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Backpack Like a Pro

Backpack Like a Pro

Backpacking is an excellent way to get some fresh air and exercise. However, if a person has never gone on a backpacking trip, they probably won't know which items are best to bring. By carrying essential items, it lightens the load that a person will have to carry...

Extravagant Cruise Ship Features

Extravagant Cruise Ship Features

According to statistics, more than 14 million people in North America embarked on cruise ship vacations in 2018. Another 11 million from various world countries also enjoyed cruises. Numerous cruise lines take passengers to Alaska, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean,...

How To Do New Orleans In A Weekend

How To Do New Orleans In A Weekend

New Orleans is an excellent place for a weekend getaway. Create the perfect 3-day itinerary and head to the Big Easy. Travelers on a budget can save on hotel rates by making their "weekend" in the middle of the week or two days and one weekend night. The following...

Breeze Through Airport Security with These Tips

Breeze Through Airport Security with These Tips

Getting through the security checkpoints is one of the most frustrating and stressful parts of traveling. By taking the time to prepare and adopt new practices, you'll be better prepared for this part of flying. These tips can help you get where you're going without...

Camping Don’ts: Leave These Items At Home

Camping Don’ts: Leave These Items At Home

Going camping is a fun pastime, enjoyed by many people. If you're thinking about going camping, you can make the experience a lot better (or worse) by bringing or leaving the right gear. Let's take a look at some items you should definitely leave at home. Fragile...

Top Attractions in California

Top Attractions in California

It is no secret that California is one of the most beautiful, most exciting, most popular spots for tourists and sightseers in the whole United States. It's hard to take in all of the sights and sounds of the different cities, but narrowing down the search and knowing...

5 Popular Hiking Trails in California

5 Popular Hiking Trails in California

Hiking to the top of a mountain for a view that is difficult to rival is one of the many joys of partaking on a hiking trip. California is blessed with a range of landscapes, and that includes mountains a-plenty and hundreds of hiking trails to tackle. The following...

Famous “Haunted” Hotels

Famous “Haunted” Hotels

As summer comes to an end and the fall season approaches, that means Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you are a believer of the paranormal or enjoy the spooky festivities, if you seek a spectral adventure, one of these famous “haunted” hotels could be the...

What to Pack in Your Carry-On

What to Pack in Your Carry-On

Planning for a trip involves a variety of moving pieces, and packing your luggage is one of them. Packing just using a carry-on is one of the more convenient ways to travel - you don’t have to worry about checked bag fees, and you won’t be bogged down by a ton of...

The Future of Aviation Without Oil

The Future of Aviation Without Oil

The world as a whole consumes an estimated 86 million barrels of crude oil per day. Given that there were only about 1.7 billion barrels remaining at the end of 2012, the chances of us running out of oil in the next 50 years or so is very likely. While it is not a...

Camping Essentials

Camping Essentials

While preparing for a camping trip, it is easy to forget a necessity or two, such as aspirin or a flashlight. To prevent traveling without a much-needed item, spend some time putting together an essentials bag, containing the vital items you will need to ensure your...

The Evolution of Aviation in the Last Two Decades

The Evolution of Aviation in the Last Two Decades

Twenty years ago, aviation and airline travel looked very different than it does today. Prior to the year 2000, flights were very cheap, partly due to a good economy and cheap oil, and most passengers received complimentary meals on domestic flights. In the early...

How to Build a Great Campfire

How to Build a Great Campfire

While it is no longer a vital component to our existence as it once was for ancient humankind, a campfire can still inspire discussion and storytelling among the group and is essential to a great camping trip. Don’t let your trip be a bore and know how to build a...

Ready, Set, Takeoff: The Science Behind Flight

Ready, Set, Takeoff: The Science Behind Flight

Having the ability to fly anywhere on the planet that we choose and arrive at our destination in a matter of hours is an incredible feat that humans have mastered. Easily one of the greatest inventions of all time, the once-thought crazy idea of flying has opened a...

What to Do in Santa Monica

What to Do in Santa Monica

Men and women have been searching for an earthly paradise since before they invented the wheel or the written word. There have been countless names for it: Atlantis. The Garden of Eden. El Dorado. Today, we just call it Santa Monica. With its spectacular beaches and...

How to Identify a Great Campsite

How to Identify a Great Campsite

When a person decides to venture out into the wilderness for an extended adventure, one of the most important aspects of their travels will be finding the perfect place to set up camp. Here are just a handful of things a camper should look for to identify a great...

America’s Top Air Shows

America’s Top Air Shows

Many aircraft fly over the U.S., but only a select few partake in the top shows. These airshows can be categorized by history, culture, and specialty. Aviation has a wonderfully storied past, and as a result, attendees at air shows expect a bit of  history....

Anatomy Of An Airplane

Anatomy Of An Airplane

As technology advances, innovation follows. Throughout the modernization of aircraft, engineers have worked to make planes safer, quieter, and more convenient for passengers. Jet airliners have come a long way, but there will still be plenty of improvements to come....

Best Camping Destinations In California

Best Camping Destinations In California

Thousands of campgrounds are scattered across California and nestled among its 18 national forests. From bare-bones hideaways to luxurious glamping getaways, it’s hard to pick just one spot to visit. The landscape—from redwoods forests to deserts and mountaintops to...

How to Earn Your Pilot’s License

How to Earn Your Pilot’s License

It’s harder to find a more exciting hobby than flying. Regardless of whether you’re taking your first flight or going up for the millionth time, nothing beats the rush of watching the world shrink beneath you as you climb into the clouds. Take it from me: For years,...

A Look at Steve Farzam’s Contributions to the Society

Steve Farzam is the COO of Shore Hotel that’s based in Santa Monica. His success as a COO is evident in the fact that Shore Hotel currently enjoys one of the top spots when it comes to the hospitality industry in Santa Monica. However, that doesn’t really comes off as...

Steve Farzam’s & The Shore Hotel Santa Monica Hospitality

Steve Farzam, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ocean View Hotel, has changed many people’s lives with his unique sense of generosity and his overall goodness. Firstly, let’s start with where this all started—Farzam’s childhood. Farzam grew up in Los Angeles,...

An Overview of the Hotel & Hospitality Industry

The hotel and hospitality industry is one of the few industries in the world that are seemingly outperforming the other ones, as well as the overall GDP as a whole. What we mean is, this particular industry has been showing a more impressive growth than the GDP in...

Hospitality Industry Changes

If you are not involved in the hospitality industry, odds are you are not aware that it has been going through a lot of changes lately. It is a lot more behind the scenes stuff, so the average consumer is not very aware of what is going on. Not only is it ever...

Best Hotels in Santa Monica, California

Ahh, Santa Monica. One of the leading tourist destinations in California. This is for good reason. The city has so much to offer and is even more beautiful. Choosing a hotel can be tough, that is why we have made a list of our favorite hotels in Santa Monica. 1. The...

Hotel Etiquette for Managers

Odds are you have been to a hotel where you received less than satisfactory service. Not only did it make you angry, it possibly could have ruined your trip. A lot hotel owners (myself, Steve Farzam, included) do not teach their workers how to treat hotel guests...