Joe's Travel Newsstand for 2019
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.
April 25: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Airport Report: 'X' marks a very controversial spot in Pittsburgh while working conditions at Miami International deteriorate. Eat, drink and make hummus around the world. Yes, hotels are dumping guestroom bathtubs, but we told you that a decade ago. The Southwest Effect on airfares has reached the California-Hawaii market. And more.
April 4: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! A Florida resort has a Champagne vending machine. London Crossrail project hit with more delays and cost overruns. Tokyo's housing and real estate market flatlines. The checkered history of travel boycotts. A dreary Amtrak ride between Detroit and Raleigh. Fifty years later, the travels of John and Yoko explained and annotated. And more.
March 28: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Is a celebratory British Airways advertisement one of the reasons why Britain is having a terrible Brexit? A novelist thinks so. Sinatra's old Cal Neva Resort has a new owner and is getting a massive makeover. Honolulu's rail fail. A misplaced coffee carafe at a California resort yields a $6.5 million jury verdict. Sleeper trains return. And more.
March 21: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Vienna is the world's "most livable" city while Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore are the most expensive. This week's weirdest and wildest flights. San Antonio now has a Ruby City. New York City opens a huge new development. Nashville has a new neighborhood. Hot hotel trends include podcast studios and room-service Bloody Mary carts.
March 7: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Fifty years after its first flight, aviation fans moon over the supersonic Concorde all over again. Back in the USSR., a reminder that the Concordski was a truly terrible aircraft. Something (not) fishy on an Air Canada flight. The sky (well, a ceiling) is falling at the Savoy in London. Hoping to merge with Sprint, T-Mobile suddenly spends big at Trump Washington Hotel. And more.
February 28: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Amtrak strands Coast Starlight passengers in the snow for 37 hours in Oregon and revives a discussion over whether long-haul trains should be scuttled. A documentary about the real Green Book and how you can examine the genuine articles. Starbucks opens a four-story cafe in Tokyo. A multi-million-dollar Airbnb scam in New York. And more.
February 21: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Boogie with a suitcase: What's happening now in New York, London, Paris and Munich. It's a Twilight Zone of weird flights up there. States are finally cracking down on the Hertz/PlatePass toll scam. Fanatic writer blames socialists for A380's failure. A gigantic suitcase in Los Angeles to promote new line of pricey, colorful luggage. And more.
February 14: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Really bad flights you should be thankful you missed. Bath amenities from the oldest apothecary in the United States. Why it does not pay to trust Air Canada. The New York property that introduced Donald Trump to the world stage is going to be razed. A hotel icon that's a Miami Beach eyesore. Goose Bay diversions are never good. And more.
January 31: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! The shocking crash of the former fancy Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan. There's still a working Woolworth lunch counter. There really is a Rick's Cafe in Casablanca. Sweeney Todd take note: The best pies in London. Singapore wants to save ugly buildings. Amtrak can run its trains faster--but the rails can't handle it. And much more.
These columns originally appeared at JoeSentMe.com.
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