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By Goetz | Business travel and diversions for those of us on trains, planes, and automobiles
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Salvatore Grillo was walking his Labrador retriever near Brooklyn's Prospect Park on a cold morning in February when he heard what sounded like a muffled explosion.
Minutes later, emergency responders were hovering over the 71-year-old as he lay unconscious on the ground. Police …New York
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parts of California were getting a welcome dose of rain and snow from a storm system moving through the state, while late-winter weather dumped snow elsewhere in the Southwest.
The snow was well received by California and Nevada ski resorts.
It began snowing in the Sierra Nevada …Weather
Weed smokers like to say that getting high doesn’t affect how they drive. Now, it appears the federal government is agreeing with them.
According to a new study commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people who smoke marijuana have a minimally higher risk of crashing …Marijuana
I thought cage diving for Great White sharks would be underwhelming. Despite seeing them look fierce in a million nature documentaries and YouTube videos, we know that the likelihood of getting your limbs torn off in a cage is small. I wasn't expecting much of an adrenaline rush.
But, when the first …Sharks
What you need to know about speeding laws across America.
Everyone, with the exception of the Buick driver parked in the left lane, exceeds the speed limit once in a while. You generally know how much law-breaking you can get away with where you live—a few over on the highway is flow-of-traffic …
Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout—APEAL—is how influential data cruncher J.D. Power measures the 'gratification' a car owner …
A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.
1. Arm your phone
The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …Road Trips
In a year that saw the average number of problems experienced by new car buyers increase, Porsche remains on top and actually managed to improve its …Porsche
The Illinois Tollway's website says "fast charging" stations for electric vehicles at its rest stops are "inoperable," and thanks you for your patience.
The situation is much the same around the Chicago area.
On Kingsbury Street, electric-vehicle chargers are shrouded in black vinyl bags. At a Whole …Chicago
There's a reason "Rocky Mountain High" is one of Colorado's official state songs. Because regardless of your feelings on legalized pot, Colorado will leave you feeling absolutely magical.
If you're an urbanite, a mountaineer, a ski bum, a history nerd, an outdoor adventurer... you get the point... …Colorado
Photo courtesy of alexgbaguio/myBudgetTravel. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.
Europeans are among the world's most gracious travel hosts, rolling out a red carpet of good manners, fabulous food, and the ultimate in culture and history. But do you ever wonder what they think of …Europeans
Among the ten commandments of the car guy, near the top is "Thou shalt not mess with thy neighbor's vehicle, regardless of how awful it may be." That said, we can't help but giggle every time we look at the image above.
Apparently, some delinquents in San Francisco, bereft of bovines to tip, have …San Francisco
Skytrax has released the results of its annual World Airport Awards and, once again, Singapore's Changi Airport has taken the top spot.
It's no surprise that Changi came out on top again. The international transit hub has incredible amenities, such as a butterfly garden, rooftop pool, movie …
Thirty-two people were injured — none seriously — when an eight-car Chicago Transit Authority train continued through the end of the platform and …
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The ultimate, most comprehensive guide to travelling in Germany includes up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets – …
We've highlighted plenty of complaint letters covering everything from hilarious insights into subpar airline food to baffling itineraries. But this letter, in which comedy blogger Rich Wisken excoriates JetStar, a budget airline in Australia, is by far the most incendiary.
Having paid extra for a …Airplanes
Thick fondue, rolling green hills, well-preserved medieval towns—the canton of Fribourg in eastern Switzerland has it all. Often bypassed by visitors eager to trek through the majestic Alps further south, Fribourg abounds with lush Alpine valleys and rich pastureland dotted with black-and-white …Switzerland
Earlier this month, the French Alps welcomed the addition of brand-new luxury property L'Apogée Courchevel. The ski-in, ski-out resort is the latest installment from the Oetker Collection hotel group, which includes such esteemed properties as Le Bristol in Paris and Hôtel du Cap-Eden Roc along the …Hotels
Once a quaint mining town, Aspen, Colorado, has since dialed up the glitz and glam, courtesy of a host of famous visitors and residents (the Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell clan, Hunter S. Thompson, and John Denver, just to name a few). These days, you'll find all the comforts and extravagances of a …Colorado
Police officers don't respond kindly to being videotaped, yet law enforcement agencies on every level are tracking out comings and going via cameras that ID our license plate numbers. Here, PopMech contributor and Instapundit blogger Glenn Reynolds takes on the slow erosion of our privacy.
Here's a …Surveillance
Straddling California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a year-round destination. But it really comes to life in the winter, as the go-to spot for winter sports enthusiasts and their friends who are really just going for the hot toddies. Here's why we think you should go this winter...
Lake …Lake Tahoe
As we reach the final months of the year, the idea of a winter getaway to somewhere sunny—the Caribbean, Mexico, the Pacific—sounds sweeter and sweeter. But maybe the thought of shelling out big bucks for an overseas flight stops you cold or perhaps your passport has expired. No problem. Pick one …Passports
If you've ever dreamed of sleeping under the sea, à la The Little Mermaid, your dreams can soon become reality at the Manta Resort's new underwater room.
The Manta Resort is located on Pemba Island, part of the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast of East Africa. The resort's newest feature allows …Underwater
A legally blind man was kicked off a US Airways flight Wednesday night after crew members grew upset over his seeing eye dog, Doxy. Also given the boot? About 30 other passengers, who effectively mutinied over the man's treatment, causing the flight to be canceled.
In an interview with ABC …Airplanes
It never occurred to me to travel alone until I'd turned 30.
When I first started traveling without my parents -- which is to say, when I first started traveling much at all -- I had my college roommates as companions. Together we saw the Great Wall of China, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Myrtle …Train Travel
Traveling can be highly rewarding, but there's no doubt about it--long hours on the road and jetlag can seriously hinder getting a good night's sleep. Travel-induced insomnia is something that The Benjamin Hotel, a luxury hotel in Manhattan, takes seriously. The hotel has a dedicated Sleep …Hotels
Does that photo make your stomach drop?
Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.
The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …Trails
Image via world.time.com.
LAST WEEKEND, Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central islands of the Philippines, destroying much of their infrastructure …Philippines