Next time you fly, prepare yourself for these dumbest policies and regulations enforced by carriers, airports, and Homeland Security.
Airplane! of course, United 93, and um, Airplane II. Then there were some flawed-but-entertaining popcorn flicks we can’t help but enjoy – we’re looking at you, Die Hard 2 and Con Air. Whether it’s wooden acting, plot holes you could fly a 747 through, or laughable special effects, these are the six worst movies about plane travel of all time.
Credit: Shutterstock By Kristin Hunt Every day, you read about some fresh horror besieging the U.S. Stock market crashes. Hurricanes. Netflix buffering!
PHOTO: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist By Andy Kryza There’s nothing quite like seeing your hometown on screen. Unless you’re me, in which case you get really sad because you’re watching Roger & Me. (Aaaaaawkward!) Aaaaaanyway, to paraphrase an old adage, location is everything.
It’s also very possible to see generally expensive cities, like Paris, for cheap, if you use hostels or Airbnb.” More from Smarter Travel: 10 Ways to Save Big Money on Your Next Trip Avoid Tourist Traps Photo: Thinkstock/iStock There’s a reason why tourist traps are crowded. So, before you dismiss doing brave touristy activities, shift your thinking and consider what makes a destination special, then evaluate if it’s worth visiting in spite of crowds. If you can afford to spend a little more, boutique tours or tours with smaller groups are a great way to enjoy an overcrowded tourist destination. More from Smarter Travel: 10 Tourist Traps We Secretly Love Be Spontaneous With Accommodations Photo: Thinkstock/iStock While it’s nice to be flexible with travel dates, booking accommodations in advance is one thing you shouldn’t mess around with, unless you are traveling for an extended period and aren’t picky about where you’re sleeping … or whom you’re sleeping next to.
Thoughtless dolts who carve their initials into historic sites (or worse). We asked our Yahoo Travel Explorers, a group that’s constantly criss-crossing the globe, to share their biggest travel pet peeves. NYC subway riders have to contend with manspread — “gentlemen” who spread their legs into a wide “V” and claim more than their fair share of seat space.
Just yesterday, two women proved that point vividly when they got into a fight on JetBlue flight 960, which landed in JFK from Kingston, Jamaica. Pushing ensued, quickly followed by punching, and then, of course the weapons — in this case an eyebrow razor and pepper spray. The Airport Authority of Jamaica has yet to respond to my request for comment and explanation, but whatever the reason this oversight happened, it happened.
There are a lot of things America is good at, but coffee is not one of them. While we shouldn’t let the world off the hook on breakfast pastries (you all eat buttered croissants), doughnuts and bagels are truly an American tradition.
Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. The Russians invaded 16 days later, thus beginning the European theater of World War II. By October 6 the Germans and Russians occupied all of Poland. The war lasted for five years and eight months in Europe, and during that time Poland was home to some of the most notorious prison camps known to man: Auschwitz, Gross-Rosen, Stutthof.
More specifically, their contributions to America, so think inventions, food/drink, somewhat productive famous people, unique physical beauty, etc. What we’d prefer, though, is for it to start the same sort of debate Matt and I had when sorting out the rankings. Is Tonya Harding worse than Skip Bayless?
A recent report by Oxford Economics, an economic forecasting group, says four out of 10 workers cite a heavy workload as the most common reason for opting out of travel. As a result, many of us have adopted the dangerous perspective that doing more leads to a more fulfilling life.
Leave that international terminal during a long layover, and you may have a hard time catching your flight. 1. International airports will betray you. Such advice would’ve come in handy before I watched time tick by with hundreds of other travelers waiting for one security station in Delhi’s international terminal.
Think Fort Lauderdale is a sleepy beach suburb? Fort Lauderdale’s attackers are relentless: “It’s too sleepy. From craft beer to saner beaches, when you take a closer look, today’s (post-spring break) Fort Lauderdale can out-magic the Magic City any day of the week.
There’s no better way to hold up the line at McDonald’s than trying to order a cheeseburger with ketchup only. Forget the fact that ketchup is actually called tomato sauce Down Under — that’s the least of your worries. You: (Confused and slightly irritated) No, a burger with cheese and tomato sauce.
Hostels are often excellent budget-friendly solutions. But just because a property is charging less, it doesn't mean we'll put up with dirty bathrooms, overcrowding, and worse.
With 59 national parks in the U.S., someplace has got to be on the bottom of the list, right? So based on a minimum of research and a heap of biased analysis, here’s an authoritative list of America’s Worst National Parks.
Airports crowded with holiday travelers are difficult enough to navigate without drunken people staggering through passageways, talking so loudly we can’t hear the gate agents and generally making us hate humanity. Come on, guys, it’s 2014.
I’m no Grinch here — Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and all the holidays straight up rock — but as with all joyous occasions, sometimes we get a little carried away.