A record 47 million people are expected to travel for the US July Fourth holiday: AAA

A record 47 million people are expected to travel for the US July Fourth holiday: AAA

U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails, and airports in record numbers this Fourth of July holiday, despite higher gasoline prices, the nation’s largest automotive advocacy group said on Thursday. Some 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles (80 km) over the upcoming July Fourth holiday, the fifth consecutive annual increase and highest travel volume […]

Welcome to Country: A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia

Welcome to Country: A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia

Updated June 19, 2018 12:42:17 Photo: Many tourists ignore requests from traditional owners to not climb Uluru (Flickr: Leo Li) Related Link: Australia’s first Indigenous guidebook Related Story: ‘It’s not Disneyland’: Climbing Uluru to be banned from October 2019 Every year, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world visit sites of natural beauty […]

Researchers develop ways to cut air travel time by one hour

Researchers develop ways to cut air travel time by one hour

Luggage-free airports, shrinkable aircraft seats, stress monitors and light-guided overhead lockers are among the innovations suggested by EU-funded aviation experts and researchers tasked with making air travel better and faster. The Personalised Airport Systems for Seamless Mobility and Experience (Passme) project has just published details of how it is possible to shave an hour of […]

To eat ethically when traveling, leave your food rules at home

To eat ethically when traveling, leave your food rules at home

A few months ago, my husband and I took a four-day tour of the mountainous Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. The itinerary, which was designed to immerse us in the local culture while benefiting the community, included almost no restaurant meals. Our Nicaraguan guide brought us to the homes of small-scale farmers, where home cooks would […]

Travel Troubleshooter: Yet another tale of WOW Air refund woes

Travel Troubleshooter: Yet another tale of WOW Air refund woes

Dear Travel Troubleshooter: I have been struggling to get any feedback from WOW Air about my refund request for a flight it canceled from Paris to Reykjavik, Iceland. WOW was supposed to book me a flight for the next day, but didn’t have any availability. I asked for a refund. I also submitted a claim through […]

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