With so many travel sites populating the web, it can be challenging to quickly find what you are looking for, fast. Whether you're headed overseas or simply a few states over, our short list of useful sites will help you track your flight, call home, be safe, find Wi-Fi, and more.
One stop shopping:
Flightstats.com is an awesome resource. We first read about it in the WSJ and immediately added it to our favorites list.
99% of our blogs are original content written by a member of our editorial staff. Occassionally, we come across a story that hits so close to home for our members and readers that we have to simply link to it. Here's a great New York Times article (written by Ray Glier) discussing triathlon's rise in popularity among the college crowd: Triathlon Finds a Fountain of Youth
You don't have to be an environmentalist to have noticed all the press GREEN initiatives have been getting lately. You've likely heard about (or have seen) Gore's movie, read about the push for ethanol and the ensuing controversy regarding corn prices, and/or participated in some sort of earth friendly endeavor...recycling, driving a hybrid, bicycling to work etc.
If you're looking to be more green--in more ways than one--consider participating in a CSA.
Two AMT-ers finished today's wet and brutal Boston Marathon, Carolyn Day and Dan Funk. Their respective splits were:
12202 Day, Carolyn B.
In addition to its grueling course with rolling hills that line up like passengers boarding a Southwest Airlines flight, Boston Marathon's extreme weather conditions are another element that contribute to the race's high degree of difficulty.
In 1961 and 1967 Boston Marathon's weather du jour brought snow squalls and farenheit temperatures in the 30's. The hottest temperatures ever recorded were in 1976 (mid 90's) and 2004 (86F at the finish).
Participants in this year's race (Monday 4/16) will likely experience all that Mother Nature has to offer...except extreme heat.
I love to cook, read cooking magazines/books and each week I look forward to our local paper's Food Section. Lately, though, my culinary interests have regressed--to baby and toddler food.
Our daughter (9 months) is transitioning from baby food to people food, and I'm determined to NOT become a short order cook. So now I'm looking for food we can all enjoy and I'm looking at food a whole new way.
One recipe that is already a success is an edamame (soybean) puree.
Ronald, Grimace and Hamburgler might soon have a new product to push. Anaheim McDonald's franchisee, Scott Frisbie, convinced the Golden Arch suits to test a new bigger, better and unhealthier burger--The Third Pound Angus Burger.
McDonald's competitors, Burger King and Carl's Jr., have featured big burgers on their menus for a couple of years, and their increased same store sales may suggest that Americans prefer Angus.
In addition to regularly adding new cities to the site (Edmonton, Alberta, is next) our editorial staff routinely supplements content to existing cities and destinations.
No we're not advocating skipping a visit to the UK capital altogether. We're just making travelers aware that the brilliant British law-makers have imposed an airline ticket tax on everyone flying into and through London.
As of February 1, passengers who fly into or through London airports will pay new taxes and fees that can add up to $154 to the cost of a ticket. Even worse, the "air tax" is applied retroactively, meaning that even those who purchased their tickets last year will be hit with the new tariffs if traveling after 2/1/07.
Why the hike?