Articles for North America

An All-Electric Trip Down Old Route 66 May Be Possible

An All-Electric Trip Down Old Route 66 May Be Possible February 3, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News, USA | Read More
If you have ever tried to create an off-the-wall road trip, you know that a good eye for gas stations can be important in rural areas, or in the Great Plains states. But for those with faith in scientific research, all-electric vehicles (we’re looking at you, Nissan Leaf) could still make the same...

Force The TSA to Remember the 4th Amendment: Wear Inflammatory Clothes

Force The TSA to Remember the 4th Amendment: Wear Inflammatory Clothes December 15, 2010 | Travel News, USA | Read More
Note, we do not advocate wearing inflammable clothes, because inflammable is the same as flammable and we don’t want anyone going up in a puff of smoke. But for those with room in their carry-on for a bit of snark, we came across these amusing bits of Fourth Amendment-related clothing. By using...

A Tale of Oranges, Huffing, and the Airport

A Tale of Oranges, Huffing, and the Airport December 3, 2010 | Travel News, USA | Read More
While this happened a while ago, we couldn’t NOT write about it. An Arizona resident was arrested after police caught him in an unusual situation. Brian Henio, 33, was located at an orange grove near Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport when airport officials responded to a complaint. It had been...

Pack the Sunblock When You Whale Watch– For the Whales

Pack the Sunblock When You Whale Watch– For the Whales December 1, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Mexico, San Diego, Travel News | Read More
Some environmentally friendly company will likely be able to put together some sort of sunscreen specially made for whales. It won’t be a moment too soon, according to some new research. In the Gulf of California outside Baja, Mexico, scientists from the Zoological Society of London found that...

Survival Tips If You’re Ever Shipwrecked: Spam, Pop Tarts and Lots of Playing Cards

Survival Tips If You’re Ever Shipwrecked: Spam, Pop Tarts and Lots of Playing Cards November 23, 2010 | Mexico, North America | Read More
Last week, thousands of stranded cruise ship vacationers were finally freed after three days of being stuck on the Splendor. Despite Carnival’s full refund and a credit for a future cruise ship, patrons seem to have a spoiled appetite for vacationing on the open waters. One cruiser, David Zambrano,...

Kim Kardashian Living Proof That Heels, Travel Don’t Mix Well

Kim Kardashian Living Proof That Heels, Travel Don’t Mix Well November 12, 2010 | New York, Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
Kim Kardashian knows that a good set of heels can set off a dress like no other pair of shoes. The reality starlet also found out that for most people, heels just aren’t made for walking around. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star managed to make it around New York City all day...

Anonymous Traveler Asks… How Do You Feel About An In-Flight Serenade by Kanye West?

Anonymous Traveler Asks… How Do You Feel About An In-Flight Serenade by Kanye West? November 11, 2010 | New York, Travel News | Read More
Would you be starstruck if, instead of the usual update from a flight attendant or captain, a multi-platinum music artist came on the PA system and addressed you and your fellow passengers – IN SONG? On a recent flight Delta flight from Minneapolis to New York, passengers were treated to a performance...

Rally To Restore Sanity Leads To Record DC Metro Congestion

Rally To Restore Sanity Leads To Record DC Metro Congestion November 9, 2010 | New York, Travel News, Washington DC | Read More
Jon Stewart told attendees at the Rally to Restore Sanity that what made Americans civil could best be found in how they dealt with merges, noting that everyone says, “You go, then I’ll go. You go, then I’ll go.” More than 250,000 people may have attended the Washington, DC event,...

50 States, 50 Movies For Travelers To Check Out

50 States, 50 Movies For Travelers To Check Out November 8, 2010 | Offbeat, Travel News, USA | Read More
The intrepid bloggers at Geekologie put together a map of the United States that features one of the more interesting ways to categorize the states: picking some of the more iconic movies that have been filmed in each location. Some are more obvious than others, like Marisa Tomei’s Oscar-winning...

When It Comes to Passports, Size Matters

When It Comes to Passports, Size Matters October 26, 2010 | Around the World, North America, Travel News, USA | Read More
Most people dream of filling their passports with stamps from exotic locations so that they can brag about all of the cool places they’ve been. However, in reality, most Americans don’t have passports. But there is an elite group full of business men and women, pilots and celebrities who...