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Archive for June, 2011

Texas Messing With TSA? Bill Criminalizing TSA Pat-Downs Advances
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

Texas Messing With TSA? Bill Criminalizing TSA Pat-Downs Advances

The Texas House and Senate passed a version of the notorious “anti-groping bill”on Monday that would criminalize TSA pat-down procedures, but the language may make it impossible for the legislation… Read More…

TSA Says It Acted Appropriately In Demanding Removal Of Terminally Ill 95-Year-Old’s Adult Diaper
Accessible Travel / Airlines & Airports / Senior Travel / Travel News / Travel Safety

TSA Says It Acted Appropriately In Demanding Removal Of Terminally Ill 95-Year-Old’s Adult Diaper

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now disputing claims that its agents asked a 95-year-old woman to remove her adult diaper after the story sparked national outrage. The TSA has… Read More…

Travel News

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Radio Guests – The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona – June 25, 2011
Radio Show / South / Travel News / USA

Radio Guests – The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona – June 25, 2011

Where is the best place on earth to see the stars? Rich Fedel, manager of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, shares why many consider Tuscon to be the astronomy capital… Read More…

Budget Travel / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel News

Money Abroad: Credit Cards, Travelers’ Checks And More

From credit cards to ATMS to antiquated travelers checks, there are many options for spending your money abroad. Travelers need to be wary that many banks and credit card companies… Read More…

Adventure Travel & Sports / Mexico & Central America / Travel News

Is It Safe To Travel To Mexico Now?

Is it safe to travel to Mexico? How can you reconcile the great travel deals with the reports of drug violence? Robert Reid, U.S. travel editor for Lonely Planet, and… Read More…

Travel Deals: Global Adventure
Adventure Travel & Sports / Africa / Mexico & Central America / Travel Deals / Travel News

Travel Deals: Global Adventure

Another week, another set of great deals from travel providers across the globe. Whether you’re headed for some beachside R&R in Mexico, an adrenaline-fueled whitewater rafting adventure in Utah, or… Read More…

Family/Kids Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Choosing Your Summer Camp

It’s summer camp season, but do you know how to choose the right place for your kid? Here’s what’s out there for today’s camper. Your first stop should be the… Read More…

Air Traffic Control Prevents Collision When Pilot Makes Wrong Turn at JFK
Airlines & Airports / Plane Crashes / Travel News

Air Traffic Control Prevents Collision When Pilot Makes Wrong Turn at JFK

Air traffic control stepped in at the last moment and prevented a near-collision at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday night. Lufthansa Flight 411 was preparing… Read More…

Electronics On Planes: Safety Issue?
Airlines & Airports / Ask Peter / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News / Travel Safety

Electronics On Planes: Safety Issue?

Have you ever seen someone whip out their cell phone as the plane was taking off? The Travel Detective explains the real deal when it comes to cell phone use… Read More…

Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Motorcycle Tours

There are road warriors and then there are warriors of the road. I’m talking about motorcycle enthusiasts … and there are some summer experiences designed just for you. Whether you… Read More…