A Tech Solution to Make Cruising with Food Allergies Safer, Simpler

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 06/03/2022, 9:00 AM

In what appears to be an industry first, Carnival Cruise Line will be offering customized menus based on food allergies using touch-screen tablets at all dining venues on all ships.Called "Menu Mate," the program will work like this: When you arrive at a dining venue, the server will ask about any food allergies, then enter them into the tablet (or you can do the tapping yourself). The tablet will...

This New Long-Distance Bus Service Has a Bed for Each Passenger

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/01/2022, 9:00 AM

A new luxury coach service wants to make buses with beds a viable alternative to air travel. Known as Napaway Coach, the start-up offers passengers rides on a bus equipped with 18 "private suites," each with two seats that can be converted into one lie-flat bed (pictured above) measuring 6.5-feet long and 40 inches wide. You also get a memory foam mattress pad, bedding, pillows, and other sleep...

How to Skip Long TSA Lines for Free—Without TSA PreCheck

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/31/2022, 4:00 PM

Last Sunday, more than 1,000 passengers missed flights at Ireland's Dublin Airport because of epic security lines caused by staffing shortages. Anyone who has waited in one of the seemingly endless TSA queues that have emerged on this side of the pond lately can easily imagine the same type of scenario happening in the U.S. Fortunately, there's a way around the lines. And I don't mean TSA PreC...

New Airline Selling Incredibly Low-Cost Fares Between New York and London

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/31/2022, 10:00 AM

Bargains on airfare are few and far between this year, but a start-up European airline is bucking the trend—and on one of the world's most popular transatlantic routes. Norse Atlantic Airways, a Norway-based low-cost carrier that debuted last year, began selling tickets on Friday for its new transatlantic service between New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London's Gat...

This (Possibly Cursed) Presidential Palace Just Opened to the Public for the First Time

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/24/2022, 5:15 PM

South Korea's hottest attraction right now is an empty house that's said to have bad feng shui. Cheong Wa Dae, also known as the Blue House for the thousands of blue tiles decorating its roof, served as the presidential palace in Seoul starting in 1948. But as one of his first acts in office, new South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol moved the presidential base earlier this month to the country'...

WATCH: The Neck Pillow Hack That Saves Luggage Space—and Money

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/24/2022, 7:45 AM

A TikTok user appears to have achieved the rare travel-hack trifecta, devising a trick that could save money, save space in a carry-on, and improve comfort levels on an airplane, all at the same time. In a video viewed more than 10 million times (click here if you don't see the video below), Atlanta-based TikTokker Kristen Black shows herself making a DIY neck pillow out of some clothes she's trav...

Celebrity Cruises Is Running a Jaw-Dropping Sale—but Not for Long

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 05/20/2022, 5:00 PM

Inflation seems to be driving up prices for all types of travel but one: cruises. Case in point: Celebrity Cruises is selling weeklong Alaskan and Caribbean sailings starting at just $399. That rate isn't limited to cruises in the near future, either. Passengers who book before June 2 can snag staterooms at the discounted price for voyages through the end of April 2023. The cost for Celebrity'...

What's the Most LGBTQ+-Friendly Country in Europe? This Ranking Declares a Clear Winner

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/16/2022, 2:00 PM

Travelers concerned with visiting places that protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people might want to circle Malta on the map. The Mediterranean island nation received the highest score in this year's Rainbow Europe report, an annual ranking of European countries by how close they've come to achieving full LGBTQ+ equality. Released each year since 2009 by the advocacy group ILGA-Europe (International ...

$27 for One Beer?! Officials Vow to Clamp Down on Out-of-Control Airport Prices

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/13/2022, 3:00 PM

Charging $5 for a bottle of water or nearly $11 for a side of fries is bad enough. But $27 for a single beer is outrageous even by airport standards. When a passenger at New York City's LaGuardia Airport encountered that princely sum for suds last summer, the traveler's social media post, and ensuing outrage online, helped prompt a government audit of concessions prices at airports overseen by t...

European Union Dropping Mask Requirement for Air Travel

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/11/2022, 10:00 AM

UPDATE, May 18: As explained below, the European Union has dropped its requirement that air travelers wear masks on planes and in airports across the 27-nation bloc. However, individual member states may choose to keep their mask mandates on planes anyway. In fact, 13 EU countries, including several tourism heavy hitters, will reportedly continue enforcing mask-wearing in the skies for now. Those...

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