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Hotel News We Noted: May 18, 2013

Hotel News We Noted: May 18, 2013 May 18th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Courtesy of Hotel Pain Dei Palais Are you ready for the weekend, "Hotel News We Noted" readers? We sure are – and we can't believe that it's almost the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day! This week is jam packed with your usual hotel news, plus a special addition in some of our favorite packages, promotions and last-minute deals for the long weekend. If you're a new fan, "Hotel News...

Memorial Day Travel Events Bring Discounts

Memorial Day Travel Events Bring Discounts May 9th, 2013 at 3:00PM: As Memorial Day approaches, travelers are taking advantage of some special offers and events exclusive to the three-day weekend that officially begins on Friday, May 24. Discounts, special offers and events this year are available at a number of locations around the United States as America remembers the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Additionally, those...

Memorial Day Travel Ideas: Consider The Source, No Cheating

Memorial Day Travel Ideas: Consider The Source, No Cheating Apr 18th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Memorial Day weekend begins Friday, May 24, and marks the start of the summer travel season. One of the most popular times of the year to travel, finding a destination that fulfills our three-day weekend dreams can take some work. Considering a visit to the Upper East Coast? Maybe not such a good idea to visit beaches ravaged by last October's hurricane. Or is it? If you are looking for a quiet...

Mammoth Mountain To Stay Open For Skiing Until At Least Memorial Day

Mammoth Mountain To Stay Open For Skiing Until At Least Memorial Day Mar 27th, 2013 at 8:00AM: It has been a bountiful year for snow in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, where big storms have continued to drop fresh powder all season long. In fact, it has been so good that Mammoth Mountain has already announced that it will be open for snowboarding and skiing at least until Memorial Day (May 27) and most likely beyond. At the moment, Mammoth is boasting a base depth of snow that is...

Galley Gossip: Giving Thanks To Military Men And Women This Memorial Day

Galley Gossip: Giving Thanks To Military Men And Women This Memorial Day May 28th, 2012 at 5:00PM: Near the end of a flight from New York to Dallas, a little girl, 9 years old, handed me a piece of paper that read: "Everyone on this plane that works on this plane is very kind and welcoming, comforting and makes me feel safe, happy and comfy, so thank you to everyone. Love, Fallyn." She made what would have been an ordinary day extra special. For that, I thank her. Receiving thanks in the air...

Memorial Day Getaway: Ski, Bike, Golf Mammoth Mountain

Memorial Day Getaway: Ski, Bike, Golf Mammoth Mountain May 20th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Are you still making plans for Memorial Day weekend? Then look no further than Mammoth Mountain Resort, where unique spring weather conditions have made it possible for visitors to ski, mountain bike and play golf all on the same day. Even though the Memorial Day weekend often marks the unofficial start to summer, Mammoth isn't quite ready to completely give up on winter just yet. The resort is...

Best Times To Hit The Road For Memorial Day

Best Times To Hit The Road For Memorial Day May 18th, 2012 at 1:00PM: We're always looking for ways to avoid traffic, and Memorial Day is a particularly large headache for drivers looking to make it to their destinations without spending much of the long weekend stuck in traffic. Waze, a free social traffic and navigation app for drivers, offered this traffic infograph to help you determine when best to hit the road for your weekend travels. Who would...

Travel Hubs To Avoid For Memorial Day 2012

Travel Hubs To Avoid For Memorial Day 2012 May 9th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Holiday travel can be hectic, especially when it comes to transportation. Despite the potential to be a scary experience, AAA statistics show that 34.9 million Americans used plane, train and automobile transportation last Memorial Day. With this year expected to be just as crazy, Foursquare has compiled data from 20 billion users, to let travelers know what the busiest travel hubs are expected to...

A US National Park Ranger Tells All

A US National Park Ranger Tells All Apr 10th, 2012 at 3:30PM: Memorial Day is fast approaching, kicking off the beginning of the busiest time for America's national parks – the summer season. Budget Travel has just published some confessions from a national park ranger (stationed at the Grand Canyon, judging from his anecdotes). Think Americans are the most reverent about our national treasures? Think again. It's more likely to be a foreigner who knows...

Vintage Coney Island: postcard from 1938 Fortune Magazine

Vintage Coney Island: postcard from 1938 Fortune Magazine May 30th, 2011 at 12:30PM: Summer has officially started and for many New Yorkers, summer is synonymous with Coney Island's boardwalk, beach, and hot dog eating contests. Fortune Magazine has just republished a story from their archives about Brooklyn's famous "island" (really, it's been connected to the mainland for many years and is an island only in name, though technically it is part of Brooklyn, which is part of Long...

Travel blog celebrates Memorial Day

Travel blog celebrates Memorial Day May 30th, 2011 at 12:00PM: Whatever your plans are for this Memorial Day, odds are there will be thoughts of someone who served in the military. Formerly known as Decoration Day, today commemorates U.S. Service members who died while in the military service and is a reason for parades, shopping, family get-togethers, fireworks, trips to the beach, celebrations, picnics and more. Memorial Day is also a day when those who...

Witness to War: important reading this Memorial Day

Witness to War: important reading this Memorial Day May 30th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Every Memorial Day weekend we remember the soldiers who fought for the United States. For those of us who have never experienced war, however, it's hard to understand their experiences. The Witness to War program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the wartime memories of veterans and helping to give civilians a better idea of what they went through. As their website says,...

When barbecues attack: Memorial Day disasters to avoid

When barbecues attack: Memorial Day disasters to avoid May 27th, 2011 at 5:00PM: If you've ever barbecued, odds are you've experienced one of the following: eyebrow/hair singing; lighter fluid Molotov cocktail; medium-rare chicken. Don't feel bad. The folks at Eater National have compiled a highly entertaining (but flame-retardant) series of video clips entitled, "You're Grilling That Wrong: The Ten Best Barbecue Disaster Videos" from across the country. Have a safe, happy...

Memorial Day road trip plans focus on spending, safety and...Justin Bieber?

Memorial Day road trip plans focus on spending, safety and...Justin Bieber? May 21st, 2011 at 7:00AM: When we think of what we need for a road trip, a common list unfolds. A cooler, ice, beverages, snacks, maps and pillows are all normal items we might bring along. We'll fill up with gas and head out on the highway to get away, even if just for the Memorial Day road trip weekend. This year, some of those items will cost a bit more, some a bit less and there are some new things we might want to...

Slight uptick predicted in Memorial Day travel

Slight uptick predicted in Memorial Day travel May 13th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Planning on hitting the road for Memorial Day? So are just under one in four Americans. A new survey from Deloitte predicts that 22% of Americans will travel over Memorial Day, up from the 19% who traveled in 2010. As for the remainder of the summer months, nearly half (45%) of the survey respondents expect to take a trip between June 1 and Labor Day, which is relatively flat compared with...

Help build the Flight 93 national memorial

Help build the Flight 93 national memorial Jun 23rd, 2010 at 9:00AM: On 9/11, 40 people died on board United Flight 93 when the plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. We don't know exactly what happened during the plane's final minutes, but we do know that a number of the passengers worked together to prevent hijackers from taking over the aircraft and crashing it into another building, saving who knows how many lives at the expense of their own. Now, that...

Summer travel: how not to sizzle your skin

Summer travel: how not to sizzle your skin May 28th, 2010 at 3:00PM: The good folks at CNN have released a helpful guide and accompanying photo gallery horror show of solar ray-blasted epidermis. In "5 ways to avoid getting deep-fried," you'll find dermatologist's tips to protect your sun from UVA/UVB damage, skin cancer detection links, and entertaining anecdotes of CNN reporters' worst sunburns/precursors to melanoma. I love the sun as much as most...

Five essential Memorial Day destinations

Five essential Memorial Day destinations May 26th, 2010 at 5:30PM: Memorial Day marks the cultural beginning of summer, the start of the warm months. The picnics and the parties and the celebration of the impending summer have sort of become the point of Memorial Day for many, a kind of superimposition of recreation over the intention of the holiday. We love beer and hot dogs as much as the next guy, but for those interested in the history and meaning (or, in...

Photo of the Day (5.25.10)

Photo of the Day (5.25.10) May 25th, 2010 at 7:00PM: Today's Photo of the Day comes out of Jasper, Alabama from Flickr user bamassippi. Taken under the stadium lights of a High School football field, I feel that this photo captures a quintessential American summer evening - and with Memorial Day right around the corner, there will hopefully be many of these summer sunsets up ahead. Jasper is part of Walker County, which once ranked among the...

Favorable fares may be coming to a close

Favorable fares may be coming to a close Jun 29th, 2009 at 12:00PM: In past years, Memorial Day signaled the end of sweetheart flight prices. This year, a sinking economy stretched the deals a bit longer, but experts say the good times may be coming to a close. Remember the problems last summer, with higher prices blamed on jet fuel? Well, we could see the cost of oil work the same dismal magic this summer. Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare.com, cites recent fare...

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