• Holiday Attractions

    How FedEx and UPS Made the Airport an Anti-Factory

    The word “aerotropolis,” coined by UNC business professor John D. Kasarda, means “a new urban form placing airports in the center with cities growing around them, connecting workers, suppliers, executives, and goods to the global marketplace.” Below, in this exclusive TFT excerpt from the new book Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, written by journalist Greg Lindsay and Kasarda, we get a peak at how the terribly efficient air-delivery giants FedEx and UPS factor into the model. The midnight skies over the Memphis and Louisville airports are filled with stars bearing down on you. Wait on the tarmac long enough and they gradually come into focus— 727s, 747s, 757s, 767s,…

  • Holiday Accommodations

    Looking For Cheap Hotel Prices Made Easy

    Various websites on hotels build it easy for you to look for cheap hotel bookings and the cheapest hotel prices.  Several web sites such as Hotels(dot)com, Priceline, Orbitz, and Travelocity are available for you to select and compare the cheap hotel prices. At Hotel Deal Web site, they ensure that you get the best cheap hotel prices by simply filling out the provided forms, choosing your place of your choice and the date you travel, and they would make comparisons for you on hotel prices. Comparing hotel prices from among numerous booking agents is very essential since many of them would show very low hotel rates but they fail to…

  • Holiday Tips

    Spring Break: Have you made plans?

    My kids’ spring break is just around the corner. We’re planning a road trip through Florida, starting in Miami and tracing the Gulf Coast to Fort Walton. We hope to get in lots of beach time and see a manatee in the wild. If you’re still looking for something to do, USA Today put together a roundup of 10 places, from Paradise Island in the Bahamas to Arizona’s Grand Canyon. My favorite pick in their list was San Ignacio, Belize where you can go horseback riding among Mayan ruins. Where are you going for spring break?