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Once upon a time, flying was luxurious. We’re well past that reality; flying to a destination has become very utilitarian, with crowded seating, slapdash meals, stale air and long waits. There can be no question that most travelers view flying as a necessary evil that separates them from the thrill of time away. But this week the Interwebs were buzzing…

You’re all excited to be leaving on your trip abroad. The plans have all been made, you’re right on schedule and everything is great. And then you begin your journey by queuing up at the airport security line – otherwise known as a slithering, oogy germatorium. Ick. Look at all those bare feet. Look at that college kid with the…

Phew! Disaster in the sky averted. Now, let’s focus on some of the positives of air travel. Other than the near-miss at Reagan National, the interwebs this week seemed to focus on the luxurious upside of travel. At the Wall Street Journal, Scott McCartney spoke with corporate travel managers to get their inside secrets. He offers 10 tips on how…

The summer vacation season is in full swing, and that means relaxing and letting loose for a lot of people. And, hey, why not? We could use a break, right? Vacation is a time to sleep in, stay up late, eat and/or drink a little too much, and generally cut yourself some slack. For most people, exercise slips pretty quickly…

We love to travel, but we hate to fly. It seems like I’m having more and more conversations with people who detest the process of getting on a plane. And that – dealing with the inconvenience of flying – was a major theme this week in the travel media. There’s science behind people’s trepidation. A new study by Air Plus…

Travel is something we all love; visiting a foreign land can be thrilling, educational and horizon-expanding. But the actual travel part – getting from here to there – can be exhausting and frustrating. And this week there was plenty in the news about the in-flight experience… some good, some bad and some that depends on your perspective. First, the good.…

Staying healthy while traveling – and the difficulty in doing so – was a big news topic this week. Researchers seem to think that just about the worst way in the world to stay healthy is to get on an airplane. J. Peder Zane of The New York Times reports that there are “zillions” of germs on your standard airliner.…

It’s a dream for many of us to someday take a trip around the world, but finding the time and the money to be able to do so is holding back most of us. But German journalist Michael Wigge has solved one of those two seemingly insurmountable problems – money. And, no, it’s not because he won the German lottery.…

I’m going to file this under “fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” For the second time in two months, an Italian cruise ship has suffered an international embarrassment and destroyed the travel plans of thousands of passengers. The Costa Allegra broke down in the Indian Ocean this week after a fire broke out on…

There have been moments over the last couple of years when we tiptoed right up to the edge of global hysteria over the so-called Avian or Bird Flu. The various strains of the virus – H1N1 two years ago, H5N1 now – are so powerful that there was concern that they could sweep through the population at an uncontrollable pace.…

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