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How to be a Brisbane local: 11 tips for faking it updated 213 days ago

Strip off your clothes. Pull on your togs and thongs. Brisbane is as balmy as a tropical breeze.

Pregnant passenger in labor diverts flight updated 213 days ago

For the second time this month, a flight has been diverted because a pregnant passenger has gone into labor.

19 events worth traveling for in 2015 updated 215 days ago

Whether you're an art lover or sports fan, here are 19 good reasons to hit the road in 2015.

Tragedy, air rage, eerie coincidences: 51 biggest travel stories of 2014 updated 215 days ago

From a year that's been everything from unpredictable to bizarre to catastrophic, these are the major travel stories.

Missing plane and air disasters: How bad was 2014? updated 215 days ago

Could 2014 be the worst year in recent aviation history? In short, yes and no.

Airbus A320: A global, short-range single-aisle workhorse updated 216 days ago

The Airbus A320 is a short-haul workhorse and with 11,000+ orders it is a direct rival to Boeing's 737.

On the trail of orangutans in Malaysia updated 216 days ago

From a luxury longhouse to the steamy heart of the Borneo jungle on the trail of an endangered species.

Dine with sharks, drink wine in an ancient tree: 6 of Africa's most unusual eateries updated 217 days ago

From dining next to massive predators to drinking atop a rock in the middle of the ocean, Africa boasts some of the most interesting places to eat.

Not just for summer: 6 reasons to head to Greece in winter updated 217 days ago

Rugged coastlines, fairy tale castles and snowy mountains make Greece an ideal cold weather getaway.

23 amazing hotels that opened in 2014 updated 217 days ago

With new construction, rebuilds and plenty of revamped heritage properties rising from the ashes, the global hotel hot list became a lot more enticing this year.

Life lessons from a disastrous family trip updated 220 days ago

I like plans. Making them. Sticking to them. Of my many faults, one is that I have trouble, as my mother would say, just going with the flow.

5 ways to decode a TripAdvisor review updated 220 days ago

Know before you go -- what testy, deceitful and placating head cases some user-reviewers can be.

Love 'Downton Abbey'? Now you can stay there updated 221 days ago

England's Highclare House, which doubles as TV's most famous stately pile, opens a lodge to paying guests.

14 amazing cruises setting sail in 2015 updated 222 days ago

Move over, Caribbean! The new year will see more cruises heading for Arctic and Scandinavian waters as well as Asia and the South Pacific.

Geek chic: Wearable technology hits the road in 2015 updated 222 days ago

With smart shirts and smart earplugs, travel tech is moving from our phones and tablets to wearable technology in 2015

Boeing 737s clip each other on the ground at LaGuardia updated 222 days ago

Two planes bumped into each other on the tarmac at New York's LaGuardia International Airport. No injuries were reported.

Filmmakers release amazing three-minute Sri Lanka tour updated 222 days ago

A team of wedding cinematographers on a two-week trip have produced a stunning video of Sri Lanka.

$611,000 fine as TripAdvisor gets bad review in Italy updated 223 days ago

Good or bad, TripAdvisor usually thrives on reviews -- but when antitrust officials in Italy gave their damning opinion of the travel website, it wasn't quite so happy.

25 top travel photos from 2014 updated 223 days ago

Each day, we're transported to a beautiful place somewhere in the world and it's all thanks to you.

First Airbus A350 XWB delivered to Qatar Airways updated 223 days ago

The wait is finally over for aviation fanatics wanting to book a flight aboard the Airbus A350 XWB.

10 of the best safaris for 2015 updated 223 days ago

From horse and camel adventures to treks through tiger territory, the safari industry Oscars recognize the best wildlife encounters.

The only Cuba I've ever known updated 223 days ago

This holiday season, I am heading to the only Cuba I've ever known: My relatives' homes in Miami.

2015: The year ahead in aviation updated 224 days ago

It won't be a banner year for major announcements, but there are still aviation developments to keep an eye on.

The perfect present for that aviation fan? Old Boeing 747 seats to go on sale updated 224 days ago

For those keen to have their very own Boeing 747 seat or are looking for the perfect gift idea, Japan's ANA is selling seats from a decommissioned 747-400D.

Tokyo Station: 100 years of trains, tourism and secret tunnels updated 224 days ago

The gateway to Japan's capital celebrates its centennial this month. We're joining in with 10 wild facts about Tokyo's most trafficked hub.

Turbulence injures passengers on American Airlines flight updated 225 days ago

Turbulence-related injuries caused American Flight 280 from Seoul to Dallas-Fort Worth to divert to Narita, Japan.

11 hotels opening in 2015 we can't wait to check into updated 226 days ago

These fabulous new properties will make you want to rethink your upcoming holiday plans.

Best places to see Christmas lights in the U.S. updated 227 days ago

Though many U.S. Christmas traditions originated elsewhere, one has an All-American pedigree: electric Christmas tree lights.

Fantasy Flight brings sick kids to the North Pole to see Santa updated 227 days ago

Fantasy Flight takes sick children or victims of abuse and homelessness to the North Pole to see Santa.

Shape shifters: The architects quietly transforming L.A.'s landscape updated 227 days ago

Minimalist architecture firm Johnston Marklee is quickly becoming the go-to for Los Angeles creatives.

Air rage and emergency exits: Two stormy weeks in Chinese aviation updated 227 days ago

Deja vu? Yesterday's news? Nope, it's another spate of air rage incidents involving misbehaving Chinese tourists on planes.

15 cool gifts for travelers updated 227 days ago

Journals, luggage tags, Panama hats? Yawn. We've got a selection of gifts travelers will actually use.

Gun packed in a PlayStation 2 gets passenger arrested updated 227 days ago

Game over for a Brooklyn man who tried to conceal parts of a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun in a PlayStation 2.

Mysterious ice pancakes appear on Scottish river updated 227 days ago

Here's another Scottish mystery to file alongside the Loch Ness Monster and Mel Gibson's accent in "Braveheart."

'Botlers,' 'braggies' and the sharing economy: What will travel look like in 2015? updated 228 days ago

If the travel experts are correct, next year will see us hanging with locals, being served by robots and, more than likely, heading to Asia.

10 top destinations to visit in 2015 updated 228 days ago

Global events, new attractions and anniversary celebrations will put these destinations on travel radars next year.

Woman bearing the name of man's ex-girlfriend gets free world trip updated 228 days ago

Man gives woman bearing the name of his ex-girlfriend a free world trip.

12 of the best places to spend Christmas updated 228 days ago

From Mexico to Malta, Northern Lights to sunny skies, these places are doing Christmas better than the rest.

How long can Cuba's beautiful classic cars last? updated 228 days ago

With U.S. President Barack Obama announcing a historic overhaul in relations between the United States and Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean stands on the precipice of dramatic change.

Five signs America is falling in love with public transit updated 229 days ago

You could call it a budding romance with the possibility of a strong, long-lasting relationship. More Americans are riding public transportation.

The ultimate heli-ski, cattle ranching, bear tracking safari updated 229 days ago

Looking for snow porn? This helicopter ski safari will fly you into the Coast Mountain range for the freshest untouched runs.

6 ways to do Nepal without climbing mountains updated 229 days ago

Yes, you can experience the mountains and culture of Nepal without crampons. Here's how.

Atomic research site could become new national park updated 229 days ago

The Manhattan Project could become a National Historic Park site under recently passed congressional legislation.

Best places to dine with celebrities in the U.S. updated 229 days ago

Even the most beautiful people have to eat some time. When they do, make sure you're there.

Top 10 ethical travel destinations for 2015 updated 230 days ago

Ethical Traveler has released its annual list of the countries that are doing the most to promote human rights and preserve their environments.

New Silk Road: The World's longest train journey updated 230 days ago

A historic rail link bolsters trade between China and Spain.

10 reasons to experience the mind-blowing AfrikaBurn festival updated 230 days ago

South Africa's answer to Burning Man is a surreal mirage of sculptures, music and mayhem under star-filled desert skies.

Dim sum and skyscrapers: Business executive's guide to Hong Kong updated 230 days ago

Hong Kong is heaven for business travelers. Here's how to squeeze in the city's best food, views and shopping.

Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt updated 230 days ago

A massive statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, toppled in an earthquake some 3,000 years ago, has been restored in Luxor, Egypt.

R&B singer Jeremih arrested attempting to board plane updated 230 days ago

Jeremih was arrested attempting to board plane after its doors had closed for takeoff.

Flight diverted after passenger reportedly throws hot water at crew member updated 231 days ago

A couple allegedly threw hot water at a flight attendant and threatened to blow up the plane, forcing the Nanjing-bound plane to turn back to Bangkok.

Passengers livid after air traffic control glitch piles up Heathrow traffic updated 233 days ago

Passengers at London's Heathrow Airport report long delays and disorganization after a technical failure in the air traffic control system.

Air traffic control system for London restored, but delays expected updated 233 days ago

The air traffic control system for London airspace has been restored, but air travelers can expect flight disruptions and cancellations.

Peru claims Greenpeace damaged ancient Nazca Lines updated 233 days ago

A Greenpeace message about climate change may have damaged the ancient Nazca Lines World Heritage Site in Peru.

How much Christmas can you handle? updated 234 days ago

Get as much Christmas delight as you can handle by visiting these nine places around the world.

Dreamliner battery probe ends: 8 questions and answers updated 234 days ago

The long investigation surrounding a mysterious battery fire that made so much trouble for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is closed.

Hawaii's best beach bars updated 235 days ago

These 10 Hawaii waterfront watering holes have killer ocean views, creative drinks and that distinctive mahalo vibe we demand.

What are they thinking? Aussie travelers' bizarre requests for help updated 235 days ago

These are some of the more unusual requests Australian travelers make when abroad. The government will no longer bother with them.

Go here next year, says Lonely Planet updated 235 days ago

Lonely Planet's top 10 U.S. destinations for 2015 list includes well-known destinations and hidden gems.

An end to the battle for the armrest? updated 235 days ago

Soarigami says its foldable plastic divider will increase in-flight harmony when it goes on sale in 2015.

Baby on board! Southwest flight diverted for birth updated 235 days ago

A Southwest flight from San Francisco to Phoenix was diverted after a woman gave birth.

World's 10 weirdest medical museums updated 236 days ago

Tapeworms, tumors and birthing chairs -- skip lunch before touring these grotesque displays.

Volcano vs. monster truck: On safari in Iceland's explosive adventure playground updated 236 days ago

By helicopter, snowmobile and big-wheel truck across some of the world's most volatile landscapes

16 gift ideas for foodies, travelers updated 236 days ago

Here are 16 gift suggestions for the foodie or traveler in your life.

Coming soon: Singapore's Jewel Changi, the world's most awesome airport? updated 236 days ago

With a gigantic waterfall, forest hikes, playgrounds and sunshine, Singapore's new airport complex could make delays and layovers a pleasure.

Delta announces five-tiered seating plan updated 236 days ago

Flying on Delta Air Lines will get more complicated starting March 1, and it's not clear if that's good for consumers or not.

The most annoying type of airline passenger is ... updated 237 days ago

Rear seat-kickers top the list of airplane etiquette violators, according to an Expedia study.

Spray-painting Dubai: Graffiti gang's Middle East art mission updated 237 days ago

A new gallery wants to change the way street art is viewed among the pristine walls of the United Arab Emirates.

5 gorgeous road trips for fall updated 237 days ago

Rejuvenate with one of these 5 road trips, offering distinctive culture, great food and yes, spectacular scenery.

10 of the world's most impressive religious statues updated 237 days ago

Whether it's carved into a mountain or submerged underwater, these statues are awe-inspiring even to the strongest of non-believers

10 most popular U.S. apres ski hotels updated 238 days ago

After a day of going downhill, these relaxing resorts should help pick you up.

Embrace the luxurious slow life with Japan's answer to the Orient Express updated 238 days ago

In Japan's super-speed train culture, Seven Stars is slowing down for you to enjoy volcanoes, onsen and shorelines around Kyushu island.

New transportation will blow your hair back updated 240 days ago

The human race is poised to enter a new era of transportation that would have seemed miraculous just a few generations ago.

Palace of the damned dictator: On the trail of Ceausescu in Bucharest updated 240 days ago

25 years after the death of Romania's communist dictator, tourism is helping heal old wounds.

The most Instagrammed places in 2014 updated 241 days ago

The most Instagrammed places in 2014: Not a luxury shopping mall, this year's winner will cause fewer jaws dropped than last year.

Seeking the thrill: Extreme hikers go the distance updated 241 days ago

Despite the many challenges, extreme hikers seek thrills and extraordinary views.

Moomin Cafe: Anti-loneliness dining comes to Hong Kong updated 241 days ago

Moomin Cafe: Japan's anti-lonliness café comes to Hong Kong: Hong Kong is getting a jolt of Finnish culture... from a café started in Tokyo.

11 of the world's top city golf clubs updated 241 days ago

Because there's always time to squeeze in a quick round between meetings.

Sinkhole salvage: Pricey 1 millionth Corvette set for restoration updated 241 days ago

For expert car restorers at General Motors, a wrecked, supervaluable 1992 Corvette represents a tall mountain to climb.

Building a dinosaur in 30 seconds: World's most complete stegosaurus updated 241 days ago

It's a giant jigsaw puzzle: 300 bones, 19 plates, four spikes. The world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton has gone on display at the Natural History Museum in London.

Corvette Nation strikes back after sinkhole disaster updated 242 days ago

First restored Corvette damaged by museum sinkhole back in February has been unveiled.

The ultimate adventure travel bucket list updated 242 days ago

From Kauai to Kenya, discover your inner explorer with these once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Exploring Naoshima: Japan's hidden island of surreal art updated 242 days ago

Monets, underground crypts and stunning Tadao Ando architecture are hidden on a remote Japanese island.

Funtasy Island: Indonesia set to unveil the world's largest eco-resort updated 242 days ago

It may sound like a bad copy of a Robert Louis Stevenson novel but Funtasy Island is aiming to become a major eco-tourism resort.

Pan Am Experience evokes glamorous days of air travel updated 242 days ago

Remember when flying used to be romantic and glamorous? The Pan Am Experience will bring you back in time.

10 wacky U.S. restaurants updated 243 days ago

If you're considering going to Olive Garden again, stop right now and consider these 10 wacky restaurants.

New York's best street food updated 243 days ago

New York may be a paradise of Zagat-rated, Michelin-starred restaurants, but some of its best food can be found on the streets.

Supercar Shangri-La: Full throttle through Italy's 'Motor Valley' updated 243 days ago

For fans of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Pagani, this corner of Europe is a petrol-powered promised land.

Island Paradise: Boracay's Best Beaches updated 243 days ago

Sunsets, stunning scenery and swinging parties. It may be tiny but Boracay's shorelines are a big attraction.

TSA seizes record number of firearms updated 243 days ago

The TSA has seized a record number of guns at U.S. airports this year, and the year isn't over yet.

TripAdvisor names its 10 Destinations on the Rise updated 243 days ago

These may soon be 10 of the most popular destinations in the world, thanks to TripAdvisor reviewers.

Power rangers: Botswana's all-electric safari updated 244 days ago

Chobe Game Lodge in Botswana ups the eco stakes with what it claims is world's first battery-powered safari fleet.

How (not) to drink the world's best whisky updated 244 days ago

The first thing you notice is the smell: rich, deep, and mysterious. And somehow, both fresh and musty at the same time. It's a scent that immediately piques your curiosity.

Airline: 'Emotional support' pig kicked off flight for being disruptive updated 244 days ago

When US Airways passenger Robert Phelps first saw the woman coming down the aisle of the plane, he thought she had a "really big dog" or a stuffed animal thrown over her shoulder.

And the world's 'most excellent' airline is... updated 244 days ago

Premium and budget carriers recognized by annual excellence awards

A mile-long line and 3,000 flights canceled or delayed as travel woes strike updated 244 days ago

As of 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday, more than 3,000 U.S. flights were delayed and more than 190 were canceled.

At last: Air travel to clear up after thousands of flights delayed or canceled updated 244 days ago

It may have taken a while, but travelers struggling to get home after Thanksgiving weekend will get to sleep in their own beds soon.