Travel

The partial US government shutdown raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks. [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: CNN Travel
This week our deals include flights from Bay Area airports to Prague, Nashville, Zurich, Barcelona, Dallas, and Portland. All fares listed are round trip. [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: SFGate Travel
A Canadian mayor says he is considering putting a hat on his town's statue of a moose, after affronted residents discovered that it is no longer the world's tallest. [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: CNN Travel
Just because you're not a member of the 1% doesn't mean you can't travel like you are. Below, we've handpicked 10 hotels around the globe that boast five star-worthy amenities -- think infinity pools, Instagrammable views, plush beds and exceptional service -- and are surprisingly affordable. [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: CNN Travel
Coco Chanel checked in to the Hôtel Ritz in Paris and left 34 years later, while in London, Claude Monet stayed at The Savoy, where he'd sit and paint the River Thames through the city's fog. [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: CNN Travel
Once, a simple hangover breakfast might have sufficed for a reset on January 1, but not today: The world is moving lightning fast and keeping up doesn't generally include taking a moment to breathe. [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: CNN Travel
Tempted by the deal offering homes for just over $1 in the town of Sambuca on Italy's island of Sicily? So's everyone else, deluging its deputy mayor with tens of thousands of enquiries. [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: CNN Travel
When bad weather means pilots can't see the runway, they can use autoland -- an automatic control system that uses radio signals to guide their airplane to a safe landing. [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: CNN Travel
On K Street, better known as home to the capital's lobbyists, you can now wake up ‘woke” and in style. [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: NY Times Travel
In 2017, about 35 million American citizens traveled to Mexico, visiting beachy spots like Puerto Vallarta to historic sites like Chichen Itza. [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: CNN Travel
A woman in southern India has become the first to climb a sacred mountain after a court lifted a local custom that prohibited females from scaling the peak. [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: CNN Travel
The Olive Jar and Capitano are standout examples of family-run and modern updates on Italian-Australian restaurants. [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: NY Times Travel
In airport news, Louisville names airport for native son; Phoenix's Terminal 3 gets a new Delta Sky Club and a new concourse; Dallas/Ft. Worth adds rail service to downtown Ft. Worth; United cuts the ribbon on a Polaris Lounge at LAX; Chicago O'Hare shuts down its people mover for maintenance; [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: SFGate Travel
This traditional Greek wine, made with the addition of pine resin, has been roundly scorned. But a new breed of producers aims to change minds. [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: NY Times Travel
Flight delays at San Francisco International Airport regularly exceed two hours when it's rainy, windy or foggy, while airports in San Jose and Oakland report few if any delays. On Wednesday afternoon (January 16) the FAA was reporting delays averaging a painful 3-hours, 35-minutes at SFO. This morning, they are [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: SFGate Travel
Overall, it felt like a great stay...until I checked out and the friendly desk clerk breezily asked if I'd like to see my bill or have it emailed to me. I asked to see it. And that's when I felt the sting of the hotel's irritating $30 "guest amenity fee" [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: SFGate Travel
Finland ranks as the happiest country in the world. Could (voluntary) plunges into icy water — and the mental and physical health benefits associated with such a practice — be one of the reasons this country is so content? [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: CNN Travel
More than 89,000 Californians have opened their homes to Airbnb guests over the last year, earning about $12,000 annually on average. [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: SFGate Travel
Boeing's newest design for a passenger jet is definitely odd-looking, but the company claims that the aircraft's unusual appearance will bring significant improvements in performance. The aircraft, which currently exists only as a design concept, has a name that only an engineer could invent (or love): the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW). [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: SFGate Travel
Listening to radio traffic reporters' nicknames for highway landmarks during the morning and afternoon commutes can be confusing for drivers, especially those who reside in far-ranging corners of the Bay Area and beyond. [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: SFGate Travel

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