Articles for Travel Safety

The Reverse Rapture Pooch

The Reverse Rapture Pooch May 26, 2011 | Kid-Friendly, Offbeat, Travel News, Travel Safety, Travel Tips | Read More
A week after the scheduled end-of-the-earth, one unlucky dog named May literally fell from the sky north of Vancouver. Although it’s not totally clear how this happened, it’s assumed the pooch was swooped up by an eagle only to be let go once the eagle realized the dog wouldn’t make...

Measles Patient Ended Up on Multiple U.S., UK Flights

Measles Patient Ended Up on Multiple U.S., UK Flights March 10, 2011 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
It’s not enough to worry about making your connecting flight or dealing with unruly passengers. Reports show that a passenger on a number of recent flights in the United States and the United Kingdom came down with measles. The New Mexico woman, who was not identified, traveled from London to Dulles...

Yellowstone: Pristine National Park, Ticking Nature-Bomb?

Yellowstone: Pristine National Park, Ticking Nature-Bomb? February 10, 2011 | Travel News, Travel Safety, Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re visiting Yellowstone National Park, then you’re treating yourself to one America’s most famous landscapes; filled with striking geography such as the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Yellowstone lake and prairie wildlife such as bison and grey wolves. Of course, it wouldn’t...

Helicopter Moms Rejoice: GPS Fixed So Child Leashes Are Out

Helicopter Moms Rejoice: GPS Fixed So Child Leashes Are Out December 28, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
Child leashes are tools that have inspired a bunch of contradictory opinions. But for those that feel that they are useful, but a bit too obtrusive, researchers at North Carolina State University have fixed that problem. Well, they weren’t necessarily focusing on shoes per se, at least for kids....

Gay Drinking Travelers Unite! Top 5 Destinations for World Cup 2022 Vacations

Gay Drinking Travelers Unite! Top 5 Destinations for World Cup 2022 Vacations December 18, 2010 | Travel Safety, Travel Tips | Read More
Last week FIFA announced that the small peninsular nation of Qatar would play host to the 2022 World Cup Finals. Naturally, there was much rejoicing in the country, as they beat out the world powers of Japan, South Korea, Australia, and the United States. Also naturally, there was immediate skepticism...

How to Keep Your Smart Phone From Being Useful When Stolen

How to Keep Your Smart Phone From Being Useful When Stolen December 17, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
One of the downsides of smart phones like Apple’s iPhone with iOS 4 is that they’re pretty attractive targets for thieves, especially when you’re traveling. They’re small, easily concealed and worth a pretty penny. But for iPhone users, there’s an easy way to make sure that...

Thanksgiving ‘Civil Disobedience': Breeze Through Security in Speedos and Bikinis

Thanksgiving ‘Civil Disobedience': Breeze Through Security in Speedos and Bikinis November 24, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
It’s Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving:  Are you sitting at your desk impatiently watching the clock tick away? Perhaps you’re scrambling to think of what kind of last-minute dish you can throw together for that dinner party tomorrow evening– you know, the one to which you promised...

Hypochondriac Travelers Could Soon Prove They Have Infections

Hypochondriac Travelers Could Soon Prove They Have Infections November 16, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
Bandages come in a variety of colors, from attempts to match flesh colors to neon and prints that show everyone that lost a fight with a piece of paper and ended up with a cut, and the wood pulp one. But, a new bandage promises to change colors when you get an infection. It works a lot like the litmus...

Sunbathers at Vdara Hotel Treated to Laserlike Sun Rays

Sunbathers at Vdara Hotel Treated to Laserlike Sun Rays October 12, 2010 | Las Vegas, Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
Enlightenment-era scientists figured out how light travels when it hits a concave lens. However, hotel architects in Las Vegas may have misread the memo when they designed the Vdara Hotel. The circular shapes of light that reflect onto the pools at the Vdara may be meant to act like a welcoming gesture...

30-Pound Carp Attacks Kayaker During Missouri River Race

30-Pound Carp Attacks Kayaker During Missouri River Race September 7, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Offbeat, Travel News, Travel Safety, USA | Read More
Brad Pennington of Houston was considered one of the favorites in the Missouri River 340 kayaking race.  That is, until he was hit in the head by a leaping 30-pound Asian silver carp shortly after the race began. Pennington, a 43-year-old who practices law when not racing kayaks, said the fish to the...