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U.S. Airports with the Best and Worst On-Time Performance in 2016

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/03/2017, 5:00 AM

The numbers are in and it turns out airports in the New York City area had the worst on-time performance in the nation last year. Believe us: We're just as shocked as you are. According to a report from the Global Gateway Alliance analyzing data from the top 29 airports, LaGuardia came in last place for arrivals while Newark brought up the rear in departures. Nearly one third of flights sh...

Rock Climbing Cliffs at Zion National Park Closed to Protect Nesting Falcons

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/02/2017, 5:00 AM

Rock climbers will have fewer options in the American West this spring. More than a dozen cliff climbing routes in Utah's Zion National Park were temporarily closed this week in an effort to protect peregrine falcons. The routes made inaccessible are on cliffs where the endangered birds of prey have nested in the past. If no nests are found on the closed sites by late April or early Ma...

Faulting Trump Slump, New York Now Expects Fewer Tourists This Year

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/01/2017, 5:00 AM

An estimated 300,000 fewer international visitors than initially expected will travel to New York this year, according to NYC & Company, the city's official tourism marketing organization. The revised forecast, updated from a previous report in October 2016, takes into account "changing attitudes about travel and access to the U.S.," NYC & Company said in a statement, following "the rec...

The Return of AutoSlash Means Deep Savings on Rental Cars Once Again

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/28/2017, 10:00 AM

An old favorite re-emerges, stronger than ever...

India Is Getting an Underwater Bullet Train

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/28/2017, 5:00 AM

A few years from now, a high-speed bullet train will be zipping along the rails in India—and here's the really cool part: It will go underwater. Part of India's efforts to modernize its railway network, the train is planned for service between the cities of Mumbai and Ahmedabad; along the way, it would pass through a 13-mile undersea tunnel connecting Thane and Virar. At the moment, th...

New York City is Suddenly Becoming a Lot More Affordable

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/27/2017, 9:00 AM

Is the reported "Trump Slump" turning expensive trips to the Big Apple into lower-priced, low-hanging fruit?...

Amid Conflict, New Trump International Hotel and Tower Opening in Vancouver

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/27/2017, 5:00 AM

A new Trump International Hotel and Tower is opening in Vancouver, and many in this proudly diverse and progressive British Columbia city aren't exactly what you'd call thrilled.   The 69-story building—the second-tallest in Vancouver—boasts a gleaming, twisty design by renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson. Owing to the structure's height and prime downtown location, its luxury cond...

A Visit to Los Angeles' Museum of Broken Relationships

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/24/2017, 9:00 PM

Amidst the circus that is Hollywood Boulevard, a poignant museum shares tales of trauma...

Safety Harness for Buckling Up Dogs on Car Trips

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/24/2017, 5:00 AM

Your mental picture of a dog in a car likely involves a canine head sticking out of a passenger window—jowls flapping, tongue lolling, and drool flying.  But in the event of a sudden stop or auto accident, an unrestrained pet is in as much danger as a human rider not wearing a seat belt.  One solution is to keep the animal in a travel crate. But members of the four-legged community are...

Surprise! These Ships Are Infinitely Superior, and Certainly Cheaper, Than a Standard Alaska Cruise

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 02/24/2017, 12:00 AM

The 11 passenger ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway System, each pursuing a different itinerary among up to 35 communities starting in Bellingham, Washington, are an authentic alternative to noisy and overpriced mainstream cruises....

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