Posts By John Miller

Airbnb

Airbnb can be a godsend for travelers looking to stick to a tight budget, or for those who want to get a more “real” experience in a new destination. With Airbnb, travelers can book rooms, or couches, or futons, with private citizens who are open to welcoming traveling strangers into their homes for a few dollars. In theory, it makes…

Traveling with disabilities_AT Network Blog

Traveling with disabilities is not easy. As we’ve written in the past, traveling with a disability or with a disabled travel companion generally requires an extra level of planning. But the United States Transportation Department is trying to make it a little easier. Monday they unveiled new regulations that require airlines to update their websites and airport kiosks to better…

Business Travel_from_traveldailynews.asia

Since the dawn of modern business travel, the United States has spent more on business travel than any other nation.  But soon – very, very soon – China will surpass the U.S. as the busiest business travel country. A new study by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) shows that Chinese business travel is skyrocketing. Thanks to a surging economy,…

Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster

The litany of cruise ship mishaps reached comical proportions in the last 12 months. Well except for the fact that it isn’t funny when ships catch fire and passengers’ lives are imperiled. And the New York Times’ Jad Mouawad is reporting that safety experts say a big part of the problem may be the sheer size of cruise ships today.…

Smog in Harbin_from BBC

Travelers to China need to be aware of a major smog alert in the northern part of the country. Reuters reports that Chinese officials have pretty much shut down one of their major cities, Harbin in Heilongjiang province, due to ridiculously heavy smog. The index that measures particulate matter in the air clocked in at 1,000 today. A level above…

Airport Tension

Arriving at your destination is wonderful. When you’re traveling and visiting a new place, getting your boots on the ground is a moment filled with excitement and relief. Getting there, however, can be hell. Traveling, and especially traveling abroad, is often fraught with worry, tension and inconvenience. From rushing to the airport to standing in the security lines to the…

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