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Amazing U.S. Map Given to the First Transcontinental Air Travelers

Amazing U.S. Map Given to the First Transcontinental Air Travelers David Rumsey Map Collection If you were lucky enough to be one of the first people to experience commercial transcontinental air travel in 1929, then you were lucky enough to receive this map. On the backside of the map is a a weather diagram, a "Certificate of Flight"...

Couple Aims to Travel Using Only Virtual Currency

Couple Aims to Travel Using Only Virtual Currency Zach Copley, Flickr For the last two months, Beccy and Austin Craig haven't spent any cash. Well, they've spent money, but all of their transactions are with the virtual currency called Bitcoin. Yes, that's the same stuff that all the transactions on illegal drug website...

Silent Dining: The Latest Restaurant Gimmick?

Silent Dining: The Latest Restaurant Gimmick? Flickr, Monika Bargmann Banning cell phones in restaurants is becoming more common, as diners who constantly use their phones to chat or document their meals can be a distraction to other customers. A Brooklyn restaurant is taking things to the next level by banning talk...

St. Louis Zoo To Open Animal-Themed Hotel

St. Louis Zoo To Open Animal-Themed Hotel Flickr, Jorge Rodrigo Gonzalez The St. Louis Zoo has some major expansion plans in store for the next several decades, including an open savannah, a gondola crossing the park, a formal restaurant and a boutique hotel. The Missouri zoo will be making big changes to their...

9 Year-Old Skips Through Airport Security, Flies To Vegas

9 Year-Old Skips Through Airport Security, Flies To Vegas Flickr/ ampmouse1 It's supposed to be impossible. Armed guards are in place to prevent it from happening. Three levels of airport security were breached, and airline and TSA officials have no idea how he did it. That's the situation at Minneapolis-St Paul International...

This Road Trip Is A Labor Of Love

This Road Trip Is A Labor Of Love Flickr/MSVG Common road trip themes include stopping at small town parks for touch football on a sports focused journey, eating at only hole-in-the-wall barbecue places, collecting tacky souvenirs from truck stops and more. But how about a focus on love? That's exactly what...

Volunteer For Space Travel Study

Volunteer For Space Travel Study Sweetie187/Flickr Like the idea of space travel but you're not a NASA astronaut? The University of Hawaii is looking for volunteers age 18-65 to take part in a new series of space exploration studies. Odds are you won't exactly be in space, but the studies hope to provide...

Pilot Fired After Rough Landing

Pilot Fired After Rough Landing Arrow712/Flickr Forget where your seat is located, how much legroom you have or the race to claim overhead storage space. These are all parts of flying that some passengers are better at coping with than others. One element of flight that all passengers share is landing....

Slow-Thinking Drivers To Get More Time With Longer Yellow Lights

Slow-Thinking Drivers To Get More Time With Longer Yellow Lights A careful driver approaches an intersection and the green light turns yellow. Red is next. What does the driver do? Hit the brakes, or floor it and hope for the best? It's a split-second call. Soon, Florida drivers will have more time to make that decision as the sunshine...

Yawning Travelers Rewarded With Free Coffee In Airport Ad Campaign

Goodness knows the number of times we've walked through endless airport terminals feeling like a zombie – jet lagged, disoriented, and in need of a serious caffeine fix. Well, a new airport advertising campaign is rewarding bleary-eyed passengers with a free cup of...

The Best Passports For Travel Access

The Best Passports For Travel Access Clappstar, Flickr Applying for visas and dealing with travel-related bureaucracy can be a tedious, irritating process, but the good news is that U.S. passport holders have fairly unrestricted access when it comes to foreign travel. The Henley & Partners Visa...

9 Out Of 10 Passengers Would Like To See Reclining Airplane Seats Banned

There was that time the person in front of me reclined their seat suddenly and deeply, sending the red wine I'd just purchased all over my face and clothing. Then there was that other time someone in front of me did the same thing, causing my laptop to slide off of my...

3 Ways The FAA's Relaxed Regulations Will Make You More Productive

The New York Times recently reported that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has officially ruled that regulations regarding the use of electronic devices on planes when flying below 10,000 feet can be relaxed. This will prove to be a convenience for all...

Historian Says Best Way To Save Manassas Battlefield Is To Expand Highway Through It

Historian Says Best Way To Save Manassas Battlefield Is To Expand Highway Through It Wikimedia Commons Manassas Battlefield Park has been struggling with traffic for a long time. The site of the First and Second Battles of Manassas, also known as the battles of Bull Run, it's rich in Civil War history. The main reason two battles were fought there was that...

Warm Crap In A Bag: Does Anthony Bourdain Really Affect How People Think About Food?

Warm Crap In A Bag: Does Anthony Bourdain Really Affect How People Think About Food? Parts Unknown, CNN As part of CNN's "Parts Unknown" show, Anthony Bourdain went to New Mexico to check out Santa Fe's Five & Dime General Store, which is very well known for its Frito Pie. It didn't end well. Holding the bag of Frito chips covered in chili and...

The Shutdown Affects Travel, Twitter Responds As Usual

The Shutdown Affects Travel, Twitter Responds As Usual AP The government shutdown is officially happening, and various travel-related agencies are being affected, most notably National Parks. Air traffic controllers are still hard at work, but there's no way Yosemite will be able to celebrate its 123rd birthday (although Google...

105 Years of Road Tripping: A Slideshow of Car Travel Through the Decades

105 Years of Road Tripping: A Slideshow of Car Travel Through the Decades 1950s Unlimited, Flickr Today marks the 105th birthday of the Ford Model T. It was on October 1, 1908 that the vehicle was introduced, and how we travel has never been the same since. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford would build some 15 million Model T cars, making it the...

How Might A Government Shutdown Affect Travel?

How Might A Government Shutdown Affect Travel? Flickr user Nick Papakyriazis With the House Republicans and virtually everyone else in government refusing to play nice, it appears the U.S. might be headed toward another costly shutdown. How might this affect the travel industry? First, if you're planning to visit...

Man Steals Bus, Drives Around Airport Tarmac

Man Steals Bus, Drives Around Airport Tarmac Flickr user caribb Perhaps wanting to relive one of the most climatic moments from the movie "Speed," a Texas man allegedly stole an airport bus and drove it around the tarmac this weekend. Police say David Cooper Thurmond snuck onto the Easterwood Airport runway early...

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...

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