You probably haven’t heard of them, but Wow Air is about to make things more interesting for international travel. They’re a small airline based in Iceland that’s only been flying since 2012. Since then, they’ve been offering cheap flights to and from Iceland to various European destinations. And now, they’re launching service to the US. For now, they’re only flying to Boston and BWI (Baltimore). But, boy, are they tearing it up on price. Fares are as low as $99 one-way to Iceland and in the $150-200 range to various… Read More »
Uber is a pretty awesome car service in its own right, but they keep trying to branch out into other areas, assumedly to justify their disgustingly large valuation. They’ve done some pretty cool things to attract attention, like giving away ice cream in specific cities this summer. And now, they’re giving you access to free flu shots: That’s why we’re leveraging the reliability and efficiency of the Uber platform and launching a one-day pilot program—UberHEALTH—in select cities today. Together with our partner Vaccine Finder we will bring flu prevention packs… Read More »
Neil, one of my friends who’s also a regular reader of the blog, has just recently gotten hooked on buying gift cards at Staples with his Chase Ink Bold card. He wrote me an e-mail last night letting me know he had an interesting experience at Staples yesterday. He picked up a gift card for a retail store to go along with the printer he was buying and headed to the register. The clerk told him that he couldn’t pay for the gift card with a credit card. When Neil… Read More »
Andrew Cuomo announced a competition that will start in 30 days for the public to submit new designs for LaGuardia and JFK airports. Seated beside him was Vice President Joe Biden, an intelligent politician in his own right, who frequently manages to stick his foot in his mouth. It was earlier this year when he said the following at a speech about improving the transportation infrastructure in the US: “But if I blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, ‘I must be in… Read More »
For a brief period of time early this morning (around midnight EDT), you could buy a $160 airline ticket to India. Or, $200 to Jordan. $350-ish would get you to Dubai. These deals were all on Emirates, from big US gateway cities like New York, Chicago, DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, and San Francisco. Alas, it died a quiet death 3 hours after it started, all while I was comfortably asleep. You would think that mistake fares would become a thing of the past at some point, with technology to aid… Read More »
In case you missed it, here are the previous and upcoming posts about our summer trip to Italy: United Airlines To Rome St. Regis Rome Vatican Osteria 44 Photo Essay of Angels & Demons A Quiet Meal At Cul de Sac Trevi Fountain (Semi) Closed For Business A Fast Train To Venice St. Regis San Clemente Island Hotel Danieli Antico Pignolo A Quick Trip To Murano How To Ride The Vaporetto (Water Bus) In Venice Getting Lost In Venice British Airways 787 Flight Home We had heard ahead of time… Read More »
Finding a restaurant off the beaten path is, for some, like finding a nugget of gold. That’s what Enoteca Cul de Sac was for us when we discovered it ten years ago. Though it’s popularity has risen, it’s still approachable and if you’re lucky, you should be able to walk up and grab a table to enjoy a glass of wine with some cheese to end a day of sightseeing in Rome.
Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown, is a book that saw massive popularity upon its release. While the movie didn’t add anything for me, walking through Rome and exploring the landmarks make the story come to life. Take a walk with us as we enjoy a quick visual exploration of the “path of illumination”.
Osteria 44 was a short walk from the St. Regis Rome on a quiet side street. We found a welcoming host named Sergio who spoke impeccable English. From there, we found an imaginative meal and great wine selections.