Joe's Travel Newsstand for 2018
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEWSSTAND
When Joe Brancatelli launched JoeSentMe two weeks after 9/11, it was all he could do to get his own columns, Brancatelli File and Tactical Traveler, posted. When he decided to keep the site running, however, one of the first things he created was the Travel Newsstand. At the time, it was aimed at linking to all the travel news and commentary sites on the Web. Now it is Joe's way of linking to useful travel stories that appear elsewhere on the Internet.
March 29: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Right wing activists and conservative media decide CNN must be ousted from the airport. Will Berlin Brandenburg Airport ever open? Well, um, er ... Qantas launches Australia-London nonstops and confuses the term with "direct" flights. Plane cushions, long train rides and the end of the 55-miles-per-hour speed limit.
March 15: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! How to spend $2.1+ million a night at a Ritz-Carlton in Saudi Arabia. How do you solve a problem like United? All the president's (corrupt travel) men. An update on Cathay Pacific's fight for survival as a premium airline and TAP Air Portugal's unlikely revival. A model and her carry-on casserole. And much more.
February 14: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! The star of Doc Martin picks his favorite places in Port Isaac, the idyllic seaside Cornish village where the show is filmed. Hong Kong gains and loses as the city is remade. Rome finds warehouses full of antiquities as it excavates for a new subway line. Brexit turns the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland into a lodging flashpoint. And much more.
February 1: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Michelin learns the fault is in its stars, not in our chefs. Meanwhile, developing nations develop dietary problems. The prettiest coffee shops in every state. Millennials choose vacations by Instagram. A Scotch whisky rebellion. Downtown Los Angeles is hot. Downtown Buffalo gets its grand hotel back. And much more.
January 25: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Death rides the (new) rails in Florida ... but things are brighter elsewhere. Except, of course, in New York, where the railroads are collapsing. Meanwhile, a well-groomed Marriott Family public image is undermined by a very nasty lawsuit. Trump Hotels are paying for Trump being president. Googie architecture lives in Los Angeles! And more.
January 11: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Local critics pick the best new restaurants in 17 hub cities. Expect new-wave ethnic choices in unexpected places and really creative dishes. What's out in 2018? Power lunches, sit-down dinners and pour-over coffee. What's in? Round-the-clock, always available dining menus. Meanwhile, a major critic rates big chain restaurants. And much more to, er, chew on.
These columns originally appeared at JoeSentMe.com.
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