Tomorrow, The TSA Can Aggressively Pat Down Your Genitals

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will update its pat-down methods at 450 U.S. airports on Friday to allow more aggressive touching, with inspectors instructed to touch travelers' personal do-not-fly zones if they refuse scanners. Who's ready for a road trip? » 10/28/10 4:15pm 10/28/10 4:15pm

AAA Predicts Slightly More Holiday Driving, Slightly Less Holiday Self …

Every holiday the AAA, which is a quasi-governmental agency more powerful than the FRC but slightly less powerful that the pentaverate, puts out the results of a nationwide survey that tells them how many people will be hitting the roads. According to their survey, this year slightly less people (about 0.3%) will by… » 12/21/07 3:30pm 12/21/07 3:30pm

On-Roading: How to Keep Your Car Out of the Snowy Ditch

With wintry weather a real possibility for those traveling tomorrow, we thought we'd share some safe winter driving tips. Those of you in the north are probably better prepared for snowy conditions, but the chance of snow and slush in Texas can only mean a lot more of this. Anybody have any special tricks? » 11/21/07 2:45pm 11/21/07 2:45pm

Thanksgiving Day Travel... It's Snowy Out There

A lot of our readers will be hitting the highways in an effort to ignore their family for football and clog their arteries with gravy (I can't wait for gravy), so as a continuation of our earlier attempt at public service we've created this easy-to-read travel map based on the latest weather conditions forecast by the… » 11/21/07 10:30am 11/21/07 10:30am

Gas Prices No Deterrent to Turkey Day Travel

Despite gas prices that are sometimes a $1 more a gallon, more people are going to be driving to get their fill of turkey and awkward family silences. According to AAA, a record 38.7 million Americans will be traveling more than 50 miles or more from home during the break, approximately 1.6% up from last year. About… » 11/15/07 11:15am 11/15/07 11:15am

The Green Hell Awaits: Comprehensive 'Ringage

Ben Lovejoy is a man who is mightily obsessed with the N rburgring — so much so that he tromped about through the Eifel to find a way to get his car onto the now-disused S dschleife. He's also assembled a fan site filled to the rim with Brim, featuring facts, tips on travel, insurance, car hire et. al. and an engaging… » 1/24/07 3:00pm 1/24/07 3:00pm

Hippy Dippy Do: Fin de Seventies Underground Bus Trip

Patron saint of San Pedro Mike Watt noted back in 1995, "The kids of today should defend themselves against the Seventies," which, as a 19-year-old, we took as gospel. A decade later, Watt said to us, "Peter Frampton sang 'Do you feel like I do?' No, I don't. You're wearing a kimono!" And while defending oneself against… » 1/17/07 4:00pm 1/17/07 4:00pm

Around the Nation in 80 Days: Terence's Small-Town Roadtrip

There was nothing for Terence in Belfast. The Pound was so old it was a pity. Okay, there was the Trident in Bangor, and then he'd walk back to the city. So he left Ulster and came to New York, and now he's taking 80 days to drive around the US in a Mini, along the way visiting the smallest town in every state.… » 11/13/06 11:00pm 11/13/06 11:00pm

Sure Am Low On Plaster of Paris, Sure Am Low On Gasoline: What Is this …

We've been fascinated by the Salton Sea ever since we first saw it on a map as a little kid. What was this odd lake out in the vast wastes of Southeastern California? But we've never been. When the Hot Snakes released Automatic Midnight in 1999, featuring the track "Salton City," with its haunting "Give us a kiss!" meme,… » 10/27/06 5:00pm 10/27/06 5:00pm

This World is Big, And So Are We: Trans-Americas Journey

When Ray and Austin crashed the parade in Indy and ended up in a car with Karen Catchpole and her husband Eric Mohl, the masterminds behind Transamericas Journey, for some reason, it didn't click. And then in some sort of delayed reaction, we hear from the mighty Lew last night, saying "Karen Catchpole!" And it still… » 6/10/06 12:28am 6/10/06 12:28am