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AAirpass

Are you filthy rich? Do you like going places? "Consider a lifetime AAirpass membership – for you or as a holiday gift for someone special." It's only - place pinky to pursed lips - three million dollars. Quantities are limited, so act now. Buy two and get a million off.
posted by PrinceValium on Oct 14, 2004 - 22 comments

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Photos

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Photos Pictures from Robert Pirsig's original 1968 trip, part of a gallery of photo albums inspired by the trip, including 360° panoramas. [via WikiPedia]
posted by kirkaracha on Jul 15, 2004 - 13 comments

Getting away from it all

There go my dreams of retireing in Ouagadougou or Baghdad but Vancouver, B.C. and mmmmmmAmsterdam are still in the running. A little help, please?
posted by dreeed on Mar 1, 2004 - 20 comments

the art of travel

BBC lists 50 places to see before you die. Overall, choices are a bit too exotic for my own taste (only four European cities???) and I still consider Bali a wildly overrated place, but what's really shocking is kitschy Las Vegas at #7 and La Serenissa Repubblica di Venezia at #18. What happened to the British tradition of extolling Italy's beauty? via Attu
posted by 111 on Nov 20, 2003 - 54 comments

WHO lifts Toronto travel ban

WHO lifts Toronto travel ban. And Health Canada Recommendations: Health Canada continues to strongly endorse travel into and throughout the GTA [Greater Toronto Area] as safe and encourages travellers to maintain their business and/or personal travel plans to the GTA.
That's just great. What, a week after banning all travel to Toronto because of SARS, it's on again?

That's bloody irresponsible, considering the damage it has done and will continue to do so to travel to Canada no less Toronto. [s'more inside]
posted by alicesshoe on Apr 29, 2003 - 15 comments

Chicken or beef?

The horror,the horror. Everybody seems to be an expert on airline travel. Whether it's security issues or the dynamics of flight. There seems to be plenty of places to get it off your chest. With the industry in a nosedive will the survivors have to lift their game. Or just cut more corners to enhance the bottom line. Love those 5 hour on the runway to nowhere tales. Um as long as it's not me.
posted by johnny7 on Apr 20, 2003 - 4 comments

Starbucks Everywhere!

How many different Starbucks outlets in North America have you been to? Less than 3,381? If so, this guy has you beat. See Winter's caffeine-propelled roadtrip stats and peruse his mind-numbing photo gallery.
Do not try this at home; you WILL end up looking like this.
posted by PrinceValium on Jan 30, 2003 - 31 comments

The Blue Hole

1) See! the mysterious Blue Hole of Castalia.
2) Drive east 524 miles.
3)See! the mysterious Blue Hole, lair of the Jersey Devil.
4) Fly 1600 miles south
5) See! the mysterious Blue Hole of Belize.
posted by putzface_dickman on Dec 17, 2002 - 15 comments

The Computational Complexity of Air Travel Planning

Do you have problems finding the cheapest flight? Well so do computers.
Carl de Marcken, the man who created the engine behind Orbitz and other travel search engines posits that finding the cheapest fare from one point to another is a NP-Hard problem. Even if you fix the specific route between destinations there can be as many as 1036 combinations.
posted by patrickje on Dec 9, 2002 - 18 comments

Coming of age

Coming of age in America is a ritual occasion with the goal of having an adventure that will serve as story fodder for decades to come. Whether it's waking up near death in a filthy Guadalajara alley next to some wealthy guy that you think you met in New Orleans or blowing most of your college savings on a weekend of tame debauchery in Amsterdam, the moment is meant to be simultaneously cherished and regretted for the rest of ones life.
posted by bunnytricks on Sep 22, 2002 - 19 comments

If you've ever flown commercially in the past 16 years, you had to answer two questions about your luggage before receiving your boarding pass. Starting today, they are no longer required since they "never prevented a bombing or hijacking."
posted by jaden on Aug 29, 2002 - 20 comments

Travelling can be expensive, but there are attractions and activities that won't break the bank. The Guardian provided some suggestions and invited readers to write in with their own. What are your favourite "budget" thrills from around the world?
posted by jedro on Jul 22, 2002 - 15 comments

If You Take A Book With You, You Travel Twice Over

If You Take A Book With You, You Travel Twice Over This pleasant essay by Alain de Botton had me thinking what the perfect combination of a book, a destination and a way of travelling would be...
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jul 4, 2002 - 19 comments

érrorplan

érrorplan is a web site apparently set up by unhappy top-tier Aeroplan members documenting Air Canada's poor service and diminishing benefits to their best customers. Air Canada, as you might imagine, is none too happy about it — especially since thousands of érrorplan brochures have been found in their airplanes and airport lounges around the world. (Frequent fliers indeed.) The airline is trying to track them down and stop them — on the grounds that érrorplan is using their intellectual property. Bye bye, air miles.
posted by mcwetboy on Jan 23, 2002 - 2 comments

Two men are flying a Cessna from South Africa to Alaska.

Two men are flying a Cessna from South Africa to Alaska. "When I'm feeling romantic, I like to think of us as a modern-day Lewis and Clark (or maybe Huck and Jim), two guys on a once-in-a-lifetime aerial road trip. But there's more to it than that. Amid the mundane details and daily routine inside the Cessna cabin, I expect there to be unforeseen revelations and epiphanies – about the world seen this unique way and perhaps about ourselves." [check out the ultra-cool map]
posted by skallas on Dec 29, 2001 - 6 comments

"They can throw the tapes or DVDs in there and they don't even know their kids are there." Before the rise of back seat DVD theaters and gameboys, more kids used to play various (non-video) games while stuck in the back seat. On long car trips, would you rather have your kids watching Shrek for the 10th time or have them playing games like Punch Buggy?
posted by gluechunk on Dec 22, 2001 - 25 comments

New travel package

New travel package minimizes the amount of time it takes for you to get from the airport to the beach. Now you can get off the plane, and start swimming and sunbathing in no time! Isn't this amazing?
posted by yevge on Dec 12, 2001 - 9 comments

Air travel used to be prestigious and considered quite safe,

Air travel used to be prestigious and considered quite safe, but no more. It seems like it's just one thing after another this past year for the industry. How much of a beating can such a cash-flow intensive business take? What's your feeling about flying these days?
posted by holycola on Dec 9, 2001 - 27 comments

Looking for that perfect family getaway? Norway has a killer vacation package for the discriminating tourist that helps correct an "imbalance in the ecological system." Ice pick sold separately.
posted by gazingus on Nov 28, 2001 - 13 comments

looking for discount travel? forget priceline and travelocity, just score a fake passport, gather all the electronics you can muster, pack yourself in a box and ship it all to canada.
posted by athensltd on Oct 25, 2001 - 12 comments

Dangerous People, Dangerous Places, Dangerous Things This is a way cool site. The Danger Finder. Lots of fun and adventure. Be sure to come back alive!
posted by redhead on Oct 16, 2001 - 1 comment

It's not germ warfare...

It's not germ warfare... and it's not terrorism, but it is the strongest argument to put off that Hawaiian vacation this winter to date. Nothing like a little tropical disease to take the shine off of paradise. I wonder what else is passing underneath the radar with this whole war on terror thing.
posted by shagoth on Oct 15, 2001 - 8 comments

Sibir Airlines flight downed en route from Tel Aviv.

Sibir Airlines flight downed en route from Tel Aviv. It is not yet clear whether or not this was a terrorist act. It does seem, however, that there was an explosion on board.
posted by jeffvc on Oct 4, 2001 - 17 comments

the passengers on our planes should have the right to bear arms

the passengers on our planes should have the right to bear arms Is this guy, a former pilot, suggesting that we have a constitutional right to carry weapons aboard planes so we can defend ourselves? Is an uzzi ok or a bayonet?
posted by Postroad on Sep 22, 2001 - 28 comments

Porto Alegre--the Inclusive Alternative to Davos (?)

Porto Alegre--the Inclusive Alternative to Davos (?) (via Utne Web Watch Daily)
posted by aflakete on Jan 25, 2001 - 0 comments

Pudding obsession or savvy traveller?

Pudding obsession or savvy traveller? Both, actually. Old, but good. [via Obscure Store]
posted by plinth on Nov 8, 2000 - 0 comments

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