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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...

New Dalí Museum Opens in California

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/03/2016, 12:30 PM

A new museum showcasing the work of Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí has opened in Monterey, California.  Housed in the building previously known as the Museum of Monterey, the Dalí17 Museum features a whopping 580 works by the artist, including dreamlike paintings, drawings, lithographs, sculptures, and more. The collection was donated by California real estate mogul Dmitry Piterman. ...

Nashville Airport to Get $1.2 Billion Revamp

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/03/2016, 12:30 PM

Nashville International Airport is undergoing a massive renovation to the tune of $1.2 billion.  The overhaul will expand or improve pretty much every part of the facility. Plans call for new parking garages, a new hotel, and expanded ticketing, baggage claim, and concourse areas. A spacious new entrance hall will be dubbed the Grand Ole Lobby. Officials say the move comes in response ...

CDC Issues Unprecedented Travel Warning for Miami

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/03/2016, 12:00 PM

For the first time ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel warning for a location in the United States. Following an outbreak of 14 confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, the CDC recommends that pregnant women not travel to the affected area. Those who have been to Wynwood any time since June 15 are advised to speak to the...

Museum of Ice Cream Opens in New York

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/02/2016, 12:45 PM

If you're going to be in New York City this month, you might consider making a stop at a new temporary museum dedicated to celebrating frozen treats.  At the six-room Museum of Ice Cream—located just across the street from the Whitney Museum of American Art—you can sample edible balloons, dip yourself in a pool of sprinkles, and bask within the cocoa-soaked confines of a Chocolate Chamber....

Airline Warns About Playing Pokémon Go at Airports

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/02/2016, 12:30 PM

Alaska Airlines doesn't think it's such a good idea for you to play Pokémon Go at the airport.  Players of the hugely popular smartphone game, which uses your mobile device's camera and GPS to overlay whimsical digital creatures onto the real world, have, since the game's launch last month, wandered onto a military base and subway tracks, and discovered Pokémon characters at somber sites s...

UK Airports to Crack Down on Alcohol Sales

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/02/2016, 12:00 PM

After a string of news stories involving drunken Brits behaving badly on flights, the United Kingdom's new aviation minister, Tariq Ahmad, is reviewing ways to restrict the sale of alcohol at airports. Ahmad and his team say they will first conduct an investigation into how booze is sold at airport bars, restaurants, and duty-free shops. An outright ban seems unlikely, but the eventual mea...

Tourist Ordered to Pay $44K for Violent Yoga Incident on Plane

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/01/2016, 12:15 PM

Back in March, Korean tourist Hyongtae Pae was arrested after he became violent on an airplane when he wasn't allowed to do yoga—a story noteworthy in part because you don't often hear "violent" and "yoga" in the same sentence.  Pae, who's in his 70s, and his wife were on a United Airlines flight from Honolulu to Tokyo; the couple had just celebrated their 40th anniversary in Hawaii and we...

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