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Why airplanes might soon have just one pilot

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:34:56 GMT

If you boarded a passenger plane in 1950 and peeked into the cockpit, you would have seen five people in there (almost certainly men): two pilots, a radio operator, a navigator and a flight engineer.

The world's most powerful passports for 2022

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:21:15 GMT

There's a widening gap between the global north and the global south when it comes to travel freedoms, says the first 2022 report by London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners.

US National Parks to waive entrance fees for MLK Day

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:28:09 GMT

National parks in the United States proved to be wildly popular in 2021. They set various attendance records with a pandemic-fatigued public looking for safe things to do.

The world's largest cave castle

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:52:50 GMT

Predjama is one of the most extraordinary castles in the world, built in the mouth of a cave complex at the end of a valley in southwest Slovenia.

Hawaii governor considering Covid boosters as part of state's travel rules

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 22:42:27 GMT

Hawaii may soon require travelers arriving from other US states and territories to have a Covid booster shot if they want to travel to the islands without quarantine or testing requirements.

Tripadvisor's most popular world destination for 2022 is ...

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:08:11 GMT

Tripadvisor says a 20th-century fishing village that' has boomed into a 21st-century global hot spot for high-end travel is its most popular destination in the world for 2022.

Video: 'Once in a lifetime' rare blanket octopus spotted in Australia

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 19:19:38 GMT

The rainbow-hued octopus, seen swimming on the Great Barrier Reef, was caught on video by marine biologist Jacinta Shackleton.

7 stunning new Maldives resorts to visit in 2022

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 03:49:12 GMT

It's the definitive escape for celebrities, honeymooners and families, all intent on kicking back in a picture-perfect paradise.

The world's best-performing airline has been revealed

Sat, 08 Jan 2022 09:02:54 GMT

Among the clouds over 2022, we're finding silver linings. Some popular countries for tourism are relaxing entry restrictions, and the world's safest and most punctual airlines have been revealed.

Watch these horses jump through 'purifying' fire

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:41:44 GMT

Spain's "Las Luminarias" festival has returned for the first time since the pandemic began, according to Reuters. About 100 horses leaped through bonfires, following a yearly ancient tradition.

20 of the world's best soups

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 09:12:22 GMT

If a steaming bowl of soup strikes you as the ultimate in old-fashioned comfort, you've got plenty of company. Soup is one of the world's oldest and most universal foods, said Janet Clarkson, author of the book "Soup: A Global History."

See volcano's miles-long lava flow

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:39:49 GMT

The Wolf volcano, in the Galapagos, erupted without warning in early January, after seven years of "relative calm," according to local authorities.

A man was apprehended after damaging a plane during boarding process, American Airlines says

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 14:37:56 GMT

A man entered the cockpit of an American Airlines plane in Honduras and caused damage while the aircraft was at the gate, the airline said in a statement.

Prosecutors say three women assaulted Delta security officer in New York after being denied boarding

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 18:44:17 GMT

Prosecutors say three "belligerent" women were indicted for allegedly punching and kicking a Delta security officer at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after being told they would be denied boarding for a flight to Puerto Rico in September of last year.

The residential cruise ship offering a 'more affordable' life at sea

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:53:46 GMT

Launching in 2024, Storylines is selling fully furnished one-to-four-bedroom residences, along with studios and two-story penthouses on board its upcoming ship, with prices starting at $400,000 and rising to $8 million.

Indonesia names new capital, approving shift from Jakarta

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 18:06:50 GMT

Indonesia has named its new capital Nusantara, as lawmakers approve the shift from Jakarta to Kalimantan -- a jungle-covered area on the east of Borneo island.

A bartender helped police ID the men who burned Key West's iconic Southernmost Point buoy

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 03:42:45 GMT

A Key West, Florida, bartender who had worked a busy New Year's Eve shift helped police track down two men suspected of defacing the famous "Southernmost Point" buoy landmark.

The best ever A380 airline stunts

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:56:26 GMT

Incredible new photos show a woman in Emirates flight attendant uniform perched on the spire of the Burj Khalifa as an Airbus A380 flies past, but it's not the first time the superjumbo has been used for a publicity stunt.

How easy is it to buy and restore an aging countryside home in Japan?

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:52:32 GMT

Near the town of Fujino, off busy Route 20, just 65 kilometers west of Tokyo, sits a narrow, single-lane tunnel.

Royal Caribbean cancels voyages on 4 ships because of Covid-19

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 22:22:35 GMT

Royal Caribbean International announced on Friday it has canceled voyages on four ships because of "ongoing Covid-related circumstances around the world."

Horned helmets predate Vikings by 3,000 years, originating in the Bronze Age, researchers say

Sun, 09 Jan 2022 17:36:15 GMT

From appearing in the Asterix comic book series, to inspiring an avatar on "The Masked Singer," Vikings have revealed themselves across pop culture sporting horned helmets to symbolize their ferocity and power.

You're trapped in a blizzard. Do you know what to do next to survive?

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 18:53:58 GMT

Warm thoughts of young romance -- not the cold, harsh possibilities of a Midwestern road trip in winter -- were on Dawn O'Hair's mind as she left Chicago for Indianapolis to see her boyfriend.

The countries welcoming US tourists now -- and some resources for your visit

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 01:22:01 GMT

Throughout the pandemic, US passport holders have seen an ever-morphing list of international travel options.

What it's like on the world's shortest flight

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:42:01 GMT

The pilot, who is just inches away from his passengers, reaches up and flicks the metallic toggle switches that fire up his engines. Two propellers, visible through the windows on either side, spin noisily into life.

Inside Taiwan's "Rainbow Village"

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 01:19:15 GMT

In Taichung, an Instagrammer's dream with a sweet history.

Meth burritos, machetes and more. TSA shares its list of strange items confiscated at airports

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 17:46:03 GMT

Most travelers have learned the hard way that we can't carry, say, a bottle of water past airport security.

Animal rights activists slam Turkish camel wrestling festival

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 17:18:16 GMT

A traditional camel wrestling festival in western Turkey that attracts thousands of people every year is drawing criticism from animal rights activists who say the big ruminants are abused and injured during the event.

France ends UK travel ban

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:06:58 GMT

As infection rates soar across Europe, France has relaxed its travel ban on arrivals from the UK -- just in time for the peak ski season.

Turkmenistan wants to close the 'Gates of Hell'

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 09:08:36 GMT

This week in travel, the United States declared Canada a "very high" risk destination, the world's most powerful passports for 2022 were revealed and Turkmenistan's president called for the country's "Gates of Hell" to close.

These precious family letters were left on a flight. Against all the odds, they came home

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 17:11:25 GMT

It's the stuff of travel nightmares. Taking something precious on your trip, keeping it close to hand so you don't risk losing it in checked baggage -- and then realizing you don't have it when you get home.

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