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FAA Issues New Rules for In-Flight Electronic Devices

FAA Issues New Rules for In-Flight Electronic Devices

On Oct. 31, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced major amendments to the agency’s long-standing rule against the use of portable electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. For anyone who enjoys rocking out to their ‘Air Travel Playlist’ or watching an episode of their favorite TV show during arguably the [...]

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Worlds Wackiest Hotels

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No – it’s a hotel? If you’ve ever thought about a unique vacation experience, now is your chance. Get ready to explore some of the world’s wackiest hotels and vacation rentals. From sleeping in a jet plane to a windmill, the mind-blowing hotels are [...]

6 Tips for Writing for In-Flight Magazines

6 Tips for Writing for In-Flight Magazines

In-flight magazines are one of the most underrated publication sectors in the industry. While most people cast them as inane, repetitive drivel, some in-flights do great work and surprise passengers who give them a chance. If you’re looking for a new place to focus your budding writing career, in-flights might [...]

The Top 6 Treks in Peru Beyond the Inca Trail

The Top 6 Treks in Peru Beyond the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is undoubtably on many traveler and trekkers life list trips, if not at the top. But Peru, which is roughly twice the size of Texas, has enough awe-inspiring trips to fill it’s own bucket list from the deepest canyons in the world, to towering [...]

7 Travel Tips for Visiting Nepal

7 Travel Tips for Visiting Nepal

Nepal should top any outdoor traveler’s list of places to visit: its whitewater is unparalleled, there are hundreds of miles of singletrack, it’s home to the most famous mountains in the world, and the people are super friendly. If Kathmandu is the next place on your itinerary, check out these [...]

Road Trip Ready – A Comprehensive List of Everything You Need in Your Car

Road Trip Ready – A Comprehensive List of Everything You Need in Your Car

Packing for a true cross-country road trip requires a lot of personal style. Some are expert Tetris players and super organizers and can pack a car so tight that you no longer require seat-belts; other’s play the “open up the hatchback and catch everything you can that spills out” game; [...]

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (And 5 other things to bring while travelling)

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (And 5 other things to bring while travelling)

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (and 5 Other Things to Bring While Traveling) Sure I bring a camera, alarm clock, charger, phone and power converters but they are nothing of importance compared to that tiny little portable coffee pot I have learned to carry. The kicker is: I [...]

The World’s 7 Least Honest Cities

The World’s 7 Least Honest Cities

Traveling fills hearts and heads with lavish visions of food, frolics and fun. As humans, we make mistakes and accidently leave behind our possessions, in hopes that an honest individual will return our wallet, keys or passport. The dark side of tourism, theft, happens and instills fear and anguish. These [...]

11 Tips to Avoid Jetlag

11 Tips to Avoid Jetlag

Yuck, jet lag.  We all know the name, but do we know what it actually is?  Well the technical name is desynchronosis and it is a temporary sleeping disorder commonly associated with being generally very miserable.  Your sleep is off, you feel like crap, and it can really put a [...]

America’s Best Pancakes

America’s Best Pancakes

Pancakes. There’s something fluffy and magical about pancakes that makes Americans go “craving” on Saturday mornings. From buttermilk to blueberry, these hot cakes are convincing palates from Seattle to Hawaii. Get ready to dive into a tall stack of America’s best pancakes. 5 Spot | Seattle, WA Traditional are delicious, [...]