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People Keep Accidentally Destroying Stuff at Museums

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/09/2016, 1:00 PM

If you're active on social media, you might have noticed a recent spate of incidents involving museum artifacts being accidentally damaged by careless selfie snappers and curious looky loos who just can't resist touching a piece of art or a priceless historical doodad. Many of these disastrous events have gone viral (especially when there's video). There was the guy who broke a wooden cloc...

Computer Glitch Grounds Delta Air Lines

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/09/2016, 12:30 PM

Delta Air Lines is slowly recovering from a computer systems crash on Monday that grounded flights and stranded thousands of passengers across the globe. The airline says the problems were caused by a power outage in Atlanta. Flights have resumed but the company is still playing catch-up. The glitch comes less than a month after Southwest Airlines faced similar computer trouble that re...

Delta's Computer Glitch, Mayhem at Museums, and More: Today's Travel Briefing

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/09/2016, 12:00 AM

A roundup of travel news from all over...

Top Sellers at U.S. Airports

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/08/2016, 12:30 PM

What's the number-one item sold at the country's airports? Chewing gum? Us Weekly? Those oh-so-fashionable neck pillows? Those aren't even in the top 10. According to Hudson Group, which has more than 950 stores (once known as Hudson News, now just Hudson) in airports and transportation terminals across the United States, five different brands and sizes of bottled water were the company's ...

New Amtrak Locomotives Responsible for Reduction in Delays

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/08/2016, 12:15 PM

We've been saying it for years: Amtrak service will remain disappointing until it receives the necessary funding. That seems so obvious it hardly needs defending, but just in case you still need convincing, here's a news item that makes the same case: Back in 2013, Amtrak received a $466 million federal loan to build 70 new, technologically advanced locomotives to replace the rickety m...

Price Hike and Dress Code Announced at Angkor Wat

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/08/2016, 12:00 PM

If you plan to visit Angkor Wat soon, be prepared for higher ticket prices and a stricter dress code. The price of admission to the Cambodian temple complex will be increasing by almost double in February, when single-day passes will go from $20 to $37. As of last week, visitors are also being asked to cover their shoulders and knees at all times while onsite out of respect for Angkor's sa...

Price Hike and Dress Code at Angkor Wat, Bestsellers at Airports, and More: Today's Travel Briefing

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/08/2016, 12:00 AM

A roundup of travel news from all over...

Wisconsin's Apostle Islands Celebrate Historic Lighthouses

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/05/2016, 1:15 PM

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th birthday on August 25, northern Wisconsin's Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is opening an exhibit celebrating its nine lighthouses—the most within a single National Park Service jurisdiction. Built between 1856 and 1915, the beacons dot an archipelago of remote islands at the northern tip of the state's Bayfield peninsula. The lighthous...

San Francisco Airport Exhibit Highlights Airline Fashions

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/05/2016, 1:00 PM

If you find yourself with some time to spare at San Francisco International Airport, you can inject a little glamour into your layover by checking out a new exhibit on old-school airline uniforms.  The SFO Museum's "Fashion in Flight: A History of Airline Uniform Design" shows off nine decades' worth of garments worn by flight attendants, starting from the nurse-like look of the 1930s (com...

Countries Where Tourists Outnumber Locals

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/05/2016, 12:30 PM

According to numbers crunched by London's The Daily Telgraph, there are 51 countries where tourists outnumber locals.  Using 2014 figures from the World Bank, the newspaper divided each country's total number of visitors by its population to come up with the list. Topping the chart is the tiny, mountainous principality of Andorra, a skiing mecca sandwiched between France and Spain. Andorra...

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