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The TSA Found 1,477 Loaded Guns in Carry-Ons Last Year
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Most government agencies are controversial. Chances are good that if you just start throwing out letters – EPA! IRS! DHS! – you’ll touch on something that could easily cause a Thanksgiving dinner argument. Of course, the Transportation Security Administration is …

Groupon Expands ‘Getaways’ With 20,000 New Hotels Groupon Expands ‘Getaways’ With 20,000 New Hotels

Groupon announced a major expansion of its Groupon Getaways offering today with the addition of 20 thousand new hotels around the world. Groupon Getaways first launched in 2011 as a partnership with Expedia, but recently launched this expansion in pilot. …

Delta Stock Up After Strong Holiday, New Seats Delta Stock Up After Strong Holiday, New Seats

Today Delta Air Lines announced that it will spend over $770 million through 2016 to refurbish 225 of its domestic narrowbody planes, including the Boeing 757-200, 737-800, Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, bolstering its stock price after seeing a strong …

Delta New Seats: Airline Says Passengers Will Have More Comfort. Really? Delta New Seats: Airline Says Passengers Will Have More Comfort. Really?

Delta Airlines is expected to spend $770 million over the next 3 years on a major interior overhaul to most of its planes. The airline announced Wednesday that it will install new seats and bigger bins on 225 of its planes within the U.S. Delta …

All-Inclusive Resorts Are the Best Black Friday Deal
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If you’ve been daydreaming about getting away, this weekend will be the best time to book your plans. Club Med announced its Black Friday sale this week, which offers 45% off its four most popular all-inclusive resorts when you book …

Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in South Carolina

A northbound Amtrak passenger train derailed early Monday morning in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, while en route to New York City from New Orleans. Four of the 218 passengers suffered minor injuries, and none of the seven of nine cars …

Google Adds Street View Imagery From Airports, Transit Stations Google Adds Street View Imagery From Airports, Transit Stations

Google announced that it has added some new transit locations to Street View to make it easier to see where you’re going while you’re traveling. Specifically, they’ve added 16 international airports, ovder 50 train and subway stations and a cable …

Thanksgiving Storm Threatens Travelers

The holidays are in full swing and, like every other year, travelers will be heading all across the United States to visit families. This year, however, a major storm will be a threat to those travelers, both driving and flying. …

Pinterest Goes Travel Magazine With Place Pins Pinterest Goes Travel Magazine With Place Pins

Late last week, reports emerged claiming that Pinterest would soon launch a new travel feature. The company has now made it official with the launch of Place Pins. “Every day, people pin nearly 1.5 million destinations they want to see, …

All-inclusive Resorts Are Popular Options

Who needs a vacation? We all do. Deciding the best option involves many factors such as location, prices, and amenities, which makes the selection process difficult. Fortunately, TripAdvisor has just released the 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards for numerous categories such …

Pinterest Reportedly Getting Into The Travel Business Pinterest Reportedly Getting Into The Travel Business
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Pinterest’s popularity seems to be taking it into some interesting directions. Earlier this year, the visual social network moved toward ecommerce with product pins. These enable users to see pricing, availability and information about where to buy items they see …

Google Hotel Finder Finally Gets Ability To Book Reservations From Your Phone Google Hotel Finder Finally Gets Ability To Book Reservations From Your Phone
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Google launched Hotel Finder back in 2011, and now, they’ve finally added the ability to book hotels from your mobile device. This seems like a pretty key feature to have in such an offering, but better late than never, right? …

Google Maps Gets Directions For Multiple Destinations, Reservations, Upcoming Events Google Maps Gets Directions For Multiple Destinations, Reservations, Upcoming Events
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Google announced today that it is adding directions for multiple destinations to the new Google Maps preview, which has been available for the past three months. The feature is rolling out today. Apparently this has been one of the most …

China Issues “Guide for Civilized Tourism” China Issues “Guide for Civilized Tourism”
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In China, general etiquette just became a law, specifically when you’re planning to travel. CNN reports that a massive tourism law went into effect on October 1 that aims to combat the perception of Chinese travelers behaving unpleasantly. The law …

Gas Prices Are Dropping at the Pump Gas Prices Are Dropping at the Pump
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Many motorists have noticed something different when filling up their cars lately–gas prices at the pump are slowly going down. According to GasBuddy, a website that monitors gas prices around the country, prices have dropped to as low as $3.08 …

Groupon Buys Blink, Rebrands It With The ‘Groupon’ Name Groupon Buys Blink, Rebrands It With The ‘Groupon’ Name

Groupon announced on Monday that it has acquired Blink a “last-minute” travel app from Europe, which lets users find deals on same-day hotel bookings. “Based in Madrid, Blink works with more than 2,000 hotel partners in eight European countries, and …

Elon Musk Readies Cross-Country Tesla Model S Trip, Says He’ll Only Need to Charge for 9 Hours Elon Musk Readies Cross-Country Tesla Model S Trip, Says He’ll Only Need to Charge for 9 Hours
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Back in May, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he was preparing a coast-to-coast trip across the United States in a Tesla Model S, one that would utilize Tesla’s various Supercharger stations that have been strategically placed across the country …

Twitter Buzzes with Labor Day Travel Ideas Twitter Buzzes with Labor Day Travel Ideas
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The long weekend beckons and most people are off work, so if you can swing it, do it! It’s time to savor the last sweet taste of Summer. It’s like scooping the sugar out of the bottom of a really …

Expedia To Power Travelocity Starting Next Year Expedia To Power Travelocity Starting Next Year

Expedia and Travelocity announced a strategic partnership, which will see Expedia powering Travelocity’s platforms, and giving the site access to its own services. Travelocity will still continue to market its own brand, and will remained owned by Sabre Holdings and …

Order a Beer in 59 Languages with the Pivo App Order a Beer in 59 Languages with the Pivo App

Wherever your worldly travels take you, there’s a pretty good chance that they will lead you into a bar. If not, I don’t really know what kind of traveling you’re doing – but it’s not very fun. And next to …

Yes, Google Even Has Street View Imagery From Inside Planes Yes, Google Even Has Street View Imagery From Inside Planes

On the Google Maps Facebook page, Google is pointing to some Street View imagery it has from inside a plane. The imagery actually comes from Google’s Business Photos program. The photos are of the inside of the Airbus A380. Take …