Two days in Sydney, Australia – Are you crazy? You flew how many miles?

Who flies from Washington, DC, to Sydney, Australia, for slightly more than two days? Clearly only a nut or someone on a mileage run who was taking advantage of the deeper than deep discounted fares to go “down under.” What I didn’t realize is Sydney is an adult playground. Will I return? You bet.

Celebrity Equinox has the perfect balance of style

Celebrity Equinox (photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)Equinox is truly an appropriate name for Celebrity Cruises latest Solstice-class ship. Twice a year, the equinox marks a near-perfect balance between length of day and night across the planet, and the Celebrity Equinox offers cruise travelers an excellent balance of size, style, efficiency, and quality.

Frontier’s Van Leuven: Amid bidding war for airline, “we’re still in the service business”

Cliff Van Leuven is the vice president of customer service at Frontier Airlines, the Denver-based regional airline. I asked him about how the carrier’s turbulent year so far, including a trip through bankruptcy court, a different take on fees and the likely bidding war between Republic Air and Southwest Airlines to take over Frontier. I also wondered how late-summer travelers can get the best customer service from a struggling airline industry.

Would you sleep in a wigwam?

Newsday published an entertaining story about unusual hotels. It features everything from sleeping in a wigwam to a railroad car or a library to a covered wagon. Enjoy the slide show.