We cover a lot of travel destinations and hotels and resorts here on FASTLANEMag.Com and of course they’re all some of the best there are in the world. But just because we can afford to travel first class, and stay at the best hotels and resorts the world over doesn’t mean that we should spend a kings ransom if we don’t have to.
Since we’re all on some form of social networking site like Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram we might as well make enduring the endless passive aggressive drivel most people post worth it. Well thanks to Hotel Impossible’s Anthony Melchiorri we have the 10 top ways to use social media to plan your next trip.
Make sure to watch the new season of Hotel Impossible on the Travel Channel, premiering January 6 2014. Continue Reading
Twitter has announced an update to its apps for iOS and Android as well as TweetDeck for Web, Chrome and PC (and Mac soon) that bring a renewed focus on direct messaging. The app now features a direct link to Direct Messages in the tab bar and allows you to send photos inside DMs for the first time.
This major redesign has been in the works for a while, and today marks the first time we’ve seen most of these elements all in one place. Twitter has been testing a variety of these features over the past few weeks, but now they’re all packaged together. You may have seen the DM icon in the tab bar or heard of some users getting a swipeable timeline design as a part of Twitter’s ongoing experiments which see just a small percentage of users getting each permutation of the design. Those experiments are then used to determine which features hit the app itself. Continue Reading
“Foxhill,” La Jolla’s unrivaled eight-acre sea-view estate crowning the pinnacle of the Country Club neighborhood. Offering 20,000 square feet of living area with a grand, sprawling French country manor home, (recently updated with new wing,) and several outbuildings including spacious guest house, spectacular pool pavilion, separate staff’s quarters, greenhouse, fitness center/office, garden shed, garages for 12 cars, over-garage suites, and entry gatehouse for security personnel.
Exquisitely manicured grounds surround this magnificent classic manse including large circular motor court, pool and patio, formal orchard garden, terraced vegetable and cutting gardens, and long wooded paths for strolling sea-view lawn and gardens. Adjacent acreage may be available for expansion. Continue Reading
This past year I’ve spent a lot of time traveling all over and I will say that the hustle and bustle of airports can be enough for anyone to avoid traveling all together. But when done right—like when resting at lounges of this caliber—the airport can be just as rewarding and relaxing as the trip itself.
That being said we’ve compiled some of our favorite spots to relax before a long flight for the times we’re not flying private. Check out some of our top picks below, don’t be surprised that two of them are in the same airport; and let us know what some of your favorites might be! Continue Reading
As host of Travel Channel’s popular series “Hotel Impossible,” “hotel fixer” Anthony Melchiorri is relentless when it comes to getting struggling hotels all over the world back on their feet and on the path to success. His no-nonsense approach may put some owners off, but his advice can transform even the most down-and-out properties.
Yet it’s ultimately up to the hotel owners to implement and maintain his changes. On “Hotel Impossible Undercover,” a series of six half-hour specials premiering Monday, January 6 at 10:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back episodes, Melchiorri returns to check up on six properties he previously overhauled on past seasons of “Hotel Impossible.” Following the run of specials, a compelling new fourth season of “Hotel Impossible” premieres on Monday, January 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. With thirteen hour-long episodes, Melchiorri’s management skills, emotions and patience are put to the test once again. Continue Reading