On this day in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. After her husband died in the Civil War, the New York-born Taylor learned of the growing popularity of two enormous wat...

Break out the Fireworks and Champagne! It’s time to celebrate!

With Americans just returning back to the workweek after their July 4th Independence Day celebrations and the French celebrating their 2,068th Birthday today, there are some monumental milestones being celeb...

Some years back, our Director of Sales & Marketing, Mary Grieder, and our CEO, Kirk Stephens, took a client trip to Paris. A colleague and her son were on the trip as well. Sort of. This photo was taken on that trip. Today, we celebrate the awe of Notre Dame and send o...

Recent studies are indicating that many travelers are simply confused by loyalty and frequent flyer programs. YouGov, a global opinion and data company has released the following results:

  • 54% of Americans surveyed find frequent flyer programs confusing

  • 47% say...

The Brooklyn Bridge, with its unprecedented length and two stately towers, opened on this day in 1883. Dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world,” it connected the massive population centers of Brooklyn and Manhattan and changed the course of New York City forever.

Spannin...

November 21, 2017

For many of us in the United States, the meaning of Thanksgiving usually includes feasting, four-day weekends, football games, floats, family reunions, or a forerunner to Christmas festivities. But the word “thanksgiving,” when literally translated is an expression of...

Chicago-based United Airlines has sent its last 747 out for a final curtain call.

The Boeing 747, known as the “Queen of the Skies,” a regal nickname it has had since entering service in 1969 has made its final flight with United Airlines. While many airlines have...

Today, many Americans will focus their gaze upon the sky. THE GREAT AMERICAN SOLAR ECLIPSE IS FINALLY HERE, where the sun will be eclipsed by the moon, with a path of totality that will stretch across the entire country, from the west coast to the east coast.  For thos...

We are currently wrapping up a 3-day anniversary celebration of the largest peace and love music festival there ever was….Woodstock. From August 15th through the 17th in 1969, a patch of farmland in an upstate town in New York was the place to be.

Promoters of the Woods...

The streets of London will be a bit quieter beginning next week and for the next four years. At precisely noon next week on August 21st (which coincidentally is also the date when Americans will be experiencing a very rare total solar eclipse), the famous bells of Big...

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