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Karaoke Road Trip, Slides, and Ethics

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Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet. Karaoke Road Trip  –  Any travel article that can work in the quote “it’s a little dirty, a little nasty, a little cheap” is a must read. And it’s karaoke… did you need another excuse? I suspect Jennifer and…

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Round Up: Austin Tourism Boycott Proposed, New York for Art Lovers, Fitness Hotels, Largest Airplane in the World

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Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet. Austin Mayor Fights Proposed Sexism Tourist Boycott – The Austin mayor received a letter from a man threatening a boycott of the city.  The protester had his knickers in a bunch over a females-only…

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World of Hyatt Commercial Highlights My Frustrations With Frequent Travel Marketing

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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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Relive TWA Jet Age at JFK Hotel

The Eero Saarinen airline terminal that marked the TWA jet age at New York’s Idlewild Airport was a true work of beauty. The terminal housed TWA jet operations at what is now JFK International Airport until American Airlines acquired the bankrupt airline in 2001.  By that time, the once-iconic TWA had largely been sold off in…

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In-Room Snake – New Marriott Amenity?

Forget the free bottle of water or complimentary points for hotel status.  That’s so 2016.  Hotel chains are looking for new ways to impress guests.  So why NOT an in-room snake?! That’s the first thing I thought when I read this headline in Travel + Leisure. It seems a housekeeper at a Marriott Residence Inn in Massachusetts…

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