All posts by Stephanie Pitts

Originally from Austin, Texas, Stephanie Pitts first left the country for Havana, Cuba, as a foolhardy youth, and she hasn't looked back since. Craving cultural immersion as well as adventure on a budget, Stephanie has spent extended periods in several Latin American countries, including a year studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Whether volunteering in the Bolivian Amazon or learning to scuba dive off the coast of Colombia, she always looks forward to her next big trip. Stephanie moved to New York City in 2007 as an AmeriCorps member and has since filled her passport with stamps from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. While working as an online editorial intern at, she is also studying at NYU for an M.S. in Publishing. Most Recent Trip: Dubai. Next Trip: Road-tripping the American Southwest.
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    Lady Gaga In Concert

    The four-star Luxe City Center Hotel in downtown Los Angeles is offering concert/hotel-stay packages for the ultimate Lady Gaga fan. The packages are timed to coincide with the March 28 Lady Gaga Monster Ball Tour Performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Luxe City Center is located... Read More

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      Fairmont Washington, D.C.

      The Fairmont Washington D.C. will offer a “Roman Holiday Package” this spring timed to coincide with the citywide Italian cultural celebration – La Dolce D.C. – which runs from March 1 through May 30. The celebration promotes several Italian art exhibitions and special stage productions in the city and... Read More

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      Island Outpost Private Plane Resized

      Jamaica is set to open its third international airport on January 12. Formerly known as the Boscobel Airstrip, the new Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ) has been overhauled and expanded to accommodate private international aircraft, as well as small domestic planes. The airport is located just 10 minutes from... Read More

      Kobe Bryant Flickr Boixoesnois

      Earlier this week, Turkish Airlines announced that LA Lakers’ basketball legend Kobe Bryant will be the airline’s global brand ambassador for the next two years. The airline already offers the fourth biggest network in Europe and wants to build awareness of the brand in the U.S. For the past... Read More

      Oitavos Exterior Andpool Resized

      As far as Western Europe goes, Portugal is a more economical alternative to its neighbors, while still offering dazzling beaches, an Old World capital city, charming countryside, and its famous wine. Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, has had a crop of new hotel openings in 2010, giving us even more... Read More

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      Flickr Lady Dragonfly Cc   Turkey Time!!!!

      In a program called Holiday Photos on the Fly, Southwest Airlines and Microsoft are bringing a little extra holiday cheer to your busy travel schedule: Santa Claus will be set up at 26 U.S. airports to pose for free holiday photos with passengers, young and old. Santa’s helpers from... Read More

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      San Francisco International Airport Flickr Troy Holden

      San Francisco International Airport has announced that its renovated Airport Terminal 2 (SFO 2) will be the first LEED Gold-registered airport terminal in the U.S. Designed and built in partnership by Turner Construction and Gensler, an architecture firm that focuses on sustainable design, the terminal will open in... Read More

      Resized Flickr Otgmanagement 2

      Delta Airlines is partnering with OTG Management to revolutionize traveler experience at the gate. You know the drill du jour: You’re waiting for your flight, tired and hungry, with no desire to sprint to the other end of the terminal just for the opportunity to balance a cold sandwich... Read More

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      Chef and restaurateur Alain Ducasse brings a “back to basics” concept to his lauded Parisian restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, located in the equally luxurious five-star Hôtel Plaza Athénée. Working with Head Chef Christophe Saintagne, Ducasse has inspired a less-is-more attitude in his Michelin three-star restaurant. His goal... Read More

      Airport Kiosk Flickr Mh Johnston Resized

      American Airlines and Air Canada are in talks with the TSA regarding the launch of a trial program that would allow passengers to print and tag their own luggage for the first time in the U.S. The trial, if approved, would debut at Logan International Airport in Boston, and... Read More

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      Claridge's Lobby Resized

      Christmas may seem a long way off, but the holiday season will be here before you know it and now is the time to make any essential winter reservations. Those few weeks in December are notoriously the most expensive time to travel, but with these London holiday deals you... Read More

      Marriott Ohare 1 Resized

      Courtyard by Marriott offers an airport oasis for harried travelers in three of the country’s busiest airports: Chicago O’Hare, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, and the Denver International Airport. The new Refreshing Business lobbies (which will remain up until November 14) are promotional tools, marketing the redesigned business-chic lobbies that can be... Read More

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      Rabbit Flickr Pete Astn

      Yes, really. Well, maybe not the whole cars, but certain parts of vehicles in the Denver International Airport (DEN) parking lots. These ordinarily cute and cuddly creatures are finding plenty to munch on in the airport parking lots — namely, the essential wiring of motor vehicles. Apparently the... Read More

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      Rooftop Gardening Istock Resized 2

      The growing rooftop trend is branching out. Not only are these coveted sky-high squares providing hotels with happening outdoor space, some are also serving as a valuable plot for horticulture. Hotels in cities across the U.S. are growing green thumbs in an effort to provide farm-to-table produce without... Read More

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        Fall Travel Deals

        Some may mourn the end of summer, but here at we’re looking forward to the upcoming cool and breezy season. Plus, we’ve rounded up the best cool-weather travel deals to leaf-peeping locales and beyond to help you make the most of fall. With autumn in the air today... Read More