Chicago Named Best Beer City, Followed By Portland, Oregon

Chicago Named Best Beer City, Followed By Portland, Oregon

The craft beer explosion has made great beer available almost everywhere in the USA. Some cities, however, may deserve special recognition today, National Beer Lover’s Day. Chicago is the best destination for beer lovers, according to the vacation-rental website HomeToGo, which used its travel experts to compare cities based on cost of beer, number of … Read more

The Top Value Travel Destinations for Fall Flights

The Top Value Travel Destinations for Fall Flights

According to Expedia data, Americans increased their travel search for fall by 40 percent in 2022 over 2021, demonstrating a preference for international destinations such as Barbados, Ho Chi Minh City, London and Munich, among others. In addition, the online travel agency revealed some of the destinations that offer the best value when it comes … Read more

By Lakes, Rivers, Oceans — London To Hawaii

By Lakes, Rivers, Oceans — London To Hawaii

With parts of the US still experiencing extreme heat, the search term “lake vacation” is currently trending higher than it has in a year. To cool off, here are eight selections of waterside escapes by lakes, rivers and seas to beat the heat from Maui to London. Lakeside Deer Path Inn –Lake Forest, IL This … Read more

US ambassador to Japan warns of Chinese economic coercion

US ambassador to Japan warns of Chinese economic coercion

TOKYO (AP) — The United States is working with Japan and other likeminded countries to counter China’s efforts to use its economic might to force political change around the world, the US ambassador to Japan said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press. Rahm Emanuel, who was previously mayor of Chicago and chief of … Read more

Budget Traveler’s Guide to Visiting Chicago​

Budget Traveler's Guide to Visiting Chicago​

eStock Photo Lincoln Park things to do Take the Must-See Chicago walking tour. Consider this 90-minute tour offered by the Chicago Architecture Center (architecture.org, 111 E. Wacker Dr.), which hits the highlights and includes admission to the center’s museum ($30 per person). It’s just off the recreational Riverwalk path, which I recommend for a twilight … Read more

How to save money on travel? Five tips for cheaper flights and hotels

How to save money on travel?  Five tips for cheaper flights and hotels

1. Finding cheaper flights Those who are strategic about saving spend 23% less on flights than those who aren’t, according to a survey of budget travelers by the booking site VacationRenter. Top strategies include booking with a budget carrier (52%), sticking to one carry-on bag (48%), using credit card points or rewards (39%) and tracking … Read more

The 1500 Hour Rule Has Broken The Pilot Pipeline In The US

The 1500 Hour Rule Has Broken The Pilot Pipeline In The US

The US airline industry is facing demand for pilots that won’t be met by the current training … [+] pipeline. Today’s US pilots are overwhelmingly male and white. Returning to an apprentice-based system will effectively address these challenges. getty In 2009, Colgan Air flight 3407 crashed just outside of Buffalo, NY. It was a terrible … Read more

Five Big Themes Facing The US Airlines, And What These Could Mean

Five Big Themes Facing The US Airlines, And What These Could Mean

As the pandemic fades, US airlines are facing new threats that must be addressed to ensure … [+] long term survival. getty The US airline industry saw many years of prosperous growth and financial health until 2020. The pandemic stopped almost everyone from traveling, and the industry is still wondering what a full recovery will … Read more