KLM’s 97th miniature Delftware House


I had the great pleasure of being on-site in Rotterdam for the unveiling of KLM’s newest – and 97th – Delftware miniature house: a likeness of the Hotel New York.


The hotel occupies the former headquarters of the Holland American Line and for many years, beginning in 1872, the company’s ships sailed between Rotterdam and New York and several other U.S. cities.

You can read my story about the big “reveal” – and KLM’s tradition of gifting these gin-filled tiny houses to business class passengers, on USA TODAY, but in the meantime, here’s a photo of miniature house #95- a likeness of the Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam.


Souvenir Sunday at Kentucky’s Blue Grass Airport


It’s Souvenir Sunday at, a day for celebrating some of the fun, locally-themed, inexpensive items you can find in gift shops at airports.

This week’s treats come from Lexington, Kentucky’s Blue Grass Airport, where passengers are invited to step into the “Big Lex Photo Frame” and pose for a unique “I am here” photo.

Blue Grass Airport is in horse country, so travelers who poke around the gift shops will find plenty of horse-related souvenirs. Among the most popular: these horse-shaped lollipops and note pads made with horse poo.




Batman vs. Superman airport souvenirs

Hudson batman supeman shirt

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” – set to appear in movie theaters March 26, 2016 – then you may be in the market for something to wear to the show.

If you’re traveling, you may not have time to shop for just the right thing to wear (a cape?, pointy bat ears?) to the theater, but Hudson stores at airports have you covered.

At eleven major airports – including LAX, Miami International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Omaha Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport, Lambert–St. Louis International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Burbank Bob Hope Airport, Nashville International Airport, and Boston Logan – Hudson shops will be offering two, exclusive, movie-themed t-shirts.

And it looks like you can choose your super hero.

The t-shirts would be the perfect thing to wear on the special Turkish Airlines plane that has a Batman v Superman livery and Batman v Superman amenity kits.

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