees if their bags are lost, increased compensation if bumped from oversold flights, and more effective notifications... Read More