S. Ayanna Miller

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Ebola, Active Volcanoes, ISIS: Travel Tips for Scary Times

With headlines and networks consumed about Ebola, ISIS, and natural disasters, many travelers are not just becoming couch potatoes, but are hiding under the couch.<p>To live fully we need to continue doing things we love, staying savvy, smart, safe -- and comfortable. Yes, there are dangers out there. …

America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

A word of advice for anyone who dreads being stuck in the purgatory of an airport terminal, gazing wistfully at the departures screen: Avoid Chicago.<p>We analyzed data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics for 29 major U.S. airports to highlight which have experienced the least and most …

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Best Meatballs in America (PHOTOS)

<i>Frikadeller. Polpette. Köfte. Albóndiga.</i> Whatever you call it, the meatball turns up in nearly every culture.<p>"There are something like 168 words or names for meatballs," says Daniel Holzman, chef and co-owner of New York's Meatball Shop. The enterprise, which now has six locations, wasn't …

How to Use Apple Pay When You Travel

With the release of a software update for its iPhone operating system today, Apple has officially launched Apple Pay, the tech giant's mobile payment system that uses NFC-based technology to allow consumers to pay for a variety of services with their phones. Time will tell how revolutionary this …

It's Festival Season! 12 Over-the-Top, Can't-Be-Missed Festivals

<b>Bean Fest and Outhouse Races</b><p>The aroma of beans and outhouses fill the mountain air -- it's time for the Bean Fest and Great Championship Outhouse Races.<p><b>When:</b> Halloween-ish<p>Where: Mountain View, Arkansas<p>Highlights: Bean cook-off (attendees eat for free!), costumed booths, outhouse races, the best …

Travel Tips: Avoiding Passport Robbers

Taxi e-hailing apps officially legal in New York City, rules court

Taxi e-hail apps are officially legal in New York City.<p>The temporary restraining order (TRO), which blocked the city’s controversial pilot program …

The 20 Most Expensive Cities In The World

ECA International, a global management consulting firm, just came out with its semiannual cost of living survey, which calculates the cost of living based on prices of various day-to-day goods and services.<p>Tokyo has always claimed the number one spot as the most expensive city for expatriates to …

How Safe Are You on That Long-Distance Flight?

A couple of months ago I was somewhere over the Atlantic, heading back to the US on the 15 ½ hour non-stop flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta. At 3.30am, I had given up trying to doze off, upright, in seat 30A. Through the semi-dark I was aware that the fellow traveler in row 28A was struggling to …

Yellowstone Travel Tips

If you want to experience sheer, jaw-dropping American beauty, take a guided tour of the remarkably diverse Yellowstone National Park. With wildlife at almost every turn, Yellowston is one of the world's foremost wildlife sanctuaries. After visiting, you'll undoubtedly have a new appreciation of …

Alaska Airlines adds flights to the U.S. and improves intra-state fleet

Alaska Airlines will add two nonstop routes between Anchorage and the mainland USA, with service to both Phoenix and Las Vegas starting in …

In Ukraine, Baird warns Russia against more 'provocative' military moves

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird urged Russia to avoid "provocative actions" in Ukraine as the country's new government announced it was being invaded by Russian troops.<p>Mr. Baird told reporters during a conference call from Kiev that he was still working to determine "fact from fiction" but was …