Want $160,000? Why not write a new jingle for Aeroflot?

Each week, I do a roundup of travel contests, but this one merits its own post. Unlike a lot of the other contests, it actually requires some work to enter. Russian airline Aeroflot is looking for a new jingle, and they’re willing to pay 5.8 million Russian rubles (almost $160,000) to get it. According to Mashable, […]

Barack Obama banned from Russian duty free shop

If Barack Obama was planning on buying some cheap cigarettes & Toblerone on his next trip to Vladivostok, Russia, he’d better think again. So should British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The three world leaders are among 13 people who have been formally banned from shopping at the Duty Free shop at […]

Travel Movie Review: The Trip to Italy

A few years ago, British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon starred in The Trip, which depicted a semi-improvised foodie road trip through England where both men played exaggerated versions of themselves. The two men have obvious chemistry together, and the success of the first trip led to the latest edition, The Trip To Italy. […]

Travel Contest Roundup: August 27, 2014 – Argentina, Napa, Kentucky & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. Good luck! Win a wine trip to Argentina Round-trip coach airfare for the winner and 1 guest to Mendoza, Argentina Reimbursement for one rental car for ground transportation (up to U.S. $400) Four hundred dollar (U.S. $400.00) Visa debit card for meals and incidental expenses (alcoholic beverages excluded) […]

A week in Pittsburgh – Travel Diary & Review – July 2014

About a month ago, I traveled to Pittsburgh for work. While I spent most of the week working, I did get to check out some of the city. I stayed at the Hyatt House Pittsburgh South Side for a week. My room was on the ground floor, which initially worried me, but fortunately it was […]

10% off Virgin America coupon on your birthday

My birthday just passed, and I got an e-mail from Virgin America offering 10% off my next reservation. There’s a discrepancy between the text of the e-mail and the fine print, so I don’t know if it’s good for a few days (August 14th) or just over a month (September 14th). There are some blackout dates […]

Travel Contest Roundup: August 6, 2014 – China, Ireland, New York, and more

Check out this week’s travel contests. Good luck! Win a $500 voucher from TravelPony and StyleBlueprint $500 voucher Enter by August 17, 2014 Win a trip to China to save pandas Round-trip air transportation for two to/from Chengdu, China Hotel accommodations for three (3) nights, (3) ground transportation to/from airports One (1) day Panda Keeper […]

New Amtrak service: No train, but free pizza & Doritos

Amtrak is one of the more maligned transportation companies out there, sometimes with good reason, sometimes not. What happened to 200+ customers in New York on Saturday was definitely the former. The Amtrak Acela Express going to Washington D.C. from Penn Station in New York City departed around 3pm as scheduled, which generally makes most travelers happy. There was […]

Flight diverted after woman throws prosthetic leg at flight attendant

Arguing with flight attendants is never a good idea, but it’s a terrible idea to also throw something at them. It’s even worse idea if the thing you throw at them is a prosthetic leg. A flight from Enfidha, Tunisia to Edinburgh, Scotland was diverted to London Gatwick Airport on Wednesday after a disruptive woman allegedly abused the […]

Travel Contest Roundup: July 30, 2014 – Iceland, London, Switzerland & more

Here are this week’s travel contests. Good luck! Win a trip to Iceland from Reyka Vodka A 4-day/3-night trip for two (2) to Reykjavik, Iceland Round-trip airfare from any major U.S. airport Hotel accommodations Airport transfers to/from Keflavik International Airport Enter by July 31, 2014 Win a stylish trip to London from Luxury Link 3-night […]