Articles by Candice Walsh

Is Urban Cliff Diving the World’s Most Extreme Sport?

Is Urban Cliff Diving the World’s Most Extreme Sport? September 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Whether it’s from the top of a museum or another epic building, divers are taking the plunge right from within the city’s limits (and into water, of course). Recently, divers from around the world gathered in Boston to leap from a 90 foot high platform on an overhanging roof of an art museum and...

The Museum of Liverpool: Ugly or Modern?

The Museum of Liverpool: Ugly or Modern? August 18, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The Museum of Liverpool is the UK’s first national museum to open in over a century, and there’s some big buzz happening about it. Hint: it’s not all positive. The building cost 72-million GBP, and the curators say it’s worth it to become “the world’s greatest urban history museum.” With...

61-Year Old Tries to Swim from Florida to Cuba

61-Year Old Tries to Swim from Florida to Cuba August 17, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
60+ hours to cross 103 miles in shark-infested waters: endurance swimmer Diana Nyad might not have been able to complete her journey, but the effort definitely deserves some recognition. Did we mention she’s 61 years old and had to do it all without a wet suit? We feel the need to hit the gym now. Hoping...

Pugs and Other Flat-Faced Dogs No Longer Allowed on Cathay Pacific

Pugs and Other Flat-Faced Dogs No Longer Allowed on Cathay Pacific August 16, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
As if pooches didn’t have enough problems this year with being snubbed by airlines, now it appears that flat-faced dogs will no longer be able to fly with Cathay Pacific. Flat-faced dogs and even cats known as brachycephalic breeds (i.e. pugs, bulldogs and Persians) are being banned from flying in...

Air Canada Annoys the French, Gets Sued

Air Canada Annoys the French, Gets Sued August 9, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Air Canada was recently penalized for not speaking in French to a French-speaking couple on a flight. The couple, Michel and Lynda Thibodeau, won over $12,500 in a payout. Air Canada was deemed guilty because they had not respected the couple’s “right to be served in their native language” on a...

Another Case for No More Kids on Flights

Another Case for No More Kids on Flights August 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Just after Malaysia Airlines announced its new plan to ban babies from first class, Allegiant Air might just have another case for keeping children out of the air. On a recent flight bound for Tennessee from Orlando, a plane was forced to return to the airport after a crew member smelled smoke. Then...

5 Competitions Worth the Travel

5 Competitions Worth the Travel August 3, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
People do a lot of quirky things to make a name for themselves. Although they’re decidedly not our cup of tea, we can only imagine how far they have to go to enter these, ahem, unique competitions. Bee Swarming: Recently, two beekeepers by the names of Lu kongjiang and Wang Dalin competed to find...

Dinosaur Bones and Meteoric Stones: Yachts Get Blinged Out

Dinosaur Bones and Meteoric Stones: Yachts Get Blinged Out August 2, 2011 | Gear Guide, Travel News | Read More
We didn’t think it could even be done, but the yachting world just got even more outrageous. UK jewelry designer Stuart Hughes recently unveiled the new toy he created for an anonymous Malaysian business man – a super-yacht worth $4.5 billion dollars named ‘History Supreme’. It...

Volcano Tourism Gives Iceland a Boost

Volcano Tourism Gives Iceland a Boost July 29, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Despite the country’s economy collapsing in 2008, followed by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010, Iceland’s tourism is booming…and the volcano might have helped make it happen. Known as “volcano tourism,” all the footage of Iceland’s landscapes that aired during the...

What Happens When the TSA Gets Groped?

What Happens When the TSA Gets Groped? July 28, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
My, how the tables have turned! 61 year-old Yukari Miyamae was recently taken into custody after giving a TSA agent her own special pat down. After refusing both the body scanner and a pat down, Miyamae apparently grabbed the breasts of a TSA agent and twisted them. Yikes! Miyamae was then immediately...