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Pints with a Past: Must-See Historic Bars Across the United States

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/18/2019, 4:30 AM

When you're traveling, sip classic cocktails where presidents, movie stars, outlaws, and generations of loyal customers have lingered at these 10 historic watering holes in the U.S.

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How to Check TSA Wait Times Online

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/17/2019, 9:30 PM

Several apps promise to tell you airport security times—but are they reliable? Results vary.

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What to Do About TSA Delays Caused by Government Shutdown

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/14/2019, 12:00 PM

The U.S. government's partial shutdown, now in its fourth smash week, has started to have a negative impact on airport security lines.  Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners aren't being paid during this month-long-and-counting lapse in federal productivity and rationality. On Friday, those workers missed their first paychecks since the shutdown began on December 22. As an a...

Floating Hotel Debuts in Edinburgh, Near the Queen's Old Yacht

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/11/2019, 10:00 AM

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been a yachtless monarch since the 1997 decommissioning of Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia, which was eventually sent to the Port of Leith in Edinburgh to serve as a tourist attraction.  Today, visitors to that Scottish city with the frequently mispronounced name can see the decks, surprisingly modest bedrooms, galley, and state dining room of a ship used by the roy...

Tipping in Japan? Not So Much a Thing

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/09/2019, 8:15 PM

Why Japan doesn't go for gratuities—but why you still might have to pay extra fees for meals and accommodations

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Tiger Woods Designing Public Golf Courses in Missouri and Chicago

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/07/2019, 11:30 PM

It has become common for golf greats to turn into course designers.  Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, and Jack Nicklaus all went in that direction—a career avenue that seems unique to their sport. After all, you don't see Michael Phelps drawing up plans for water slide parks.  The latest star of the PGA Tour to try his hand at devising sand traps: Tiger Woods, golf's most well-known—some would say on...

Tipping in Germany: A Gratuities Guide for Restaurants, Hotels, and Taxis

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/03/2019, 12:45 AM

How to tip restaurant servers, cab drivers, and hotel staff in Germany—without overdoing it

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Tipping in Mexico: A Gratuities Guide for Restaurants, Hotels, and All-Inclusive Resorts

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/21/2018, 7:45 PM

Tips on tipping wait staff, hotel workers, bartenders, and tour guides in Mexico...

America's Most Stressful Airport Is Named, Surprising No One

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/21/2018, 3:30 AM

New York City's much-despised LaGuardia Airport is the U.S. hub most likely to give you a stress migraine this holiday season, according to new research from travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip.  The study ranked 75 U.S. airports by their flight cancellation data for this year, and LaGuardia was found to have the worst record, canceling 4.9% of total flights. Here are InsureMyTrip's to...

Watchmaker Shinola Is Opening a Hotel in Downtown Detroit

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/18/2018, 9:30 PM

Detroit-based Shinola, maker of watches, fancy bicycles, and other luxury goods, is expanding into the hotel business.  The 129-room Shinola Hotel is set to open in the company's hometown on January 2.  Developed in collaboration with local real estate firm Bedrock, the property encompasses three new buildings as well as two historic ones—the former homes of the T.B. Rayl Co. department store an...

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