The Department of Transportation has fined an affiliate of American Airlines $900,000 for keeping hundreds of passengers cooped up for hours on planes earlier this year, a clear warning to airlines that similar incidents won’t be tolerated. (Nov. 14)
Tourism operators in New Zealand fear scenes of oil-covered beaches and dead wildlife have tarnished the “clean, green” image that the country uses to market itself to the world after a container ship crashed into a reef 20km off shore from the city of Tauranga. Duration: 01:46 [avantlink_ad merchant=”Sole Fitness” title=”sole-folding-336×280″][/avantlink_ad]
San Francisco’s X-rated Folsom Street Fair, a gay- and lesbian-centric public party heralded as the “grand daddy of all leather events”, shows off skin, leather and spikes in the city. Duration: 01:14
A new Russian gimmick called the Sleepbox might be the solution if you want a quick nap on the go. Sleepbox mini-hotels are to help exhausted adventurers at airports and railway stations — crowded and noisy places that are not so good for a nap. Two young Russian architects decided to change that with a
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Travel Picks: Top 10 Oktoberfests outside Germany REUTERS Reuters Life! Online Report Sep 23, 2011 06:08 EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Not every Oktoberfest reveler will know they’re toasting the 19th-century marriage of a Bavarian crown prince as they guzzle beer and bratwurst for two weeks each autumn. But that’s where the tradition started and,
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Tens of thousands of youths stepped to the beat of electronic music Saturday for the 2011 edition of the Paris Techno Parade. Leading the convoy of 16 vehicles was French DJ Bob Sinclar, sponsor of this year’s event. Duration: 00:53
Dawn over the lowest spot on earth illuminated a Dead Sea very much alive on Saturday, as more than 1,000 floating nude Israelis posed for a mass shoot by US photographer Spencer Tunick. Duration: 00:44
The mayor of Munich has tapped the first keg to kick off the 178th German folk festival Oktoberfest. With only two deft blows of his hammer and a cry, the festival opened its doors to the public Saturday.
Tourists at the River Thames in London got a rather unusual view for their holiday photographs on Friday. An army of 20 life-sized, individually decorated model gorillas were unveiled as part of a gorilla conservation fundraiser.
Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Paris Alexandria Sage Reuters Life! Online Report Sep 16, 2011 06:24 EDT PARIS (Reuters) – The city of glamour, grande cuisine and the ghosts of the guillotined is one of Europe’s most beautiful. Welcoming some 28 million visitors a year, Paris offers everything from some of the most famous museums
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Travel Picks: Top 10 toilets around the world REUTERS Reuters Life! Online Report Sep 16, 2011 10:38 EDT LONDON (Reuters) – Whether you call them a restroom, loo, lavatory, toilet, or “the facilities,” they are always an important part of being on the go. With this in mind the members and editors of travel website
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There are going to be changes to the pat-down policy at airports for children under the age of 12.
Westfield Stratford City, the biggest urban shopping centre in Europe, has opened in a once deprived part of east London, acting as the gateway to the site of the 2012 London Olympics. Duration: 02:01
Spain’s most famous fighting bull _ ironically named ‘Mouse’ _ is packing plazas with his uncanny ability to gore runners. A fatality last month has contributed to the country’s fascination with him. (Sept. 12)
The 2011 edition of the European Fantastic Film Festival opened on Saturday with its traditional “zombie walk” through the streets of the French city of Strasbourg. Duration: 00:59.
It’s an unlikely tourist hit but Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, high up in the Bavarian Alps, is proving just that. But calls to give reminders of Germany’s shameful past special cultural status have met with a mixed reaction. Duration: 01:48
Compiled by Rutgers University, the most comprehensive collection of air traffic control recordings sends chilling reminders of the confusion, and heroism.
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