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Valentine’s 2017 – HMHost airport celebrations

HMSHostLove Chalkboard - Valentine's 2017

HMSHostLove Chalkboard – Valentine’s 2017

Will you be at an airport for this year’s upcoming Valentine’s 2017 and have some time to kill? If so, this is a great #layovertip for you.

HMSHost is one of the industry leaders in airport passenger experience innovation, and for this Valentine’s 2017 the company does not disappoint. You may have remembered our coverage of various HMSHost holiday celebrations, airport restaurant month, and other fun events throughout the year, and this Valentine’s 2017 celebration is in the same vein.

The fun actually has already started ahead of Valentine’s 2017, coming this Tuesday. HMSHost has been traveling across five US airports, asking passengers about the meaning of love to them. Besides in-person traveler interviews, passengers have been encouraged to share their thoughts on giant chalkboard installations. Passengers have also been encouraged to tweet their thoughts using hashtag #HMSHostLove.

The goal of the in-person interviews is to compile a video montage around thoughts of love, from the perspective of airport travelers. The video released just after Valentine’s 2017 to highlight travelers coming together to define what loves means to them. Here’s the video:

Which airports can you find the 7-foot tall, giant chalkboard installations and Valentine’s 2017 decor?

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Nashville International Airport
  • Orlando International Airport
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

What can you get if you leave a message on the board?

HMSHost is offering a dark chocolate bar and Valentine’s 2017 card, as well as a 15% off coupon at participating HMSHost restaurants.

Even if you don’t leave a message, you can still get a freebie by visiting an HMSHost restaurant and making a minimum purchase.

And of course, if you’re no flying through one of these five airports during Valentine’s 2017, you can still participate on Twitter with the #HMSHostLove hashtag.

See the HMSHost press release for more details and let us know if you see these pop-up installations at an airport near you!

Traveling Around Brazil

CJ Traveling Around Brazil - in the plane

CJ Traveling Around Brazil – in the plane

I spent the last two weeks traveling around Brazil, and I thought it would be fun to roll up my journey as well as some travel hacks I observed while there. You might have already seen my blog on flying to Rio on the Dreamliner, but did you check out what happened next?

Here’s the road-map of my least epic adventure traveling around Brazil:

  1. Oct 15-16: Exploring Santa Teresa – Day 1 – read it here
  2. Oct 16-17: Rio in 2 Days – Ipanema, Corcovado, and Sugar Loaf – read it here
  3. Oct 17-20: Iguazu Falls – 3 Days in Paradise – read it here
  4. Oct 18: Paraguay from Brazil via Iguaçu – read it here
  5. Oct 19: Iguaçu National Park in Brazil – read it here
  6. Oct 20-21: Sao Paulo in a Day – #layovertips – read it here
  7. Oct 21-22: Manaus daytripping in Brazil – read it here
  8. Oct 22: Amazonian adventure – read it here
  9. Oct 23: Amazon Gero Tours – Into the Jungle – read it here
  10. Oct 24: Off the grid in the Amazon – read it here

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October Airport Restaurant Month 2016

HMSHost Airport Restaurant Month

HMSHost Airport Restaurant Month

This week we’ll be covering October Airport Restaurant Month returning to an airport near you. Last week we wrote about the DEN Oktoberfest beer tent coming back to the airport, and this week’s October Airport Restaurant Month blog extends the foodie theme one step further. This year’s October Airport Restaurant Month will also be at DEN, in case you’re looking for another #layovertip after you check out the beer tent. You can follow the conversation on Twitter through the hashtag #AirportRestaurantMonth, and participate in person October 1 – 31 this year.

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DEN Beer Garden – it’s back!

DEN Airport logo - DEN beer gardenJust in time for the Great American Beer Festival AND Oktoberfest, DEN Airport unveils it’s annual tradition – the DEN Beer Garden! For the third year, from September 30 – October 10, 2016, you will be able gain admission for $10. In exchange, you will get get a souvenir glass and 10 2oz samples (Beer Flights) from a variety of Colorado breweries at the DEN beer garden.

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O’Hare Cooking Competition Finalists

Channe lYour Inner Chef - O'Hare Cooking Competition

Channel Your Inner Chef – O’Hare Cooking Competition

HMS Host has named the finalists for its annual O’Hare Cooking Competition – taking place at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on Mar 22. There was a worldwide competition of recipe and cooking demonstration (via recorded video) submissions a few weeks ago, and now the Final Five have been named.

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Superbowl traveltips

If you’re planning on hitting the airport this weekend for Superbowl 50, read on for Superbowl traveltips, #layovertips, and the usual tripchi #travelhacks. Even though this year’s Superbowl travel will cost double what it cost last year, these tips may help you get to the game on fewer dollars and in one piece.

Superbowl traveltips to SFO -

Superbowl traveltips to SFO –

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Day hikes from DEN – #layovertip

This is just a quick post to share some of my favorite expeditions and day hikes from DEN – you can do these over a long long layover or overnight. Hint: #layovertip.

You can easily rent a car at the airport, or use the tripchi app to find a ride downtown, and get your day hikes from DEN going.

Then you can take the Amtrak to Durango or Glenwood Springs and check out the Hanging Lake, which I got to do a few days ago.

You can even Uber it from DEN to wherever you need to go.

You know you want to, because the Rocky Mountains are beautiful!


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