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What’s Doing in New York City

What’s Doing in New York City

New York City is comprised of five boroughs, each of which is packed with magnificent architecture, breathtaking views, and much history, not to mention people. Indeed, the city is home to 8.3 million people and covers 305 square miles (490.8 square kilometers).
The city houses much more than the famous Empire State Building, Ellis Island, and the New York Yankees. The city is home to some of the country’s best restaurants …

What’s Doing in Jerusalem

What’s Doing in Jerusalem

Jerusalem dates back to the fourth millennium, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. All 48 square miles (124 square km) are packed with fascinating history and magnificent archeological sites. However, modern day Jerusalem holds much more than just the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock. Today, Jerusalem is home to world renowned museums, elite Universities and some of the country’s best restaurants.
As the capital …

Jabra Supreme UC Bluetooth Headset – Review

Jabra Supreme UC Bluetooth Headset – Review

Most Bluetooth headsets fall in the $50-and-under category.  So when you see one that has a list price of $150, you have to wonder if the headset is worth the investment. In the case of the Jabra Supreme UC, that very well may be the case.
The Jabra Supreme UC is equipped with active noise cancellation, wind noise reduction technology and noise blackout 3.0, which together contribute to better voice quality …

West Palm Beach Marriott Undergoing Major Renovation

West Palm Beach Marriott Undergoing Major Renovation

The West Palm Beach Marriott is currently undergoing a full renovation of all 352 of its rooms. The work is expected to have been completed by September 2012.
In addition to new paint, carpet, drapes, and upholstery, all in earth tones, each room will also get a wooden-tile floor.. The renovation process is occurring on two floors at a time so as to not disturb other guests. The concierge-level rooms will …

Next Stop Penn Station: Makeover Planned

Next Stop Penn Station: Makeover Planned

Penn Station, New York City’s major intercity rail hub, is finally getting a makeover. The terminal, home to Amtrak, Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit and the New York City Subway system, has  11 platforms and 21 tracks that transport 230,000 people every weekday. The underground hub was last renovated in 1964.
Today the Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) announced it will work with Aecom, a construction firm, to study what can …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: Which Airlines Soar Above the Rest?

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: Which Airlines Soar Above the Rest?

While they may appear to be similar at first glance, not all frequent flyer programs are created equal. If you are trying to decide which frequent flyer program to be loyal to and your primary goal is reward redemption for airline tickets, take note of the following: experienced flyers, i.e. those who know the ins and outs of the various programs, rated Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan the best, and are …