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Man's Response To $1,400 Overweight Baggage Fee Prompts Police Action

Man's Response To $1,400 Overweight Baggage Fee Prompts Police Action U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood (This isn't the luggage in question, but you get the idea) Police in New York and Seattle were called in to investigate when a man ditched his luggage in order to avoid overweight baggage fees, NBC...

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Metro In Saudi Arabia?

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Metro In Saudi Arabia? Alan Light, Flickr If you live in a cosmopolitan city with a good subway system, it can be easy to take your public transportation for granted. Many of the world's most famous subway systems have been around for decades, and most of us have forgotten the price and...

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,...

Kids' Bedroom Replicates 737 Cockpit, Doubles As Flight Simulator

When I was a kid, beds modeled after race cars were all the rage. Apparently, what's cool these days is having a bedroom that so closely resembles a 737 cockpit, it doubles as a simulator. Oh, and bonus points if your dad builds it. According to Gizmodo, Laurent Aigon has...

What Impact Will The Train Crash In Spain Have On The Rail Travel Industry?

What Impact Will The Train Crash In Spain Have On The Rail Travel Industry? CNN and other news networks have been airing dramatic clips of the train crash in Spain that killed 80 people on Wednesday over and over again this week. And if it weren't for the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, the coverage might be even more intense. We'll learn more...

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...

Train Crash Kills Dozens In Spain

Train Crash Kills Dozens In Spain A train carrying more than 200 hundred passengers crashed outside of the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela Wednesday evening. Reuters reports that at least 77 people are dead and 131 have been injured. The government said it was working on the...

Penn Station And The Meaning Of Life In 4 Tweets

"Up in the Air" author Walter Kirn, "Absurdistan" author and travel writer Gary Shteyngart, and author of more books than some people will ever read, Joyce Carol Oates, had the following exchange on Twitter this morning. If you've ever traveled through New York's Penn...

I Slept In The Conference Room At Comfort Inn O'Hare

I Slept In The Conference Room At Comfort Inn O'Hare My evening of July 9 was filled with the kind of mundane frustration that can come only from delayed travel. My husband and I were set to fly from New York City to Chicago and Chicago to Marquette, Michigan. Our flight out of New York kept getting pushed back and,...

Aspen's Rio Grande Bike Trail: Burgers, Bourbon And Basalt

Aspen's Rio Grande Bike Trail: Burgers, Bourbon And Basalt Courtesy of Jeremy Swanson I can probably be kicked out of Colorado for admitting this, but I'm just not that into bikes. Don't get me wrong: I've been lugging my vintage, fixed-gear cruiser around for over 21 years. Even though I rarely ride it these days because I live in...

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation David Dennis, Flickr It may be a cliche, but it's true: if you want to get off the beaten path when you travel, at some point you're going to have to take a long-distance bus ride. Even if you're not a backpacker, some destinations are accessible only by the most...

'Hyperloop' Could Send People From L.A. To San Francisco In 30 Minutes

'Hyperloop' Could Send People From L.A. To San Francisco In 30 Minutes It might not be long before people are being whisked from Los Angeles to San Francisco in an underground pipeline akin to the tubes drive-up banks use. The wild idea comes from Elon Musk, who has or has had high stakes in PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. Here's what...

Carnival Splendor Fire Explained By Coast Guard Report

Carnival Splendor Fire Explained By Coast Guard Report DVIDSHUB/Flickr It was November 2010 when fire broke out on Carnival Splendor, disabling the 3,300-passenger ship. At the time, the reason for the fire was unknown. Now, the U.S. Coast Guard has completed its investigation into the cruise ship fire and has a report. ...

See Live Rocket Blast This Summer, Before Anti-Gravity Takes Over

See Live Rocket Blast This Summer, Before Anti-Gravity Takes Over Visitors to Florida's Kennedy Space Center have been lining up to see Space Shuttle Atlantis in a new $200 million exhibit that opened in June. But while traveling over 26 million miles, Atlantis' glory days are over and the circa-1976 space ship will never fly again. Still,...

A Budget Bus Rider's Worst Fears

A Budget Bus Rider's Worst Fears compujeramey, via Flickr There's a moment when every frequent budget bus rider tells him or herself, "you get what you pay for." This morning that thought was likely running through riders' minds when a MegaBus hit an overpass at New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal. The...

Talking Train Windows (Silently) Play Ads

No, tired train traveler, you're not hearing voices. That's just an audio advertisement that can only be heard when resting against a train window. Seriously, is there any way to escape anymore? A new German technology can deliver ads to weary travelers through vibrations....

New York City Installs Pedestrian Maps (Finally)

New York City Installs Pedestrian Maps (Finally) Courtesy Pengagram New York is introducing wayfinding map kiosks throughout the city, a godsend for anyone who has ever emerged from a subway exit disoriented (don't be ashamed, that's pretty much everyone who has set foot in the city). The maps are not only helpful, but...

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Honors 30-Year NASA Program

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Honors 30-Year NASA Program Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex Photo Now open on Florida's Space Coast, the $100 million Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit features over 60 interactive experiences and celebrates the people, passion and patriotism behind the shuttle program. "It's true that there is...

Avoid New York City Traffic With MotoShare

Avoid New York City Traffic With MotoShare Chris Owen Travelers come to New York City from all over the world, for business or pleasure, and they all need to go from place to place. Sometimes they get out of the city too, exploring the Hamptons, Upstate New York, Connecticut and the Jersey Shore. They might be on a...

Planetary Defense, Future Of Space Travel Could Hinge On Kickstarter

Planetary Defense, Future Of Space Travel Could Hinge On Kickstarter Sweetie187/Flickr Planetary Resources, the group of world leaders charged with building the ground floor opportunities for a space travel industry, needs our help. One of those opportunities involves mining asteroids, believed to hold riches beyond belief. Developing...

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