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What Mad Men Can Teach Us about Travel Agents

What Mad Men Can Teach Us about Travel Agents

In last week’s episode of “Mad Men,” Betty Francis (January Jones) catches up with her old friend, Francine Hanson (Anne Dudek). For a profession that many claim has been totally reinvented because of the Internet, there's quite a few things we can learn from Francine, who makes Betty jealous with her description of her career.

Getting a Piece of the Music Festival Pie

Getting a Piece of the Music Festival Pie

It seems that as the number of music festivals increases, the interest in attending these festivals increases as well — so much so that you could even describe the process as competitive. For the right travel agent — one who has developed connections in the music industry as well as in hotels, transportation and more — music festivals can be a lucrative niche.

Snowshoeing in Vail

Snowshoeing in Vail

TravelAge West contributor Chelsee Lowe takes in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains while snowshoeing in Vail.

My Week in Mai Tais

My Week in Mai Tais

Just about every bar in Waikiki offers a version of mai tai, each promising to be the best. Who kept their promises and who fell short? This investigative reporter was on the case.

Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe

Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe

In the span of two days, I managed to eat three servings of Carnival’s famous warm chocolate melting cake — that means I ate one serving before lunch time. In my defense, I had just learned how to make the chocolate cake in a private tutorial with the kitchen staff.

The ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Championships

The ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Championships

There was huge buzz and dancing day and night onboard Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam. Though the ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ program has been a fixture on all of Holland America Line’s cruises for some time, this sailing was particularly special.