Articles by Carlo Alcos

Help Avoid Goat Gorings By Peeing Off Trail

Help Avoid Goat Gorings By Peeing Off Trail July 25, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Aside from getting caught with your pants down, there is a very valid reason for not peeing near a trail in Olympic National Park in Washington state. According to msnbc.com, park officials are asking visitors to refrain from urinating along backcountry trails so they don’t attract mountain goats....

Newest “Offense” To Get You Kicked Off A Plane – Taking A Picture

Newest “Offense” To Get You Kicked Off A Plane – Taking A Picture July 21, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
There’s two sides to every story, right? There certainly is in this case. This post at msnbc.com reads like a teenage catfight. Apparently, passenger and photographer Sandy DeWitt was kicked off a US Airways flight in Philadelphia for being “disruptive.” At least that’s what the...

Man Flies 10 Million Miles In 29 Years, Gets Perpetual Upgrades

Man Flies 10 Million Miles In 29 Years, Gets Perpetual Upgrades July 18, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Hmm. Could this be the most elaborate terrorist scheme yet? Man earns the trust of United Airlines by flying 5962 times with them, racking up 10 million miles, the equivalent of 400 trips around the planet? Well, probably not. But just in case, don’t say we didn’t warn you! As reported at...

Flight Attendant Fired After Placing Baby in Overhead Bin

Flight Attendant Fired After Placing Baby in Overhead Bin July 15, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A game of hide-and-seek gone awry? If that’s the case, a flight attendant on a Virgin Blue flight from Fiji to Australia may have gotten carried away when he placed toddler, Riley, into an overhead bin and closed the latch. According to The Herald Sun, Virgin claims that Natalie Williamson’s...

The World’s Biggest And Most Expensive Cruise Ship Is ‘Filthy’

The World’s Biggest And Most Expensive Cruise Ship Is ‘Filthy’ July 13, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Ouch. That’s gotta hurt. The world’s largest cruise liner, the Queen Mary 2, has been labeled “filthy” by the U.S. government’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s Vessel Sanitation Program. According to the Daily Mail, American inspectors made a surprise...

New York’s Yotel Choosing Robot Over Bellhop

New York’s Yotel Choosing Robot Over Bellhop July 12, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It’s really only a matter of time isn’t it? Before robots take over human jobs, that is. It’s been predicted in Hollywood for ages, and we all know that whatever happens in Hollywood happens in real life. But is this the beginning of the end for the hotel bellhop? According to the┬áDaily...

iPads Will Save $1.2 Million In Fuel Costs For American Airlines

iPads Will Save $1.2 Million In Fuel Costs For American Airlines July 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
During takeoffs and landings, it’s prohibited on airplanes to use any electronic devices. We know it’s a bit of a nuisance for many travelers but the same rule applies to the airplane crew, including the pilots. Until now, that is. According to treehugger, American Airlines will be making...

Man Crosses 300 Miles of Ocean on a Paddleboard (and “Kiddie Pool”)

Man Crosses 300 Miles of Ocean on a Paddleboard (and “Kiddie Pool”) July 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Imagine being sound asleep, then being shocked awake to find you’re in the middle of an ocean. That’s what happened to Bart de Zwart daily, a 41-year-old husband and father from Maui, while he crossed 300 miles from the Big Island to Kauai on a standup paddleboard. As reported by Yahoo! News,...

World’s Steepest Roller Coaster To Be Unveiled July 16th, 2011 in Japan

World’s Steepest Roller Coaster To Be Unveiled July 16th, 2011 in Japan July 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Alright roller coaster aficionados. Have you bought your ticket for Tokyo, Japan yet? If you want to be there for the unveiling of the soon-to-be world’s steepest roller coaster on July 16th, then you better get on it. According to the Daily Mail, the roller coaster — called The Takabisha...

Austrian Alpine Peaks Taken Off The Public Market…For Now

Austrian Alpine Peaks Taken Off The Public Market…For Now July 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It’s far too common to read depressing, deflating news. But sometimes the right thing is done and some semblance of hope is restored. According to newser, The Austrian government has pulled two mountain peaks off the market after public outcry. The peaks — Rosskopf (8500 ft) and Grosse Kinigat...