Touch It, It's Yours: Mark Ashley, who writes the travel blog Upgrade: Travel Better ("living the first-class life ...at coach prices") warns of motion detectors in the minibars at Wynn Las Vegas, as well as a weight-sensitive tray of goodies on top of the minibar that knows when you've lifted anything off it. What happens in Vegas, you pay for.
Slow Pizza: Ecofabulous raves about the wood-fired pizzas at Small Shed Flatbreads in Mill Valley, CA; they're "local, sustainable, organic, and nitrate & hormone-free," not to mention delicious. A cozy place to stop after hiking on Mount Tamalpais, says the Slow Food Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Running Rampant: My husband spotted this website called Go Run Easy sponsored by Reebok that helps you plan good running routes in various U.S. cities. I plugged in the zip code 20036 (where National Geographic headquarters is located) and found 20 runs suggested by readers, from a .36-mile Dupont Circle lunchtime run to a 4-mile "Cathedral to Embassies" run to a 19 miler. Each route is plotted on a Google map, with little cameras indicating scenic spots (check out the 3.11-mile Tidal Basin run). The site also offer playlists that other runners have recommended.
Photo: courtesy Mark Ashley