The science of why you should spend your money on experiences, not things Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University who has been studying the question of money and happiness for over two decades, tells us that things don’t make people happy, activities do. The joy of a treasured item is short lived. […]
Every so often, I hear airline representatives grumble that the thousands of flight cancellations suffered during winter storms are due to the tarmac delay rule. But, with today’s flight rebooking programs, airlines would be canceling flights with or without the tarmac delay rule because it saves them money and makes recovery after a major weather […]
A USAir flight to New Orleans today was delayed for maintenance AFTER passengers had boarded (I’m a flight attendant). I started talking to the passengers and realized we had a barbershop quartet in our presence. The group had been competing in the Seniors Quartet Contest. I asked them to sing and most of the passengers […]
This used to be a village from the Middle Ages. Today, it’s one of the coolest places on earth. Enjoy these photos of a town deep in the countryside of Matera, Italy, perched on a hilltop. An abandoned town has been reconstructed as a luxury hotel bringing life to a dead town once again. Where […]
We look at how Scandinavian airports manage to keep their airports open even with days of non-stop snow. We have an explanation of what defines business class and discover that it is not too easy a class to define. And, USA Today takes a look at the possible pilot shortage new rules and low pay […]
Winter weather is upon the US, especially in the South and Northeast. Frigid temperatures, snow, ice, and sleet have caused canceled flights and shutdown roads. Many accidents and huge vehicle pileups on US highways have increased. Ned Levi has a dozen tips for travelers taking to the road in winter to consider when renting a car.
Are pilots too dependent on technology? Is TSA incompetent? Flights canceled in Northeast US
Winter weather photography is extremely challenging. Snow, freezing rain, other precipitation and extremely low temperatures can cause camera and lens operational problems for photographers and permanently damage camera’s and lens’ mechanical and electronic parts. Ned Levi discusses the problems of making photographs in winter weather and how to overcome them.
Winter is for the brave. For those traveling to the northern city of Montréal during those particularly bitter winter months, it may seem there is little to do without spending the money to be indoors. In reality, Montréal is designed for the winter. It is embraces winter and along with its plummeting temperatures offers a […]
With record snowfalls pounding the New England states, it might be a good time reflect on winter weather that the locals are used to. In Atlanta, I don’t think anyone would fine photos like this on the official state facebook page. These are from Maine — celebrating the snow!