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Qatar Airways Makes Female Employees Seek Permission To Marry

Qatar Airways Makes Female Employees Seek Permission To Marry thewamphyri, Flickr Imagine having to ask your boss for permission before getting married. It sounds crazy, but it's the reality for tens of thousands of Qatar Airways' employees. A report by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) claims the airline abuses...

Pooping In Public, The Newest Hotel Trend

Pooping In Public, The Newest Hotel Trend Bentley Smith, Flickr They say traveling together will either bring you closer together or destroy your relationship, and the latest hotel design movement is certainly putting that concept to the test. According to The Guardian, open-plan bathrooms are a growing trend in...

Hiker Finds Over $300,000 Worth Of Buried Treasure In The Alps

Hiker Finds Over $300,000 Worth Of Buried Treasure In The Alps Tom Fahy, Flickr It sounds like something out of a movie, but a mountaineer scaling the Alps has come across a valuable stash of jewels including emeralds, sapphires, and rubies, buried in the snow -- a treasure trove estimated to be worth $332,000. The French climber...

Whoops: Glitch in Apple Maps Keeps Telling Drivers to Cross an Airport Runway

Whoops: Glitch in Apple Maps Keeps Telling Drivers to Cross an Airport Runway Bill Abbott, Flickr Since the advent of GPS and the access to it on our smartphones, many of us have completely given up on doing any navigating ourselves. We set our destination, we press "route" and we sit back and do whatever the nice voice tells us to do. No matter...

Earthquake Creates New Island Off the Coast of Pakistan

Earthquake Creates New Island Off the Coast of Pakistan AP On Tuesday, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan. In its wake, it has left over 350 people dead, 619 injured and 21,00 homes destroyed. Earthquake destruction is devastating to say the least. But it also gave birth to an island, just off the coast near the town of...

A Bear Walks Into a Bar in Juneau, Politely Leaves When Asked

A Bear Walks Into a Bar in Juneau, Politely Leaves When Asked AER Wilmington DE, Flickr You have to be pretty rowdy and intoxicated to be asked to leave a bar. Or you just have to be a bear. In Juneau, Alaska on Monday night a black bear walked into the downtown Alaskan Hotel & Bar. The bartender's response? Ask it to leave...

Hiring The Disabled: No Longer The Ultimate Fast Pass At Disney Parks

Hiring The Disabled: No Longer The Ultimate Fast Pass At Disney Parks Flickr/ross_hawkes Waiting in line at Disney Parks can be avoided by a number of legitimate strategies. Get to the park early, stay late, legally use a free system in place that speeds things up and more. But nothing quite beats the instant access to rides granted to the...

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...

Where Will You Go For Free Museum Day?

Where Will You Go For Free Museum Day? Flickr, Kim Smith Whether you are traveling in the U.S. or having a staycation this Saturday, be sure to include some culture. September 28 is Museum Day Live! (aka Free Museum Day), when museums all over the country open their doors without charging admission. The annual...

New York Highways Get Texting Zones For Safety

Taking a road trip and want to send a text with your ETA? In New York, you'll have to wait until you see signs for the next "texting zone." Part of an initiative to crack down on distracted driving, New York has designated more than 90 rest stops and parking areas along...

We May Soon Be Able To Use Electronic Devices On Planes

While having dinner with a pilot once in Los Cabos, he leaned across the table and told our fellow diners and me, "You know you can actually use your electronics in flights, right? It doesn't affect the plane at all." I believed him not only because he was a pilot,...

Snakes On A Plane... Again

Snakes on a plane is a ridiculous movie concept, but the release of the movie has certainly helped us all to pay a bit more attention to real-life snakes on a plane scenarios. A Qantas flight from Australia to Japan was delayed for a full day recently when a Mandarin rat...

How Did So Much Cocaine Wind Up On This Flight?

A couple of passengers departing Caracas, Venezuela for Paris, France checked 31 articles of luggage on the flight, all of which were tagged under false names. Upon investigation, authorities discovered that the bags were filled with 2,866 pounds of pure cocaine....

Hotel Security Guard Starts Hotel Fires in Order to Sleep on the Job

Hotel Security Guard Starts Hotel Fires in Order to Sleep on the Job Why did a hotel security officer set hotel fires? It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, except, unfortunately for everyone involved, this was no joke. When you hear about a former employee of two hotels starting his own hotel fires, you might assume he or she did...

Would You Book A Flight To An Unknown Destination?

Would You Book A Flight To An Unknown Destination? Flickr, Nico Hogg Earlier this year, new booking engine GetGoing began offering deep discounts to travelers with flexibility and a sense of spontaneity. You tell the site what type of trip or region you want, and it will give you two destinations and the airfare you'll pay,...

Celebrites as Tourist Attractions: Jackie Chan, Britney Spears, and More

Celebrites as Tourist Attractions: Jackie Chan, Britney Spears, and More Flickr, Donna Grayson Millions of tourists visit Los Angeles every year in hopes of spotting a celebrity, but rarely see anything more than gated homes and unemployed actors in character costumes on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some enterprising celebrities are finding ways...

World's Highest Airport Opens

World's Highest Airport Opens Flickr, Erik Tomer China claimed a new record for world's highest airport when Daocheng Yading Airport opened this week in the Tibetan province of Sichuan, taking the title from Changdu Bangda Airport, also in Tibet. The new airport is at an elevation of 14,472 feet above...

Burberry Raincoats And Other Cool Things You Can Borrow From Your Hotel

Burberry Raincoats And Other Cool Things You Can Borrow From Your Hotel Guy Sie, Flickr London may be known for its rainy climate but one hotel in the British capital has decided loaning out umbrellas just wasn't cool enough for its elite clientele -- not when you could loan out Burberry trench coats instead. The Maybourne Hotel Group --...

Homeless Tour Guides Offer Visitors New Perspective In Barcelona

Homeless Tour Guides Offer Visitors New Perspective In Barcelona kygp, Flickr Students, the elderly, history buffs and tour operators -- these are the kinds of people who typically guide visitors on sightseeing expeditions around their city. But Barcelona is proving tour guides really do come from all walks of life, thanks to a new...

Serial Killer's Home Becomes Tourist Site

Serial Killer's Home Becomes Tourist Site ilvadel, Flickr Between the beaches, national parks, vineyards and theme parks, California has plenty of tourist draw cards, but now an unlikely attraction has made the list -- the home of a serial killer. The boarding house run by Dorothea Puente, a Sacramento woman...

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