New Problems With Hyatt & Their Reps, Making An Impossible Reward Trip Work, Travel Identity Theft & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Where To Eat Around St. Pancras & Kings Cross Stations

The area around Kings Cross and St. Pancras Stations used to be a rough one. People didn’t generally go too far away from the station.

But by the late 20th Century, the area known as the railway lands had become a series of disused buildings, railway sidings, warehouses and contaminated land.

Things started to change when the Eurostar station was moved to St. Pancras. The landowners decided to redevelop the area starting in 2008. Things have changed and the area is undergoing a serious urban renewal, let by the development of the Pancras Square area and its headline tenant, Google.

All of those new employees need places to eat after work and there’s no shortage of brand new establishments popping up to serve that need, each one trying to be more trendy, hip, elegant yet comfortably casual than the next. As I read it described online, it’s like Silicon Valley, but with more British accents.

If you’re staying in the area, this is great because there’s no shortage of places to go to dinner. Well, if you can get a table, that is.

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Taco Bell Is Opening An Adults-Only Hotel & Resort

If there are two things I didn’t think I’d ever put in the same sentence, they would be “Taco Bell” & “Opening A Hotel & Resort.” But apparently The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel & Resort is scheduled to open in Palm Springs this summer. So that’ll show me, huh?

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A Lesson For If You’re In An Exit Row, Free WiFi On Delta, What They Did To London Landmarks, Rage Yoga & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Peter Luger Steak House, Brooklyn, NY

Peter Luger Steak House, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, is a New York institution. The location dates back to 1887, fifteen years before the opening of the nearby Williamsburg Bridge. Originally named  “Carl Luger’s Café, Billiards and Bowling Alley,” Peter owned the establishment while his nephew Carl ran the kitchen. Peter Luger died in 1941 and the restaurant subsequently declined until it closed in 1950 and was put up for auction. The winning bid was from one of the restaurant’s loyal patrons, Sol Forman, who was disappointed he had to find a new location to have lunch with clients after dining at Peter Luger for the previous 25 years.

The restaurant has been managed by the Forman family ever since. Peter Luger Steak House has been named “Best Steakhouse in New York” by the Zagat survey for the last 30 years and has a Michelin star.

Even though Sharon and I both grew up in the New York area, we never managed to eat at Peter Luger before we moved to Florida. Mainly because this wasn’t the type of place we’d try to visit back then. We decided to rectify that on a quick weekend trip when we had no other plans.

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