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We’ve all been through our fair share of airports. Generally, I’m either running through them or waiting impatiently for my zone on my next flight to be called. But, according to CheapFlight.com‘s recent list, we should be taking a few extra moments to step back and enjoy our airport’s offerings. Read on to find out the awesome services right around the corner from your gate and read our list of top 10 airports for shopping! Read more
We got word today that Samoa Airlines is now the first carrier to charge more for overweight passengers. The chief executive of the airline, Chris Langton, commented: “There are no extra fees in terms of excess baggage or anything – it is just a kilo is a kilo is a kilo.”
Samoa is one of those lovely nations that see a high obesity rate, and Langton believes this new pay-as-you-weigh system will increase health awareness. Read more
A few weeks ago I got some swell tips from frequent travelers about how to sleep on a plane, but didn’t have time to touch on travel accessories engineered to assist with said sleep. Reviewing this vast pantheon of gadgets, gizmos and elixirs would no doubt take more time than most of us have, so here are just a few novel ideas you may not know that much about.
If you’re looking to take an exotic vacation this season, we’ve got deals for you from all over the world; from Africa to Europe to the Caribbean islands. Stray outside of your comfort zone and take the journey you’ve always dreamed of; with these fantastic deals, you’ve got few excuses not to. Read more
When it comes to earbuds and traveling, a few things tend to always ring true. For one, using the earbuds provided (in economy class) by the airline is a huge no-no. Not only do these offer horrendous audio quality, but most actually hurt your ears if worn for any length of time. Secondly, earbuds need to be compact; carry-on restrictions are tough as it is, and you don’t need a monstrous set of headphones taking up valuable space. So, with that out of the way, allow me to offer up a handful of suggestions for those seeking a new way to enjoy movies and music on their upcoming trips. Read more
Upon arrival in Cartagena, you’re immediately struck by the Caribbean feel of the city. The pastel colored low-rise buildings, high humidity, and infectious salsa music reminds you that this coastal enclave is very much part of the Caribbean. The old town of Cartagena, a walled city, is charming and designed for casual strolls with its small shops, cafés, bars, and several inviting squares. Stop by the Charleston Santa Teresa around sunset for a rooftop ron punch (rum punch) or mojito and enjoy the sunset over the sea. Read more
The woman whose camera went missing five years ago after a diving trip to Hawaii has been identified! Her underwater camera made a 5,200-mile Pacific Ocean journey from off the coast of Maui to a beach in Taiwan. After many calls out into the world-wide-web, Lindsay Crumbley Scallan was finally found after a friend recognized her on a TV news story. Back in 2007, Scallan had been visiting Hawaii from her home state of Georgia. Read more
Unless you’ve isolated yourself on a pristine island far, far away from the reach of U.S. politics, you’ve probably heard the word “sequester” uttered a time or two over the past few weeks. Even if you aren’t totally familiar with the impact of these budgetary cuts, one thing has become crystal clear for travelers: The sequester is increasing wait times for immigration around the country. In particular, the cuts have forced TSA and other government employees working at airports to cut back on overtime and staffing, which has led to immigration lines as long as four hours in Miami. Read more
It’s been a busy week in travel news. From an unexpected (and welcome) pizza delivery on grounded flights across the country, to news in the travel guidebook world, and updates to airline procedures, we’ve got all the news, quick and easy.
Passengers on Delta flights this week got a delicious pizza surprise while they were waiting on the tarmac. One flight originally due to land in Atlanta, was diverted to Knoxville due to tornado warnings in Georgia. Passengers on another Delta flight, also bound for Atlanta but diverted to Savannah, got special treatment with fresh pizza, too. Read more
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