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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 […]

Want a 10% off coupon for Virgin America? Enter this contest!

I just entered a contest from Virgin America where the grand prize is a trip to the Outside Lands Music & Arts festival in San Francisco. In addition to being a cool prize, there was also an added bonus after entry: a coupon good for 10% off a Virgin America flight. If you have upcoming […]

Fake TSA screener dupes passengers at SFO, gets arrested

Another banner day for the TSA. A few days after being exposed for their lack of geographical knowledge, now airport screeners have been exposed for their lack of knowledge of who the hell is supposed to be working there. On Tuesday, a man showed up at San Francisco International Airport wearing a blue shirt, khaki […]

Disney World visitors get stuck on monorail after power goes out

120 people spent part of Sunday evening stuck on the monorail at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida following a storm. Passengers said they saw lighting nearby, and park employees were unable to restart the train after the power went out. According to WESH Orlando, the incident happened around 6pm, and within 2 hours, firefighters […]