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Tea Tasting at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich – A GHA Local Experience

Tea Tasting at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich – A GHA Local Experience

The 150-year-old Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski is a grand hotel dating back to the time of the Bavarian King Maximilian II, who wanted to build “the most beautiful hotel in the city,” not coincidentally located on the broad boulevard that would bear his name, the Maximilianstraße.
The Vier Jahreszeiten, one of my favorite hotels to visit, is part of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), a hotel loyalty program that Kempinski co-founded.  …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2012

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2012

The science of aviation made a major advance on September 6, 1809 when Sir George Cayley, 1773-1857, published an essay entitled “On Aerial Navigation” in Nicholson’s Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts.  Cayley, whom some refer to as the Father of Aviation, was the first to understand and explain weight, lift, drag, and thrust, all concepts we take for granted today.  He was also the first person to …

Air Travel Pet Peeves: What Bugs You the Most at 30,000 Feet

Air Travel Pet Peeves: What Bugs You the Most at 30,000 Feet

Time spent in the air often accounts for a significant portion of the frequent business traveler’s day. Therefore, the in-flight experience is paramount, but most travelers are still unable to find a restful environment, with enough space to work, in the air. No matter how many miles one has flown or how much of a tolerance they believe they have developed for aggravation, every traveler has a pet peeve.
To find …

Report: Americans Waste 40% of Edible Food

Report: Americans Waste 40% of Edible Food

Forty percent of food in the United States goes to waste, according to a report released by the National Resources Defense Council.  Much of the waste is caused by consumers, as more than $40 worth of food, roughly 33 pounds, is thrown away by the average American each month.  If just 5% less food were wasted, it would be enough to feed four million Americans.
The report points out that large …

Fly Me to South Africa Contest Launches

Fly Me to South Africa Contest Launches

As a frequent business and leisure traveler, you pride yourself on knowing the world, and the best ways to get where you want to go.
Now you can use that knowledge to enter for a chance to win two roundtrip tickets to South Africa on award-winning South African Airways, from any of the U.S. cities that SAA serves.
South African Airways flies to 26 countries. If you can correctly identify the flags …

What’s Doing in Charleston, South Carolina

What’s Doing in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, originally Charles Town, dates back to the late seventeenth century and was the fifth largest city in North America at that time.  The original settlement lasted about ten years a few miles up the Ashley River from the city’s current location, which is at a peninsula formed by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers.  Today’s Charleston was laid out in 1680 in a master plan called the Grand Modell with …

Your Favorite Frequent Business Traveler Articles for the First Half of 2012

Your Favorite Frequent Business Traveler Articles for the First Half of 2012

In the first half of 2012, we gave you insider information on travel with tips on picking up a luxury car in Europe, how to avoid lines at airports, and which frequent flyer programs the most active of frequent flyers prefer.
You cast 50,000 votes for the Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards and you told us what really bugs you in hotels and air travel.
These are the stories that really engaged …