Air France adds Premium Economy seats

Air France is introducing Premium Economy seats on flights between New York and Paris. It plans to roll out premium economy on other long-haul flights between the US and Europe. It’s about time. People who used to fly business class are not willing to pay business class prices anymore, but they are willing to pay […]

Mapplr’s editor reveals her favorite travel destinations

Guido van den Elshout, owner of Haagsche Suites, a fabulous boutique hotel in The Hague, interviewed me recently about my favorite travel destinations and places to stay, as well as my top recommendations for visitors coming to San Francisco (first one is to avoid Fisherman’s Wharf). If you are curious about my favorite places to […]

San Francisco chef shares his favorites in California and Mexico

I decided to take a break from my usual habit of listing favorite places around the world to interview Gabriel Amaya, a good friend of mine who is the chef-owner of Olea, a restaurant in San Francisco that serves fresh, locally sourced organic food cooked Mediterranean-style. I met Gabo several years ago after stumbling upon […]

Here comes the Flirt Express!

Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company, has a great Valentine’s Day special: Flirt Express. The special rail service runs from 15 cities across the country on February 14 and passengers being encouraged to change seats every five minutes. And the best part is – the train ride is completely free. Click here to read more. […]