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Three Celebrity Valentine's Day Travel Ideas to Use Next Year

February 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

If your Valentine's Day was a total disappointment, here are three perfect celebrity dates you can live through vicariously.

· X Factor UK judge Nicole Scherzinger spent Friday afternoon on a romantic tour of Rome with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Lewis Hamilton. The couple had an idyllic day feeding each other Gelato, riding around on scooters from Bici & Baci, and touring the Colosseum.

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The Most Romantic Flight Surprise We Can Think Of

February 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Do yourself a favor this Valentine's Day and skip the expensive dinner, skip the diamond engagement ring. Instead, put airline tickets in the hands of your love, and give the gift of an experience. All this week, we'll be sharing a few of our own recommendations for some of the most romantic travel ideas in this world.

Idea #2: Seaplane flights for two

Please allow us to switch into the first-person for a moment, to describe the most romantic thing we did for ourselves in 2013 and which you, in 2014, should absolutely take under consideration.

There's something innately seductive about Vancouver. Perhaps it's all that fresh air, the surrounding mountains and sparkling harbour, and a summer season short enough to get the entire city out and about in their shortest shorts from July to September. For a frequent traveler like myself, however, the allure is heightened by the delicious tangibility of seaplane flights.

Vancouver is the home base for Harbour Air, the world's largest seaplane airline and also the only completely carbon neutral airline. Their DeHavilland Otters and Beavers buzz Vancouver's shoreline day-in and day-out, flying commuters and residents to Victoria, Nanaimo, Salt Spring Island and Whistler, but it's their extra special offerings you'll want to check out.

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A Few US Cities Essentially Celebrate Valentine's Day Every Day

February 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sure flowers and chocolates are a safe pick to show that special someone how you feel on Valentine’s Day, but of course we would suggest something more—like the gift of travel. The beach or the mountains would be a good pick, but even better would be a trip to a town with love right in the name.

Here’s a couple places to point your GPS today, and maybe there’s even a spot in town where you can pick up a shirt of souvenir.

Valentine, Nebraska

Lovely, Kentucky

Loveland, Ohio (there’s one in Colorado too!)

Bliss, New York

Hartsville, Tennessee

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Uber's $500 Skywriting Deal is a Little Bit Genius, a Little Bit Crazy

February 13, 2014 at 2:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Professing your love with a message in the sky is a cute gift, but one that comes with an ugly price tag. It's a sure way to attract the attention of social media—remember this proposal over Central Park?—but at the expense of $1,500 to $4,000 per message.

That is, unless you're booking the $500 "UberSky" Valentine's Day Skywriting deal tomorrow.

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Say No to Jewelry and Yes to Private Pool Villas for Valentine's Day

February 11, 2014 at 5:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

Do yourself a favor this Valentine's Day and skip the expensive dinner, skip the diamond engagement ring. Instead, put airline tickets in the hands of your love, and give the gift of an experience. All this week, we'll be sharing a few of our own recommendations for some of the most romantic travel ideas in this world.

Idea #1: A night or two in a private pool villa, for skinny-dipping.

Now, skinny-dipping here and there doesn't make you a nudist, but it does impart some spontaneous edge and prove you're more than a little comfortable in your own skin. Sleep naked, and wake up before coffee by walking straight from bed into the deep end.

Unlike an overwater bungalow, the confines of a private pool ensure there'll be no sharks or jellyfish lurking below. Here's our three favorite hotels with villas whose pools are ultra-private:

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For Valentine's Day, TSA Focuses on What's Important

February 11, 2014 at 3:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

TSA recently blogged a list of tips for traveling during and around Valentine's Day. Yes to regular and even liquid-filled chocolates, but no to flower vases with water in them, plus a reminder that there are special rules for traveling with wedding dresses. Because wedding dresses and flower vases with water in them could be used to compromise the security of aircraft, you see.

In other news, engineers have discovered a way that hackers can hijack TSA scanning machines to remotely overlay what screeners see with arbitrary images. So if you're a terrorist smuggling a gun through security, and you've got a friend who has gained access to the computer linked to your checkpoint, your friend can cover over the image of your gun with what looks like a pile of socks.

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Which 5 World Cities are Best for Getting Busy?

February 7, 2014 at 2:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

Earlier this week, we ran down our picks of destinations within the US that prove most romantic, thus making them perfect Valentine's Day spots. Now we're busting out the passport to highlight some similarly amorous locations farther afield.

We're firm believers that crossing borders builds relationships. If your plans involve whisking your better half away on an airplane, here are our picks for making the most of international travel this Valentine's Day:

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Which 5 U.S. Cities are Best for Getting Busy?

February 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM | by | Comments (0)

Next week is Valentine's Day and, if you haven't even begun to think about what gift to get your honey to show your affection, take it from us that plane tickets trump flowers or chocolates any day. With that, just any old city won't do to make the holiday a memorable getaway, so picking the perfect romantic destination is key.

From lovey-dovey beach weekends to a high-style cities, the United States offers up some perfect locations to be shot by Cupid's arrow. Put your passport away for once, as we've compiled the most romantic locations around the country to spend this V-Day with your loved one.

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Do Travelers Really Have Better Sex?

February 11, 2013 at 2:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

Gather around children, whilst we explain the difference between correlation and causation. This might sound a little bit condescending and pedantic, but that's only because we're going out of our way be condescending and pedantic. Ready?

Causation is when A causes B. Correlation is merely when A and B vary together in some way. Maybe it's because A is actually causing B. But maybe it's because B causing A, or maybe it's because they're both being caused by C, or maybe it's because A and B are actually the same thing, and so on. Easy enough, right?

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JetBlue Has Free Flights and Teddy Bears for New Yorkers Tomorrow

Where: Various Locations [map], New York, New York, United States
February 6, 2013 at 9:43 AM | by | Comments (0)

JetBlue will give away more Vermont Teddy Bears and free flights tomorrow when it launches its own version of the Amazing Race in New York City.

Tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, JetBlue will provide clues via Twitter (@jetblue) on the hour every hour that represent the 10 most romantic locations in the city, including places in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Each spot will be marked with a four-and-half foot tall Big Hunka Love Bear from Vermont Teddy Bear (trust us, you can't miss it). The first person to show up at each location and correctly use the secret code word that’s Tweeted along with the clue will win the bear and two roundtrip flights to any JetBlue destination.

So, in theory, you could have up to ten roundtrip tickets for two in your hand by the end of the day tomorrow if you're really good, although having the locations spread out across the city pretty much prevents that. Still, snagging even one pair of tickets would make one hell of a gift for your Valentine (or instantly make you one of the more eligible bachelors/bachelorettes in the city). You can feel good about your fortune as well: Each winner will also receive a pair of roundtrip tickets to donate to a charity of their choice.

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Leave the Valentine's Day Box of Chocolates to Turkish Airlines

Where: Turkey
January 30, 2013 at 3:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re still not sure what you’re doing with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day—don’t worry—there’s still time to think of something good. Sure there are the usual standbys like flowers, chocolates, and a nice dinner; however, you know we just have to suggest something travel related. That’s why we say cut out of work for the weekend—or week—and head over to Istanbul thanks to Turkish Airlines.

The airline is offering up some special deals on their nonstop options between New York-JFK and Istanbul in and around Valentine’s Day, so you’re free to plan your own romantic getaway between February 8 and February 17. Round-trip flights can be yours for as little as $451 per person. That’s a little more money than a bouquet of roses from Whole Foods, but we say your loved one is more than worth it.

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Operation Flower Flight: How LAN Airlines Makes Valentine's Day Possible

Where: Santiago, Chile
February 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM | by | Comments (0)

Oh hey there cutie, did someone give you flowers for Valentine's Day?

If you're smiling at a bouquet of fresh blooms this week, take a moment to think about the journey they had to make before ending up in that crystal vase you bought at a garage sale. Unless you picked them from your backyard or purchased them from a local greenhouse, there's a huge chance each flower had a ticket on LAN Airlines, up from South America.

Indeed, just for the big rush before flower-heavy holidays (Valentine's, Mother's Day, Christmas and Thanksgiving), LAN's cargo airplanes ship in some 15 million bouquets, the majority of which are red roses, followed by carnations, pompons and chrysanthemum. Overall they transport around 30% of the entire world's flower market year-round.

Fun fact! During the week before V-day, "168 flights will carry flowers from Colombia and Ecuador—this means that every 2 hours, a LAN CARGO aircraft full of flowers is taking off."

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