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A Look at LAX’s Plans for Terminal 9 and Concourse 0

It’s been discussed for ages, but now the plans are real. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will (eventually) build a bunch more gates in Concourse 0 and Terminal 9. When done, this will eliminate all remote gates and allow for a more sensible organization at the airport between alliances while quite possibly snarling road traffic. But don’t expect this to happen any time soon. If it’s done by the 2028 Olympics, I’ll consider this to have been a speedy project. Though the optimal so...
Tags: Travel, La, Air Canada, Star, Alaska, Delta, American Eagle, United, Msc, Eagle, Lax - Los Angeles, Sheraton, Star Alliance, Southwest, Lax, Tbit

7 Reasons to Discover La Passione!

I am thrilled to announce the publication of my new book: LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World. Like any author, I’m eager for people to read my book. But with more than 8 million titles on Amazon alone, why choose mine? Let me offer seven reasons, based on my discoveries as I traveled through Italy in search of la passione italiana. 1.The places you’ll go:The Aeolian islands, where I learned the danger of angering ancient gods. The food markets of Bologna in the “fat belly” of Italy. The ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Hollywood, La, Rome, Italy, Venice, Shakespeare, Verona, Christ, Bologna, Bay Of Naples, Modena, Piedmont, Southern Italy, Perugia

Best hiking in the US

Urban hiking is no walk in the park. Somewhere between a gentle stroll and a spirited parkour session, urban hikes transform city streets, stairways, and sidewalks into metropolitan trails laced with both natural and cultural landmarks. Generally, the goal is to map a route that manages some elevation gain and takes advantage of whatever green spaces or nature retreats a city has to offer, all while keeping a brisk enough pace to get in a solid workout. Not all cities are particularly walkabl...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Texas, Shedd Aquarium, La, Hiking, US, America, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Austin, Brooklyn, United States, Portland, Manhattan, Capitol Hill

After a Dramatic Summer Pullback, American Builds Up in New York This Fall

There has been a great deal of discussion around American and its shrinking presence in New York. While some have chastised the airline for pulling back significantly over the years, I am not one of those people. Why fight a battle you have no chance of winning? Some saw this summer’s hefty pulldown at JFK a sign of further shrinking, but it’s not. A schedule change over the weekend shows that starting in November, American is ramping back up even beyond where it was before. American can ...
Tags: Travel, New York, La, Boston, Delta, Miami, Philadelphia, Jfk, Cleveland, Baltimore, Columbus, US Airways, United, Laguardia, Pittsburgh, Charlotte

How Italy Seduced the World

Italy has been seducing foreigners since its history began. Century after century, in peace and war, over perilous passes, stormy seas, and rutted roads, they have come—explorers, adventurers, traders, sailors, soldiers, writers, musicians, poets, painters, sculptors, penitents, pilgrims of every sort—to the promised land of their imagination. For a veritable Who’s Who of Western civilization, Italy served as the essential finishing school, a required destination for any person of refinement. ...
Tags: Travel, La, Boston, Singapore, US, Ferrari, Italy, Henry James, Mediterranean, Mona Lisa, Leonardo, La Repubblica, Robert Browning, Dianne Hales, Nikolai Gogol, Berlin Sydney

What to do in Missoula, Montana

Next time you head to a national park, take a close look at the town you pass through on the way in. Many of America’s parks are anchored by a nearby hub, usually in between a big town and small city in size and too often overlooked by the RVs and VW buses passing through on their way to the park gates. Missoula is one such place, and it deserves your attention. This enclave in western Montana has managed to move beyond its past as a resource-economy town and embrace its location in a new ma...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Montana, La, America, Vw, Boulder, All, Glacier National Park, Missoula, Asheville, Big Sky Country, Rocky Mountain National Park, Missoula Montana, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clark Fork River

Week 18: Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley

I’ve been so fortunate to see places around the world of exquisite beauty. It’s hard to say what is your favorite place and why. I can’t say whether mountains, deserts, or beaches fill up my soul more than the other as each has its place and separate purpose. I love them all. But there are some places that stand above the others. They have this special magnetic pull that pulls you into their beauty. They enchant you. They heal you. They call you to look in so you can create something better when...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Utah, Usa, Monument Valley, Instagram, Australia, La, Walmart, Arizona, Airbnb, Las Vegas, Charles, Family Travel, Uluru, Steven

Six Unexpected Places to Stay in the USA

With the United States so close to the Canadian border, you would be hard pressed to find someone who has never visited at least once. It’s right there, it’s easy to get to, and Canadians can visit with fairly lax limitations. Many go to take advantage of shopping, of the warmer temperatures down south, and of course to see the world-famous cities and national parks. The issue, however, is that the United States is a huge place, which means many Canadians who visit often end up going to the same...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Usa, Greece, California, La, San Francisco, Blog, United States, Nashville, Quebec, Albuquerque New Mexico, Spain Italy, Nashville Tennessee Nashville, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Assateague

Home Base Holidays member on Masterchef!

Paul and Judith's home in Olonzac, France and Paul appearing on Masterchef March was an exciting month watching Home Base Holidays member, Paul, appearing as a contestant on the very popular BBC series, Masterchef. We're all so proud of him and he did incredibly well, making it all the way to the final 12 (episode 15). His French inspired food looked amazing and received excellent feedback from the Masterchef judges, John and Greg. Some of the highlights included cooking a lunch servic...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, La, Spain, Bbc, Masterchef, John, Covent Garden, Michelin Star, PAUL, Greg, Charleston South Carolina, Judith, Languedoc Roussillon, Acapulco

Mapped: historical public transit systems v their modern equivalents

Artist Jake Berman plots old public transport systems in period style. From LA to Toronto, San Francisco to Buffalo, he has created maps of cities’ modern transit too, so you can click and compare Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Maps, La, Americas, World news, US news, Cities, Canada, City transport, Transport policy, Mapping technologies, Toronto San Francisco, Jake Berman

Mapped: historic public transit systems v their modern equivalents

Artist Jake Berman plots old public transport systems in period style. From LA to Toronto, San Francisco to Buffalo, he has created maps of cities’ modern transit too, so you can click and compare Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Maps, La, Americas, World news, US news, Cities, Canada, City transport, Transport policy, Mapping technologies, Toronto San Francisco, Jake Berman

Week 17: Wowed at what lives Beyond Vegas

Keeping a commitment can be challenging, but there is one important reason why you should: If you don’t you lose confidence in yourself. If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust? How can you build confidence and competence if you continue to give yourself a back door? It’s so easy to quit. Valley of Fire State Park It’s so easy to say you’re too tired, or broke, or unhealthy, or time strapped, or whatever. It’s hard to show up each day and remain true to your word. But you will kill yo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hong Kong, Utah, Usa, Instagram, Yosemite, La, Starbucks, Las Vegas, Tripadvisor, North Carolina, Chevron, Grand Canyon, Vegas, Craig

Best Chinatowns in the North America

There’s a certain generic image that’s associated with the word Chinatown. The neighborhoods can be found around the world and have, in many ways, made the switch from immigrant communities to full-blown tourist attractions. Chinatowns in places like San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and LA are prime examples. But Chinatowns aren’t limited to what you see in the movies. True Chinatowns also exist, oftentimes in unexpected places like tiny farm towns and French-speaking cities north of the bor...
Tags: Travel, Asia, California, La, China, US, Toronto, America, San Francisco, Tai Chi, Canada, Hawaii, Beverly Hills, Vancouver, Scarborough, North America

Snap CEO’s sister Caroline Spiegel starts a no-visuals porn site

If you took the photos and videos out of pornography, could it appeal to a new audience? Caroline Spiegel’s first startup Quinn aims to bring some imagination to adult entertainment. Her older brother, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, spent years trying to convince people his app wasn’t just for sexy texting. Now Caroline is building a website dedicated to sexy text and audio. The 22-year-old college senior tells TechCrunch that on April 13th she’ll launch Quinn, which she describes as “a much less gr...
Tags: Travel, Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Media, Entertainment, La, Stanford, Funding, Reddit, Fda, Pornography, Evan Spiegel

Best cities in the US for a cannabis

The number of states that allow recreational cannabis is rapidly growing. It’s inspiring a new class of travelers — the cannabis class — to get out of their homes to visit places where weed is warmly embraced. Even for the least experienced, the legal experience is a curiosity for people passing through on pleasure or business. Yet not all cities are created equal. Some cities in recreational states don’t allow sales while others lack the infrastructure to have a solid selection of shops or ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, California, Washington, La, Marijuana, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cannabis, Las Vegas, Nevada, Napa, Santa Barbara County, Oakland

Keanu Reeves takes a road trip

When a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Burbank was forced to redirect to Bakersfield, passengers ended up taking a van the rest of the way to LA. And they shared that van with none other than Keanu Reeves, star of John Wick, The Matrix, and Hardball, who happened to be on their flight. One of the passengers, Amir Blum, posted a photo of himself and Reeves on Twitter with the caption, “That time when your flight out from [San Francisco’s Game Development Conference] almost crash...
Tags: Travel, Google, La, San Francisco, Airplanes, Keanu Reeves, Emergency Landing, GDC, United Airlines, All, Reeves, Bakersfield, Burbank, John Wick, Keanu, Amir Blum

20 Fun and Interesting Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids

LA is the second biggest city in the USA, and as a visitor it seems like there are endless things to do in Los Angeles with kids! Over the years we’ve been able to visit Los Angeles several times. Firstly solo, then as a couple, and now with our two daughters, Kalyra and Savannah. To be honest we weren’t initially big fans, and it’s taken a while for LA to grow on us. Sometimes you have to visit a place a second or third or even forth time before you can appreciate it. I think it’s because we c...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, Hollywood, Beyonce, California, Jay Z, La, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Chicago, Katy Perry, House, Connecticut, San Diego

The Good and the Bad of the Old Aircraft Experience on American (Trip Report)

It’s been a long, cold, rainy winter (by Southern California standards), so I was thrilled at the prospect of joining some of my old America West friends at our annual spring training game in Phoenix. While the wind and cool weather kept it from being a shorts day, it was still well worth the trip. This ended up being a nostalgic ride on some older aircraft. On the return, it was a pleasant memory. On the way out? Not so much. I was going to use a friend’s buddy pass to get out to Phoeni...
Tags: Travel, La, Los Angeles, Trip Reports, Gogo, Arizona, Delta, Long Beach, Boeing, US Airways, Oasis, American, Southern California, Phoenix, Hawai, Colorado River

6 Cities That Deserve Another Chance

Travel isn’t always rainbows and puppies. Sometimes bad things happen and sometimes we visit places that we don’t like. I know, I know, there’s something good to be found everywhere; except when you don’t want to find it. Usually when I don’t like a new city or destination it’s because I was in a bad mood or something rubbed me the wrong way. I’m a fairly temperamental person and when I decide I don’t like something, I tend to never deviate from that idea. So in a spirit of reconciliation, I be...
Tags: Travel, Milan, London, La, Toronto, Los Angeles, Canada, Italy, Sydney, Athens, Vancouver, Melbourne, Montreal, Florence, Southern California, Top Travel Tips

Best Places to Travel for Your 21 Birthday Celebration

Congratulations, you’re finally turning 21! Your 21st birthday is a milestone where you officially reach the legal drinking age. An occasion of this magnitude requires grand plans! It’s not surprising that most people want to live it up and celebrate their first boozy birthday in a memorable manner. And there is no better way to spend your big day than to go on a birthday getaway. Birthday trips offer unique memories and ensure that your birthday celebrations last longer than one day. Espec...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Florida, Hollywood, La, America, Barcelona, San Diego, New Orleans, Sony Pictures, Cuba, Mediterranean, Santa Monica, Napa Valley, Napa River, Duval Street


In the gleaming kitchen of her culinary academy in Florence, I once asked an architect-turned-chef-turned-restaurateur about the passions that had changed her life: How did she know that she was choosing the right one to follow? “Ah, signora, we do not choose our passion,” she said. “Passion chooses us.” I understood. Italy chose me. Decades ago, shivering in a frigid Swiss station after a talk in Gstaad, I impetuously switched trains and headed south to a sun-kissed country I’d never visited. ...
Tags: Travel, La, United States, New York Times, Italy, Venice, Florence, Sicily, Sardinia, Leonardo, Forster, Gstaad, Dianne Hales, LA BELLA LINGUA, La Passione

How JetBlue Putting Someone on a Flight 90 Minutes Later Cost the Airline $2500

I was approached by someone recently about a fascinating interaction with JetBlue, and I thought this was worth sharing here. I suppose the moral of the story is that if you think you’ve been wronged and the airline isn’t owning up to their side of things, you could consider small claims court. It’s their fault if they can’t bother to show up. But be warned: this doesn’t sound like a typical outcome. Our story begins last October when a man who we’ll call Rigoberto (no reason, I just like ...
Tags: Travel, New York, California, La, Los Angeles, Jetblue, Rigoberto, New York s JFK

Best pie shops in the United States

March 14 is Pi Day . In the numerical format that Americans list dates where the month is first followed by the day, it’s 3/14, or 3.14, which are the first three numbers in pi. For people not currently taking a high school math class or in a math-oriented career, that’s about the extent of common knowledge about pi. Pie, on the other hand, is something we can celebrate on Pi Day as well as every other day. That extra “e” turns a conversation about a math equation into a conversation about a d...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, Kentucky, La, New York City, Los Angeles, United States, Nashville, Pie, Bg, Dessert, Denver, All, Savannah, Brad

CXA, a health-focused digital insurance startup, raises $25M

CXA Group, a Singapore-based startup that helps make insurance more accessible and affordable, has raised $25 million for expansion in Asia and later into Europe and North America. The startup takes a unique route to insurance. Rather than going to consumers directly, it taps corporations to offer their employees health flexible options. That’s to say that instead of rigid plans that force employees to use a certain gym or particular healthcare, a collection over 1,000 programs and options can b...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, Europe, La, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asia Pacific, Emory, North America, Eduardo Saverin, BCG, China Hong Kong, Mercer, PE

Best spring break trips in the US

You don’t have to do five-story beer bongs off a beachfront balcony to have a great spring break. Though let’s be honest, it’s a better story if you do. The annual respite from school and work that runs from the beginning of March to mid-April is one of the great American traditions, where college kids create memories they won’t remember, and families finally have time for some peace and quiet. Even if you can’t afford a week of debauchery in Mexico or a family jaunt to Europe, each state has...
Tags: All, Spring Break, Spring Break Destinations, Spring Break Travel

Your next must-visit destination in Mexico for a romantic weekend away: Cala De Mar in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Where do we start Cakies?! Last month we were extremely lucky to be invited to this little gem of a hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the southern coast of Mexico. It was a dreamy little mid-week vacation, especially for three moms leaving six kiddos at home for a few days. (Jazz hands!) We wanted to show you a few peeks of our time there, and whole-heartedly encourage you to book your own quiet getaway to Cala de Mar very soon! Hi, private plunge pool in every room. The hotel has 50 room...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, La, Alaska, Wedding, Pacific Ocean, Honeymoon, Castro, Mediterranean, Barra, Tourism Board, Thompson Hotel, Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Cala, Honeymoons

Up All Night with American – Part 1: The Operations Center

I may have flown to Dallas for American’s leadership conference last week, but that was merely an appetizer before the main course. The airline’s comms team set up an event for eight of us in the media to stay up all night with American and learn about different parts of the operation ranging from simulators to the hangar and everything in between. There were several different ways I thought about writing this up, but I’ve decided to just run through it chronologically. Today, I’m startin...
Tags: Travel, La, Sydney, Dallas, Ioc, Ilm, American, Steve, Hyatt, Robert, Wilmington Delaware, Samoa, Beth, Wilmington North Carolina, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

Week 13: Selfies, Art and Natural Beauty of LA

Once again on our morning of departure from LA we did a quick about face and change of plans. We wanted to go to Death Valley, but after a few phone calls to reserve an RV campsite we realized it was not the best decision. Everything was booked out as it’s peak season now. Death Valley is not an ideal summer destination. We also learned there are a few road closures thanks to weather destruction. So there is a fair bit of work going on AND gold mining, which meant the chances of us getting accom...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, Usa, Hollywood, Instagram, California, La, Los Angeles, Ireland, Katy Perry, Korea, Las Vegas, Warner Bros, Cher, Jack

Things don't always go to plan

Wow. Right well where to start The more astute of you may have seen that I am indeed back in the UK. Funny story but well get to that in a minute.I had a great last few days in LA. It was lovely to meet up with A.Judy a teacher friend from BCS S
Tags: Travel, UK, La, Judy

Cranky Dorkfest DFW Was a Huge Success, Save the Date for Cranky Dorkfest LAX on September 7

Thank you to the more than 250 of you that came out to Founders’ Plaza at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport for Cranky Dorkfest DFW on Sunday. The event was an enormous success. We had a ton of incredible raffle prizes, and we were able to raise $1,640 for Challenge Air for Kids & Friends in the process. I’m going to get into more detail below, but first, I’m happy to announce that the date for Cranky Dorkfest LAX has been set. It will be from 11a to 1p PT on Saturday, September 7. Th...
Tags: Travel, La, US, Qatar, Qantas, United, Casey, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, American Spirit, Crankyspotting, Challenge Air for Kids Friends, First American Airlines, Metroplex Thank

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