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A Young Man Who Recently Walked—Yes, Walked!—Across the Entire United States, From One End to the Other, Has Written a Fascinating Blog About This Experience of America

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/24/2014, 2:00 PM

Three years ago, a young man named Andrew Forsthoefel graduated from college and decided to spend a year traveling around the world, meeting foreign people, exploring other cultures. But he soon realized he lacked the funds for such an ambitious journey, so he did the next best thing. He decided to spend a year walking across the United States. You heard it right: he would wal...

A Young Man Who Recently Walked Across the Entire U.S., Has Recently Written a Travel Blog With Amazing Insights About our Varied Country

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/24/2014, 12:00 PM

Three years ago, a young man named Andrew Forsthoefel graduated from college and decided to spend a year traveling around the world, meeting foreign people, exploring other cultures. But he soon realized he lacked the funds for such an ambitious journey, so he did the next best thing. He decided to spend a year walking across the United States. You heard it right: he would wal...

Southwest Airlines Boots Family Over a Complaint Tweet About Gate Agent: Businesses Strike Back Over Online Reviews

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/23/2014, 5:30 PM

Last Sunday, a man was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight because, he claims, he left a bad review of a gate agent on Twitter. The man, Duff Watson, was upset because he felt his elite status with the airline entitled him to treatment he wasn't receiving. In anger, he sent a tweet naming a gate agent who had refused him early boarding access with his children, aged 6 and 9. The man...

Evil Twins: The Two Worst New Developments in Travel

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/16/2014, 3:45 PM

I’m mad as hell and I don’t want to vacation anymore! Scratch that. I still want to vacation. But relaxing is going to be more difficult, thanks to a pair of ugly developments in the last six months that I think mar the travel experience. Paying for Restaurant Reservations You’re heading to a new city and you’ve heard there’s a great restaurant there you should try. A month before t...

Use It Or Lose It: Will "Dead" Electronics Be Confiscated At Airport Security?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/15/2014, 10:15 AM

That's the question many travelers were asking themselves after the TSA posted a notice, on Sunday night, that those entering the United States would be asked to turn on cellphones, computers and other electronics when they went through security. This is apparently in response to new intelligence about a possible threat to inbound airplanes. The T.S.A. notice states that those devices that d...

Use It Or Lose It: Will "Dead" Electronics Be Confiscated At Airport Security?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/15/2014, 10:15 AM

That's the question many travelers were asking themselves after the TSA posted a notice, on Sunday night, that those entering the United States would be asked to turn on cellphones, computers and other electronics when they went through security. This is apparently in response to new intelligence about a possible threat to inbound airplanes. The T.S.A. notice states that those devices that d...

Those New Car Services With Funny Names, Performing In-City Transportation, Are a Mystery to Many Americans. We'll Clear Matters Up

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/13/2014, 9:45 PM

Because their policies are constantly changing, with new approaches, new methods of pricing and new prices introduced on a frequent basis, the in-city transportation companies called Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and Summon are ill-understood by most members of the public. I've spoken with numerous, highly intelligent people who aren't able to venture the simplest explanation of what Uber, Lyft, Sideca...

Those New Car Services With Funny Names, Performing In-City Transportation, Are a Mystery to Many Americans. We'll Try to Clear Matters Up

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/13/2014, 5:45 PM

Because their policies are constantly changing, with new approaches, new methods of pricing and new prices introduced on a frequent basis, the in-city transportation companies called Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and Summon are ill-understood by most members of the public. I've spoken with numerous, highly intelligent people who aren't able to venture the simplest explanation of what Uber, Lyft, Si...

Are You Under the Age of 30? Are You Over the Age of 60? If So, There's a Cheap Way to Vacation in Some of the World's Costliest Cities

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/13/2014, 2:45 PM

The very young and the very old enjoy special privileges in travel. I'm not suggesting that the in-betweens are denied the same privileges, but I am referring to organizations that were deliberately designed to permit "youngsters" and seniors to pay radically-reduced rates for their overnight accommodations when they travel. Take the case of the world's increasing supply of "ho...

It's Deal Season! These Cruises Are Less than $100 a night—Plus Some Summer Booking Promotions

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/10/2014, 2:00 PM

The Grand Princess. Credit: Princess Cruises Every month, we ask our friends at AllThingsCruise.com to tell us about the best bargains in cruises at the moment. Here's what they suggested, where to book them, and what, in the opinion of the sellers, makes each one a steal. We're heading into one of cruising's big bargain seasons in the Caribbean. Even though hurricanes only come alo...

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