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Archive for June, 2011

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

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…

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

Travel News / Budget Travel / Money, Currency & Credit

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…

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

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 Tips / Family/Kids Travel

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
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Plane Crashes

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?
Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Ask Peter

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…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

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…

Former Soviet Republics Plagued By Plane Crashes: New Russian Crash Kills 44
Travel Safety / Eastern Europe / Plane Crashes

Former Soviet Republics Plagued By Plane Crashes: New Russian Crash Kills 44

Forty-four people died on Monday when a RusAir passenger jet crashed while trying to land in Petrozavodsk, a Russian city 400 miles outside of Moscow. Most passengers, including four American… Read More…

Loudoun County Restaurants: Northern Virginia Culinary Scene
Travel News / Culinary Travel / South / USA

Loudoun County Restaurants: Northern Virginia Culinary Scene

Only 25 miles west of Washington, D.C., Loudoun County is a surprise—filled with vineyards and farms, this rural area has some of the best food in Virginia. Completing his series… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hurricane Museums
Travel Tips / Hurricane Season / Museums / Natural Disasters

Travel Tip: Hurricane Museums

OK, boys and girls, it’s that time of year again: I’m talking about hurricane season. But how much do you know about these natural disasters beyond what’s in the news? The… Read More…

5 Summer Travel Tips for Single Parents
Travel News / Adventure Travel & Sports / Family/Kids Travel / Shopping / USA / Water sports

5 Summer Travel Tips for Single Parents

Summer can be a double-edged sword for many single parents. With the kids free from school, there’s plenty of time for quality bonding, but there are also a lot of… Read More…

United Flights Take off After Computer Glitch, But Official Cause Still Unclear
Travel News / Airlines & Airports

United Flights Take off After Computer Glitch, But Official Cause Still Unclear

United Airlines’ five-hour computer glitch on Friday canceled planes and delayed flights throughout the weekend. Although the technical problems were resolved by Saturday morning, many fliers were stranded in airports… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: Your Existing Car Rental Coverage & What’s Not Covered

By now you know you may have existing coverage for car rentals, but do you know exactly what’s NOT included in that policy? The most common ways to protect your… Read More…

5 Ways To Get Kicked Off Flights
Airlines & Airports / Etiquette

5 Ways To Get Kicked Off Flights

After a string of high-profile incidents of passengers being booted from airplanes, it seems like it doesn’t take very much to get escorted off a flight these days. But if you’re… Read More…

Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: Eco-Boating

We’ve got environmentally conscious hotels and hybrid cars, so why not eco-friendly boats? Here’s what’s happening on the waters these days…. There’s a new ferry setting sail along the New… Read More…

Travel News / Radio Show / Eco Travel / Mexico & Central America

Radio Guests – Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico – June 18, 2011

What should every concierge be able to offer guests? And what are the occupational hazards that come along with the role? Author and concierge Holly Stiel shares the lessons she… Read More…