Politics Archive

SNL: Customs “Welcome to the USA” Video

Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live had some great sketches (including the fantastic Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer), but one of the best was their new “Welcome to the USA” video for Customs & Border Patrol. If you’ve ever flown into the United States, you’ve been shown a video that welcomes you to the […]

Top 10 things to do in Havana Vieja, Cuba

I spent the majority of my time in Cuba in Havana, specifically in Havana Vieja, the oldest part of the city. With beautiful buildings, quaint squares, historic bars, and classic cars, Havana Vieja is home to many of the images people think of when they think of Havana. In no particular order, here were my […]

Travel Contests: December 23, 2015 – Scotland, Paris, Cancun & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Scotland; Paris, France; Cancun, Mexico; the New York Comedy Festival; Alaska; Orlando, Florida; San Francisco, California; San Diego, California; New Orleans, Louisiana, and more. Good luck! Win a trip to Scotland from Fleming’s Round-trip airfare for two Ground transportation with tour guide […]

A day exploring Madrid, Spain: Around The World

My itinerary from London to Palma de Mallorca, Spain had an intentional bonus: A layover of around 12 hours in Madrid. I landed at Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) around 9am, which gave me an entire day to explore. I quickly went through EU passport control and hopped on a Metro train toward Nuevos Ministerios. If you are on […]

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 […]

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 […]