Hey, Airlines! Maybe We Don't Want to Watch TV on Our Phones

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/05/2019, 12:00 AM

The airlines have stripped coach passengers of nearly every vestige of dignity—our legroom, our food, our free checked bags. But they're not done yet. Now they are taking away seatback entertainment systems. Last year, Alaska Airlines took over Virgin America, one of the world's top-rated airlines for customer service. Virgin had a devoted following. Customers loved the carrier's sassy style an...

This Airbnb Scam Is Costing People Thousands: How to Protect Yourself

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/26/2019, 12:00 AM

Avoid this vacation rental scam that uses the secure reputation of Airbnb against you. Here's how to make sure you're never a victim.


Economy Classic vs. Economy Delight: What Virgin Atlantic's Cryptic Seat Categories Mean

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/14/2019, 9:45 PM

What do Virgin Atlantic's economy seat categories mean? Economy Classic or Economy Light or Economy Delight (Delight?!). The booking process is confusing about what you get, but we can sort it out for you....

Key West Bans Common Types of Sunscreen

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/08/2019, 1:00 AM

In a late effort to revive its rapidly dying coral reef system, the island city of Key West, the crown of the Florida Keys, will ban sales of all sunscreen containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. "Various studies indicate the two chemicals can increase coral bleaching, cause mortality in developing coral and cause genetic damage to corals and other marine organisms," stated the offi...

Hotel Booking Sites Are Using These Shady Tactics to Trick You into Booking

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/08/2019, 12:00 AM

An investigation of the major hotel reservation websites has exposed some of the mind games they play to deceive you about rates and urgency.


Cheap Flights at the Last Minute: How to Find Them (And There Aren't Many)

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/29/2019, 10:45 PM

If you want to search for extremely cheap last-minute airfares, you should know they're not as common as they once were....

10 Top Alaska Vacation Packages

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/09/2019, 1:00 AM

Great ideas for tours and experiences across Alaska for vacationers who don't want to do all the planning by themselves....

Hong Kong Disneyland's Hotels, Rides, and Food: Worth a Visit?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/04/2019, 7:30 PM

Hong Kong Disneyland is the easiest Disney park to see in a single day. Have a look around and see what it's like....

The Celebrity Edge: A Tour of the New Pinnacle of Cruise Ship Design

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/28/2018, 5:15 AM

Have a look around the new (2018) Celebrity Edge, a modern breed of cruise ship....

How to Sleep on a Long Plane Flight: Here Are 24 Tips You Should Try

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 10/10/2018, 5:30 PM

Over the years, I have developed some tricks for sleeping on airplanes—long flights, short flights, or any trip on which you need to get some shuteye.


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