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    6 safety tips for travelers when viewing and photographing wildlife

6 safety tips for travelers when viewing and photographing wildlife

This summer many will be traveling to locales to see wildlife in its native habitat. Viewing animals in the wild can be dangerous at times. Ned Levi has six tips to stay safe while traveling to see wildlife.

What we’re reading: Malaysian jet may have turned back, national parks draw visitors, Silverton casino to add tower

Malaysian jet may have turned back, national parks still draw visitors during shutdown, Silverton casino to add 390-room tower

Sunday musings: Airline data mining, cell phones in national parks, DC squirrel engineering

This Sunday we ponder important questions. Just how much data does an airline need to provide us with prices and customer service? Do we need to be able to speak on our cell phones while hiking in the Grand Canyon? And, we expose the secret life of squirrels on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
By |November 10th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: SWA fires captain, will shutdown affect your travel plans? Air France-KLM and Alitalia may merge

Southwest fires captain over LaGuardia nose-first landing

Southwest Airlines has fired the captain who was at the controls when the airplane landed nose-first at LaGuardia.
The action came as Dallas-based Southwest completed its probe of the accident, Linda Rutherford, an airline spokeswoman, said today by e-mail, without giving details. Southwest ordered the first officer to undergo more training, Rutherford said.

Is it time to bring wireless services to the US national parks?

The US National Park Service (NPS) is under growing pressure to provide WIFI and cellular services for park visitors, at least, in the developed areas of the national parks, roads, and trailheads. Ned Levi discusses the pros and cons of the NPS installing these services.
By |February 25th, 2013|Columns|21 Comments|

What we’re reading: UA’s inaugural 787 flight, national parks fee-free time, Norwegian plane interrupts landing

United completes inaugural flight of 787, national parks fee-free for three days, Norwegian plane interrupts landing because of staffing

What we’re reading: Free entry at national parks, BA pilots almost passed out, AF-KLM buys Dreamliners

Free entry days at the national parks, British Airways pilots almost passed out, Air France-KLM reportedly buys Boeing Dreamliners

What we’re reading: National Parks for free, international travel drives merger, GE jet engine inspection

U.S. National Parks free next weekend, Long-haul travel drives merger bid, NTSB urges jet engine inspection

The most congested national park in America is …

Of the top 10 most visited National Parks, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho have the longest individual traffic jams, with 3.5 and 2.8 miles respectively, it found.

Guns in National Parks: What you need to know

Today, a change in the federal law allows people to carry handguns, rifles and other firearms into national parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon – provided that state’s law OKs it.
By |February 22nd, 2010|Today|25 Comments|