- Travel Ban Lifted As Blizzard Moves Away
Hartford Courant, Tuesday - 01/27/2015 - 06:47 PM
The blizzard is petering out after pounding eastern Connecticut Tuesday with heavy snow and howling winds but sparing western portions of the state.
- Bolt Bus provides cheap, frequent, convenient service along Interstate 5, Portland to Seattle or Eugene
Portland Oregonian, Tuesday - 01/27/2015 - 12:47 PM
Bolt Bus is usually quicker than riding a train, making a recent Portland-to-Seattle run in two hours and 45 minutes. It's convenient, inexpensive and the WiFi works, too. Book travel at boltbus.com.
- JFK Passengers Trapped After Six-Hour Ordeal on Tarmac
NBC News, Tuesday - 01/27/2015 - 06:47 AM
Passengers on a Virgin Atlantic flight had to sit on the tarmac for six hours before being stuck back at terminal — with absolutely nowhere to go.
- How to Get Your Car Unstuck in a Snowstorm
NBC News, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 10:47 PM
Our #blizzard2015 present to you: Here are a few simple tips and tricks to get your snow-submerged car out onto the road!
- In Transit Blog: Flight Canceled Because of Snow? What You Need to Know
New York Times, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 02:03 PM
With a blizzard in the Northeast expected to disrupt travel, passengers should review airline policies regarding flight cancellations.
- Winter Storm Juno
FatWallet.com, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 01:22 PM
- Where to Go Now: Seeing Phoenix, for the Super Bowl and Beyond
New York Times, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 10:16 AM
Downtown Phoenix will be transformed for the Super Bowl, and there is great food and art throughout the city.
- 'Wild' adventures await on Oregon's Pacific Crest Trail: make your own hit movie
Portland Oregonian, Sunday - 01/25/2015 - 10:47 AM
The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has been getting a lot of love these days, what with two actresses nominated for Oscars for their roles in the move "Wild." The movie is based on the book by the same name by Portland writer Cheryl Strayed. These photos give you a look at what you may see, should the PCT be in your summer plans once the snow melts (if we get any snow).
- Elkhorn Slough: An outdoor weekend getaway just down the coast
San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday - 01/25/2015 - 01:51 AM
Quick: Can you name the second-largest tidal saltwater marsh system outside of San Francisco Bay? Neither could I, until I pulled off of Highway 1 on a whim one lazy afternoon on my way home from Monterey.
- Why the Supreme Court Is Acting on Lethal Injections
NBC News, Saturday - 01/24/2015 - 04:47 PM
In the wake of a botched execution in Oklahoma, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by three death row inmates on lethal injection.
- Why drive a Tesla when you can sleep in one?
CNN, Friday - 01/23/2015 - 04:47 PM
Steve Sasman wants you to bask in the luxury of his Tesla, but he doesn't just want you to take it for a spin. He wants you to sleep there. KPHO reports.
- Customer finds better deal, but Groupon pockets refund
San Francisco Chronicle, Friday - 01/23/2015 - 01:45 AM
Customer finds better deal, but Groupon pockets refund  I didn’t read the fine print; I had to make a booking before the end of August 2014. Groupon offered a full refund either to my Visa or to my Groupon account. Both Groupon and the tour operator, Pacific Holidays, confirmed that the vouchers were no longer good or usable. Groupon did not cancel the old order, nor did it credit the full refund to my account.  Groupon decided to use the old vouchers on the new trip, which allowed it to keep the $100.  asking for store credit is never as advantageous as getting a full cash refund. When you asked for credit, you were essentially giving Groupon an interest-free loan. If you had it to do all over again, you might have just asked for the $3,996 back, and then waited to make another purchase.  you could have avoided this entire episode by reading the fine print on the original voucher. Sometimes consumers don’t think the restrictions are meant to be read until it’s too late, which usually benefits the business. According to its records, it never received an “official” request to transfer the funds to your Groupon account.
- The strange afterlife of banned TSA items
Washington Post, Thursday - 01/22/2015 - 10:47 PM
To the traveler forced to surrender his cricket bat at an airport security checkpoint: I have located your valuable sports gear. I found it inside a state government office building in Pennsylvania, languishing on a shelf between a gardening trowel and a pipe wrench. Read full article >>