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The TWA Flight Center in New York Will Again Open to the Public for One Day

September 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

Attention architecture, history, design, aviation, and photography buffs! The TWA Flight Center at New York's JFK Airport will again be open to the public for one day: Saturday, October 11, from 11am to 3:30pm.

The reason? The 12th annual openhousenewyork festival (OHNY), a weekend event that flings open private doors to showcase typically hidden gems of the city over weekend of October 11-12.

Although OHNY began in 2002, the TWA Center has only been welcoming the OHNY public since 2011, and each year is typically considered the last chance to see it in this raw, restored state before developers re-purpose it. Recent plans, now shelved, involved turning it into a hotel, to be added to the property portfolio of hotelier Andre Balazs. His loss is our gain, and access will again be free on October 11.

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The Newest Airports to Flip the Switch on Free WiFi are...

September 30, 2014 at 8:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

For whatever reason big airports seem to have big problems when it comes to concourse connectivity. Of course WiFi is available everywhere, but it usually comes with an annoying fee. Some of the big boy airports—like Atlanta—have finally flipped the switch to make things free, and now yet another major airport is finally doing the same.

It’s time for the WiFi to be free for all across Houston, as the airport authority has opened up the network to passengers at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport. The rollout is complete over at Hobby Airport, but a couple of the terminals at Bush Intercontinental will need another month or so to work things out—so just be aware.

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Private Flights and More: All the Travel Prizes for the 2014 McDonald's Monopoly Game

September 29, 2014 at 1:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's that time of the year again. We're not talking about fall foliage, or pumpkin spice lattes, or even Oktoberfest, but McDonald's Monopoly contest time, an annual event at the beginning of autumn designed to keep you ordering french fries and Big Macs throughout the season. The official game takes place from September 30 - October 27 2014.

Every year McDonald's Monopoly involves pulling game pieces off the packaging of select McDonald's menu items and, every year the top prize is a solid $1 million dollars. To be perfectly honest, we'd much rather have some of the lesser prizes, especially this year, what with a private jet trip involved.

Here are the 2014 McDonald's Monopoly prizes, in the travel category:

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Travel Contest Roundup: Four Ways to Visit Paris for Free

Where: Paris, France
September 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner—just don't forget to tell us if you are!

Here are 4 Paris contests to enter right now:

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Travel Contest Roundup: Six Ways to Get to Hawaii for Free

September 12, 2014 at 2:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner:

Cottonelle Traveling Bum Personality Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win a five-day and four-night trip for two to Honolulu plus airfare—enter by September 20.

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Travel Jobs: Live and Work Rent-Free in Rio

September 10, 2014 at 3:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

Have you always wanted to live in Rio? What if you could live there rent free?

The Discovery Hostel in Rio de Janeiro is now giving travelers the chance to live for free in exchange for working the front desk. This is a common practice at hostels around the world, but Rio presents the unique opportunity of getting in and becoming familiar with the vibrant city ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

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This Year's Emmy Swag Bag Sends Celebs on Three Free Vacations

August 25, 2014 at 3:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

During tonight's Emmy Awards, even the losers will be winners. All of the nominees will bring home a swag bag worth $50,000, including three vacations totaling more than $16,000.

Whether it's to celebrate their win or get over their loss, TV's biggest stars can look forward to five nights at the exclusive Mulia Resort in Bali. The trip includes accommodations in the swanky ocean court rooms, one Balinese spa treatment, and a beachfront dinner.

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Three Totally Free Things to Do at San Diego Comic-Con This Weekend

July 25, 2014 at 3:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yesterday we gave you three fun, free things to do at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, but that just wasn't enough. So, here are three more unique events taking place for everyone (and not just badge holders):

Get a Marge Simpson Makeover

The M·A·C Cosmetics Gaslamp store will be selling the highly anticipated Simpsons collection for one day only on Saturday. Fans will be able to get the line before its official launch in September and receive a Marge Simpson-inspired makeover by a M·A·C Artist. The store is located at 234 Fifth Ave.

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Travel Contest Alert: Korean Air Will Trade Premium Flights for Your Travel Photos

Where: Korea
July 25, 2014 at 10:29 AM | by | Comments (0)

The folks over at Korean Air have run an annual photo contest for over twenty years now, and yet this is the first time we can recall having heard of it. Ah well—better late than never, especially with premium travel as a prize.

The contest for travel photographs is now open, and they're welcoming your entries in the search for the best of the best for this year’s theme—Pleasant and Memorable Travel Moment.

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Three Free Things to Do at San Diego Comic-Con Today

July 24, 2014 at 2:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

Just about everything in San Diego has an advertisement for some TV show, movie, or comic book during International Comic-Con, even the San Diego International Airport baggage claim carousels now feature ads for TNT's new show Legends. But, it isn't all bad considering some of these commercials come with free swag, food, or activities.

Here's a look at three free things fans can do today, thanks to a few innovative marketing campaigns.

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Where to Lounge and Recharge Gadgets (for Free) During San Diego Comic-Con

July 23, 2014 at 3:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Heading to San Diego Comic-Con this week? If you've been before you'll know how exhausting it can be fighting the crowds, waiting in lines, and carrying around all that new swag. Coming to the rescue is the Marriott Rewards program, which will be offering SDCC attendees the chance to perk up at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Perk Up! Lounge.

To receive your free invite, just download the Marriott Guest Services App and find a LocalPerk, which will direct you to the hotel's Perk Up! Lounge. The lounge will have everything you need to relax, charge your phone, or refuel.

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Why Transit Through Tokyo's Narita Airport Summer? Free Stuff, That's Why.

Where: Japan
June 30, 2014 at 9:16 AM | by | Comments (0)

Let's face it; some airports are absolutely better than others when it comes to making the most of layover time, whether that means awesome eateries, the best retail diversions, or just plain comfy seating. One such airport that routinely kills it when it comes to transit fun is Singapore's Changi, but now Tokyo's Narita is eager to steal some of that thunder with a scheme similar to that of Changi's transit vouchers.

While the program isn't as cool as Changi's, Narita will offer international travelers free vouchers to redeem for complimentary items or discounts at selected restaurants and vendors throughout Terminals 1 and 2. A quick and easy stop at the tourist info desks in the Arrivals area can score you tidbits like a 5-10% discount, or free drinks, or other goodies at any of the 36 pre-security restaurants and shower rooms.

The program begins July 1, 2014 and runs through March 31, 2015.

[Photo: neighborhoods.org]