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Entries by Paul Brady from 08/2011

Cuba Travel: Americans Arrive To Open Arms, Awe (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.17.2011 | Travel

The first group of American tourists traveling legally to Cuba under newly relaxed restrictions has been welcomed with open arms, says the organizer o...

Stowaway Mouse Grounds Chicago-Bound SAS Flight

Posted 08.17.2011 | Travel

Fears of a mouse on board a hulking Airbus 330 bound for Chicago stopped the jet just minutes before takeoff in Stockholm. SAS, Sweden's flagship carr...

Hilltop Hanover Farm, A Hudson Valley Best Kept Secret

Posted 08.17.2011 | Travel

Rockland, Putnam and Westchester County residents escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life at Hilltop Hanover Farm....

Russia Shark Attack: Two Injured In Unprecedented Attacks Off Coast

Posted 08.19.2011 | Travel

Following the death of a British newlywed in the Seychelles and the apparent attack on a tourist in Vieques, off Puerto Rico, another attack occurred ...

World's Sexiest Accents (VIDEOS)

Posted 08.19.2011 | Travel

Irish brogue, sultry Spanish, sun-splashed Australian or sizzling Brazilian Portuguese, some languages are downright sexy. Those particular ways o...

Freddy Nock, Stuntman, Walks Tightrope To German Mountaintop (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel

A 46-year-old Swiss stuntman has ascended a nearly 10,000-foot-high mountain by tightrope walking a two-inch-wide cable car wire—without the aid of ...

The Coolest Airstream Hotels Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel

Used to be, sleeping in an RV was a step down from staying in a hotel. In the past few years though, the cool kids have started paying big bucks to go...

China's 'Dead Sea' Draws More Than A Million Visitors (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 08.23.2011 | Travel

This summer, more than a million visitors have descended on southwestern China's so-called Dead Sea, a swimming resort in Sichuan province that really...

Delta To Expand Fleet With Order Of 100 Boeing Jets

Posted 08.23.2011 | Travel

Delta Airlines will add 100 Boeing jets to its fleet in the coming years, a more than $8 billion investment that will replace less efficient planes wi...

Obama Vacation, Day 6: Martha's Vineyard (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.24.2011 | Huffington Post

UPDATE, 1:39 pm: President Obama spent the morning decidedly not on vacation, with briefings on Hurricane Irene, which could eventually impact Martha'...

World's Wildest Skyscraper Thrill Rides (VIDEOS)

Posted 08.24.2011 | Travel

Daredevils of the world have been asking: What's the point of a skyscraper if you can't fling yourself off it? From Las Vegas to Macau to Auckland,...

Obama Vacation, Day 7: Martha's Vineyard Golf

Posted 08.25.2011 | Travel

UPDATE, 2:16 p.m.: The Obamas have left Blue Heron Farm and are headed for the beach. With what White House spokesman Josh Earnest called "cable ch...

Last-Minute Labor Day: Five Strategies To Savings

Posted 08.25.2011 | Travel

The final long weekend of summer is scarily close—Labor Day is September 5—but that doesn't mean it's too late to plan a getaway. (By the time the...

Best Stuck-In-A-Storm Movies Of All Time (VIDEOS)

Posted 08.25.2011 | Travel

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, travel plans are getting scrambled from the Bahamas to Boston. In honor of the travel snafus ...

Bulgarian Resort Demands British Police Officers For 2012

Posted 08.26.2011 | Travel

The popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach has asked the UK to send British police next season to deal with drunken and unruly crowds at the Bulgaria...

Obama Interrupts Day 8 Of Vacation For Hurricane Irene Update (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 08.26.2011 | Travel

Speaking from Blue Heron Farm, where his family has been vacationing this week, President Obama took a break from taking a break to deliver an address...

Travel Expert Rick Steves Donates $1 Million To Edmonds Center For The Arts

Posted 08.26.2011 | Travel

Edmonds resident Rick Steves has made a $1 million donation to the Edmonds Center for the Arts. According to a press release, the funds will suppor...

After Irene, Hatteras Island And Outer Banks Towns Cut Off From Mainland

Posted 08.29.2011 | Travel

UPDATE 8/30/11, 4:15 p.m. EDT: Despite reports on its website, Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, is open to visit...

Best Burning Man Videos From Black Rock City (VIDEOS)

Posted 08.29.2011 | Travel

The annual adventure in desert living and self-reliance that is the Burning Man festival starts today in Nevada, as thousands upon thousands drive to ...

Chef Turns Hurricane Cancellation Into Road Trip Excuse

Posted 08.29.2011 | Travel

Hurricane Irene scrambled airline and train schedules on Saturday and Sunday, leaving thousands of travels stranded. But one tourist, Michael Laiskoni...

Officials: Hiker's Body Found In Grand Canyon

Posted 08.30.2011 | Travel

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- Officials say a hiker's body has been found in the Grand Canyon after a pair of backpackers reportedly encountere...

Suspicious Item Found At Miami Airport

Posted 08.30.2011 | Travel

MIAMI — Officials say the area around a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport was temporarily evacuated after a suspicious note was...

9/11 Commission Sees Airport Security Gaps

Posted 08.31.2011 | Travel

Despite the outlay of hundreds of billions of dollars and a vast reorganization of federal agencies since the Sept. 11 attacks, major gaps remain in t...

How Colonial Williamsburg Weathered Irene (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.31.2011 | Travel

From the Outer Banks to rural Vermont, tourist destinations are rebuilding after Hurricane Irene; cleaning up damage of varying degrees and reassuring...