This Powerful Mapping Tool Lets You Plot the Weather Along a Road Trip

The National Weather Service has developed a powerful tool that allows users to create custom weather maps that show everything from temperatures to snow totals. The tool's most excellent feature, by far, is the ability to track future weather along the path of one's road trip. » 11/06/14 3:51pm 11/06/14 3:51pm

A Look at How Royal Caribbean's New Virtual Balconies Work

It almost sounded too crazy to be true, when Royal Caribbean announced that it would begin installing virtual balconies in windowless rooms on its latest cruise ships. Giant screens that simulate breathtaking ocean views in real time sound crazy! The travel company was not lying, though, and now they've got video to… » 11/05/14 4:24pm 11/05/14 4:24pm

Five Worst Airlines

In honor of Evil Week, we're switching up the Hive a little bit. Normally we look for the five best, but this week we're looking for the five worst—specifically the worst airlines in the skies. The ones that should be grounded, or have fees so high, customer service so terrible, planes so uncomfortable, or routes so… » 10/26/14 4:41pm 10/26/14 4:41pm

The CDC Says Flying Is Mostly Risk-Free From Ebola Exposure

Air travel has been a focal point for Ebola-related news, ever since the first case entered the United States last month with Thomas Eric Duncan, via Washington Dulles Airport. However, the Center for Disease Control has said that air travel poses low risk because it's not an airborne virus. » 10/15/14 5:26pm 10/15/14 5:26pm

Mythbusters Proves Most Airlines Board Planes All Wrong

When you're boarding a plane, do you usually think to yourself, "There has got to be a better way to do this" as you jockey around other people for overhead bin space? Discovery Channel's Mythbusters experimented with every type of boarding, and the results are efficient, if not very fun. » 9/20/14 2:05pm 9/20/14 2:05pm

You Can Now Book Uber Rides Through United Airlines' App

Uber and United Airlines have partnered up, for a match made in traveler's heaven. You can book an Uber ride via United's mobile app, to pick you up from the airport and drive you to your destination. To sweeten the deal, United is giving an extra 1,000 MileagePlus points when Uber trips are booked through its app. » 8/24/14 11:21am 8/24/14 11:21am

In Corporate Prison at the Ford Trend Conference

The day before I went to Detroit, the city imposed a curfew due to fears of violence. The city was also in the process of shutting off water to thousands of its residents. It sounds bad. But as long as you stay inside a sealed corporate bubble the whole time, you'll never even know these problems exist. » 6/30/14 10:45am 6/30/14 10:45am

The Three Biggest Airlines Just Made Carry-On Sizes Even Smaller

It's a tale as old as time: Traveler meets luggage. Traveler falls in love. Traveler buys luggage. Traveler causes a scene as flight attendant forces traveler to pay $75 for improperly-sized baggage. And if you've secretly been holding out hope that we might one day be able to put this bit of passenger pageantry… » 6/12/14 5:40pm 6/12/14 5:40pm