Offbeat: Female athletes fly economy, their male counterparts in business

This week’s Offbeat spotlight shines brightly on BOTH Australia and Japan after the former’s Women’s Basketball team and the latter’s football team flew in premium economy seats enroute to Europe for the Olympics, while their male counterparts stretched their limbs out in business class.

Exclusive: Tripping with Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese started her career as a stripper called Heather Sweet in one of Los Angeles many bikini clubs. The former blond girl from a farming town in Michigan rose to international prominence in the early 2000s, in part due to her marriage to and subsequent divorce from Marilyn Manson, but largely thanks to her Hollywood Golden-era look and burlesque routines. Last week, the 39-year old queen of burlesque was in London to launch her fragrance Dita Von Teese at Liberty London. Luxury Travel Beat caught up with her to talk to her about her extensive travels.

Celebrity Travel Files: Jessica Alba, Japan

Actress Jessica Alba and her family by the Golden Temple in Kyoto, Japan.
Photo courtesy of the actress’ Instagram account.