Travel News Archive

Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking guests’ personal WiFi hotspots

Many travelers, especially business travelers, bring personal WiFi hotspots with them so they can ensure that they always have an internet connection whenever they need it. However, guests at Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee found that their own personal WiFi hotspots were not working as they should have. The FCC investigated, […]

Marriott to put envelopes in rooms to encourage housekeeper tipping

Hotel housekeepers have to deal with unspeakable things that you’ve never even imagined (unless you’re someone who is frequently destroying hotel rooms, in which case, shame on you). They don’t get great compensation for it. It’s customary to leave housekeepers a few dollars as a thank you for their hard work cleaning up after you, but […]

Southwest passenger detained after using “bomb on board” as WiFi hotspot name

Here’s a travel tip for you: Don’t do what a passenger did on Thursday on a Southwest Airlines flight scheduled to travel from Seattle to Denver. Prior to takeoff, passengers noted some alarming WiFi hotspots that were accessible from the plane. The first said “Southwest – Bomb on Board”. The hotspot name was then changed to […]

Watch a cute bear play on a resort golf course – Video

The golf course at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in British Columbia, Canada is a picturesque place for a golf getaway. You’ve got the Rocky Mountains all around you, plus pine trees and natural water hazards. The resort describes their course as: Situated amid the breathtaking scenery of BC’s Rocky Mountains, Fairmont Hot Springs has always been […]

Roller coaster catches fire at Six Flags Magic Mountain – Video

For over 35 years, Colossus thrilled visitors at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, California. The ride closed down in August for transformation into a newer, updated ride, but it gave one last spectacle after catching fire on Monday. Construction workers were in the process of working on demolishing part of the roller coaster when […]