The stat rats at fivethirtyeight have analyzed flights from all over the United States, and found that Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is one of the worst in the country for additional travel time. Read more »
Elon Musk is at it again. The Tesla and SpaceX founder now wants to transport people at 700 mph through steel vacuum tubes. Seriously. Maybe it’s the future of travel, maybe it’s a jet-powered potato gun.
If the Hyperloop actually works, it could transport someone from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 30 minutes. (That’s a nearly six-hour drive or a one-hour-and-20-minute plane ride.) Check out detailed plans here. Read more »
The Amtrak train derailment has not only left at least seven people dead and many more injured and missing, it’s also stifled travel for many businesspeople along the Northeast Corridor.
Here’s what we know: Amtrak has stopped service between Philadelphia and New York. It’s offering modified service between Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and New York and Boston.
Philly-bred Roots drummer Questlove took a trip to Cuba earlier in the year, and the whole thing is chronicled in a new documentary by Okayplayer that you can now watch on YouTube.
The film was directed by Jauretsi and Daniel Petruzzi. A synopsis: “In addition to two nights of DJing, Questlove made good use of his time in Havana, engaging in extensive cultural research both by digging up some classic Cuban-made vinyl and by visiting the legendary EGREM studios, where most—if not all—of those classic sessions were recorded.”
Check out the 13-plus-minute video above.
We’ve got the Pope. We’ve got the millennials. We’ve got Top Chefs. You know what all that means? We don’t need to be frenemies with the Big Apple anymore; we can truly enjoy it for what it is — one of the best cities in the world that also happens to be Philly’s most convenient urban getaway. Read more »
I should start by saying that, by Philadelphia standards, I am perfectly nice.
When in my natural habitat, out there in the wild among you people, I’m somewhere between inconspicuous and pleasant. I have been known to save spots in grocery store lines, hold doors on the El and even, on occasion, nod good morning to the new couple in my apartment building.
Considering I grew up in the Great(est) Northeast, this makes me a downright snuggly Miss Congeniality. Read more »
Turn the chilling temps into something memorable by renting one of these postcard-perfect (totally luxe!) wooden cabins for a weekend this winter. Read more »
Just in time for your 2015 travel-planning, Lonely Planet has put together a list of 10 of the “most progressive, inclusive and accepting destinations that open their arms to the LGBTQ traveller.”
Unfortunately Philly didn’t make the cut, but there are lots of great options here, whether you want to go overseas or make a stateside sojourn. Check out the list below, and head over to Lonely Planet for a more-detailed explanation about their choices:
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- New Zealand
- Toronto, Canada
- Palm Springs, U.S.
- Sitges, Spain
- Berlin, Germany
- Skiathos & Mykonos, Greece
- New York City, U.S.
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Montevideo, Uruguay
The Advocate has put together a roundup of 15 of America’s queerest cities, and it rather surprisingly includes Erie, Pennsylvania.
Before your mouth drops too far to the floor, the purpose of the list was to point out least-expected enclaves throughout the country that champion LGBT rights in their own, sometimes groundbreaking ways.
Erie gets major points for its array of LGBT-friendly establishments, but its trans-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance put it over the top:
Whether your holiday getaway is by way of SUV or commercial airliner, these gadgets guarantee a stress-free trip.