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...

By definition, an institution is an established law, practice, organization, foundation, society or custom.  On this day in 1846, President James K. Polk signed the Smithsonian Institution Act into law.

But did you know that the Smithsonian Institution was created by a...

If you’ve been watching the world news of politics, we are in some strange times indeed. It seems that for every person that feels strongly about one thing, there is one other that feels the opposite, causing great, wide-sweeping divides.

Last night, in the overnight ho...

Is it all OK?

On this day in 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for “oll korrect,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.  ...

November 22, 2016

Americans will be celebrating their Thanksgiving holiday this week, a festivity that dates back to the first “Thanksgiving” feast held in 1621 by the American Pilgrims and their native American Indian neighbors. The Pilgrims were the first American colonists to settle...

November 3, 2016

Another World Series is in the books. And what a game it was! Baseball fans were treated to a rare Game 7, 10th inning, right down to the nail-biting, edge-of-the-seat wire. Our hats are off to the Chicago Cubs, who are celebrating a well-deserved victory after a 108-y...

September 19, 2016

Remember when Sherlock Holmes told his assistant Watson that his method of deductive investigating was “Elementary, my Dear, Watson.” What exactly did that mean? Well, to “deduct” is to reduce something complex into smaller parts and find the “clues” there that will so...