- An app that lets you hook up in the air?
CNN, Tuesday - 07/28/2015 - 12:47 PM
The MileHi app is making business travel a lot more social in more ways than one.
- Oregon Coast bike hidden this week by Travel Oregon; find it, keep it
Portland Oregonian, Monday - 07/27/2015 - 10:47 AM
The Oregon section of the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway totals 363 miles, between Brookings on the south and Astoria on the north. Since the Coast bike is designed to be ridden in the sand (with tires nearly five inches wide), don't look for it on the highway because it's likely to be hidden along a trail to the beach.
- More Fees Propel Airlines’ Profits, and Embitter Travelers
New York Times, Monday - 07/27/2015 - 05:00 AM
Bag fees, flight-change fees, special seat requests, first-class upgrades: Profit margins for nonticket add-ons can be as high as 80 percent, says one analyst.
- Today in Pictures: July 26
NBC News, Sunday - 07/26/2015 - 06:47 PM
See Sunday's best photos.
- Karibou, Obama! Kenya Welcomes President with Open Arms
NBC News, Sunday - 07/26/2015 - 02:47 PM
Obama's visit here, his first as president, captivated a country that views him as a local son.
- Other recommended restaurants
San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday - 07/26/2015 - 08:16 AM
Most of the seating is outside at this newly open taco stand that serves satisfying, inexpensive fare, such as a shrimp taco ($3.75), ground chorizo with pico de gallo ($2.50) and grilled pork with green salsa ($2.50) — all on house-made tortillas. Many locals swear by this sushi restaurant, which opened in early 2014 in Pismo Beach. Best bet is to order the premium omakase menu featuring the chef’s choice of eight pieces of premium nigiri for $32, which includes raw shrimp on barely warm rice accompanied by its fried head. Diners can also order a la carte, and there’s a full array of rolls and Japanese specialties, including gyoza ($7-$8), chicken teriyaki ($13) and sukiyaki ($16). At lunch, go for the wedge salad, three chunks of lettuce and generous piles of crisp bacon, tomato and blue cheese dressing ($11); a burger with beer-braised mushrooms with fries ($14); or beer-battered fish and chips ($16). At dinner the menu is expanded with a few pastas and a similar array of sandwiches and a separate pizza menu. The extensive menu includes a dozen main courses ($21-$36) and as many appetizers at dinner, and the execution can be hit or miss. Next door to Robert’s this bar/restaurant opened this spring and has a rustic, brash edge with Mason jars suspended from plumbing pipes over the bar. While you can get food here — including a grilled cheese sandwich ($12), lobster corn dog ($14), green enchiladas ($14) and a daily changing “chef’s burger” (price varies) — the real draw is the cocktails and the 25 beers on tap. Opened by the owners of Le Cheval hotel next door, this is the perfect place to pick up picnic supplies. The Standard includes a choice of sandwiches, pasta salad, fresh fruit, brownies and a bottle of water. On warm days, the margaritas shout for attention as do the fresh daily-changing ceviche ($12) and other raw seafood offerings. On cooler days there’s an excellent pork posole ($7/$13) and the lobster enchiladas ($27) and chicken poblano enchiladas ($19) beckon anytime. The restaurant features more than 140 Tequilas and mezcal, so forget the wine flight and go for a spirits tasting. There’s always a ploughman’s lunch ($15) and a “picnic” lunch with a daily-changing selection of cheese and charcuterie. The restaurant is vegetarian friendly, so you can also get roasted tofu with romesco, pickled onions and local greens ($11).
- Rogue River stuck in Blossom Bar (I'd rather be in Philadelphia, too)
Portland Oregonian, Saturday - 07/25/2015 - 10:47 AM
This raft (in the photos with this post) was loaded to the gills. The commander of the ship may as well have been trying to pilot an aircraft carrier for all the maneuverability he had.
- In Transit: Taking the Slow Boat (and Train) From London to Paris
New York Times, Friday - 07/24/2015 - 11:19 PM
Taking trains and a ferry from England to France isn’t as fast as the Eurostar, but a leisurely journey has its own rewards.
- The accessory every road-tripper needs
Washington Post, Friday - 07/24/2015 - 04:47 PM
Chip Wade, a construction and design star on HGTV, knows how to help homeowners save space and face. (See “Elbow Room” and “Curb Appeal: The Block.”) But the man in the tool belt also has a life-saving tip for folks not at home but on the road: Always carry an emergency car kit.
- His three-decade road trip captures signs of the times
Washington Post, Thursday - 07/23/2015 - 10:54 PM
John Margolies clearly recalls his boyhood affinity for the kaleidoscopic blur slipping past the window as he rode in the family car. Marc Greuther, the Henry Ford’s chief curator, says museums benefit from people such as Margolies, “single-minded individuals with a laser-guided interest.”Read full article >>
- Wish You Were Here: Vacation tips from fellow travelers
San Jose Mercury News, Thursday - 07/23/2015 - 02:17 AM
Bay Area News Group readers share their vacation photos and travel tips.
- Strike at NYC Airports Averted
NBC News, Wednesday - 07/22/2015 - 04:47 PM
Threatened strike at JFK, LaGuardia airports in New York City is called off after workers reach deal with a Delta subcontractor.
- This thrilling water-slide video will make you want to vacation in Waco, Texas
Portland Oregonian, Tuesday - 07/21/2015 - 10:47 PM
The video gets even better as it goes along: These good-looking boys and girls of summer start ratcheting up the adventure, including riding bikes down the steep slide.