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Nightmare Traffic at LaGuardia Airport

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/23/2016, 4:00 AM

Traffic around the entrances and exits to LaGuardia Airport was a nightmare yesterday, resulting in major delays and in some cases missed flights.  The source of the trouble: the airport's ongoing, $5.3 billion renovation project, which has required lane closures for new construction, leading in turn to the sort of traffic snarls that could impel frustrated travelers to abandon their cars ...

Nightmare Traffic at LaGuardia Airport

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/23/2016, 4:00 AM

Traffic around the entrances and exits to LaGuardia Airport was a nightmare yesterday, resulting in major delays and in some cases missed flights.  The source of the trouble: the airport's ongoing, $5.3 billion renovation project, which has required lane closures for new construction, leading in turn to the sort of traffic snarls that could impel frustrated travelers to abandon their cars ...

Woman Lives on Cruise Ship All Year Round

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/23/2016, 4:00 AM

Recently, our own Arthur Frommer discussed the possibility of seniors ditching the retirement village and moving onto a cruise ship to live full time, 52 weeks a year. If you've got the money, spirit of adventure, and relative good health for it, the idea doesn't sound like a bad one. After all, on a cruise pretty much everything is taken care of for you—cooking, cleaning, entertainment, a...

Indoor Rainforest Coming to Dubai Hotel

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/22/2016, 4:00 AM

El Yunque National Rainforest in Puerto Rico (photo: FreeImages/sue anna joe) The latest over-the-top luxury hotel planned for Dubai is for all those who have found themselves in a rainforest and wondered, Where are the robot baggage handlers? Planned for the United Arab Emirates city's Al Thanyah district, the 448-room, 1-million-square-foot Rosemont Hotel and Residence will feat...

Sydney Opera House Getting a $202 Million Renovation

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/22/2016, 4:00 AM

(photo by Bkamprath/Wikimedia Commons) The Sydney Opera House is unquesionably one of Australia's most iconic sights—if we're talking manmade landmarks, it probably tops the list. But let's be honest: few who visit the architectural stunner come back raving about how entertained they were. Most just snap a photo or two (or 30). That could change in the not too distant future, ...

Most Limits on U.S.-Mexico Flights Have Flown Away

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/22/2016, 4:00 AM

Yesterday was a good day for price-conscious travelers in North America. As of Sunday, nearly all of the restrictions on flights between the United States and Mexico have been lifted, allowing airlines on both sides of the border to fly whatever routes they want in the other country—and at whatever prices they want to offer. Up to now, rules had limited two or three airlines from each coun...

Nightmare Traffic at LaGuardia, Living on a Cruise Ship, and More: Today's Travel Briefing

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/22/2016, 12:00 AM

A roundup of travel news from all over...

In New Zealand, Bungee Jumping Is Fun Even If You Don't Jump

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/20/2016, 12:00 AM

How to soak up the rugged scenery, human drama, thrills, and chills of bungee jumping—without actually going over the edge...

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