Travel Fears, Frustrations, and Secrets

Our travel fears, frustrations, and secrets dominated this last week on Jetsetter’s Homestead.  And that’s just the beginning of the coast-to-coast fun that included communism, cultural awareness, and cuisine. Welcome to the weekly recap where we catch you up on what you’ve missed, where we’ve been, and what might be in the works. We were finally back…

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World of Hyatt Commercial Highlights My Frustrations With Frequent Travel Marketing

world of hyatt

I’m becoming cranky in my middle age.  That much I know. Perhaps I am far enough away from my halcyon days of travel when weekend mileage runs were quick cultural skinny dips.  And week-long vacations were reserved for deeper dives exploring the underbelly of geographic stretches far away.  Frequent travel programs were important – earning or using…

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Are Communism and Safety Fears Keeping Americans Away From Cuba?

Old car in Cuba

A year after the US eased travel restrictions to Cuba, Americans are actually less willing to visit the island. In 2017, only 40% of Americans are interested in taking a trip to Cuba. That’s down 2% from last year. As a result, major airlines are already pulling out of the market or reducing the number of flights to the island.  And many…

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Fyre Festival Fiasco: Wait, It Gets Better

fyre sales deck

This weekend, I wrote about the debacle known as the Fyre Festival. It was supposed to be a luxury music festival. Hyped by celebrity model endorsers, it ended up as a disastrous exercise in defrauding ultra-rich millennials. Now the Fyre story gets even juicier. Someone has leaked the sales deck for investor pitches. And this presentation,…

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