OTR 5 Year Anniversary – See You in January

This week marks the 5th anniversary of Online Travel Review.  As we head into the new year, I wanted to thank everyone for continuing to read after all these years.  For the handful of times that writing this site starts to feel like a (unpaid) job, I’m reminded frequently that people (for some reason) seem to enjoy reading this stuff.  I truly appreciate all of the notes people have sent over the years with positive (and only occasionally negative) responses to the thousands of stories written here.

This also serves as a chance for my several-times-a-year reminder that for all the of negatives of flying, cheap airfares make the world accessible in a way it never has been before.  Take advantage of these cheap fares and go somewhere new this year.

A couple of bits of housekeeping:

– Unless something strikes me, the OTR will be off until January 2nd.

– For those in New York or with an internet connection(?) I’ll be on Bloomberg Radio (1130 on the AM dial or here online) Friday December 26th at 1:37pm for about 20 minutes talking about the airline industry.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I’ll see you in January to start year 6 of OTR.  I think year 6 is where most sitcoms have a wedding and introduce a new kid.  I’ll have to see if Cousin Oliver can write a few columns for us this year.


  1. Good job on Bloomberg Radio.