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We're Taking Off for The Very Last Time

July 31, 2015 at 2:20 PM | by | ()

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”—Seneca, a Roman philosopher but we know this line best from Semisonic’s song, "Closing Time."

On Friday, July 31, HotelChatter, Jaunted and VegasChatter will check out for the very last time. We will be integrating our content into Condé Nast Traveler, our parent company since 2008.  

Ever since HotelChatter published its first story in 2003, we’ve been on an incredible journey with all of you dear readers, who, we were delighted to discover, are just as hotel-obsessed as our team of contributors and editors. 

How many times did we gripe together about the insanity of peek-a-boo bathrooms, or get frustrated over yet another hotel opening delay? What about when we shared our pics of killer views and surprise suite upgrades? You were there every hotel room of the way.

And it was because of you that we were able to launch Jaunted and fly all sorts of airlines in different cabins, explore hot new destinations, and discuss useful travel hacks. It was also because of you that we were able to launch VegasChatter and cover everything in the mercurial city of Las Vegas from its restaurants, shows, hotels, and casinos, while doling out a few gambling tips here and there, too.  

But alas, the cabin doors have closed, the room bill has been settled and the last of our chips have been cashed. Thank you for all the memories and we hope to meet you again in a hotel lobby, airport or casino someday soon.

In the meantime, you can keep up with your travel addiction at CNTraveler.com. If you’re signed up for our newsletter, you will automatically receive the Condé Nast Traveler newsletter going forward. If you aren’t signed up, you can do so here.

Happy travels.

HotelChatter, Jaunted and VegasChatter

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The Jaunted Instagrams You Liked Most in 2014

December 26, 2014 at 11:23 PM | by | ()

2014 was a busy year for the Jaunted team.

If you've been following our exploits on Instagram then you undoubtably will recall that we've spent the last 365-ish days everywhere from Papua New Guinea to the Brazilian Amazon and from Christmas Island to an ocean liner in the middle of the Atlantic.

Follow us into 2015 @jaunted.

Thank you for being a reader, and for your "likes." Speaking of, here's what Instagrams you liked the most in 2014:

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Joy to the World Travelers

December 24, 2014 at 6:06 PM | by | ()

Happy Holidays to you, our awesome readers. We've already got everything we wanted for Christmas—you guys.

We'll be back bright and early on Friday morning.

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Fly the Friendly Skies of Facebook with Jaunted

January 27, 2014 at 12:05 PM | by | ()

Whether you’re interested in flight deals, the latest in travel tech, or just tropical beach daydream fodder, you should totally check us on on Facebpok.

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12 New Year Resolutions We're Making for Travel in 2014

January 2, 2014 at 12:46 PM | by | ()

After thousands of stories and countless countries in 2013, we're more than ready to begin a fresh year. To launch into 2014, we're making a few resolutions. Travel resolutions. It goes beyond losing weight or promising to do our laundry more frequently; these tackle how we interact with the world.

What are you resolving to do with your travels in 2014? Share in the comments!

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A Year Around the World: Where Jaunted Traveled in 2013

December 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM | by | ()

Flying to the palm tree oasis of Palm Springs, CA

As the days left in 2013 continue to tick away, we hope you're already marking a map with those destinations you'd like to visit in 2014.

For a little inspiration, a little retrospection, and a lotta hope for future awesome vacations, let's look back at where Jaunted contributors traveled this year (and why):

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Too Cool: Check Out Our Instagram Profile

November 6, 2012 at 6:16 PM | by | ()

Instagram. Let's talk about it (again). Yes, we're still in love with it and yes, we're still in love with all of you who share your travel photos and allow us to see and comment on them, sharing tips and #travelcats.

This week, Instagram has made all the sharing easier than ever with the release of a "profile page" for each user. Don't freak out if yours isn't live yet—everyone will get one eventually. Ours is up and running, and we'd like you to check it out, even if you're not an Instagram user. Why? Because, for the first time, non-users of Instagram can easily scroll through images on non-private accounts.

As always, all of our Instagram shots are from our very own travels, from our smartphones, usually on-the-spot as we move about the world. For example, while making it back to the US after Hurricane Sandy, we shared with you this beast we met at JFK and the Zeppelin Hangar which you'll soon see more of in an upcoming story. So really, the images can also be spoilers. Shhh.

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How to Share with Us Across the Social Media Spectrum

October 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM | by | ()

Today is kind of a big deal for us, as we'll not only hit our 10,000 tweet but also our 2,000 Instagram follower. The numbers don't matter so much really, but we do appreciate that you like us—you really like us!

For all facets of our travel news and photography, here's how to connect with us on the slew of social media levels:

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14 In-Flight Food Orders from Our Own Frequent Flying Writers

September 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM | by | ()

So what if commercial aviation has been serving food and drink up in the air for over 80 years? There's still something so special about going about your day at 38,000' and meal times are definitely a part of this. Here at Jaunted, we've quite the archive of news and reviews of in-flight meals, but what about what we're actually ordering up in the sky?

We polled our frequent-traveling contributors and discovered that, though everyone loves to wet their whistle, even frequent flyers such as ourselves can be pretty picky.

And you: What's your go-to in-flight food & drink order?

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17 Travel Resolutions We're Making for 2012

December 28, 2011 at 1:15 PM | by | ()

After thousands of stories and countless countries in 2011, we're more than ready to begin a fresh year. Before we hit 2012, however, we're making a few resolutions. Travel resolutions. It goes beyond losing weight or promising to do our laundry more frequently; these tackle how we interact with the world.

What are you resolving to do with your travels in 2012? Share in the comments!

And now, without further ado, 17 travel resolutions for 2012 from Jaunted's regular, frequent-traveling contributors:

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What You Missed When Travel Media Took Over Tribeca Last Night

December 4, 2009 at 8:57 AM | by | ()

Last night in New York City, the best and the brightest in travel media got together at the 92Y Tribeca to discuss the ever-changing world of online travel and how social media is changing the way travel is bought, sold, reviewed and experienced.

It was a pretty packed house to hear our panelists speak; we had Matt Gross, aka the Frugal Traveler at the NYT, Bowen Payson, Manager of Online and Digital Marketing, and Adam Wallace, New Media Director for Roger Smith Hotel in addition to the founder of this here site and our sister sites HotelChatter and VegasChatter.

So what did you miss? Well, finding out how sexy we are, for one, and the opportunity to check out our hunky panelists. Kidding! Not really. Maybe! Anyway...

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You Should Come Hang Out With Us Tomorrow Night In NYC

December 2, 2009 at 10:14 AM | by | ()

This is the final call for Flight 240 to Moscow tickets to our talk tomorrow with the New York Times' Frugal Traveler, Virgin America and the Roger Smith Hotel!

Want to win flights to any Virgin America destination? You've got a pretty great chance of snagging them if you come to our talk tomorrow at the 92Y Tribeca. If you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or just regular old right here, then why not follow us in real life for a night?

We're bringing a few friends to the table to talk travel trends, or specifically: "Travel Gets Social: The New World of Travel Media." Come meet Bowen Payson, Virgin America Manager of Online and Digital Marketing, NY Times Frugal Traveler Matt Gross, Adam Wallace, New Media Director for Roger Smith Hotel and others, with it all moderated by the man who started this here site: Mark G. Johnson, founder of Jaunted, HotelChatter and VegasChatter.

All the details, after the jump.

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