November 2018

5 French Wine Routes To Explore This Fall

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5 French Wine Routes To Explore This Fall

Vineyards transitioning from lush green to shades of red, orange, and yellow signifies fall – a glorious time to visit French wine regions.

Lens: Growing Old Amid Shelling and Frostbite in Ukraine

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Lens: Growing Old Amid Shelling and Frostbite in Ukraine

Varvara Arkhipovna, 81, lives alone on a small pension in Katerinovka, Ukraine. Her village in the Luhansk region is exposed to sniper fire.

A Blind, One-Armed Piano Man From Baghdad

In Staten Island, there is a bar full of middle-aged white guys who like their classic rock. And that’s exactly what Ahmed Shareef, a disabled Iraqi refugee, plays.

Mining Airport WiFi Data: This Sunday Is The Worst Day To Fly

This is Thanksgiving weekend in the United States; the country’s most congested travel weekend of the year. It’s common knowledge, and it’s easy to infer that this holiday weekend is one of the busiest for air travel. But can you prove it empirically? Apparen…

Design Milk Travels to… The Sea Ranch

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Design Milk Travels to… The Sea Ranch

For this month’s Travel Guide, we head to The Sea Ranch – a time capsule community stretching across 10 miles of pristine California coast.

Airbnb’s next project is building and selling houses

Back in 2016, Airbnb created an innovation lab called Samara, which was focused on rethinking housing and urban planning. Now, Samara has announced its new initiative — a project dubbed Backyard that will “prototype new ways that homes can be built and share…

The 18 best beaches in the world in 2018, according to travel experts

The top 50 beaches in the world for 2018 have been revealed. Over 1,200 travel professionals came together to compile the ranking. From red, sandy coastlines in Crete to clear waters in Micronesia, add them all to your bucket list. While city breaks are excit…

Snowstorm causing headaches in Midwest on one of busiest travel days of year – ABC News

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Snowstorm causing headaches in Midwest on one of busiest travel days of year – ABC News

ABC News Snowstorm causing headaches in Midwest on one of busiest travel days of year ABC News Over 30 million Americans in 15 states are under weather alerts on Sunday as hazardous conditions await on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Interested in…

U.S., UK reach new post-Brexit deal on air services

The United States and United Kingdom on Wednesday reached a deal on a new open skies aviation agreement to govern air travel after Britain exits the European Union, the UK government said.

Kemboy ruled out of Newbury trip after ferry woes disrupt travel plans

• Cancelled ferries force leading contender to miss race • Samcro on way to Newcastle for Fighting Fifth showdown Kemboy, one of the ante-post favourites for the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury at Saturday, will miss the biggest betting race of the weekend …

The best ultraportable laptops of 2018

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The best ultraportable laptops of 2018

When Steve Jobs first pulled the original MacBook Air out of a manilla envelope in 2008, the tech world dropped its collective jaw. A laptop that could fit in such a small package? Groundbreaking. With a three-pound weight and tapered silhouette that narrowed…

Southwest’s premium credit card carries a $149 annual fee, but it’s sign-up bonus is worth $600 alone

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Southwest With 20% back on in-flight purchases and 2 points for every dollar spent on Southwest flights and partne…

Scientists Made a Remote-Control Dog Using Its Love of Chasing Things

Point the red dot of a laser anywhere near a dog, and they’ll obsessively chase and stalk it for hours. So researchers at Tohoku University took that idea one step further, creating a wearable vest covered in flashlights that create targeted dots of light to …

How to not get screwed by Thanksgiving traffic

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How to not get screwed by Thanksgiving traffic

Google used its mountains of mapping data to create this cheat sheet for avoiding a travel nightmare. If you’re one of the 54 million people in the U.S. planning to travel during the Thanksgiving weekend, you’ll want to bookmark this project from Google Maps,…

FedEx is adding 1,000 Chanje vans to electrify its fleet

FedEx is turning to a relatively new and unknown startup as it ramp up its efforts to electrify its fleet of delivery vans. The company announced Tuesday plans to add 1,000 electric delivery vehicles from Chanje Energy, a California-based and China-backed sta…

Lime launches electric-assist bikes in its first UK city

Lime launched in the United Kingdom today, starting with a group of dockless electric-assist bikes in a Milton Keynes shopping center. The San Francisco-based startup says it plans to expand into more UK cities over the next few weeks. As in other markets, us…

Separated by travel ban, Iranian families reunite at border library

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Separated by travel ban, Iranian families reunite at border library

During the six-hour drive from New York City to a tiny town in northern Vermont, Iranian student Shirin Estahbanati cried at the thought of seeing her father for the first time in nearly three years. Since then, he had suffered a heart attack, and she hadn’t …

Google Fi now officially supports most Android devices and iPhones

Google is making a major move to expand the availability of its Fi wireless service. It’s been a few years since Google launched Project Fi with the promise of doing things a bit differently than the large carriers. Because it could switch between the cell ne…

Rough Guides launches tailormade trips as part of major overhaul

Guidebook publisher moves away from book sales to become a tech platform providing bespoke holiday service that aims to ‘change the way people travel’ After almost 40 years of helping backpackers travel on a budget, Rough Guides has launched a bespoke holiday…