Articles for USA

Celebrity Airport F-Bombs: Stars’ Tirades Becoming Common

Celebrity Airport F-Bombs: Stars’ Tirades Becoming Common May 26, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Los Angeles, New York, Travel News, UK | Read More
Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb both recently launched into profanity-laced tirades in separate airport incidents.  Tudors star Rhys Meyers got himself banned for life from United Airlines for raging at employees at JFK in New York who wouldn’t allow him on a flight to...

Twitter World Leaders: Spears, Kutcher, Obama, and JetBlue?

Twitter World Leaders: Spears, Kutcher, Obama, and JetBlue? May 26, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Travel News, USA | Read More
This past weekend was a huge and historic one in the 140-character world of Twitter.  Sometime Sunday night, Britney Spears (@BritneySpears) became Twitter’s most followed tweeter, surpassing Austin Kutcher (@aplusk) with somewhere in the neighborhood of 4.95 million followers.  The day before,...

NASCAR First-Timer: A Yankee in King Earnhardt’s Oval

NASCAR First-Timer: A Yankee in King Earnhardt’s Oval May 25, 2010 | Local Insight, Offbeat, USA | Read More
There’s a three second pause where, among thousands of spectators, you could be in Pamplona. Amidst forty-three barely tamed beasts, you can hear the garbled voice of the microphone, you anticipate the caged fury. Instead of bulls following red bandanna-wearing thrill seekers, the sound of 30,000...

Like Breathing? US Cities With Best & Worst Air Quality 2010

Like Breathing? US Cities With Best & Worst Air Quality 2010 May 24, 2010 | Los Angeles, Travel News, USA | Read More
The American Lung Association has used Environmental Protection Agency data to rank the air quality of U.S. cities.  The ALA found that 10% of Americans live where year-round particle pollution levels are too high, and the majority of the country’s population lives where ozone pollution is...

Sierra Club Offers Hiking Wiki, Social Network

Sierra Club Offers Hiking Wiki, Social Network May 20, 2010 | National Parks, Travel News, Yosemite | Read More
Launched last July by the oldest U.S. environmental group, Sierra Club Trails is a comprehensive hiking wiki and social network.  Trails is a free resource and does not require Sierra Club membership.  The Sierra Club Trails website promises both quick and easy hiking information as well as an online...

Drunks Don’t Fly Free: Woman Thrown Off Southwest Flight

Drunks Don’t Fly Free: Woman Thrown Off Southwest Flight May 7, 2010 | Colorado, Travel News | Read More
“Let’s get this over with!” Reportedly that was what 51-year-old Laura Huser repeatedly yelled out yesterday during the safety instructions as her Denver-bound Southwest flight prepared to take off from Indianapolis.  When Huser wouldn’t simmer down, Flight 187 returned to the...

British Divorcee Meets Blonde American Girl, Wedding Ensues

British Divorcee Meets Blonde American Girl, Wedding Ensues May 7, 2010 | Las Vegas, Travel News | Read More
It sounds like a plot out of a familiar romantic comedy. British Financial Advisor, Nick Bond, spills a drink on Alex Quinn, a blonde, Minnesotan TV personality. They dance, they drink, they get goaded by their friends. Seventeen hours later, Ms. Alex Quinn becomes Mrs. Nick Bond. Alex Quinn (aka: Alex...

Eco-Trips in the Age of Oil Spills: Cleanup Spots for Volunteers

Eco-Trips in the Age of Oil Spills: Cleanup Spots for Volunteers May 6, 2010 | Eco-Travel, New Orleans, Travel News | Read More
The rupture caused by a British Petroleum-backed rig in the Gulf of Mexico could lead to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, even outpacing the Exxon Valdez. Rather than worry about the prospect of reduced fishing, good seafood or even oil prices, we wanted to offer eco-minded volunteers ways to help. Unfortunately,...

New Study: In Ideal World, Sully Could Have Landed at LGA

New Study: In Ideal World, Sully Could Have Landed at LGA May 5, 2010 | New York, Travel Safety | Read More
Passengers on US Air Flight 1549 were grateful that pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was able to safely put down the airliner, disabled by bird strikes, in the Hudson River. Investigators tasked with explaining the events have found that he might not have needed to. They used trained pilots...

New Georgia Law Allows Guns In Airports

New Georgia Law Allows Guns In Airports May 4, 2010 | Atlanta, Travel News | Read More
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport hails itself as “the world’s busiest airport.” If Georgia state legislators have their way, it may also be known as America’s most gun-friendly airport.  After all, who among us hasn’t faced the difficult dilemma of wanting to...