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Galley Gossip: Can Passengers View Pornography on the Airplane?

Galley Gossip: Can Passengers View Pornography on the Airplane? Jan 11th, 2013 at 2:00PM: From time to time I get questions from readers who want to know what the rules are regarding viewing pornography in flight now that Wi-Fi is available on board most airplanes. Thankfully, it hasn't been much of an issue (knock on wood). But planes are crowded, personal space barely exits, and when passengers do things they shouldn't, well, they usually get caught. Last week on a flight from New...

In Praise Of Service Journalism

In Praise Of Service Journalism May 9th, 2012 at 11:00AM: My career in the travel world started out by pure luck. I was assigned to work a temp office gig in the PR department of Condé Nast Traveler for two weeks, which turned into two years at the magazine, four more at a PR agency for hotels and travel providers and two more here at Gadling. Before and throughout my career, I've always been a major consumer of travel media, whether I've used it...

Where are all the travel guide apps for Android?

Where are all the travel guide apps for Android? Mar 25th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Nearly two years ago, I bought my first smartphone: the T-Mobile Android MyTouch*. I'm only occasionally jealous of my iPhone-carrying friends, as I find few travel guide apps for Android. Even after a move to Istanbul, I still use and rely upon it daily; Android's interface is fast and easy-to-use, and seamless use of Google applications like Gmail and Google Maps is part of the reason I bought...

Photo of the day (10.14.10)

Photo of the day (10.14.10) Oct 14th, 2010 at 5:00PM: For many of us, dreaming about travel and planning a trip is a favorite part of a travel process. Those early days of discovering a destination and imagining the delights it may hold, before the reality of long airport security lines, bad hotel rooms, and jet lag spoil the fun, are some of the sweetest. This photo by Flickr user Chris Maki titled "Wanderlust" recalls the immense possibilities...

Vancouver proclaimed best non-U.S. city by dead-tree readers

Vancouver proclaimed best non-U.S. city by dead-tree readers Oct 14th, 2010 at 2:00PM: Okay, so I've heard Vancouver's a great place (never been but do want to go). But, do I really need Conde Nast Traveler's readers to tell me that? A dwindling number of print readers says that Vancouver rocks, according to CBC, making it the top city in North American outside the United States (talk about a drastically narrowed field ...) for the fifth time since 2004. There's no word on...

Canada can't handle the The Beaver

Canada can't handle the The Beaver Jan 14th, 2010 at 3:00PM: Okay, so Canada finally got the joke. The country's second-oldest magazine, The Beaver (yes, it is SFW), is changing its name. Apparently, according to Reuters, the name has an "unintended sexual connotation." It's more than just the jokes, though. Internet filters have blocked access to the history journal because the vast majority of people associate The Beaver with ... well, you know. The...

New travel inspiration: AFAR magazine

New travel inspiration: AFAR magazine Oct 12th, 2009 at 3:00PM: Greg Sullivan and Joseph Diaz, the founders of AFAR magazine, saw a need for a magazine that focused on "experiential travel that helps people experience every destination as local residents do." So they started their new travel magazine to fill that niche. When major glossies are closing down at an alarming rate, starting up a new magazine - with an online community, tv partnerships, and books...

Indie Travel Podcast launches new magazine

Indie Travel Podcast launches new magazine Aug 21st, 2009 at 10:30AM: Craig and Linda Martin have been traveling the world together since 2006. In that time, they've launched the Indie Travel Podcast and turned it into a successful website (they were named Best Podcast in Lonely Planet's 2009 Travel Blog Awards) and an excellent source of information for the independent traveler. Now, in a time when major glossies seem to be folding right and left, they've launched...

Galley Gossip: A question about why flight attendants are paid twice as much as teachers

Galley Gossip: A question about why flight attendants are paid twice as much as teachers Apr 10th, 2009 at 9:00AM: Dear Heather, Any time I go back to the rear of the plane and find flight attendants reading magazines, I am finding people off the job. You people are being paid roughly TWICE per hour what they pay the teachers who teach your children to read...How would you like to go into a classroom and find the teacher reading "Vogue"? Anonymous Dear Anonymous, I take it you had a bad flight. Perhaps...

Daily deal - 1 year digital subscriptions to many popular magazines

Daily deal - 1 year digital subscriptions to many popular magazines Feb 24th, 2009 at 12:00PM: My daily deal for today is part freebie, part eco friendly deal. Through the "Read Green Initiative" you can sign up for a 1 year subscription to 100's of different magazines. This is perfect if you want to save some trees, or if you want to lighten the load if your carry on bag on your next trip. The magazines can be read through the Zinio online reader in your web browser, or through their...

2008 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award Winners

2008 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award Winners Oct 23rd, 2008 at 8:30AM: The 2008 Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition recently announced its winners. In its 24th year running, the competition attracted 1,356 entries in 24 categories from which 81 winners were selected. The competition, named after American writer and traveler Lowell Thomas, is today considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the world of travel...

British Airways In-Flight Mag Goes Online

British Airways In-Flight Mag Goes Online Oct 14th, 2008 at 12:00PM: High Life, the 35-year-old in-flight magazine of British Airways, is headed from airspace to cyberspace. The famous rag launched its online incarnation on October 9th. BA hopes that the success of the print version will translate to the online world and raise the airline's profile amongst travelers. The publisher of High Life's print version, Ceder, teamed with web development company Reactive on...

Emirates chucks save fuel

Emirates chucks save fuel Jul 23rd, 2008 at 1:00PM: Interesting idea, but it honestly doesn't make much sense to me. Emirates has made a decision to get rid of all paper from the seat pockets on its new Airbus A380. Why? The Economist reports that they're trying to save weight and, hence, fuel. Don't get me wrong. I think throwing out those silly in-flight magazines is a grand idea. However, can you seriously save significant weight by removing,...

Reservations: The Ultimate African American Travel Guide

Reservations: The Ultimate African American Travel Guide Mar 27th, 2007 at 9:26AM: This past weekend I had the opportunity to meet with up with Kirstin N. Fuller, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Reservations, a new travel magazine geared towards igniting the imagination of African-Americans on every financial level to get up and go some place. By providing practical tips and dreamy pieces on destinations far and wide that are not only luxurious, but more importantly...

Global Gift Guide from T+L

Global Gift Guide from T+L Dec 26th, 2006 at 6:26AM: Christmas may very well be a thing of 2006 past, but the spirit of giving is never ending! Perhaps you received something not so shimmery this holiday season. Maybe mom had it all wrong when you said you wanted a sari and picked up a kimono instead. Or let's say you just happen to have so much money to burn your head is spinning and you are still ready to purchase for your entire circle of...

Get Them an ISLANDS Calendar!

Get Them an ISLANDS Calendar! Dec 12th, 2006 at 5:28AM: We haven't posted many gift giving ideas here for the season and I'll let you know I have some pretty rock-your-socks off recommendations, but for now I offer you this nifty stocking stuffer idea. Let me remind you that it is simple, useful and it is the perfect purchase for those on a tight-holiday budget. Not everyone can afford the first-class ticket to Bora-Bora for their loved ones, but...

Colors Magazine

Colors Magazine Nov 24th, 2006 at 3:06PM: Don't you hate it when someone puts you onto something completely hip and cool and then you sit on it for two months or so? You finally make the time to go check out what they were trying to tell you about in the first place and wonder why you didn't move your arse to check it out any sooner. Such is the scenario with Colors Magazine. One of my Habitat pals told me long ago to scope out the online...

GADLING'S TAKE FIVE: Week of November 12

GADLING'S TAKE FIVE: Week of November 12 Nov 17th, 2006 at 11:13AM: Settle down and settle in as I take you on a spin of our five favorite's from the week that was... You'll love it - I promise! 5. MTV Launches Travel Guidebook Series: My MTV days are just about over and done, but the memories will last forever. (Not that I did any of the crazy stuff you see on the network these days.) If you're off to Ireland and looking for some place hip, spunky, spanky, no,...

Wallpaper* City Guides

Wallpaper* City Guides Oct 1st, 2006 at 9:34PM: Just when you start to sleep on Wallpaper* they go and make their debut in the publishing world with these nice little City Guides. Their reason being, after 10 years in the game uncovering the best new design and urban travel spots globally, packaging that decade of experience into well-thought out yet simple guide books was only obviously. They make it clear that the traveler's time is as...

Fall Issue of Planet Magazine Out Now

Fall Issue of Planet Magazine Out Now Sep 19th, 2006 at 7:32AM: Every time Planet mag hits the shelves I feel as if I have this reader loyalty type thing to spread the word and paint the town with the news. If you're not a subscriber I suggest you sign-up today. With just four issues a year it's easy to let one slip by and well, you don't want that do you? So how about I stop sounding preachy and things on the glossy and just tell you what's inside this issue?...

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