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Lufthansa to allow falcons in passenger cabins

I don’t normally get my travel news from Saturday Night Live, but last night’s SNL Weekend Update featured a joke referencing Lufthansa’s plans to allow falcons to fly in the passenger cabin on some flights (the story & joke appears around the 3:55 mark of the linked Hulu video). I hadn’t heard about this, so [...]

Key & Peele: Terrorist Meeting About The TSA

Key & Peele wrapped up its latest season on Comedy Central this week, and I’ll certainly miss the it. It’s one of the best sketch comedy shows around right now. The duo hasn’t shied away from controversial topics in their comedy, and that did not change with this episode. Watch this sketch where a group [...]

Have $8,000? Buy your own TSA Body Scanner!

Just in time for the holiday season comes the perfect gift for anyone who wants to invade their friends’ privacy while exposing them to radiation from machinery whose safety has been widely debated! MentalFloss noticed this eBay listing for a Rapiscan Secure 1000 SP (Single Pose) Backscatter Body Scanner X-Ray, which retailed for $113,350 of your tax [...]

My Top Travel Instagram Photos – November 2014

This kicks off a new series of recurring posts featuring my photography on Instagram. Every month, I’ll post my favorite photos that I have taken and posted on Instagram, along with a quick description giving a bit more background. This first photo was taken in the Sacramento, California Amtrak station. For some reason, the clock [...]