Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 1, 2014

Chicago

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now) The Air France Pilot Strike Ends With Absolutely Nothing Resolved Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet American Airlines to honor its predecessors, CEO says American Drops their El Al Partnership November 1 Southwest will use biofuel for SF […]

Travel App of the Week: MyRadar

MyRadar

If you’re not already aware, I co-host a weekly travel Twitter chat called the #TravelSkills chat. Every Friday at 12 pm ET (9 am PT), Chris McGinnis and I field questions on a variety of topics, with input from some of the travel industry’s foremost experts and people from all over the world. Last week, InsureMyTrip.com […]

Travel Website of the Week: Poncho

Poncho

Poncho bills itself as “the world’s best personalized weather forecast”—and it might just be right. Every morning, they’ll send you weather reports tailored to your routine, delivered by email or text. Just log on their site (or app) to personalize your updates. First, they want to know your zip code. Unfortunately, Poncho is currently limited to […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Get the Turbulence Forecast

Weather

Get the Turbulence Forecast Before I fly, I always check the weather forecast for that day. I also check Weather.com’s 10-day forecast so I know what to pack. To make it easier for myself and our loyal readers, I’ve created my own weather resource page, which has all kinds of handy weather maps, including a […]

In Praise of Nerds: A Visit to Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, AZ

Honeywell 757 flight test air

This is a massive shout-out for nerds everywhere. That’s right people. N-E-R-D-S. You might also know them as bookworms, geeks or even worse. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a nerd as follows: a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has un-stylish clothes, hair, etc. a person who is very interested in technical subjects, computers, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pack for the Weather

Austria

Pack for the Weather I’m borrowing this line from my buddy Rick Steves, but I’ve heard it countless times, and from many people: “In Europe, there’s no such thing as bad weather—only inappropriate clothing.” It’s true. So do a little research and know what you’re traveling into. Check the weather forecast (using resources like my travel […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Check the 10-Day Forecast

Weather

Check the 10-Day Forecast Always check the extended weather forecast before packing for a trip. I usually look at Weather.com’s 10-day forecast, but I’ve also created my own weather resource page, which has all kinds of handy weather maps, including a turbulence forecaster!   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments! Want to […]

Travel App of the Week: Dark Sky

Dark Sky

Dark Sky is a new kind of weather app that uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow—down to the minute—at your exact location! It also presents it to you alongside beautiful radar visualizations. Dark Sky is available for $3.99 for iPhone and iPad.