- Find out about Uber’s Surge Pricing & How Someone Paid $94 for a 2 Mile Ride.
- Skift has a podcast where Richard Branson Explains His Plans for a Hotel in Space.
- Check out National Geographic’s 50 Best Daily Travel Photos from 2013.
- Thrillist has an article- Arrested Onboard: The 17 Worst Real Life Airline Passengers.
- Find out about 6 signs that you are ready for a vacation from Club Carlson.
- NBC News has an interesting article: Grand Travel In Retirement Doesn’t Come Cheap.
- Sit back (for a minute) and watch the American Airlines “WestJet” Style Holiday Video.
- Find out about 12 of the World’s Most Spectacular Christmas Trees from CNN Travel.
- USA Today writes about The Best Gifts For Family Travel.
- Another from USA Today- The 10 Most Expensive Restaurants In The World.
- Check out a YouTube video about the American Airlines Merger Celebration.
- Just in time for the holidays, this week’s Flashback Friday post was about Visiting Santa’s Quarters in New Orleans.
Travel Deals & Offers:
- Before shopping online, stop by TopCashBack to earn money back for most online purchases. Sign up for an account here. (If you sign up through my link I will receive a referral bonus.)
- Earn some free La Quinta points and up to 10 free nights in the LQ Stay & Play game. If you sign up through my link, I’ll earn some more play tokens.
- Win a trip to Switzerland in the 12 Days of Swissness Contest. Enter by 11:59 PM on December 24.
- Win a share of 500,000 Sky Miles in a contest Delta is running through Facebook: Stop Dreaming & Start Living. Enter every day until December 27.
- Win a trip for 2 to South Africa and explore Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Enter by 12/29.
- United MileagePlus Mastercard holders can sign up for DirecTV and get 30,000 bonus miles.
- Win a trip for 2 to Puerto Rico from the Travel Channel. Enter by December 31.
- Get 30% off of your first month of Gogo inflight internet. Sign up by December 31.
- Win the Ultimate Christmas Present from KLM. 4 worldwide flight tickets, a €2,000 pre-paid card and a Nikon camera. Enter by January 5.
A few contests from Southwest: (Enter by 12/31/13)
- Win a trip to New Orleans or Austin. (Two winners- each will win one of the trips.)
- Win a two nights stay in Las Vegas including tickets to Cirque du Soleil, dinner & more. (Airline tickets are not included.)
- Enter for a chance to win the Greater Fort Lauderdale Two-Beach Getaway. Prize includes airfare, stays at 2 hotels and more.
If you have any Travel News, Deals or Offers that you’d like to share, feel free to leave a comment below or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.