Has Anyone Else Noticed This About The TWA Hotel?

Joe’s in New York for two weeks on a business trip so instead of trying to surprise him again by just showing up (I never would have been able to top this), we planned that I would join him for part of the trip.

His hotel is right near JFK, so in the interest of convenience, that’s the airport I flew into. My flight was in the mid-afternoon and I hadn’t had dinner, so when I landed, we decided to check out one of the restaurants at the still-relatively-newly opened TWA Hotel.

I won’t go into a whole lot about the TWA Hotel just yet, mainly because we’re staying there for two nights in December, and I’m sure we’ll have plenty to say then. For now, suffice to say that I don’t think you can take a bad picture of the place ;-).

I had posted a bunch of photos I had taken of the hotel onto Facebook, and all of a sudden, I got a bunch of replies about one in particular.

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Our Vacation Is All Planned! And Now……We Wait

I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who feels that the planning of a vacation is almost, or sometimes more exciting than going on the trip itself. There’s so much more that’s involved with setting up the perfect trip. Even more so if you’re planning a trip using points and miles.

I’ve been planning our trip to Germany for close to a year and I’ve hit a milestone. All of our major travel plans are set. The last one happened earlier this week when the message I’d been hoping for showed up in my email at 11:42 PM (while I was asleep)

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The last puzzle piece was finally in place.

Now what?

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Here’s How Bad This Airline Is, Look Back On Some Loved (And Not) Theme Parks, Hey, That’s MY Seat!, & 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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Airlines That Won’t Let You Take Pics/Video, Airport Lounge Just For Kids, Best Way To Contact Hotel, & 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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Why You Should Avoid Going To A Hotel Right After It Opens

First!

There’s something in all of us that makes us want to be the first one to do something. It’s human nature, or whatever. The feeling you get knowing you’re the first person to see something, or stay somewhere, or eat somewhere or just to travel to an exotic destination.

It’s for the same reason that people love to go to, and read about, brand new things. New hotels. New restaurants. New bars. New theme park lands and new cruise ships.

If you’re a regular traveler and don’t need to go somewhere right when it opens, do yourself a favor and don’t. Leave that stuff to the travel bloggers who love to go to and write about these events, regardless of if they’re good or bad. The easiest location to avoid around a grand opening is a hotel because you’re usually booking before the opening date and there’s some notice that the location is not yet finished during the process.

Here are a few reasons it’s not a good idea to plan a visit around a grand opening:

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