Bringing you what’s new in travel for October 26th 2010 through October 27th 2010:
- Tested Koito seats still represent ‘Unsafe Condition’: EASA – Runway Girl –
- The only iconic American sites worth your time – Nina Willdorf recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
One of my favorite childhood travel memories is of getting into an awkward downward dog at Four Corners—the place where New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah meet in a tidy point (navajonationalparks.org/fourcorners, $3). My sisters and I had to wait our turn for the privilege but it was well worth it—if only for the requisite silly photo opp. Meanwhile, back at home in San Francisco, if you asked us to wait on line for OUR local tourist attraction, the lame outdoor mall known as Fisherman's Wharf, you would have been out of luck. Waste. Of. Time.
We're looking to do a story on iconic American sites in an upcoming magazine issue, sifting the time-wasters from the totally worth-its. A blatantly unscientific, informal poll in the office today has delivered this info:
Hoover Dam: Go for it! (Surprisingly interesting…)
Mt. Rushmore: Skip it! (Long lines; after immediate impact, the neck craning doesn't deliver.)
Niagara Falls: Go for it! (Thundering awesomeness…)
Times Square: Skip it! (We'll tell you better spots in the December/January of the mag.)
We realize we're treading on risky ground here. Things could get heated. You're very likely to disagree with our unscientific, informal poll above. We're counting on you to do just that—and then tell us places you wish you'd skipped, and why.
- Bing World’s most haunting cemeteries – HeidiS recently posted this over on the Bing Travel Blog:
When Bing Travel first published a story on the trend of people visiting graveyards as tourists (Anyone Up For a Picnic in the Graveyard?), I thought, really? Graveyards? And then I thought back to some of my own travels that included visits to cemeteries that were so intriguing I couldn’t just whistle past. I recall vividly the above-ground stone tombs, elaborately carved works of art, in the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I remember taking pictures of beautiful ancient headstones in medieval European towns that showed people living and dying when our own country was just uncharted wilderness.
- Cheap flights: Southwest super sale – Sean O'Neill recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
- How to Store Your Information Before Leaving Home – posted this over on Frommer's : Use these tips to save flight information, passports, and credit cards, so they're always just a few clicks away when you're on the go.