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The InterContinental Hotel Amman: Long-Earned Glamour
In 1963, the InterContinental in Amman* opened, becoming the first five-star hotel in Jordan. In the years since and despite an influx of high-end ...
January 10, 2017
Flung’s 10 Most Popular Articles of 2016
We do not want to dwell too long on 2016, a year most people who read fact-checked news are happy to see in the rear view mirror, even if the new ...
January 2, 2017
7 Natural Wonders Newly at Risk Under a President Trump
Since Donald Trump became the president-elect last month, environmentalists have been scrambling to adjust to a new reality, with everything from the ...
December 23, 2016
What To Expect During a Layover at Heathrow’s Terminal 5
Riding down the escalator into London Heathrow Terminal 5's main waiting and shopping hall, I heard a man behind me quip to his companion, “Can you ...
December 19, 2016
The W South Beach: The Hotel Is the Holiday
There’s an adage in travel, invoked whenever one is choosing less-than-stellar accommodations, holding that it doesn’t matter where you stay, ...
December 7, 2016
2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers
We've spent this year, and many before it, seeking out the products that will help us make the most out of travel--maximizing comfort, style, ...
November 27, 2016
JFK –> Frankfurt on Lufthansa Flight 405
In Flight Reviews, Flung writers provide key information about flights they take in order to leave the flying public better informed in an age of ...
November 7, 2016
7 Things Frequent Travelers Should Look For in a Credit Card
If you are a frequent traveler, one of the best things you can do for yourself is get a credit card that both rewards your travel purchases and ...
November 3, 2016
The 5 Top Spots in Croatia’s Adriatic Sea
I had the good fortune recently to spend a week floating among the islands of Croatia as a guest of Fresh Eire Adventures, an Irish outfit that runs ...
October 27, 2016
What It Was Like To Get Appendicitis During the Turkish Coup
There’s getting sick while traveling overseas, a patently awful experience. Then there’s getting appendicitis while traveling overseas. And then ...
October 24, 2016
The Znzi Travel Stuff Pillow, Reviewed
Last holiday season when the annual avalanche of gift guides hit websites across the land, the new Znzi Travel Stuff Travel Pillow* made appearances ...
October 19, 2016
The Bura: The Wind that Has Its Way with Croatia
I was sitting on the deck of a rather exquisite wooden sailboat called the Tajna Mora. It was early afternoon in the port of a town called Vis, on an ...
October 11, 2016
Camping Better: A Bell Tent Adventure
Throughout my twenties, I went camping every so often, always the tag-along of someone who had all the gear. It was usually for just a night, ...
September 18, 2016
How To Put Up a Bell Tent
Getting a bell tent can be daunting, not least because of the assembly of the thing. Bell tents are large--enormous compared to the nylon number ...
September 16, 2016
A Journey Through the Foodiest Country on Earth, Family in Tow
There’s a joke told among expats in Japan that newcomers deem themselves experts in the enigmatic country after a week and write a book about it ...
September 6, 2016
5 Classic NYC Buildings Likely Coming Down for a Purple Neon Moxy Hotel
The first Moxy Hotel opened in Milan in 2014 with a business plan we’re seeing more and more of these days: just outside the city center, with ...
August 16, 2016
6 Fascinating Facts About Bourbon from ‘Bourbon Empire’
As is my wont, I only took an interest in Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey, Reid Mitenbuler’s engrossing book on the ...
August 8, 2016
It’s Official: Fewer People Stepping Foot Inside Trump Hotels
Earlier this summer I began researching ways to quantify how Donald Trump's political brand has affected his business one, especially in terms of his ...
August 4, 2016
How I Survive Long Flights (After 2 Decades of Taking Them)
The stories are legion, even in the realm of my first-hand experience: The entire economy cabin of my flight once watched the mother of a newborn ...
August 2, 2016
On the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Twenty years ago, the Bourbon Trail didn’t exist. Before 1999, when the Kentucky Distillers’ Association created the concept, tourism to the ...
July 25, 2016
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