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5 Winter Getaways for the Holidays

by Paul Riegler

If sipping hot chocolate or an iced cactus cooler sounds like a good way of escaping the frenzy of the holiday season, there’s still plenty of time to plan an escape to a quiet place where you will be pampered, be it in the desert or near a ski lift.
Now that we’ve piqued your interest, please read on for our top five recommended winter getaways.
Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
Moscow, Russia
While …

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FBT Reader Contest: Win $100 LoungeBuddy Credit

by Paul Riegler
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Frequent Business Traveler and LoungeBuddy are giving away $10 LoungeBuddy credits to all readers and two lucky readers will win $100 LoungeBuddy credits.
LoungeBuddy recently introduced a new version of its app, which locates and recommends airline lounges at specific airports based on user-defined criteria.
The new version adds the ability to purchase airport lounge access for locations within the United States from a mobile device.
To celebrate, download LoungeBuddy and use the …

2014 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

by The Editors
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If you are still making your list but not finding the right gift, don’t worry: it isn’t too late. We’ve already done the hard part for you.
From an Audi A3 diesel to a Bluetooth- and app-enabled toothbrush, to earplugs and a razor-of-the-month club, here are gifts that friends and relatives will enjoy and cherish.

Audi A3 TDI
The state of the art in diesel cars in the United States continues to evolve. …

6 Tips for Winter Travel

by Jesse Sokolow
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While winter doesn’t officially start until this Sunday, many residents and travelers in parts of the United States may disagree. Three major winter storms, one disrupting thousands of flights over Thanksgiving, one of the year’s busiest travel weekends, have already dumped massive amounts of snow in many regions, and the pattern doesn’t show any signs of letting up.
Consequently, travelers should prepare for just about anything and everything for the upcoming …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 13, 2014

by Robert Waldner
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The weekend is here, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week.  Here are five stories that we think you’ll want to read.
1.) Paul Riegler gives us the scoop on the Executive Road Warrior Web Defender.  The free browser plug-in blocks known malware websites and helps keep your computer safe.
2.) An FBT raffle gives readers a …

Lobby Bar – December 12: Frequent Poetry Traveler, Nuts About Nuts, Gifting Baby Sheep, and Why Santa is Fat

by Jeremy Del Nero
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The Lobby Bar – An Almost-True Summary of FBT News and Views
A dream come true. Frequent Business Traveler editors analyzed holiday shopping trends to bring you the best gift guide yet. Our highest recommended gift: a lamb. It’s amazing how many times the phrase “All I want for Christmas is ewe” popped up in our data.
A speck of green. Join Robert Waldner for a stroll through the streets of Moscow …

China Airlines Boeing 777-300 Premium Business Class Flight 8, Taipei Taoyuan-Los Angeles – Review

by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
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Taipei-based China Airlines, founded in 1959, is Taiwan’s largest airline and the flag carrier of the tiny Republic of China. It has been serving North America non-stop since the 1970s, after introducing the Boeing 747SP.
After suffering at the hands of its competitors in recent years, the airline announced it would expand its fleet with the purchase of six Boeing 777-300 aircraft. The purchase was tied directly to a renovation plan, …

Holiday Gift to Readers: Executive Road Warrior Web Defender Anti-Malware Browser Plug-In

by Paul Riegler
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Frequent Business Traveler is celebrating the holiday season with the release of Executive Road Warrior Web Defender, a browser plug-in that blocks known malware websites.
Your computer is substantially at risk for malware attacks when traveling and using public Wi-Fi networks.  This free tool will help keep your computer safe from the tens of thousands of websites that could covertly install spyware and malware on it.
The tool will block websites in …