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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...

Vintage Airline Uniforms, Vintage Lighthouses, and More: Today's Travel Briefing

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/05/2016, 12:00 AM

A roundup of news from all over...

Smithsonian Looking for Somebody to Travel the Country and Drink Beer

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/04/2016, 12:30 PM

If your idea of the perfect career involves traveling the country and drinking beer all day, have we got the job posting for you. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is hiring a historian/scholar "to conduct archival and field research for a new initiative on American brewing history." Which is a fancy way of saying they need somebody to get out there and drink up all the b...

Dog Rescued from Swamp After Escaping Newark Airport

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/04/2016, 12:30 PM

A dog had to be rescued from a New Jersey swamp this week after escaping from Newark Liberty International Airport.  The pooch in question—a collie known as Dart—managed to get away from United Airlines' pet transport service. The aptly named Dart, well, darted into traffic and crossed several parking lots before finally getting mired in the mud of a swamp. Airport police used a rowboa...

Airbnb Sues Anaheim Over Short-Term Rental Law

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/04/2016, 12:00 PM

Airbnb has filed a lawsuit against the city of Anaheim, California, over a law that holds the home-sharing site liable when users post listings for illegal short-term rentals. Anaheim—home to Disneyland and Angel Stadium—has seen an explosion of such rentals that cater to travelers seeking cheaper alternatives to hotels. Last month, the City Council voted to tighten regulations, adding fin...

Airbnb Sues Anaheim, Smithsonian Hiring a Roving Beer Historian, and More: Today's Travel Briefing

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/04/2016, 12:00 AM

A roundup of travel news from all over...

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