Saharan Sand turns London Sky Red

  As Ophelia continues to batter Ireland, and disrupt flights and transportation across the UK, it has also had the rather spectacular side effect of lifting the sand from the Sahara desert and hurling it into London’s skies turning it red. Perhaps most interestingly, this phenomenon isn’t as rare as one …

BA Won’t be Honoring Ecuador Fares

Just got word that BA won’t be honoring the crazy $1000 First Class fares to Ecuador. It’s always important to not book non-refundable travel around these crazy deals because you don’t know which way the airline will swing with their decisions. In this case I bet they realized that too …

Review: AA Business Class LHR-DFW

Our ride to the airport was already waiting by the time we checked out of the Hilton Heathrow T5. The ride to the airport took 15 mins all in, and cost 50 pounds because the driver gave us a glare for not tipping “properly.” As usual the acted like he …

A Tale of Two Cities: And their fight against pollution

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times, it is the age of technological incandescence, it is the age of political incompetence, it is the epoch of democracy, it is the epoch of idiocracy, it is the season of comebacks, it is the season of drawbacks …

Hotels with the Best Views – Part 1: The Cityscapes

We at Grabamile have wanted to put up a comprehensive list of hotels with great views for a long time now. Am I the only one to hear the absurdity of the word “comprehensive” in that statement? There is no way we can stay at all the hotels in all …