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American Tourist Dollars Are Feeding Castro’s Human Zoo

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Expedia is now booking hotels in Cuba. American Airlines is flying American tourists from Miami to Havana. For more than a year American-owned cruise lines have been hauling U.S. citizens by the thousands to the … Continue reading ?

Engineers took a radical approach when designing the first stealth aircraft — here’s how

When engineers began working on the first stealth aircraft, they didn't even know if it would fly. Sharon Weinberger, the author of the book " The Imagineers of War," explains the incredible process that went into the designing the first...Show More Summary

The hands tell us the most about a cadaver

“OK, it is time to move on,” my professor claps his hands together and yells above the chatter.  We all look up from our Netter’s anatomy books and our cadavers.  The smell of formaldehyde burns my nose as the fluorescent lights flicker above. “We have explored the chest cavity and the abdominal cavity.  It is […]

“But A Flying Dragon! Augh!”

A fascinating – but admittedly most unlikely – story of nothing less than a real-life dragon can be found in the pages of Charles Igglesden’s 1906 book, A Saunter Through Kent With Pen & Pencil. Igglesden was someone who wrote more than a few books. His other...

Vancouver, I'll see you at tonight's Walkaway tour stop (then Burbank, Oxford, London...) (!)

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Many thanks to the good folks who came out to Bellingham's Village Books for last night's Walkaway event; tonight, I'll be appearing in Vancouver before flying home to Burbank for an event at my local Dark Delicacies on Saturday and then going straight to the airport for the start of my UK tour. (more…)

14 books to read before you go to India

At Ampersand we feel that to really make the most of your holiday it pays off to swot up and do a bit of homework before you fly. Indians are avid readers and throughout the country, as well as at airports and hotels, you will find excellent...Show More Summary

A few tickets left for tonight's event in Seattle! (then Bellingham, Vancouver, Burbank...) (!)

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

We had a fabulous time last night at Portland's Powell's City of Books and now I'm on the runway to fly up to Seattle for tonight's event at the Neptune Theater with Neal Stephenson (it's not too late to get tickets!) -- then tomorrow I'll be at Bellingham's Village Books before heading to the Vancouver Writers' Festival. (more…)

See you tonight at Powell's, Portland! (then Seattle, Bellingham, Vancouver...) (!)

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Yesterday's Walkaway event at San Diego's Mysterious Galaxy was terrific (there was birthday cake) and now I'm flying to Portland for an event at Powell's City of Books tonight with Andy "Waxy" Baio before heading to Seattle for an event with Neal Stephenson at the Neptune Theater, then a stop in Bellingham's Village Books. (more…)

See you tonight, Scottsdale, AZ! (then San Diego, Portland, Seattle...) (!)

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Thanks to everyone who came out to last night's Walkaway tour-stop at Houston's Brazos Books; I'm just arriving at the airport to fly to Phoenix for tonight's event at Scottsdale's Poisoned Pen Books with Brian David Johnson. (more…...

Do You Pack a Book When You Fly? (And Enter for a Chance to Win a Kindle e-Reader!)

Whenever I travel on a long haul flight, I’d like to bring some reading materials with me.  Sometimes it is hugely satisfying to immerse yourself in a good book.  The only problem:  I like to pack light, but physical books can weigh you down!  Imagine if you want to read Harry Potter and the Order […]

Not Passing With Flying Colors

Retail | Albany, NY, USA Categories: Extra Stupid Technology Tags: Retail Me: "Um… Yes, it's an HD color display screen." Customer: "But if I'm reading like a book or something it'll be in black and white?" (Read more...) The post Not Passing With Flying Colors appeared first on Funny & Stupid Customer Stories - Not Always Right.

Here are 14 things you probably shouldn’t do if ‘flying while Muslim’ — according to Harpers

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The April issue of Harpers compiled a list of reasons that U.S. and U.K. airlines removed passengers perceived to be Muslim. One passenger was removed after asking for a glass of water, another for reading a book. Sweating was enough to get another passenger removed from their flight, while solving...

Book One Way Award Flights to Hawaii on Delta for 15,000 KLM / Air France Flying Blue Miles

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well. A few nights ago, I was helping a friend find and book award tickets from the Bay Area to Kauai, Hawaii (LIH - Lihue, Hawaii). She is a teacher and wanted to travel over Spring Break next year. Show More Summary

Houston, I'll see you tonight on the Walkaway tour! (then Scottsdale, San Diego, Portland...) (!)

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Thanks to everyone who turned up last night for a stellar event at Austin's Book People! I'm about to head to the airport to fly to Houston, where I'll appearing tonight at 7PM at Brazos Books, before heading to Scottsdale, AZ for appearance at Poisoned Pen (with Brian David Johnson)> (more…)

Asiana Airlines Sale! Fly to Asia for as Low as $538

Asiana Airlines is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Star Alliance with a flash sale to Asia! From now until May 19th, you can book roundtrip travel from the United States to several destinations in Asia for as low as $538, inclusive of all taxes and fees. Show More Summary

How to Take Advantage of Error Fares for Booking Super Cheap Flights

Flying the friendly skies is an efficient and often necessary way to travel, but the cost of such convenience is often prohibitive. From ticket prices to baggage fees to in-flight purchases, these expenses can take a big chunk out of your vacation budget before you even get to the airport. Error fares, however, help alleviate […]

Street Food, Everything You Need To Know

STREET FOOD, Everything You Need to Know About Open-Air Stands, Carts & Food Trucks Across the Globe - Book Review Whether you're a vacation traveler heading to Cuba or a business road warrior flying to Asia, you'll find this guide to the world's best street food indefensible when preparing to travel to a new destination.

New Fly Fishing Books

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table by Langdon Cook tells the story of an iconic fish, and perhaps the last great wild food: salmon. In Upstream, Cook covers all sides of the issue, from sport anglers to … more ...

Clarion Hotel Stockholm trip report

In April 2017 I booked Clarion Hotel Stockholm for 6,000 Choice Privileges points + $30 for an overnight stay before flying home to California on a Norwegian Airlines Stockholm Arlanda ARN to Oakland, California OAK $148 nonstop flight. Show More Summary

What I Paid to Avoid United Basic Economy

Wait? You’re actually flying United? Well yes. United had the cheapest flight when I was booking it (It was even cheaper than Spirit!). Background: I was looking for flights from the LA area to Denver in June to attend the mini-BAcon conference. The cheapest and the time that fit my schedule the best was on United. It was […]

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