Doug Oliver

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The necessity of smart stowage for smartphones on aircraft - Runway Girl

“I will always have a scar on my hand from a 767.” Andy Miles, a frequent flyer who often crosses the Pacific in premium seats, messaged me last …

The Golden Age of Travel: Then or Now? – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

2<p>1<p>Recently, I wrote about the romance of travel and how it is long gone. Back in those days when flying was a luxury, it felt like a privilege to be …

Nice! 10 more airports to get U.S. customs pre-clearance

Faster, easier re-entry to US via foreign pre-clearance facilities like this in Ireland (Dublin Airport)<p>The US Department of Homeland Security says …

106 Years After the First Airline Formed, a Company Has Finally Made the Middle Seat Halfway-Pleasant

If Thompson Aero Seating has its way, the days of cramming into the middle seat, engaging in the passive-aggressive skirmish for the armrests, will …

10 Essential Travel Apps

I’m often asked what my number one travel essential is and the answer is always easy: My iPhone 6. It’s the one thing I absolutely must have with me …

How Much Does a Flight to Europe Cost From Your State?

Below, we round up the contiguous 48 in a color-coded map to show which U.S. states offer the cheapest airfare. We also found the average price of a flight from the 10 largest cities, so you can compare your price to your fellow countrymen. Where does your fare fall?<p>Not all U.S. states are created …

Flying

The 10 Cheapest Airports to Fly to in Europe

With the United States being such a relatively young country, it's no wonder that European cities like Vienna, Milan and Stockholm are such popular …

Video

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>LIVE: Putin says talks with Trump 'frank' and 'useful'<p>Donald Trump says he …

A visit to whisky HQ, the Isle of Islay

Scottish Routes Islay Whisky Tour<p>Oh I do love a dram. Over these long winter months I’ve pretty much perfected the image of the old timer hibernating …

Whiskey

Top sights not to miss in Munich

Munich is the city of gardens, castles, iconic cars and the world-famous Oktoberfest. Located in the southern region of Bavaria, the city is one of …

18 Luxurious Things We Can Now Afford To Do In Europe

Italy:<p><b>1.</b> Charter a boat to spend the day sailing between towns on the Italian Riviera- and stop to do some shopping in Portofino.<p><b>2</b>. Get truffles …

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Europe Is On SaIe for Summer Travel - But the Clock Is Ticking on the Weak Euro

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — This year’s summer vacation planning begins not with glitzy photography of Tuscan food, or a video of a tour of an ancient …

Travel

11 American Behaviors Considered Rude Around the World

Just because you’ve mastered the art of not looking like an uncultured, uncouth slob in your country doesn’t mean those skills translate to the rest …

Belarus: Travels in One of Europe's Least-Traveled Countries

Yet, soon I would spend 10 days in a country that exceeded my expectations: Belarus boasts fascinating historical monuments, telling architecture, a vibrant and modern cultural scene, friendly people and -- contrary to stereotypes -- even delicious food.<p>When you enter a country often hyped in …

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Athens, Greece

Athens is home to one of history’s most important buildings, the Parthenon, but how does the city fare architecturally today? A spate of modern development, particularly a new museum that looks onto the Acropolis, suggests that things are looking up.<p>Despite being a repository for some of the …

Europe Shows Us Real Airline Competition

A market split into many smallish shares is truly competitive.<p>There was a time when critics lambasted Europe for having inefficient airlines and …