12 Days of American Idiocy (Day One): Twitter Loves Terrorists

Summing up Kim Kardashian (correctly) as a media whore may get you booted from Twitter, but simply being a terrorist is apparently enough to get you one of those creepy little fascist blue bird badges that are an insult to our feathered friends everywhere. By way of illustration: Twitter’s pimping itself out to Hamas hasn’t gone over so well in Israel, apparently: In the United … Continue reading 12 Days of American Idiocy (Day One): Twitter Loves Terrorists

Pretty, right?

But travel isn’t always pretty. In the travel and hospitality industries there are certain observations that are chiefly expressed over drinks among colleagues or in other closed quarters: things like “the French are lousy tippers,” “Israelis are pushy” or “Americans are loud.” And while such findings may contain some elements of truth, does it mean brand-appropriate reaction to them can veer into actual discrimination? Continue reading Pretty, right?

The Secret Life of the Hotel Shopping Bag

Attention four-star and five-star hotel hoppers: You know you’ve seen it there, lurking in the closet above the logo-emblazoned single-use slippers and plastic laundry bag. Your first reaction is probably something like, “Hey, that’s a really nice looking shopping bag!” to be swiftly followed by something like, “But hey, why did they stick a shopping bag in the hotel room closet? After all, it’s a … Continue reading The Secret Life of the Hotel Shopping Bag