Articles Tagged ‘food’

Fewer and Fatter Americans Riding the Bus

Fewer and Fatter Americans Riding the Bus March 30, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The Federal Transit Authority is in charge of, among other things, determining the maximum capacity for busses in the American public transportation system. The number of passengers that can safely ride in each bus is calculated using an average weight per person. Today, the FTA estimates each rider...

Holiday Travel Gift Ideas: A Briefcase For Your Doughnut

Holiday Travel Gift Ideas: A Briefcase For Your Doughnut November 10, 2010 | Food Lovers, Offbeat | Read More
It’s the coolest thing since sliced bread– a suitcase for your doughnut.  Now, before you ask “okay, who would buy that thing,” think about it: haven’t you always wanted a place to put your snacks of sugary-goodness?  I mean, who couldn’t have a little fun carrying...

The Airport Dweller’s Food Pyramid

The Airport Dweller’s Food Pyramid November 9, 2010 | Offbeat, Travel Tips | Read More
In the real world, most humans try to achieve a healthy balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fruits and vegetables and fats. In the high-security, sterilized world of airports? Not so much. In a place where fresh food is flat-out unavailable, where anything resembling a normal meal is double its normal...

Mexico City Makes, Wins, the Whole Enchilada

Mexico City Makes, Wins, the Whole Enchilada October 28, 2010 | Food Lovers, General, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
No doubt you’ve thrown around the phrase ‘the whole enchilada’ once or twice in your lifetime.  Well, have you ever wondered exactly what ‘the whole enchilada’ would look like?  Look no further than Mexico City; the first place in the entire world to attempt and master...

Is Airplane Engine Noise Why In-Flight Meals Suck?

Is Airplane Engine Noise Why In-Flight Meals Suck? October 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Your airplane meal doesn’t suck, it’s just that you can’t taste it. At least, that’s what this article at the Daily Mail claims. Researchers from global food corporation Unilever say they’ve discovered that loud ambient noise (like the drone of an airplane engine) can have...

Amphibian Stowaway Leapfrogs Customs Officials in England

Amphibian Stowaway Leapfrogs Customs Officials in England September 22, 2010 | Africa, Travel News | Read More
Talk about clever traveling. An endangered African frog from Cote d’Ivoire hitched a ride aboard a banana and ended up traveling 3,000 miles from home, and landed in Cambridge. It wasn’t until the box of bananas was unpacked at a grocery store that the frog was discovered. The store called...

New Airport Amenities to Make Flying More Enjoyable

New Airport Amenities to Make Flying More Enjoyable August 20, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
There’s no getting around the fact that traveling has become a very big hassle. Long lines, intense security searches, random fees, and excessive amounts of time spent waiting and waiting… and waiting don’t make for an enjoyable start or end to a vacation. But a few airports are now...

Before You Eat That Airline Meal, Think Twice

Before You Eat That Airline Meal, Think Twice August 16, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
As if airline food doesn’t already get a bum enough rap, The Daily Beast recently put up a post of what they believe are the most dangerous meals you can find in the skies. Before reading this article, I was preparing myself to be flabbergasted at the unknown deadly risks that airplane food carried...

On The Marco Polo Trail: Understanding The Genetics Of Taste

On The Marco Polo Trail: Understanding The Genetics Of Taste July 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
It sounds exotic: The Silk Road. I would reckon that any traveler who hears those words gets a tingle up their spine. But just in case you’re not familiar with it, it’s an ancient set of trade routes that connects East, South, and West Asia with the Mediterranean world as well as North Africa...

How Airline Food Gets To Your Tray

How Airline Food Gets To Your Tray June 9, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Ever wonder how your airplane food gets to your fold-away tray – I mean beyond the flight attendant bringing it on those tiny, efficient carts (not before bumping a few elbows of course). The Cranky Flier had a chance to visit Amazing Food Creations, a supplier of airline food, to peek behind the...