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Happy SPRING from the staff at TravelingBoy
We have designated April as the month to think
of those who suffer from great misfortune. Here are some of our
Best in Travel: The 2017 Editors Choice
and Readers Picks Winners
SmarterTravel spent six months and enlisted
eight subject experts to select their Editors Choice winners.
Expect a few surprise.
TIME CAPSULE CINEMA
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
A Ballad about Capitalism
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Directed by Robert Altman. Screenplay by Robert
Altman and Brian McKay. Based on the novel "McCabe
by Edmund Naughton.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois,
William Devane, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Shelley Duvall, Keith
Carradine, Michael Murphy
In Robert Altmans stunning opium-dream-of-a-movie, Warren
Beatty plays John McCabe, an entrepreneurial drifter and gambler,
who stumbles upon an Old West mining camp in the Pacific Northwest
and establishes a saloon and brothel. Julie Christie plays a Cockney
madam who blusters her way into McCabes life, and runs the
whorehouse for him, making it a successful enterprise.
The Best Airport Perk Youre Not Using
Courtesy Christine Sarkis, SmarterTravel
Its cheap and it saves time. Why arent
more people taking advantage of this perk?
Ten Ways to Get a Better Airline Seat
1. Join a frequent flier program
2. Buy your tickets early
3. Consider purchasing a better seat
4. Select your seat when you book
5. Confirm your seat at check-in
6. Get to the airport early
7. When in doubt, ask
8. Be specific
9. Keep the agent informed if you have a medical condition
10. Kindness counts
Famous Quotations About the Economy
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security
and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the
stuff of which dictatorships are made.
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they would
not reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the
sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are
starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are
not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain
a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
I find that because of modern technological evolution and
our global economy, and as a result of the great increase in population,
our world has greatly changed: it has become much smaller. However,
our perceptions have not evolved at the same pace; we continue
to cling to old national demarcations and the old feelings of
'us' and 'them'.
The 14th Dalai Lama
The 10 Airlines Most (and Least) Likely to
Courtesy Tim Winship, SmarterTravel
Beatle Beat Trivia
Give Peace a Chance was recorded
on June 1, 1969 in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal,
Canada. Written by John Lennon and originally credited to Lennon/McCartney,
the recording session was attended by dozens of celebrities.
QUESTION: Name the ones who were NOT there:
a. Petula Clark
b. Bobby Darin
d. Timothy Leary,
e. Tommy Smothers
f. Ringo Starr
g. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The answers are revealed at the end of the column.
Gold Locket Recovered from Titanic Wreckage
It's been exactly 105 years since the fateful
events that led to the sinking of the Titanic. The public just
got its first look at a gold locket owned by first class passenger
Virginia Clark. Alex Wagner reports.
Celebrity Cruises Reveals Celebrity Edge
The team at Celebrity Cruises recently arrived
in Los Angeles, showcasing a first look at the transformational
Celebrity Edge, whose dramatically expanded staterooms, ship-climbing
Magic Carpet platform and stunning suites set a new standard for
modern luxury travel.
Free Plane Tickets, Anyone? JetBlue Is Giving
Away 1,000 of Them!
Come and Experience the Swiss Flow!
Sparkling lakes, cascading streams, sinuous rivers,
spectacular waterfalls, refreshing fountains wherever you
go in Switzerland, to the mountains or the cities, you will encounter
water, the essence of life.
Agent Writes that Americans Justifiably Hate
In an opinion piece for the Huffington Post, travel
agent Blake Fleetwood of Cook Travel in New York suggests that
the recent United Airlines incident in which a passenger
was dragged off the plane for refusing to be bumped is
the manifestation of an airline industry problem that passengers
are treated like cargo.
Courtesy Tom Stieghorst, Travel Weekly
When President Obama began chipping away at the
decades-old Cuba embargo, the biggest industry winner was the
cruise sector. But even as 172,000 passengers plan to set sail
for the island this year, new realities are dulling the excitement.
10 European Airlines Rated on Value: Buy Low,
2. Wow Air
Made Here, Buy Here: What You Can't Leave Paris Without
How do you narrow down the universe of beautiful
and delicious things to buy in Paris? Start with this list.
Is Capital One's Venture Rewards the Best Travel
Card on the Market?
See if you agree.
Planning a trip to such a vast and diverse country
can present you with a bewildering array of choices. Frommers
scoured all of Canada in search of the best places and experiences,
and here we share our very personal and opinionated choices.
Walkable Cities in America
Can you get there on foot? Walk Score, a Redfin
product, measures the walkability of addresses throughout the
United States. (Type in any address to see its walkability score).
Wanderu Amazing Deals for Last Minute Travel
Wanderu is an amazing new app to find and book
bus & train travel across North America & Europe. You
can book the best deals on the go with the official Wanderu app,
featured as "Best New App" by the iTunes App Store &
The TSA Has Been Spying on You (And Worse)
An unsettling report from the ACLU details patterns
of dubious tactics from the TSA. The report is based on the TSAs
own materials, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request,
which show the evolution of the behavior detection program
and make clear the extent to which it is a program of surveillance
of unsuspecting travelers based on unreliable indicators."
The Best Cities in the World
Condé Nast Traveler readers cast more than
100,000 votes for their favorite cities in the world.
Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips
Courtesy Travel and Leisure
Sure, average gas prices are already $3.97, according
to AAAs Daily Fuel Gauge Report, and climbing toward the
highest recorded average of $4.11 that crippled travel back in
2008. But that doesnt mean you have to give up your summer
Random Acts of Canine Kindness
Cedric the Dog takes a well-earned break after
organizing a protest at a Kansas puppy mill.
Song of the Open Road
By Walt Whitman
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens,
I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them,
I am filld with them, and I will fill them in return.)
Deb your favorite travel poems.
We Are All Terminal We Just Dont
Know Our Expiration Date
Addressing the elephant in the room about your
own death is something most couples avoid doing together and it
is a big mistake.
SnapTravels On-Demand Hotel Deals
Get 30-50% off hotels with exclusive pricing over
SMS or FB Messenger.
10 Strange Laws from Around the World
From a stiletto ban in Greece to the pinball crackdown
in South Carolina give travel a unique flavor.
Being on the ground in over 180 countries means you get
the full story.
Top 25 Most Interesting Webcams
Selected from hundreds of nominees by a panel
of EarthCam producers, EarthCam announces the most unique and
compelling webcams of the year.
Last-Minute Airfare Deals
Find the latest last-minute Web fares for flights
departing from within the United States and Canada.
Worldwide Vacation Rankings
U.S. News Travel's Best Vacations rankings identify
the top destinations by region and vacation type.
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads
more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide
emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service
members and wounded warriors.
Together in Spirit The Best Friends
At the core of Best Friends Animal Society's work
is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in
The Best Place to Find Cheap Flights
7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning
Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite
status, and working the system to earn free flights and other
Beatle Beat Trivia Answers
B. Bobby Darin
F. Ringo Starr
G. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi