Travel News Archive

Barack Obama banned from Russian duty free shop

If Barack Obama was planning on buying some cheap cigarettes & Toblerone on his next trip to Vladivostok, Russia, he’d better think again. So should British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The three world leaders are among 13 people who have been formally banned from shopping at the Duty Free shop at […]

Travel Movie Review: The Trip to Italy

A few years ago, British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon starred in The Trip, which depicted a semi-improvised foodie road trip through England where both men played exaggerated versions of themselves. The two men have obvious chemistry together, and the success of the first trip led to the latest edition, The Trip To Italy. […]

New Amtrak service: No train, but free pizza & Doritos

Amtrak is one of the more maligned transportation companies out there, sometimes with good reason, sometimes not. What happened to 200+ customers in New York on Saturday was definitely the former. The Amtrak Acela Express going to Washington D.C. from Penn Station in New York City departed around 3pm as scheduled, which generally makes most travelers happy. There was […]

A beer with a great travel-related name

Airways Brewing Company from Kent, Washington has a new beer out that most travelers should get a kick out of. Meet Seat Kicker IPA, a beer that Airways describes as “a more citrusy, balanced, and lower alcohol beer that complements our more piney and bitter flagship Sky Hag IPA. This beer has a bouquet that won’t […]

Father of Alaska Airlines flight attendant invents perfect bottle opener for daughter & other travelers

Have you ever tried opening one of those small liquor bottles that you get on airplanes? They’re not always easy to open, and if your hands are even a little bit slippery, you’ll have difficulty opening them. Imagine now that you’re a flight attendant, and you’re opening several of these tiny bottles on each flight. […]