No More Room Service? Good Riddance — and Here Are the Reasons Why

A recent announcement from the New York Hilton Midtown revealed that room service was being discontinued in order to cut costs and improve profits, replacing it with Herb n’ Kitchen — an on-site cafeteria-style “grab-and-go” sort of restaurant which will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. I am taking the potentially unpopular stance of saying good riddance to room service — and here are my reasons why…

Travel Advisory for Tropical Storm Andrea

If you plan on traveling along the entire east coast of the United States, your travel might be impacted by Tropical Storm Andrea due to heavy rainfall, strong winds, thunderstorms, flooding and possible tornadoes. Cities expected to be impacted by Tropical Storm Andrea through Saturday morning include…

Radisson Blu: A Chance to Win a Dream Trip Around the World for Two

Radisson Blu wants you to Turn Your World Blu by participating in a promotion where you have a chance to win a grand prize which includes enjoying up to 30 nights at a collection of your favorite Radisson Blu hotel properties around the world and a total of 360,000 Miles & More frequent flier loyalty program miles — but…

Test Yourself: How Well Do You Know The World?

Yes, I know — you travel so much that you have been to nine continents and found countries of which no one has even discovered as of yet, let alone heard. On a lighter note — to take a break from the other articles which have recently been posted at The Gate — here is a fun and simple game called GeoGuessr…and I would not be the least bit surprised if you eventually became addicted to playing it. The way GeoGuessr works is that it shows an image using the street view of Google Maps. You have to guess the location of that image using…

Kicked Off of the Airplane? You Are in Good (?) Company

A large group from a high school in Brooklyn — 101 students and eight chaperones — were expelled from a Boeing 737 aircraft operated by AirTran Airways early in the morning due to “safety reasons” on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Fiorello LaGuardia Airport in New York as a result of reportedly not complying with the directions of the flight crew to turn off and stow away their portable electronic devices and sit in their assigned seats. The flight to Atlanta was delayed for 45 minutes as a result. The chaperones claim that the flight crew…

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