Ohio astronomy park honors astronaut John Glenn

I’ve spent the last week chatting with astronauts and other whip smart folks who work for NASA and its international equivalents on the shakedown cruise for the new Viking Orion ocean

(Still) Cruising with astronauts

14 astronauts shared their thoughts and reactions about space, space tourism, space movies and other topics during a unique panel discussion that took place aboard the shakedown cruise of Viking cruise line ‘s newest ship, the Viking Orion.

Brewfest at Portland Int’l Airport

Brewfest – and other fun stuff – on tap at Portland International Airport this summer.

Cruising with astronauts in Italy

Cruising with astronuats on the shakedown voyage of the new Viking Orion ocean ship.

Stuck at Oakland In’tl Airport? Learn to save a life

Oakland International joins the list of airports that have hands-only CPR training kiosks on site, offering passengers the opportunity to learn how to save a life while waiting for a flight.

Want: Days Inn mood-boosting umbrella

If you live anywhere where it rains ( like, say, Seattle or Portland..) you should definitely enter this contest from Days Inn to win a umbrella with mood-brightening LED lights inside.

Books for the road

What are long airplane rides good for? Reading a book cover to cover. Here’s the pile of books publishers have sent my way recently. Which ones have you read?

Travel Tibits: hotel packages to perk up your summer trip

Check out this round-up of unique and, in some cases, over-the-top hotel packages to consider for summer travel.

Souvenir Sunday: Sydney Airport

Today is Souvenir Sunday, a day to look at some of the fun, inexpensive items you can buy when you’re stuck at the airport.

LAX pylons showing colors of the pride rainbow flag

In honor of LGBTQ Heritage Month, and in celebration of this weekend’s 2018 Los Angeles Pride Parade, the lights in the pylons at the LAX entrance have been changed to the colors of the pride rainbow flag.

Lost airport amenity: Lindbergh’s monocoupe leaving St. Louis airport

St. Louis Lambert International Airport is saying goodbye to an aviation treausure: an airplane once owned by Charles Lindbergh that has been suspended in a terminal is coming down and being put in storage.

Fresh food & drink options at Raleigh-Durham and St. Louis airports

A couple of fun, fresh, dining options have opened at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and St. Louis Lambert International Airport. One of the new venues offers live music and (stationary) bull riding.

So long, Sydney: take-aways from IATA’s meeting of world’s airline execs

A recap of airline and airport-related topics discussed in Sydney, Australia at the annual general meeting of CEOs from around the world.

Food from space, spotted in Sydney, Australia

Spotted in Sydney, Australia: vintage food for astronuats.

See what’s showing at the movie theater inside Portland Int’l Airport

Let’s all go to the movies – at the airport. The Hollywood Theatre micro-cinema at Portland International Airport has a fresh line-up of short film for summer. See them all at the airport – or online before you leave home.