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Will You Be a Horrible Restaurant Customer This Holiday Season?

Will You Be a Horrible Restaurant Customer This Holiday Season? Getty Images So you've finished your Thanksgiving dinner and you're finally sick of turkey leftovers. It's time to get out there and hit the great new restaurant that just opened in your hometown or wherever you're spending the holidays. (FYI: Aol Travel knows the hot...

​Free Trip to Canada Comes with Drug-Mule Side Gig for Australian Couple

​Free Trip to Canada Comes with Drug-Mule Side Gig for Australian Couple Shutterstock / Yiorgos GR An unidentified Australian couple won a free week-long trip to Canada, complete with free luggage. When they returned Down Under, however, "a 72-year-old man and 64-year-old woman, approached customs officials in Perth, Australia, over concerns they...

Guess Who Has The Most Intimidating Border Control Officials?

Guess Who Has The Most Intimidating Border Control Officials? Flickr, US Army Do you ever feel nervous going through border control in a new country? How about when you return home? A study by IXP visas polled 1,000 travelers who had been to at least ten foreign countries; over 60% said they felt intimidated by border officials at some...

Canadian Researchers Uncover Remains Of Tragic Arctic Expedition

Canadian Researchers Uncover Remains Of Tragic Arctic Expedition "Man Proposes, God Disposes" by Edwin Henry Landseer, 1864. Wikimedia Commons. A few days ago we talked about the story of Dr. John Rae, a nearly forgotten Arctic explorer who in 1854 went in search of the missing Franklin Expedition. This was a Royal Navy expedition that...

Arctic Explorer Gets Belated Recognition

Arctic Explorer Gets Belated Recognition Wikimedia Commons When I took my family to the Orkney Islands of Scotland last year I saw this curious memorial in St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall. It's for an Arctic explorer named John Rae. While the name struck a bell, I knew virtually nothing about him. Most people...

Photos Of People Interacting With Street Art

Photos Of People Interacting With Street Art When French photographer Julien Coquentin decided to shoot street art in Montreal, his concept was both well-developed and playful. In his photo series, "Please Draw Me A Wall," he photographs people interacting with the street art they stand before. A child holding an...

Ban the Burqa? Religious Freedom Battles Airport Security

Ban the Burqa? Religious Freedom Battles Airport Security Charles Roffey Should Muslim women be allowed to wear a full-face veil through airport security? At least one prominent British politician believes the answer is no. During a larger debate about the appropriateness of the burqa, U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg...

American Tourist Eats Pickled Human Toe

Traveling often involves eating things you'd never imagine ingesting at home. Fried tarantulas, grilled bull testicles, ant eggs, fish eyes... the list of unusual foreign foods goes on and on. But one thing we've certainly never imagined would make the list is human toes....

Forget Cronuts. Try These 6 International Food Combinations.

Forget Cronuts. Try These 6 International Food Combinations. hirotomo t, Flickr Everyone loves a good food trend or weird restaurant. In fact some people even travel for them. But sometimes trends quickly turn to obsession. This year that has been the cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid bred in New York and quickly copied around the...

Mediocre Accommodations Even Make Snakes Feel Uncomfortable

Mediocre Accommodations Even Make Snakes Feel Uncomfortable William Warby, Flickr There's nothing worse than a night in a bad motel. A creaky bed, the stale scent of cigarettes and scratchy sheets will make anyone cringe. The only thing worse? Being stuck in a motel room in a plastic storage container, like the 40 pythons that were...

Great Layover: Vancouver International Airport

Great Layover: Vancouver International Airport Courtesy of YVR Ugh. Layovers. We've all had to while away the hours at airports, but regular travelers know that every so often, a layover can be more respite than penance. Such is the case with Vancouver International Airport, a modern marvel with art and architecture to...

5 Tips For Traveling With Pets

5 Tips For Traveling With Pets Beverly, Flickr For those of us who consider pets members of the family, leaving them behind when we travel often isn't an option, especially if they're a certified companion or therapy animal. Sometimes, however, we just want to bring our furry friends along. Fortunately,...

Human-Powered Helicopter Wins Award (VIDEO)

Oh Canada! First you gave us William Shatner, now you give us a human-powered helicopter. A team of engineers called AeroVelo has won a $250,000 award for creating a human-powered helicopter that could fly three meters off the ground for 60 seconds while keeping the...

Two-Wheeled Tourism: 10 Cities to Visit If You Love Bikes

Two-Wheeled Tourism: 10 Cities to Visit If You Love Bikes Anna Brones Why spend your summer vacation on subways and buses when you could be out exploring places on two wheels? Thanks to an explosion in bike-share systems and a general appreciation for bike culture, making cycling a central part of your travels is becoming...

Call An Ice Cream Truck On Demand Today With Uber

Today is the hottest day yet in New York City's latest heat wave, and the summer weather is no less forgiving in many other cities in the western hemisphere. To help beat the heat, car service app Uber is offering ice cream trucks on demand, today only from 11-5 p.m. in...

Photo Of The Day: Summertime Exploring

Photo Of The Day: Summertime Exploring Adam Baker, Flickr Warm days, balmy nights and time off. Summer is prime time for getting outdoors and exploring. Backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, walking, running; whatever your sport of choice, this is the season to be doing it. Need some inspiration? This photo taken...

Croatia Joins EU, Keeps Pretty Money

Croatia Joins EU, Keeps Pretty Money Karl Baron/Flickr Travel to Croatia is increasing, up nearly 20 percent over last year just counting visitors from North America. Showcased by the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones," Croatia has seen a surge in tourism, one that they hope to continue by joining the...

These Are A Few Of Canada's Favorite Things

These Are A Few Of Canada's Favorite Things In honor (or should we say 'honour') of Canada Day today, we're taking a look at the top 10 things that make Canada Canada. Hint: it's not just hockey and maple syrup – though those are on the list. Watch this video roundup of the country's most iconic symbols and...

Be Here Now: What Planes Have Taught Me About Arriving

Be Here Now: What Planes Have Taught Me About Arriving Khairil Zhafri, Flickr I shrug off my rucksack, collapse onto the bed and wait to arrive. At some point I doze off. When I awake, it's late afternoon. Toronto is hot - freakishly so, my host later tells me - and when I step outside, I have to learn to breathe again. My...

Stranded Travelers In The Arctic Receive Emergency Supplies From Canadian Military

Earlier today the Canadian military conducted an operation to deliver emergency supplies to a group of stranded travelers that are adrift on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean. The supplies were dropped onto the ice via a C-130 Hercules cargo plane and included life-rafts...

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