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Better Pack Light! Mishandled Checked Luggage Spikes at Airports

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/23/2022, 7:00 PM

You can add lost luggage to the long list of problems plaguing air travelers in this summer of canceled flights, hours-long airport lines, and soaring ticket prices. U.S. airlines are mishandling checked bags this year at a higher rate than before the pandemic hit, according to data from the Department of Transportation. Out of every 1,000 bags checked, about seven get lost, delayed, or damaged—...

The Best Way to Prevent Traveler's Diarrhea, According to Scientists

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/21/2022, 1:00 PM

Watching what you eat doesn't always work. But this safe, affordable solution has been proven effective in scientific studies. 

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Would You Take a 70-Day Bus Trip from India to the U.K.?

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/20/2022, 2:30 PM

A bus trip that covers more than 12,000 miles, crosses into 18 different countries, and lasts 70 days will take place next year if all goes as planned. India-based tour operator Adventures Overland originally scheduled its truly epic Bus to London journey between Delhi and London for 2021, but, as you may have heard, the pandemic put the temporary kibosh on easy border crossings for tourism. As ...

The Orient Express of the Fjords? Upgraded Cruises Coming to Norway’s Coast

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/16/2022, 4:15 PM

Hurtigruten Norway, the ferry/cruise line/shipping service that has been schlepping local Norwegians, international tourists, and cargo along the coast of Norway since 1893, is expanding its traditional Coastal Express to include two upscale new offerings next year. Just in time for Hurtigruten's 130th birthday, the company will launch the Svalbard Express and the North Cape Express, two itinerar...

Grand Canyon National Park Opens First New Hotel Buildings in Five Decades

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/15/2022, 8:00 AM

Grand Canyon National Park has brand-new hotel lodgings on park grounds—the first ones in more than 50 years, according to the hotel's operator. The freshly constructed and just-opened Maswik South Lodge replaces accommodations of the same name that stood on the same site amid a ponderosa pine forest about a quarter of a mile back from the canyon's South Rim. The 120 new units are part of the l...

Delta’s New Airport Screens Can Show 100 People Different Views Simultaneously

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/10/2022, 7:00 AM

What's the word for when a thing is kind of cool yet kind of creepy at the same time? Oh, right. Technology. Delta Air Lines is trying out something that's very technology at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). A mind-bending digital info screen, developed in partnership with Misapplied Sciences and dubbed Parallel Reality, will debut in beta form on June 29 near the Delta Sky Clu...

If Men Can Go Topless on Beaches, Why Can’t Everybody? Nantucket’s Bid for “Top Freedom”

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/08/2022, 12:45 PM

Residents of a small, scenic Massachusetts island have voted to allow everybody to go topless on public beaches. Should this be the norm across the U.S.?...

Traveling to Cuba Gets Easier for Americans—but Big Obstacles Remain

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/03/2022, 8:30 AM

In late 2019, the Trump administration banned U.S. airlines and chartered flights from going to any cities in Cuba other than Havana. This week, as part of Pres. Biden's stated aim to "support the Cuban people" by easing some of his predecessor's restrictions, the U.S. Department of Transportation has lifted the only-go-to-Havana rule for U.S. airlines and chartered flights. The move was made i...

This New Long-Distance Bus Service Has a Bed for Each Passenger

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/01/2022, 9:00 AM

A new luxury coach service wants to make buses with beds a viable alternative to air travel. Known as Napaway Coach, the start-up offers passengers rides on a bus equipped with 18 "private suites," each with two seats that can be converted into one lie-flat bed (pictured above) measuring 6.5-feet long and 40 inches wide. You also get a memory foam mattress pad, bedding, pillows, and other sleep...

Where Recreational Cannabis Is Now Legal in the United States

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/31/2022, 1:00 PM

Nineteen states and counting . . . 

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