Yellowstone Is Partly Closed: Here's How Getting in Works Now

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 06/20/2022, 1:00 PM

Update, July 1: Yellowstone National Park will reopen significant sections of the North Loop Road on July 2. Check the park's official site (linked below) for the latest changes in public access.If Yellowstone National Park was part of your summer travel plans, you might have already heard about the dire floods that have washed out multiple roads and closed the park to visitors. Rainfall more than...

The Orient Express of the Fjords? Upgraded Cruises Coming to Norway’s Coast

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/16/2022, 4:15 PM

Hurtigruten Norway, the ferry/cruise line/shipping service that has been schlepping local Norwegians, international tourists, and cargo along the coast of Norway since 1893, is expanding its traditional Coastal Express to include two upscale new offerings next year. Just in time for Hurtigruten's 130th birthday, the company will launch the Svalbard Express and the North Cape Express, two itinerar...

T-Mobile Boosts Free Perks for Travelers: Roaming, Flight Wi-Fi, Gas Discounts

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 06/16/2022, 10:00 AM

If you want to feel old, tell the children in your life that not so long ago it was too expensive to use your smartphone on vacation. Back then, if you forgot to put your phone on airplane mode when you first landed in a foreign country, the initial download of emails alone could rack up huge unexpected bills. If you didn't "unlock" your phone and buy a new SIM card at an airport newsstand, you co...

Grand Canyon National Park Opens First New Hotel Buildings in Five Decades

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/15/2022, 8:00 AM

Grand Canyon National Park has brand-new hotel lodgings on park grounds—the first ones in more than 50 years, according to the hotel's operator. The freshly constructed and just-opened Maswik South Lodge replaces accommodations of the same name that stood on the same site amid a ponderosa pine forest about a quarter of a mile back from the canyon's South Rim. The 120 new units are part of the l...

USA Borders Will End Covid Testing Requirement as of June 12

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 06/10/2022, 10:30 AM

Just in time for the peak summer travel season, the United States will scrap a cumbersome requirement for all incoming air passengers to furnish negative results from a fresh Covid-19 viral test. The White House is set to announce on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will stop demanding test results starting Sunday, June 12. CDC rules required that travelers obtained test...

Delta’s New Airport Screens Can Show 100 People Different Views Simultaneously

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/10/2022, 7:00 AM

What's the word for when a thing is kind of cool yet kind of creepy at the same time? Oh, right. Technology. Delta Air Lines is trying out something that's very technology at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). A mind-bending digital info screen, developed in partnership with Misapplied Sciences and dubbed Parallel Reality, will debut in beta form on June 29 near the Delta Sky Clu...

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...

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