How to Have a Luxury Trip for Much Less
Luxury travel can be experienced in two ways: by paying top dollar or by paying less. Given the choice, wouldn’t you pick the latter?
Of course, the idea of what luxury travel is can differ depending on the person. For some, it means hotels with butlers and fancy sheets and flying first class; for others, it’s about hitting three-Michelin-starred restaurants and hiring the occasional private guide and car with a driver.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how you define high-end travel. What matters is that it doesn’t have to be had at a premium price… The New York Times
4 Tips for Protecting Your Trip During Hurricane Season
As soon as a hurricane is named, it’s too late to purchase travel insurance, so planning well in advance for potential disruptions is essential.
With some parts of the world still recovering from last year’s brutal hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a slightly-above average stretch this year (through Sept. 1). Planning well in advance for potential disruptions is essential, even if you’re not traveling to a high-risk areas like Florida or the Caribbean, said Justin Tysdal, travel insurance expert and chief executive of Seven Corners, a travel insurance firm. Here’s what you need to know… The New York Times
The 25 Best Barbecue Places in the U.S.
The Oxford Dictionary defines barbecue as “a meal or gathering at which meat, fish, or other food is cooked out of doors on a rack over an open fire or on a special appliance.” But any self-respecting Southerner knows that the definition of barbecue isn’t as straightforward as cooking meat outdoors. In the U.S., and especially in the South, barbecue is a staple, and it’s all about cooking meat ‘low and slow’ so the end result is tender, melt-in-your mouth meat filled with flavor.
Barbecue aficionados are on the same page when it comes to the meal’s importance to America’s culinary scene, but that’s where… Travel + Leisure
Delta Testing (Majorly) Enhanced International Economy Meals
Delta Air Lines is trialing a new food service on international flights in economy, with customers getting restaurant-style three-course meals with cocktails. Meals are served on white dishes and passengers are also given white cloth napkins rather than paper.
Before the meal service begins those on board are offered ‘welcome bubbles’, which includes a choice of three Bellinis or a sparkling soft drink. Each passenger is also handed a printed menu detailing their choices with dishes that could include a quinoa salad as a starter, a main course of pasta with cauliflower in a cream sauce and a dessert of Häagen-Dazs ice cream. It’s testing the new service on flights between Portland, Oregon, and Tokyo. If it proves popular, Delta could roll out the concept to all international flights by the end of the year. Chicago Business Journal
5 Simple Tips to Help Vegetarian or Vegan Travelers Eat Well, Anywhere
Traveling as a vegetarian or vegan has its obstacles. “In my experience on the road, there can be a lot of confusion about what being vegan or vegetarian means,” said Jamie Jones, a vegan and the chief operating officer of WhirlAway Travel, in West Chester, Pa. “And, the options for food aren’t always plentiful.”
But that being said, it is to possible eat deliciously while traveling the world if you follow either diet. Ms. Jones does — and shares her advice below on how you can, too… The New York Times