Plane Spotting and More at Kansai International Airport

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 13, 2017

Japan’s Kansai International Airpot (KIX) is located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay. Opened in 1994, it serves as the international hub for ANA and JAL, as well as Peach, Japan’s first international low-cost carrier. If you’re traveling internationally to the Kansai region (Kyoto, Kobe, Osaka), chances are that you’ll arrive […]


How to Get the Most Out of Duty Free Shopping

by Mary Jo Manzanares on July 13, 2015

Duty Free Hunter is the first Global Hub for the Global Shopper, providing travelers around the world with a single place to match their next trip to the duty free and luxury shopping on offer in the world’s airports as well as onboard airlines. Built with the help of the major airports, duty free retailers, airlines, […]


Bridge walkway between Terminal 1 and 2 at Chicago OHare airport

Chicago’s O’Hare airport is the primary one serving the greater Chicago area. It’s located to the northwest of the downtown core, often referred to as the loop, has for passenger terminals, and is one of the busiest airports in the United States. O’Hare is full of art, both permanent and rotating collections. On my last […]


Photo Friday: Barcelona Airport, Spain

by El-El on November 29, 2013

Barcelona Airport

Barcelona’s El Prat Airport (BCN) is located about seven and half miles from the city center, and is the second largest airport in Spain (behind Madrid). It is the primary airport in Catalonia and primarily serves domestic Spain routes along with European and North African destinations, with more limited service to North America. It the 9th […]


Howard Beach - JFK airport New York City

Located in Queens, New York’s JFK Airport is just 15 miles from midtown Manhattan on Jamaica Bay.  But depending on your mode of transportation and the time of day it can easily take over an hour to get to a Manhattan destination. There are a number of ways to get into the city, some cost […]


Photo Friday: Chicago’s O’Hare Airport at Night

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 22, 2011


By day, airports are a crowded, busy place, full of frenetic energy and emotions as people are traveling from one place to another. By night, in those wee hours between midnight at 3 a.m., the people are gone.  The anxiety of TSA searches, rising fuel costs, flight delays, rushing to make connections, and the stress […]