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TSA Fighting Holiday Airport Lines with More Officers, Social Media

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/07/2016, 5:00 AM

We're about a week into December, which means the holiday travel season is underway. That can mean long lines at the airport, but Transportation Security Administration officials say they're ready for the challenge. Thousands of new officers have been hired, many part-time screeners have been upgraded to full-time, and a bunch of new K9 teams will be sniffing around airports—all in an atte...

Death By Selfie: The Dangers of Taking Too Many Selfies While Traveling

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/24/2015, 3:45 PM

With every technological advance, there’s also a step backward…and sometimes that step can be a fatal one, in the case of selfies. The modern smartphone, with its ability to not only act as a communication device but also as a camera (and one with a lens on both sides) is changing the way we experience travel, and it's leaving some travelers hurt, and even dead. That isn’t hyperbole....

What to Expect When You're Expecting...And Expecting to Travel

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/03/2014, 4:00 PM

The bachelor party and the “hen do” are thought of as the ultimate “last hurrahs” before the realities of adult life kick in. But I would argue that the newly popular “babymoon,” that last trip life partners take before the end of pregnancy, is a far more significant rite of passage. Because, as any parent can tell you, nothing changes your life more drastically than having a baby. Bu...

U.S. Workers Hand Their Bosses $52.4 Billion a Year in Unused Vacation Time

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 10/22/2014, 8:00 PM

Most employers have a "use it or lose it" policy for vacation days, and a new study using information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has calculated just how much money Americans are losing by not using them.  A total of 169 million vacation days are left on the table each year, said the analysis, and "by forfeiting this time American employees surrender $52.4 billion in benefits....

Not Using Your Vacation Costs America Dearly

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/26/2014, 2:45 PM

Ten points for the always excellent CBS News Sunday Morning for recently airing this pithy commentary by its contributor Faith Salie.  Salie calculates how much the American economy loses when people don't use up their vacation days—and what it costs if we don't give workers time off to begin with. Some Americans believe that the fact our workers don't receive much vacation time (compa...

Not Using Your Vacation Costs America Dearly

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/26/2014, 2:45 PM

Ten points for the always excellent CBS News Sunday Morning for recently airing this pithy commentary by its contributor Faith Salie.  Salie calculates how much the American economy loses when people don't use up their vacation days—and what it costs if we don't give workers time off to begin with. Some Americans believe that the fact our workers don't receive much vacation time (compa...

In this Holiday Season, Shouldn't We at Least Begin to Think of Measures that Will Ensure Proper Vacations for Low-Income Americans?

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/30/2013, 12:45 AM

     Although there isn't the slightest chance that the current Congress will pass such legislation, I continue to yearn for the day when we as a nation will assist the poor to travel.  In the spirit of the holiday season, let me set forth the reasons for my dream, repeating much of the same language I composed some 25 years ago.  That background is as follows:      While m...

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