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I flew from New York to San Diego through Mexico using an obscure border loophole — here's what it was like

Using Cross Border Xpress at Tijuana International Airport.Thomas Pallini/Insider Tijuana International Airport directly connects with the US through a private border crossing called Cross Border Xpress. The cross-border terminal allows travelers to access Tijuana International and its cheap fares to cities inside Mexico without having to enter Tijuana and deal with busy border crossings.  I put Cross Border Xpress to the test by flying from New York to Tijuana and immediately crossing back i...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Mexico City, Delta, San Diego


Winter is coming: 9 ways to enjoy it with Google

As a native Oregonian, I thought living in California would be an incredible break from the nine months of rain I’d endured growing up. What I didn’t realize was that 70-degree winters felt…wrong. Where were the mittens? The down jackets? The occasional snowy days? I’ve since moved back to the Pacific Northwest, and I’ve had a renewed appreciation for winter weather.In fact, I enjoy the chilly months of the year so much, I’ve put together a few ways to make the most of the cold weather.I love sn...
Tags: Travel, Google, Maps, California, Molly, Oregon, Search, Nest, Pacific Northwest, Pixel, Google Alert, Google Nest, Google Assistant, Google Home


A Vietnamese airline made history by launching the first-ever commercial nonstop flight from Vietnam to the US

Vietnam Airlines' historic flight from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco.Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Airlines launched its historic nonstop flight from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco on Sunday. The airline has waited 20 years to become the first-ever regularly scheduled operator between the two nations. The Federal Aviation Administration made Vietnam a Category 1 country in 2019, allowing it to fly to the US. Vietnam Airlines made history on Sunday when it flew the first-ever regularly...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, California, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends, Features, United States, Aircraft, Airbus, Airlines, Vietnam, Faa, Pacific


Make Your Family Trip to California Memorable

California is one of the best places to visit if you’re planning a family vacation. It’s a big state, so there are many different destinations to head to if you want to explore. Any... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Parenting, California, Travelling, Traveling With Kids, Top Destinations


The US is getting another startup airline, California-based Airbahn

Airbahn first Airbus A320.Airbahn California-based startup Airbahn received its first Airbus A320 aircraft on Wednesday. The company has teased its launch on social media for months and has job listings posted on its website. The company plans to serve mid-tier markets in California, Nevada, and Canada from either Long Beach or Orange County.  While the pandemic has been a challenge for established air carriers across the US, it has provided an opportunity for startup airlines. Since April 20...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Facebook, New York, News, California, Planes, US, Sacramento, Trends, Startup, Bloomberg, Canada, Pakistan, Aircraft, Long Beach


Happy

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. Over the years since I’ve lived in France, Thanksgiving doesn’t mean as much as it once did. My first few years I really missed it-the food, visits with family and friends and football. I never thought I’d spend Thanksgiving in a hospital yet, here I am. It wasn’t that bad as a dear friend brought me a Thanksgiving meal. Hard to beat turkey and stuffing. There was a nut pie too. I told some of the staff that it was Thanksgiving and I don’t think any of th...
Tags: Travel, Thanksgiving, California, France, Oakland, Paris Photos


La historia de Los Rothschild, la familia más rica del mundo

En el año  1798 , un exitoso banquero judío-alemán decide educar a sus cinco hijos en finanzas y los envía a distintos países de Europa para expandir su negocio. Hoy en día, 260 años después del inicio de esta dinastía, esta familia ha logrado posicionarse como una de las más poderosas e influyentes de toda la historia, interviniendo en sucesos tan importantes como la independencia de un país latinoamericano, salvando a Estados Unidos de varias crisis financieras y evitando una completa conquist...
Tags: Travel, Spacex, Australia, California, India, Israel, Walmart, Austria, Manchester, Wellington, Napoleon, Nixon, Walton, Charles de Gaulle, Estados Unidos, Nathan


I went behind the scenes with Singapore Airlines to see how it's massively upgrading the onboard experience on the world's longest flights

Inside the Golden Door spa.Thomas Pallini/Insider Singapore Airlines has turned to the Golden Door Spa to give its ultra-long-haul flights an upgrade. Golden Door chef Greg Frey Jr is crafting a brand-new menu based on items served at the spa.  Singapore Airlines currently flies three of the top 10 longest flights in the world.  Singapore Airlines is a recognized leader in aviation when it comes to flying the longest commercial flights in the world. Soos Jozsef/Shutterstock.com While an...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, California, Singapore, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Newark


Most Hawaii lower-grade students a year behind, woman indicted in church sex trafficking ring, USS Daniel Inouye reaches Pearl Harbor home port, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii schoolchildren pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii News Most Hawaii elementary and middle schoolers are at least one grade level behind, testing shows. An analysis of fall testing data indicates that three-quarters of Hawaii’s public school students in first through eighth grades were at least one or two grade levels behind in math after the first quarter of the 2021-22 school year while two-thirds were also behind in English language arts. Star-Advertiser.Slight increase in Japanese visito...
Tags: Travel, Navy, California, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Steve, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Feb, Honolulu, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Las Vegas Residency, Hawaiian Islands, County Council


Frontier Airlines will end service to 2 major airports in 2022

Frontier AirlinesCarlos Yudica Frontier Airlines is leaving Newark Liberty International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The airline will end service to the two cities indefinitely in Q1 2022, citing high airport costs as the reason. Frontier's cited high-costs stem from the major redevelopment project going on at Newark Liberty. Frontier Airlines is ending service to two major cities on the East Coast in the first quarter of 2022, the company said in its Q3 earnings ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Spirit, San Jose, Newark, East Coast, Routes, United, Southwest Airlines


‘Save-your-ass gas’: inside the remote California station where fuel is $6 a gallon

Gas prices at Najah’s Desert Oasis have shot up amid fuel shortages and high demand: ‘It’s not your average gas station’The Najah’s Desert Oasis gas station appears on the horizon like a mirage, the only fuel stop in a stretch of nearly 100 miles of mountains and desert in this remote part of south-eastern California. The numbers listed on its sign can evoke a similar feeling of disbelief.$6.39 a gallon for regular, the display read on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, California, US news, Najah, Najah 's Desert Oasis


Peachtree Hotel Group Acquires Two Hotels in California in Partnership with Verakin Capital

Peachtree Hotel Group ("Peachtree"), in its first joint venture partnership with Verakin Capital ("Verakin"), announced the acquisition of the 81-key Hampton Inn & Suites and the 60-key La Bellasera Hotel & Suites, in Paso Robles, California. Peachtree Hospitality Management ("PHM"), a division of Peachtree, will operate the properties.
Tags: Travel, California, Hampton Inn Suites, Peachtree, Paso Robles California, Peachtree Hospitality Management PHM, Peachtree Hotel Group Acquires Two Hotels, Verakin Capital, Peachtree Hotel Group Peachtree, Verakin Capital Verakin, La Bellasera Hotel Suites


Oil drops as U.S. gasoline stock draw boosts prospects of SPR release | Reuters

Oil drops as U.S. gasoline stock draw boosts prospects of SPR release | Reuters Oil fell on Wednesday after an industry report showed U.S. gasoline stocks dropped more than expected last week, potentially heightening pressure on the Biden administration to release oil from emergency reserves to cap soaring fuel prices.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 57 cents, or 0.7%, to $80.19 a barrel at 0750 GMT, extending a 12 cent loss from Tuesday.Brent crude futures dropped 50 cent...
Tags: Travel, California, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Strategic Petroleum Reserve SPR


Beach Life

In California visiting family for a week. Makes me realize how much I miss the ocean! (and good tacos!) [Author: Jennifer]
Tags: Travel, Family, California, Jennifer, Life In America


'California Love' at Leanna Lin's Wonderland

I am super late posting this, but I created three original paper cuts for the California Love show at Leanna Lin's Wonderland! I really enjoyed working on this theme! I'm a California native, raised in Los Angeles and now residing in San Francisco, so there's tons of stuff I really love about The Golden State. I knew right away my first piece for the show would be Sea Otters- my all time favorite animal! I also did a piece featuring the California Bear, since it's the BEST animal to have as a ...
Tags: Travel, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Golden State, California Love, Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Leanna Lin, Leanna, LA Art Show, Bored Inc, Tokyobunnie


Snow in Paris!

We interrupt our regular schedule of not posting at all to bring you: Snow in Paris! Notre Dame under a blanket of snow. source I've experienced it only a few times in my life and each time it was the most magical thing ever.  This morning my husband said, "now that it's summer we could-- "  and he interrupted himself realizing that this is February. I know it's hard to feel sorry for us in Southern California when you live in Fargo or something but, believe it or not, 80 degrees in Febru...
Tags: Travel, California, Paris, Paris Notre Dame, Corine, Paris in the snow, snow in Paris, Snow Paris 2018, Place du Tertre Photo Gonzague Fuentes, John Joowbar


Dream Hotel Group Sets Its Sights On Oklahoma City

NEW YORK, NY  – Celebrated hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group today announced plans to open two new Dream Hotel and Unscripted Hotel locations in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2024. Designed by Miami-based CUBE3 Architects and built by general contractor Hensel Phelps, the 220-room Dream Hotel and 174-room Unscripted Hotel will be the centerpiece of a large mixed-use development project with California-based Matteson Capital LLC.
Tags: Travel, New York, California, Miami, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Dream Hotel, DREAM HOTEL Group, Hensel Phelps


A Flower a Day

  In 2020 I started to post a flower a day on my FB as a way to share faith, hope, love, and thanks. As a way to dilute the negativity that was around us. so far I have posted a flower photo each day for 1 year and 229 days. Why flowers and not brocante is because I started posting flowers when I was stuck in California due to covid. I am beginning to challenge myself with a new theme for 2022.  Flowers are easy as they are everywhere, inviting and happy. Any ideas? I don't know if I coul...
Tags: Travel, California, French la Vie


Check out these pictures showing how an airliner that crashed and sank to the ocean floor was recovered

Forward fuselage on Bold Horizon NTSB The National Transportation Safety Board recovered a sunken Transair Boeing 737 from the ocean floor. The cargo plane broke into two pieces when it crash-landed off the coast of Hawaii, though both pilots survived. The job took 20 days to complete and required specialized underwater equipment, a research vessel, and a barge. Recovering an aircraft is a big job for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is the federal agency tasked with inv...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, California, Planes, Trends, Features, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Connecticut, Aircraft, Shirley, Boeing, Airline, Cargo, Air Crash


Hawaii Supreme Court strikes down 'gut and replace' practice, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approves Connor as U.S. Attorney, $800M could come to Thirty Meter Telescope following new report, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Supreme Court ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii Supreme Court strikes down ‘gut and replace’ legislative lawmaking practice. The state Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a blow to the legislative lawmaking practice known as “gut and replace,” ruling that the Legislature is required to hold three separate hearings in both the House and the Senate after a bill no longer resembles its original intent. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Associated Press.Senate Judiciary approves Clare Connors as U.S...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Chile, Hawaii, House, Connor, Department Of Transportation, Royal Princess, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui


Southwest Airlines paints state flags on its aircraft - take a look

Southwest Airlines state flag liveries Southwest Airlines/Southwest Airlines Southwest painted 12 aircraft with special state flags liveries to honor the destinations it serves. The painting can cost $50,000 to $300,000, and more intricate plane designs are more expensive. The job takes 12 days to complete, according to Southwest. Southwest Airlines is the country's largest domestic carrier and celebrated its 50-year anniversary in June. The company prides itself on its history, strong...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Texas, News, Maryland, California, Trends, Cnn, Features, Tennessee, Aircraft, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Louisiana


In The Hotel Of The Future, Josh Is Ready To Serve You

If you check in to the Kimpton Rowan in Palm Springs, Calif., you may meet Josh. He's an automated voice assistant right next to the reading light in your room, and he can do a lot. Josh.ai — that's his full name — can lower the blinds, turn on your TV and give you information on your stay in this California resort town. He's also the future of hotel automation, according to IHG Hotels & Resorts, which owns the Kimpton brand.
Tags: Travel, California, Josh, Kimpton, Palm Springs Calif, Josh He, IHG Hotels Resorts, Kimpton Rowan


A Southwest Airlines pilot was cited over alleged assault and battery after a mask-related disagreement with a colleague at a hotel bar

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in Denver Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty A Southwest Airlines pilot has been cited for assault and battery after a mask-related argument at a hotel bar. Southwest told Insider that the employee was put on leave amid an internal investigation. Southwest told employees that "crossing the line in a heated conversation" can lead to termination, USA Today reported. A Southwest Airlines pilot has been cited for assault and battery of a colleague over a mask-rela...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, California, Masks, Trends, Linkedin, Usa Today, Pilot, Denver, Southwest Airlines, Flight Attendant, Southwest, DoubleTree, Denver Post, Santa Clara County


Man charged with assaulting American Airlines flight attendant says she 'charged at him and hit her nose against the palm of his right hand'

The defendant Brian Hsu at Denver International Airport. Mackenzie Rose/Twitter A California man charged with assaulting a flight attendant has told the FBI his side of the story. Brian Hsu said a brain injury makes him sensitive to sound and causes "mental fog." Witnesses said he punched the flight attendant midair, causing the plane to divert to Denver. A California man charged with assaulting a female American Airlines flight attendant said she came at him and "hit her nose against the ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Instagram, California, New York City, Trends, Fbi, Denver, Rhode Island, Flight Attendant, American Airlines, Reuters, Barnes, Denver International Airport, Doug Parker


Man charged with assaulting American Airlines flight attendant claims she 'charged at him and hit her nose against the palm of his right hand'

Defendant Brian Hsu at Denver International Airport Mackenzie Rose/Twitter The California man charged with assaulting a flight attendant has told the FBI his side of the story. Brian Hsu said a brain injury makes him sensitive to sound and causes a "mental fog" that impacts his thinking. Witnesses said he punched the flight attendant mid-air, causing the plane to divert to Denver. A California man charged with assaulting a female American Airlines flight attendant said she came at him and ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Instagram, California, New York City, Trends, Fbi, Denver, Rhode Island, Flight Attendant, American Airlines, Reuters, Barnes, Denver International Airport, Doug Parker


I used CBX, the private border crossing bridge that connects Tijuana airport with the US and found it's one of the best kept secrets for travelers

Using Cross Border Xpress at Tijuana International Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Cross Border Xpress connects Tijuana International Airport with the US through a private border crossing. Flyers can use Cross Border Xpress when flying in and out of Tijuana to avoid wait times at traditional ports of entry. It took me no more than 15 minutes to get from Tijuana to the US using the crossing with virtually no lines for US Customs and Border Protection. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Mexico City, San Diego, Aviation, Starbucks, Airlines


A California man accused of striking an American Airlines flight attendant was charged with assault

An American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Carlos Yudica/Shutterstock.com 20-year-old Brian Hsu has been charged with the assault of an American Airlines flight attendant. Hsu is accused of striking a crewmember after she inadvertently bumped him when walking past mid-flight. The defendant is in custody and is set to be arraigned in Denver at a later date. California resident Brian Hsu, accused of striking an American Airlines flight attendant in the face, has been charged with assault....
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Colorado, California, US, Trends, Assault, The Washington Post, Denver, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, Santa Ana, Doug Parker, Santa Ana California, Hsu


More airlines are choosing single-aisle jets for flights from North America to Europe - see the full evolution of jet-powered transatlantic flying

Widebody vs narrowbody aircraft Boeing, Airbus Widebody aircraft have historically dominated the transatlantic market due to their high capacity and low costs. With the rise of long-range narrowbodies, many airlines are opting to put single-aisle jets on flights across the pond. Narrowbody jets are preferable for their high efficiency and profitability for low-demand city pairs. For decades, transatlantic flying had been dominated by wide-body jets designed for high capacity long-haul ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, California, France, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Toronto, Trends, Atlanta, Transatlantic, Features


California dreamin'

I'm digging back into old photos again for lack of anything new. This is the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, just down the coast from San Francisco. It was brand spankin' new when I took this photo in 2002. Of course, I've never stayed there. I don't golf. And it's way too Ritzy for me (see what I did there?). I slept on the ground in a tent just down the road. I don't know who the guy in the golf cart is. So, we haven't seen the deck guy yet. He still could come today, otherwise it will ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, San Francisco, WCS, Half Moon Bay, Ritz Carlton Hotel


Soul Community Planet Acquires Hotel Seven4one

Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced today its acquisition of Hotel Seven4one, a boutique hotel located in Laguna Beach, Calif. The acquisition marks the second California property and seventh acquisition in the rapidly growing SCP portfolio.
Tags: Travel, California, SCP, Laguna Beach Calif



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