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How To Drive In India (And Not Die)

How To Drive In India (And Not Die) India's vast geography is a canvas for adventure, but such a big country invariably poses transportation difficulties. The solution to long distance travel in India has generally fallen under the purview of the country's iconic railway network. In spite of delays and...

Gaining Global Entry: A Simple Process For Frequent Fliers

Gaining Global Entry: A Simple Process For Frequent Fliers Today's frequent travelers are looking for any way possible to cut lines and make the travel process shorter, faster and more pleasant. Now, for just $100, this goal is easier than ever. The Global Entry program from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency allows...

Know Your Spring Break Legal Rights

Know Your Spring Break Legal Rights Spring Breakers, did you know that anyone boarding a plane is covered by a "passenger bill of rights?" Or that in Mexico you're guilty until you can prove yourself innocent? Lawyers.com's editor in chief, Larry Bodine, has some legal insights that Spring...

Rape Fears Plague Indian Tourism

Rape Fears Plague Indian Tourism Several countries have updated their travel advisories to warn tourists of the threat of sexual assault when traveling to India. The South Asian country has made headlines in recent weeks and months following a spate of rape cases involving travelers and locals alike. ...

Airport Worker Fired Over Facebook Photo: Is This Right?

Airport Worker Fired Over Facebook Photo: Is This Right? Irish airport worker Alex Duffy was fired earlier this month after posting a photo of himself and singer Nadine Coyle from the band Girls Aloud. The airport was alerted to the photo after numerous negative comments about Coyle were posted in the comments. Duffy is now...

Carnival Cruise Line Shake Down Begins, And That's A Good Thing

Carnival Cruise Line Shake Down Begins, And That's A Good Thing Carnival Cruise Lines fleet of FunShips have plied the oceans of the world for over 40 years, enabling travelers to sample a variety of destinations and cultures. Many of those travelers might not have ventured out of their own back yards without the affordable, normally...

Speed Through Airport Security Checkpoints, One Way Or Another

Speed Through Airport Security Checkpoints, One Way Or Another As airport security checkpoints get more crowded and lines get longer, travelers are arriving earlier than ever to make that flight on time. Arrive late; miss the flight. Once at the gate, passengers may wait longer than normal as airlines juggle the start of boarding...

TSA To Permit Pocket Knives And Golf Clubs On Planes (But Still Not Liquids)

TSA To Permit Pocket Knives And Golf Clubs On Planes (But Still Not Liquids) Starting April 25, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will permit small knives and most sporting good equipment on planes in carry-on luggage, a new security conference held today revealed. Bloomberg reported that the change is to conform with international...

Biking In Guatemala City? One Group Is Proving It's Possible

Biking In Guatemala City? One Group Is Proving It's Possible On a recent Saturday, the streets were filled with bicycles. Bells rang and horns sounded as the cyclists wound their way throughout the city like a moving train of youth and energy. This wasn't in Portland, or Paris, or any of dozens of bicycle-friendly cities...

Safety Of Hot-Air Balloon Rides Under Spotlight After Luxor Tragedy

Safety Of Hot-Air Balloon Rides Under Spotlight After Luxor Tragedy For vacationers, a hot-air balloon ride is the ultimate way of taking in the landscape. Floating thousands of feet above ground, ballooners are afforded a dramatic bird's-eye view of popular tourist sites. But this week's ballooning disaster, where 19 people were killed...

4 Big Travel Fears And How To Overcome Them

4 Big Travel Fears And How To Overcome Them When I meet people who tell me they've never flown on an airplane or stepped foot outside their home state, I'm always a little taken aback. In this day and age when travel is so accessible, affordable and commonplace, it's amazing that there are still so many travel...

Carnival Triumph Being Towed To Shore After Engine Room Fire

Carnival Triumph Being Towed To Shore After Engine Room Fire Carnival Triumph was nearing the end of a four-night cruise when an engine room fire stopped the ship, about 150 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Without propulsion and running on only backup generator power, Carnival Triumph will be towed to closest port where...

Should Women Travel Alone? Of Course!

Should Women Travel Alone? Of Course! News of the death of an American woman vacationing in Turkey made headlines across the country, but her tragic death also raises an important question because the mother of two – who was missing for nearly two weeks before police found her body over the weekend –...

Intense National Geographic Series, 'Locked Up Abroad,' Documents Inept Travelers

Intense National Geographic Series, 'Locked Up Abroad,' Documents Inept Travelers Last week's arrest of diaper-wearing cocaine smugglers at JFK proved more laughable than horrifying to those not directly involved. Drug busts are in the media so often, we rarely pay attention to them. They're certainly not something I care about. Yet, I've recently...

Hostel-Finding Travel App Shows Who Else Is Staying There Too

Hostel-Finding Travel App Shows Who Else Is Staying There Too Browse, Book and Start Making Friends are the three steps needed to use WeHostels, a new iPhone travel app that is about as easy as it gets to book a no-frills place to sleep for the night. Like a HotelTonight for hostels, WeHostels has some unique features worth a look. ...

Tourists Mistaken For Illegal Immigrants Beaten By Greek Police

Tourists Mistaken For Illegal Immigrants Beaten By Greek Police Greek authorities have been cracking down on illegal immigrants to the country but a number of tourists have been detained as part of the sweep. Some of the travelers have even been beaten so badly by police that they ended up in the hospital, according to the BBC. Greek...

Costa Concordia, A Year Later

Costa Concordia, A Year Later Costa Concordia sailed aground off the coast of Italy one year ago this Sunday. Today, the ship sits off the coast of Italy where it ran aground on Friday, January 13, 2012, taking the lives of 32 passengers in the process. Ongoing work is underway to remove the grounded...

The TSA Tells You Not To Bring Bazookas On A Plane, Among Other Things

The TSA Tells You Not To Bring Bazookas On A Plane, Among Other Things If you were making a list of things to take with you on a plane, chances are a World War II-era bazooka round would not be one of them. The TSA would like to keep it that way. The security agency periodically issues memos to travelers via its blog about items found during...

Flying Is The Safest It Has Been In Years, Data Shows

Flying Is The Safest It Has Been In Years, Data Shows New data show good news for panicky travelers: commercial flights in 2012 were safer than ever before. The Wall Street Journal published a large article detailing advances in flight safety and analyzing crash data, which shows that commercial flying is the safest it has been...

Cruise Ships Steer Clear Of Troubled Waters

Cruise Ships Steer Clear Of Troubled Waters Travel via cruise ship has a number of advantages. For one example, you can unpack once but visit multiple destinations on a floating hotel. Doing so safely is another, causing cruise lines to constantly consider life as it is at ports of call around the world. What was...

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