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What Happens When Lightning Strikes an Airplane?
Airlines & Airports / Natural Disasters

What Happens When Lightning Strikes an Airplane?

Last week in San Francisco, six airplanes were struck by lightning within an hour. Sounds scary, right? Turns out, nearly every U.S. commercial airplane is struck by lightning as least… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Protect Your Travels in Hurricane Season
Natural Disasters / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Protect Your Travels in Hurricane Season

We’re coming up on the most active time of year for hurricanes. There are no guarantees, but there are some ways to protect yourself and your travels. Planning a trip… Read More…

Travel Tip: Avoiding Lightning Strikes
Golf / Natural Disasters / Travel Tips / Water sports

Travel Tip: Avoiding Lightning Strikes

You know how they say there’s a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery? Well, there’s a pretty slim chance of even that happening—under 30 deaths… Read More…

A Pilot Analyzes Potential Errors with Asiana 214 Landing
Airlines & Airports / Natural Disasters / Travel News / Travel Safety

A Pilot Analyzes Potential Errors with Asiana 214 Landing

Reports are in that the pilot of Asiana 214 tried to abort the landing just 1.5 seconds before the crash at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. The subsequent crash-landing… Read More…

Memorial Day Beach Report: Has the East Coast Recovered from Sandy?
Beach Vacations / Destinations / Natural Disasters

Memorial Day Beach Report: Has the East Coast Recovered from Sandy?

Memorial Day is known as the unofficial beginning of summer, and this weekend thousands of sun seekers will rush to beach. However, the availability of beach access after Hurricane Sandy… Read More…

How to Help the Oklahoma City Tornado Victims
Natural Disasters / Travel Safety / Voluntourism

How to Help the Oklahoma City Tornado Victims

In response to the EF4 tornado that ripped through the suburbs of Oklahoma City on May 20, leaving 24 dead–including nine children–and hundreds more injured, charitable organizations are asking for… Read More…

The Volunteer Firefighter Heroes of Texas Blast
Natural Disasters / Travel Safety

The Volunteer Firefighter Heroes of Texas Blast

Most people don’t realize that more than 70 percent of America’s firefighters are volunteers. Last night, in the town of West, Texas, those heroes sprang into action. Following an explosion… Read More…

Winter Storm Travel: Delays, Cancellations & Rebooking Secrets
Airlines & Airports / Natural Disasters / Travel News / Travel Safety

Winter Storm Travel: Delays, Cancellations & Rebooking Secrets

As the latest winter storm hits the East Coast, travelers are once again facing limited options.  Turns out when a storm hits New York, Boston or Washington, D.C., travel is… Read More…

5 Tips for Changing a Flight in a Winter Storm
Airlines & Airports / Natural Disasters / Travel News / Travel Safety

5 Tips for Changing a Flight in a Winter Storm

Don’t wait until you’re stranded at the airport with a delayed or canceled flight. Here are five ways to be proactive in light of flight delays and cancellations. 1. Plan… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Shore Helpers Post-Hurricane Sandy
Natural Disasters / Travel News / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Shore Helpers Post-Hurricane Sandy

Today’s voluntourism spotlight focuses on Atlantic City, one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Learn about how you can do your part on this weekend’s broadcast of Peter Greenberg… Read More…

Slideshow: Fire Island Before & After Hurricane Sandy
Natural Disasters / Slideshow / Travel News

Slideshow: Fire Island Before & After Hurricane Sandy

We’ve been reporting on all the damage and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. We told you about the organizations that need both donations and volunteers, how to avoid a scam… Read More…