Wherever I go, whether it's a trip around the world or to the local supermarket to pick up Frosted Flakes, I live in a fantasy world that revolves around the idea that I am Neo from The Matrix -- regardless of how much of a mom I look like in real life.
Wrapped in our own suffocating vail of self-importance we, our nation's security apparatus, freely admits that we cannot protect our citizens or guests and keep our shoes on while doing it (no matter what the technologists say).
The busy holiday travel season will soon be upon us, which means crowded airports, higher airfares and -- if you're not careful -- hefty baggage fees. Traveling light when you have kids in tow can be challenging, but not impossible if you have the right gear and mindset.
From urban exploration and nature adventures to scuba diving, skiing, fishing, trekking, safari, visit great art museums, indulging in great cuisines, or just visiting family and friends -- the world is truly your oyster.
We've all been there. You line up at airport security and start putting everything on the conveyor belt -- shoes, laptop, scarf -- but then realize you packed a full-sized bottle of shampoo in your carry-on. Luckily, beauty company 3FLOZ is stepping in.
Fortunately, a few programs let you avoid some of the worst of those lines, at least sometimes, and at some airports and borders. The key is to get into a "trusted traveler" program. Once in, you can bypass at least some of the usual repetitive hassles every time you travel.
Do the Hawaiian authorities not want to inconvenience arriving tourists, for fear of losing the precious dollars they add to the State's economy? Or do they just not care? Is the "aloha spirit" too loosey-goosey?
You are coupled to the reference frame of the Earth. While on the surface your velocity relative to the Earth is zero. If you start to levitate above the ground you are still attached to the reference frame of the Earth and will hover over the same spot on the ground.
There are plenty of things I love about being a flight attendant: I love being up in the air, soaring through the clouds, and spending time exploring new cities. But the best part of my job is meeting so many new and interesting people on each flight.
By luck, his mental state was as easily distractible as it was violent. Now, though, he leaned on me to leer out the window.
The Thanksgiving holiday is still a ways away, but the race to book reasonably priced airfare has already begun. Not all hope is lost, however -- there are still plenty of great fares to go around if you're strategic about finding them.
It's important for passengers to know their rights when faced with air-travel snafus, from delayed flights to overbooked planes. The following is a primer on basic air-passenger rights in the U.S. and Europe.
In 2007 I flew to Stockholm to meet five of my friends. We all live in different cities around the world - Paris, Frankfurt, New York, London, and Sin...
Just the mention of the word delay, cancellation, or layover is enough to make even the most laid back traveler cringe. Fortunately for those connecting in or traveling to Seoul, Incheon International Airport is an exception.
Although the TSA is set to expand its popular PreCheck fast lanes this fall, the agency is under pressure to speed up screening for even more fliers, so all aspects of the checkpoint experience are being scrutinized.
Fear of flying is a common affection that cripples countless travelers. Air travel is, after all, the process of tearing through the sky in a winged tube at 600 miles per hour, thousands of feet above solid ground. Here's how to keep calm and carry on when flying.