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The Hot Zones: A Year in Review of Travel Illness

Dane Steele Green | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

No one likes to think about getting sick on a vacation, and the fact is that most of us never will. However, 2014 has thrown up some very lurid headlines about just such a subject.

Feeling a Bit "Off?" Travel During the Off Season

Dane Steele Green | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

I have a friend from Wales who, several years back, wanted his first trip to the United States to be perfect. He settled on a city, New York.

Put Some Tongue In It // Lingua Franca

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

We all know and bemoan "touristy" when we see it. It smacks of cynicism and inauthenticity to have another culture presented to you through a preconceived lens. Picking up a new language - or an introduction to one - shows you hunger for something more than something prefabricated.

When Two Become One: Airline Mergers

Dane Steele Green | Posted 08.13.2013 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Wall Street practically flipped at the news of the merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines. But what does the merger of two major U.S. carriers mean for the rest of us?

Trouble in Paradise(s) Redux // Part Two

Dane Steele Green | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

A few posts ago, I presented my readers with "Trouble in Paradise(s)" a broadly-written summary of all the places in the world LGBTQ travelers should ...

What You Can (And Can't) Carry Through TSA Checkpoints

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

So what exactly can you get away with? A quick run-through through the TSA's Prohibited Items list hints at a surprising irony: Much of what is removed from carry-ons is perfectly legal if declared and packed in luggage that is checked and stowed.

Is This The Future Of Commercial Air Travel?

Dane Steele Green | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Take note: you may be seeing, and sitting, in one these sooner than you think. Is it a brave, new world or what?

The Worst Airline Purser In History?

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.17.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

The entire flight was under Ted's control, he knew it, and it was almost a dictatorship. No fun, no class, and mixed with a bit of fear to stand up, or even to sit in your seat.

In Japan, A Trip Back In Time

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.25.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

There are two Japans. One is the tangible, modern nation of today, the LED-spangled cities and bullet trains. The other is more ephemeral, the mystical psychological landscape of the nation's past.

PHOTOS: Ranking The Best First And Business Class Airlines

Dane Steele Green | Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

No matter who makes it or who flies it, a plane can be boiled down to this: It's a metal tube with wings on the side, a fin on the back and pointy bit up front.

A Viennese Ball For Good

Dane Steele Green | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Each year the Life Ball begins with an extravagant opening ceremony in the main square of Vienna City Hall, which can accommodate 45,000 people.

Flash Sales Take On The Hotel Industry

Dane Steele Green | Posted 04.09.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Online booking sites like Priceline.com and Hotwire.com have been helping hotels fill empty rooms at steep discounts for years now. But with recessionary times, come recessionary opportunities to take advantage of consumer's penny pinching desires, and a rash of companies are jumping in the game.

The Passenger Aircraft Caste System

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.28.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

As the lines to the back of the jet get backed up with people, the commoners get a glimpse of what is offered in front of them. They are teased as the upper class fidgets with their electronic massage seats while sipping on cold red wine and munching on salted nuts.