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This week: Back from our babymoon in Hawaii, a first for me on an AA flight, 10 cool airport amenities, and more.
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Aloha! If you're following me on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and/or Periscope, you know that my wife and I are back from Hawaii! We had an amazing trip (babymoon, actually) and I have plenty of photos to share from the new Four Seasons Oahu and the transformed Four Seasons property on Lanai, as well as some fun shots from our Flytographer photoshoot (like the one above!) We also spent a night at one of our favorite Waikiki hotels, The Modern Honolulu. Here are 10 reasons to stay there.
Manhattan Beach and LAX tips
Natalie and I made it back home just in time to catch the 4th of July festivities down at the beach. I played volleyball with friends in the beach volleyball capital of the world: Manhattan Beach. If you haven’t been and have a long layover at LAX (four hours or more), I highly recommend you visit. Here are my tips. If you want some tips and tricks for better navigating LAX, here’s a commercial I shot for them.
10 really cool airport amenities
Speaking of airport tips, check out these 10 really cool airport amenities I wrote about for TravelSmith.com. Check them out and let me know your favorite airport amenities in the comments!
Military send-off
I’m a day late sending this newsletter because one of my great cousins just died in Los Angeles, and Natalie and I attended the funeral. He lived until 91 and was an amazing guy who loved family, food, wine, gardens, California, Alaska, and his birth island of Ischia in Italy.
He was in the Army when he was 18, so the military had two uniformed soldiers to send him off in honor. I was so impressed. One played "Taps" while the other stood at attention. Then together, they did the flag ceremony, folding the flag that had draped my great cousin’s casket and presenting it to his wife. Frank lived an amazing life, and there wasn’t a dry eye at the cemetery. The experience reminded me of the fallen soldier who was once on my flight, which you can read about here.
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Travel Deals


This week's deals include: 
-$1,079: 10-night Hawaii cruise including Hilo, Kona & Maui
-$999: Iceland 3-night vacation with air & transfers
-Ft. Lauderdale hotels & more 55% off
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Travel News


This week’s news includes: 
-UAE Urges Citizens To Avoid Traditional Dress Abroad After Man Mistaken For ISIS Terrorist In Ohio
-Disney subtly removes gator references from its parks
-Investors Dump Airline Stocks as Bad News Persists
-More news >>

Website of the Week


A 19-year-old British programmer built the DoNotPay robot lawyer to help people appeal parking tickets, get flight reimbursements, etc. And so far, it's working!
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Travel Style


Vicki Winters is a blogger, content creator and social media manager who's been to 35 countries and five continents.
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Tweeter of the Week


Did you know that you can play free ukuleles onboard some flights?
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Video of the Week


I bet you remember when you heard about Captain Sully's "Miracle on the Hudson." Now there’s a movie about the whole thing called Sully. Will you see it in theaters?
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Product of the Week


The Evolution Cool Pillow is the newest and arguably the coolest and most comfortable travel pillow on the market.
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Instagram of the Week


Self-taught photographer Johan Lolos (lebackpacker) is a world explorer with a passion for the outdoors and the wilderness.
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App of the Week


SmartGuide offers users access to a large selection of GPS-triggered, information-rich guides to new places—and a chance to build and sell their own guides!
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Travel Contests


-Win a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-Win a $10,000 trip to Italy
-Win a trip for two to be pampered in NYC
-More contests >>

Webcam of the Week


It’s no secret that my favorite airport in the US is LAX. Here are a couple of live webcams overlooking LAX runway 25 right.
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Contributor stories


Travel Book of the Week


If you’ve never been to Iceland—one of the most beautiful countries in the world—I recommend it. Take one of these Iceland guide books when you go!

Summer in Vail, CO: What to Eat, Drink and Explore


Vail, Colorado—perhaps one of the world's most renowned ski towns—is also an incredible city for some good ol' fashioned "summering."
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JJ on The Tech Guy


Miss me last Saturday? I'll be appearing on Leo Laporte's The Tech Guy—in my regular role as guest—this Saturday at 3:30 pm ET. You can tune in live here!

$99 to Iceland? WOW! Is It for Real? It Depends.


“We promise you that WOW feeling!” boasts WOW air. But does that mean "wow" as in “Wow, that’s great!” or "wow" as in “Wow, what a bummer!”?
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Natalie's Corner


I know. It’s not easy to pack light. This week in Natalie's Corner, Natalie shares how to pack smart without leaving the fabulous stuff at home. 
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Calgary Stampede in Style, Part 1


The famous Calgary Stampede starts today, and so in honor of it, here's the first part in Trishna Patel's five-part Stampede series from last year.
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