5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 27, 2014

By Robert Waldner on 27 December 2014
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It’s the weekend after Christmas, the gifts have been opened and the cookies are all gone. Here are five stories that you might have missed while celebrating the holidays.

1.) Jesse Sokolow reviews the Ritz-Carlton Westchester. Situated in White Plains, New York, the property is a short drive from New York City and offers views of the Hudson Valley.

2.) Robert Waldner (hi!) travels to the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, to give you a glimpse of its unique culture and arts scene. Sample some of the best cheesesteaks in town, walk down South Street, and see where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

3.) Paul Riegler reports on the most read travel news stories of 2014. Find out what stories you missed the first time around.

4.) Robert Waldner takes us through Dinner For One, an 18-minute comedy skit that has been a New Year’s Eve tradition since the 1970s in Germany, Austria, and other parts of Europe. Join Miss Sophie and her butler James, and make watching this the same procedure as every year.

5.) Test your airline and travel news knowledge with the 2014 Airline and Travel News Quiz. Find out how much you really know about airlines, aircraft, and hotels.

It was a busy week for travel-related news, so here are a few more stories to read. You might be interested to learn that Google and Microsoft are opposing the hotel industry’s attempt to block Wi-Fi, a Harvard study confirmed that the late-night use of smartphones and tablets adversely impacts sleep and alertness, and that Hyatt will launch complimentary wireless Internet at every hotel.

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