LifeStyle: Travel

The One Question You Should Always Ask Your Hotel Before You Arrive

Thursday  01:45,   19 july 2018
southernliving

You've booked your hotel room. You've booked your airfare. You've spent hours carefully crafting an itinerary for your week's adventures. Now what? Ask your hotel (or vacation rental or airbnb host) this important, yet oft[...]
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Texas tourist to spend 15 days in jail for collecting conch shells in Florida

Thursday  01:40,   19 july 2018
nydailynews

Life's a beach — until you go to jail. A Texas woman who vacationed in the Florida Keys will spend 15 days in jail and another six months on probation for taking 40 queen conchs from the ocean. Diana Fiscal-Gonzalez pleaded no contest while[...]

Passenger Who Refused to Gate Check Her Bag Delays Entire Flight

Thursday  01:15,   19 july 2018
travelandleisure

Most travelers can agree that gate checking their bags can be a hassle, but it’s a necessary hassle nonetheless in order to get to where you’re going. Unfortunately, there are some out there who need to stand their ground on keeping their carry-ons, [...]

It's Official: Average Domestic Airfares Near Record Lows

Wednesday  22:36,   18 july 2018
cntraveler

It may not feel like it, but airfares are still insanely cheap.While the first-quarter numbers aren’t a record low—the fourth quarter typically has the lowest average airfares—they are down considerably from a peak in 2015, when average fares topped [...]

Why you have to pay a fortune to get a decent seat on a plane

Wednesday  22:26,   18 july 2018
businessinsider

Airlines are charging customers a fortune with a collection of additional fees. This tactic is called "Unbundling," and it's relatively new to the industry, as it was driven by changing economic conditions and the birth of the[...]

Hawaii volcano tourists may soon see eruption from safe viewing area on land, official says

Wednesday  22:00,   18 july 2018
foxnews

The ongoing eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano and continued lava flows may soon be visible to gawking tourists on land after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a tour boat injuring 23, a local official said Tuesday. [...]

Discover the Rich History of Robben Island

Wednesday  21:45,   18 july 2018
nationalgeographic

Visit the room that future President Mandela of South Africa spent 18 of his 27 prison years in.During ancient eras the island, actually the tip of a now-submerged mountain, was connected to the mainland. At the close of the last ice age some 12,000 [...]

Ryanair strike hits 600 flights, 100,000 passengers

Wednesday  20:36,   18 july 2018
msn

Ryanair on Wednesday said it had cancelled 600 flights in Europe on July 25 and 26 due to cabin crew strikes in Spain, Portugal and Belgium. The low-cost Irish airline which predicted that 100,000 passengers would be affected, said in a statement[...]

California's Highway One to Fully Reopen Today

Wednesday  20:22,   18 july 2018
cntraveler

Mudslides be damned, the iconic coastal highway is back online.Summer road trippers,[...]

The Made-Up Travel Words We Love to Hate, Defined by a Merriam-Webster Lexicographer

Wednesday  19:36,   18 july 2018
cntraveler

"Bleisure"[...]

Air Travel Is Often A Humiliating Nightmare For People With Disabilities

Wednesday  18:35,   18 july 2018
huffingtonpost

When I reached the front of the airport security line, I’d halfway composed a tweet about how much I was dreading the Transportation Security Administration pat-down. The agent shouted out her request for assistance with a “Female opt-out!” and I[...]

Air Travel Is Often A Humiliating Nightmare For People With Disabilities

Wednesday  18:35,   18 july 2018
huffingtonpost

When I reached the front of the airport security line, I’d halfway composed a tweet about how much I was dreading the Transportation Security Administration pat-down. The agent shouted out her request for assistance with a “Female opt-out!” and I[...]

Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

Wednesday  17:56,   18 july 2018
ap.org

Marriott International says it's removing plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott says the year-long timeframe will let hotels deplete their[...]

Struggling passenger goes viral for incorrectly trying to store luggage

Wednesday  16:31,   18 july 2018
foxnews

A plane passenger has gone viral for his unsuccessful repeat attempts at storing his luggage in an overhead compartment. The unidentified man was caught on camera by a fellow passenger, who shared the funny – and frustrating – video on social[...]

Ethiopia has resumed flying to the 'North Korea of Africa' after a 20-year break

Wednesday  15:31,   18 july 2018
cnbc

Flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines is to resume flights to the reclusive East African state of Eritrea on Wednesday, marking the end of a 20-year hiatus. Ethiopian Airlines will also buy a 20 percent stake in Eritrean Airlines, according to a tweet[...]