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National Parks

Hiking into sunlight

Photo of the Week!

F 4.5; 1/160; 50mm.

Shot at The Windows, a section of Arches National Park, which is located in Moab, Utah.

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Don’t have a cow!

Photo of the Week!

F 8; 1/250; 116mm.

Shot near Moab alongside Utah State Route 313.

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Hoodoo Moab, Curio Collection by Hilton Review

The great American West meets higher flyer luxury

Moab, Utah, despite its remote location on the Colorado Plateau, is a hub for intrepid explorers, nature enthusiasts, and backpacking tourists.  Its close proximity to two ruggedly beautiful national parks — Arches and Canyonlands — is the main draw, and Moab attracts more and more visitors with each passing year.  The local hotel scene is expanding in order to cater to them, and the town’s first upscale property, the Hoodoo, opened in Summer 2019.  As part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, it’s a charming, well-designed, and luxurious four-star, but it’s also one of the most expensive places in the area.  To the delight of higher flyers though, these costs can be easily offset with points and, better yet, there’s plenty good value to be had!

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Coronavirus claimed FlyBe. Who’s next? What’s next? That remains to be seen…

The Daily Flyer

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Welcome to the eighth edition of “The Daily Flyer,” The Higher Flyer‘s daily newsletter gathering up and summarizing some of the day’s most important happenings in the world of airlines, hotels, award points, and other travel-related things.  Today’s feature — for March 18, 2020 — covers the fall of FlyBe, the role of coronavirus in the collapse, and the future that this outbreak could bring.  In addition, read on for coverage of a a political thought piece (of sorts), a follow-up to United’s repeatedly revised refund policy, and an amusing play on negative Yelp reviews.

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A Canyon’s Sunrise

Photo of the Week!

F 10; 1/125; ISO 100; 18mm.

Shot near Moab, Utah, at Deadhorse State Park.

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The High Desert Road

Photo of the Week!

F 8; 1/320; ISO 100; 39mm.

Shot near Moab, Utah.

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