With fall in the northern hemisphere just around the corner, and winter arriving not long behind that, it’s a fair bet that this summer’s viral sensation – the Ice Bucket Challenge – might soon be nigh. But not before the travel execs get in on the fun.
Monthly Archives for August 2014.
The three most popular posts/thread on ThreadTripping last week, as well as a list of all of the travelers and travel communities that were featured over the course of the week.
Most activities in life come complete with their own uniform. You go to work – you dress business casual. You go to the gym – you put on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. To bed – a birthday suit? And when you fly…
Hey all of you Hollywood big shot producers, get your pencils sharpened and your checkbooks ready because BradJill has started a discussion on the TripAdvisor forums that has all the makings of a hit.
Debating which airline has the most dignified boarding process is like trying to decide if you would rather be mauled by a tiger or a grizzly bear. But some travelers believe Southwest has climbed to the top of this very short list.
Two perplexing air travel questions are debated: Who is responsible for protecting severe nut allergy sufferers in-flight? And is being banned for life from Ryanair a punishment?
Couchsurfing was all the rage back in the early 00’s. It was perhaps the first step along the way to today’s “sharing economy”, which has evolved to include Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, and others. And what has become of Couchsurfing? It’s membership … has grown to 9 million!
What advice would you give to a would-be world traveler who wants to visit “the edge of the world” – and see everything on the way? Seems like a pretty easy question to answer.
Might the airlines’ insistence on shoving more and more people into a tube, combined with lengthy pre-departure arrival requirements and ever-increasing security annoyances be an opportunity for rail carriers? In the future, will travelers use airlines predominantly for travel over large bodies of water, but revert to trains to cross land?
A few weeks ago Hilton announced a new mobile check-in option for guests that promises to enhance and advance the check-in process. But Marriott has offered mobile check-in since 2013. The only problem is, it isn’t entirely clear to Marriott guests what benefit checking-in mobilely provides.