LifeStyle: Travel

Carnival Triumph, the 'poop cruise' ship, fails latest CDC sanitary inspection

Friday  19:50,   05 january 2018
FOX News

The Carnival Triumph earned a rare distinction back in November: a failing grade from sanitation inspectors. The Triumph — the same ship that ferried hundreds of passengers on an infamous “poop cruise” back in 2013 — scored a 78 out of a possible[...]

Iceland is hot, the U.S. is not — and other travel trends for 2018

Friday  19:02,   05 january 2018
MarketWatch

Some destinations are being ‘loved to death.’Flying has never been safer and expansions in international flight routes have made it easier for Americans to travel to new destinations for cheaper. The number of people booking international travel for [...]

8 Top Travel Resolutions for 2018

Friday  19:01,   05 january 2018
U.S. News & World Report

Expert-endorsed ideas, tips and inspiration for reaching your globetrotting goals this year.Self-improvement is often cited as the main reason Americans make resolutions at the start of the each calendar year. For travelers seeking new experiences,[...]

These Are the Airlines to Fly If You Want to Arrive on Time

Friday  18:21,   05 january 2018
Travel + Leisure

Unsurprisingly, if you want an on-time flight, you should probably go to Japan. According to a new report from the Official Airline Guide (OAG), this year’s best mega airlines for on-time international travel are Japan Airlines, with an[...]

Why You Should Never, Ever Take Your Shoes off on an Airplane

Friday  15:25,   05 january 2018
Reader's Digest

Flight attendants have seen everything while flying—seriously, these are the secrets they aren’t telling you. Airplane bathrooms might seem like they’re clean, but they’re actually pretty unsanitary. In between flights, the bathrooms are[...]

New year, new travel priorities for consumers in 2018

Friday  02:40,   05 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

A consumer shift away from material goods towards experiences is moving into the travel world, with a new report showing a newfound value on building lifelong memories over acquiring the latest luxury handbag. In a survey conducted by The[...]

New York's Met sets mandatory fee, a first in 50 years

Friday  01:30,   05 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art will now have to pay $25 to enter if they do not live in New York state starting March 1, a first in half a century. Since 1970, this cultural landmark on New York's Fifth Avenue only asked for a[...]

These are the world's safest airlines 2018

Thursday  23:55,   04 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Attention nervous flyers: A new report has identified the world's safest airlines for 2018, with Qantas Airways getting a special mention. In the newest edition of Airlineratings.com's annual safest airlines list, analysts identified the top [...]

A Delta Flight Had to Turn Around. Twice.

Thursday  23:55,   04 january 2018
Popular Mechanics

When the plane turned around, the passengers figured it was just airline stuff. Then it happened again.Delta Flight 284 started like almost every other flight these days, with a delay. Eventually the plane took off, but less than half an hour later, [...]

Canada's Rideau Canal Is Also the World's Largest Natural Ice Rink

Thursday  23:22,   04 january 2018
Condé Nast Traveler

It's equivalent to 90 Olympic rinks.Rideau Canal's rink usually opens for the season in January and runs until late February; however, the river has to freeze 12 inches thick minimum in order to support the 20,000 skaters that visit daily. Jean[...]

Why I Always Travel in the Off-Season (And You Should Too)

Thursday  20:33,   04 january 2018
MSN

Imagine this: You’ve saved up for your dream vacation to Europe for months. You spent weeks before your big trip daydreaming about that romantic gondola ride for two around the Venetian canals. Instead, your overpriced gondola gets stuck in a[...]

Woman Gets Whole Airplane to Herself After a Booking Error

Thursday  20:32,   04 january 2018
Condé Nast Traveler

The literal[...]

Midair vows: Pilot marries flight attendant on last Delta 747 flight

Thursday  20:31,   04 january 2018
USA TODAY

<p>Midair vows: Pilot marries flight attendant on last Delta 747 flight</p>Newlyweds Gene Peterson and Holly Rick kiss after tying the knot aboard Delta Air Lines' final Boeing 747 flight, in Marana, Ariz., on Jan. 3, 2018. The couple met[...]

How Cold Does It Have to Be to Keep a Plane From Flying?

Thursday  20:31,   04 january 2018
Travel + Leisure

With much of the country in the midst of a deep freeze, travelers may be wondering how cold it has to be for the severe weather to foil upcoming travel plans. But it isn't the cold that's a problem for most aircraft.After all, commercial airplanes[...]

The Best $100 You'll Ever Spend on Travel, According to One Frequent Flyer

Thursday  20:31,   04 january 2018
Money

A couple of years ago, I was flying back from a vacation in Central America with friends, and connecting through Miami airport. I deplaned and split up with my friends as we went through Customs. Then I zipped back through security to grab a shuttle [...]