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Electronics Banned Aboard US-Bound Flights from the MENA Region Starting March 21
Travelers headed to the U.S. from eight MENA countries have been prohibited to carry electronic devices larger than a cellphone during their flight.


7 Airports Offering Free City Tours During Layovers
Long layovers tend to involve over-priced, over-processed airport restaurants and poor decisions made in terminal gift shops. But not all cities are so dire: An increasing number of airports now offer tours of their cities for free!


Flights Canceled as Northeast US Braces for Major Winter Storm
Airlines have already canceled over 1200 flights in anticipation of Winter Storm Stella that is slated to hit the Northeast United States on Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.


Top Travel Agents on How to Stay Safe While Traveling
No matter where you are traveling, you need to be safe. Things can happen—injuries, theft, losses and more.


You can pay for drinks at this London bar by scanning your finger
A London bar has introduced advanced technology that allows customers to pay for their drinks simply by scanning their fingers.


The Best Places to Travel in March
There’s more to traveling in March than package trips to beach resorts for thirsty spring breakers: As the season looms in the Northern Hemisphere, temperatures rise and destinations emerge from winter hibernation.


Tips for traveling with kids from parents who've been on the road for 1 1/2 years
If you think packing up the minivan for a weekend at grandma's is overwhelming, try prepping for a year and a half on the road. Jessica and Garrett Gee have been traveling with their two kids, Dorothy, 4, and Manilla, 2, since August 2015.


Would You Want to Explore the Ocean in a Transparent Kayak?
If you want to take your kayaking experience to the next level, you may want to check out one of these transparent new kayaks created by Crystal Kayak Company, says Lonely Planet. 


I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.
A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can intimidate you into giving up your password.


The Traveler Newsletter: February 2017
An informational bulletin on security, medical, and travel related issues


Love Is In the Air: Airports and Airlines Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Air travel is usually more stressful than romantic, but on Valentine's Day many airports and airlines go out of their way to add a little love — or at least some chocolate — to the journey.


Have We Made Travel Too Special?
Have we made travel too special? Look, I get why we do it. Travel is a special thing, and it’s impossible to enjoy something so special so much without talking about it in hushed tones with lofty modifiers and intense urgency. We love travel, and we want to communicate that love to everyone around us so they can enjoy it as well.


How To Fend Off Skin Damage and Illness While You Travel
Flying can take its toll on your body. From the dry air on the plane to the jet lag and the dehydration, you might not feel your best when you arrive at your destination.


The AirSelfie Is Your Travel Drone Photographer
Forget your selfie stick, because it’s now a relic of a bygone era. The new hotness is a drone you can carry in your pocket. AirSelfie is everything you need to be a walking drone studio as you traipse across the transom of this great wide world of ours.


Airports Maintain Normal Operations Amid Travel Ban Protests
On Jan. 27, the U.S. government issued an executive order banning citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the US for at least 90 days; all Syrian citizens are barred until further notice. The order also suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days.


What an Icelandic Airline Owner Can’t Travel Without
Skúli Mogensen, the founder and owner of WOW Air, the Icelandic budget airline that now flies to Reykjavik from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, spends a lot of time in the air.


Chinese New Year Travel Predicted to Break Records in 2017
This year’s 40-day official travel season known as “Chunyun” (directly translates to: “Spring Festival Transportation”) is projected to top last year’s travel totals with a projected 2.98 billion trips taking place. 356 million Chinese travelers are expected to take to the railways and 58.3 million to the air this holiday season.


The Best Places to Celebrate Lunar New Year in the US
Looking for a place to welcome in the Year of the Rooster as the Lunar New Year draws close?


Cash Availability in India Creating Major Headaches for Travelers
If you're traveling to India in the near future, you should anticipate some difficulty and inconvenience when seeking to exchange foreign currency for Indian Rupees.


US National Parks Break All-Time Visitors Record for Third Consecutive Year
For the third consecutive year, national parks in the United States hit a record-high number of visitors in 2016, but the increase in traffic has also resulted in more congestion at the parks and more guests misbehaving.