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A French River Cruise Line Is Making a Concerted Effort to Fill Their Budget-Priced (But Good Quality) Ships with English-Speaking, U.S. Passengers

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 10/31/2016, 12:00 AM

CroisiEurope seeks to make a splash in the river-cruising market by appealing to American travelers....

World's Tallest Church Being Eroded by Public Urinators

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/28/2016, 4:00 AM

(photo: Karle3 (Diskussion)/Wikimedia Commons) Germany's Ulm Minster, which holds the distinction of being the tallest church in the world, is being slowly but surely eroded by pee.  The Lutheran cathedral's custodians say that public urinators are leaving behind an acidic buildup that eats away at the stonework on the lower walls, causing lasting damage to a building that has sto...

"Field of Dreams" House to Open for Tours

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/28/2016, 4:00 AM

(photo: Jesster79/Wikimedia Commons) For the first time ever, the Iowa farmhouse that appeared in Field of Dreams will soon be open to the public for tours.   Located near the town of Dyersville, the house overlooks the baseball diamond and cornfield that are also featured prominently in the 1989 Kevin Costner film. But while the site's owners—a group called Go the Distance Ba...

Delta's App Now Lets You Track Your Checked Bags on a Map

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/28/2016, 4:00 AM

Delta Air Lines has updated its mobile app so that passengers can now track their checked luggage from the moment it's dropped off to when it ends up in baggage claim (with any luck, at the correct destination).  Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, the app's new feature lets your follow your luggage's journey via a suitcase icon that appears on a map of the U.S. Tap the icon ...

Obama Talks Airport Security with Jimmy Kimmel

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/27/2016, 4:00 AM

During President Obama's visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, the talk briefly turned to airport security.  After two terms of flying everywhere on Air Force One, the President has not had the pleasure of going through a TSA screening in a while.  In fact, when Kimmel asked him to name the last time he passed through a metal detector, Obama said he doesn't do 'em—and thanks to the Se...

Prince's Paisley Park to Open Permanently for Tours

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/27/2016, 4:00 AM

Paisley Park, Prince's home and recording complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will open permanently for public tours on Friday, following unanimous approval by the city council.  There are two types of tours available: general admission ($38.50) and VIP ($100). The first lasts 70 minutes and goes through the rock legend's main floor studio, editing suites, rehearsal rooms, sound stage, a...

British Government OKs Heathrow Airport Expansion in London

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/27/2016, 4:00 AM

The British government has approved plans to build a new runway at London's Heathrow Airport—a controversial project that will, according to its opponents, greatly increase air and noise pollution and require the leveling of entire neighborhoods in a densely populated area on the west side of the city.  After years of discussion and delay, the administration of Prime Minister Theresa May d...

Hotels Offering Election-Themed Packages

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/26/2016, 4:00 AM

Believe it or not, only two weeks remain in the long national nightmare that is the 2016 presidential election. Several hotels across the country are offering special packages to help Democrats, Republicans, and independents mark the occasion—or hide from it entirely.  The New York Times offers a rundown of election-themed hotel promotions running on or around the big day, November 8, ...

A True "Wow" in Airfares to Iceland

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/26/2016, 4:00 AM

Looks like the American takeover of Iceland is continuing apace. In 2016 alone 325,000 Americans have made their way to this land of geysers, massive waterfalls, fermented shark treats, and Northern Lights. Since the population of Iceland is just 332,000, American visitors are on pace to outnumber the locals quite soon. They're being helped by Iceland's upstart airline WOW. It already ...

A True "Wow" in Airfares to Iceland

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/26/2016, 4:00 AM

Looks like the American takeover of Iceland is continuing apace. In 2016 alone 325,000 Americans have made their way to this land of geysers, massive waterfalls, fermented shark treats, and Northern Lights. Since the population of Iceland is just 332,000, American visitors are on pace to outnumber the locals quite soon. They're being helped by Iceland's upstart airline WOW. It already ...

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