Travel

We’re at our most vulnerable when we take on the role of tourist. If we aren’t cheated by unscrupulous travel agents and tour guides, we have all the discomforts, dangers, and pitfalls of our chosen mode of travel to look forward to. We make our way through territory unfamiliar to us, places where we may not speak the language or understand the local customs and culture — with disastrous results. And who knows what might be lurking in those souvenirs we innocently cart home from abroad …

Is the Donald J. Trump State Park in New York Real? Somewhere in upstate New York, gigantic signs advertise this park.
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Were Capitol Riot Attendees Added to FBI’s No-Fly List? While videos show people who were removed from flights for being unruly or refusing to...
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Is American Airlines Taking Precautions Against Pro-Trump Rioters Leaving DC? Reports of politically motivated aggression on flights before the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol...
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Was a Gigantic Pile of Baggage Spotted at the Denver Airport? Like all things related to Denver's famous airport, the video of piled-up baggage sparked speculation.
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Does New York Require a Permit to Stargaze in State Parks? A few websites reported, with a note of outrage, that New York state was charging...
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Will U.S. Citizens Need a New Visa to Visit Europe Starting in 2021? What exactly is the European Union planning? And what, if anything, did they announce in...
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Hiding in a Hotel as ‘Unlisted’ An internet rumor suggested that registering as "unlisted" in a hotel made guests "untouchable," but...
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Flying with Animals Can claiming your pet is an "emotional support animal" get it past airport security and...
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How to Drive Across the USA Hitting All the Major Landmarks Rumor: Map shows an optimal route for driving across the USA and hitting major landmarks...
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How to Drive Across the USA Hitting All the Major Landmarks Rumor: Map shows how to 'drive across the USA hitting all the major landmarks.'
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Man Gets Millions of Air Travel Miles from Pudding Cups A clever consumer earned millions of frequent-flier miles by taking advantage of a pudding sales...
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Flogsta Meme Do residents of Sweden participate in a shared 'Flogsta scream' every night at 10 or...
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