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Can we take photos on planes? FAA grounds Uber for air. New hotel marketing.

Don’t take a picture on the plane until you’ve read this story Airlines are starting to stop passengers from taking photos aboard their aircraft. Can they? Should they? The answers are, yes, they can and, in my opinion, they should not. But, the battle is beginning to come out into the open. Airlines do not […]


Newsletter – March 1, 2015

Thank you for reading Consumer Traveler/Travelers United weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to our daily email newsletter here. A week in review: Airline re-regulation?, European travel tips, Airline schedule changes, Delta’s baggage policy, Rooms to explore Is it time to re-regulate the airlines? Has de-regulation helped consumers? Chris Elliott enlightens us on this issue. We all […]


6 safety tips for travelers when viewing and photographing wildlife

Summer is coming quickly to the northern hemisphere, bringing vacations for many in cities across North America, Europe, Central America and Asia. Vacationers are seeking travel to see nature in action while visiting national parks, rain forests and even underwater reefs. Some vacationers are planning ecotours of fragile, generally pristine and relatively undisturbed natural areas, […]


Caution! Train photography can be dangerous

Trains and train stations, whether modern or historic, are often a favorite photography subject for travelers. The attraction to photograph trains of all kinds and ages has been pulling vacationers to stand on tracks and train platforms to catch perfect shots for years. The world’s love affair with railroads and railroading started in the 19th […]


Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative out of control

The FBI, Homeland Security, and law enforcement agencies throughout the US are documenting the activities of citizens and visitors in a national database of suspicious behavior, which they deem could be the precursor of criminal or terrorism activities. Ned Levi has examined the NSI program, and found that far too often, the actions of the general public and travelers documented in the database, wouldn’t be considered suspicious at all, by a reasonable person.


4 New Year’s traveler resolutions

Ned Levi has four new year’s resolutions for travelers which can enhance their sojourns. Ned wishes everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.


Wildlife travel safety — follow the rules!

Last week, Ned Levi wrote about making great wildlife photos with long lenses when you travel to view and photograph wildlife in far-flung areas of the world. This week, Ned writes about wildlife travel safety, and has 11 tips to help you stay safe while out viewing wildlife in their native habitat.