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Eva Kits, Transcon treats and "How dare you, Santa!" | This Week: 10/4/14
3 years ago

Eva Kits, Transcon treats and "How dare you, Santa!" | This Week: 10/4/14

It’s the weekly recap that we publish on weeks we feel like it. This, our first since August, shows how we (I) pushed the wrong button and completely sabotaged our holiday plan. It also shows off one of the nicer spots in economy and food-for-purchase aboard American Airlines new A321T and we unBOX one of those cute Rimowa hardside amenity kits from EVA Air.

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YouTube | Tampa Airport Marriott
3 years ago

YouTube | Tampa Airport Marriott

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Our YouTube Channel gets the basics. This visit to the Tampa Airport Marriott brings us into a Basic King Guest Room might not be an upgrade, but it’s a decent and affordable stop if you’ve got an early flight or are flying in late.
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Contest | Win an Austrian Business Amenity Kit!
3 years ago

Contest | Win an Austrian Business Amenity Kit!

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We’ve had a hard time finding the original press release from Austrian Airlines but have a feeling it might say something about this amenity kit case being made from recycled tires and fiberglass insulation. Whatever it’s made of, we’re fairly happy with what the kit has to offer in the most basic sense. Now, here’s your shot at a small taste of Austrian Business Class with this in-flight comfort kit. As always it’s only gently handled as seen in our unBOX feature.
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YouTube | Venice Italy Vacation Rental – Cozy San Basilio
3 years ago

YouTube | Venice Italy Vacation Rental – Cozy San Basilio

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It’s arguable that vacation rentals are an upgrade from hotel living, but if you find the right one there’s not much that will get you closer to feeling like a local. That was our goal when booking a long weekend home in Venice Italy. A bit of research told us that this part of the Dorsoduro neighborhood near Ca’ Foscari University was less overrun by (but not without) tourism so this Homeaway rental listed as “Cozy San Basilio” seemed like the perfect spot.

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YouTube | Room Mate Aitana Hotel Amsterdam
3 years ago

YouTube | Room Mate Aitana Hotel Amsterdam

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Another declined upgrade, another video review for our YouTube Channel. We went basic for our one night stay at Room Mate Aitana hotel near Amsterdam Central Station.

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YouTube | Marriott SFO Airport Waterfront
3 years ago

YouTube | Marriott SFO Airport Waterfront

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Slowly, I’m working on a special piece called “Totally Unremarkable Hotel Rooms” and The Marriott SFO Waterfront Hotel currently makes the cut. We dig into the hotels most basic offering in this video from our  YouTube Channel.

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Gallery | New York Times Travel Show 2014
3 years ago

Gallery | New York Times Travel Show 2014

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It took a little over a month to decide which pictures were worthy of a modhop gallery (the bar is pretty low). In our search we found a few pics from our visit to last month’s (March 2014) New York Times Travel Show that we can make useful by adding helpful links to video reviews, resources that can assist in picking the right airline and a few random snaps just to prove we were there.

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Live | Anywhere But Sochi – #anywherbutsochi
3 years ago

Live | Anywhere But Sochi – #anywherbutsochi

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Follow our our olympic-sized ring around the globe as I sample premium cabins of several global airlines and a newly redone hotel in central Seoul, South Korea. Bookmark this page for all my updates in one place, or use popular apps like twitter, vine, instagram and foursquare using #anywherebutsochi. Read More

Pregame | Anywhere But Sochi
3 years ago

Pregame | Anywhere But Sochi

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That Olympic circle that didn’t open? We’re going to make our own.

Hotel rooms overbooked and sometimes not even built, terrorpaste threats on flights, bobsled-style bathroom escapes. The early word …
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CoverageHUB | The New American: US Airways & American Airlines Merger
4 years ago

CoverageHUB | The New American: US Airways & American Airlines Merger

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Livery voter fraud conspiracies, the first day of loyalty merging and pics from friends on American’s inaugural transcon flight aboard their shiny new A321. Our curated US Airways/American Airlines CoverageHUB springs back to life (Jan. 7,2013)

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