The tiny island nation of Kiribati has banned commercial fishing in the Phoenix Island’s Protected Area starting January 1, 2015, according to Anote Tong, Kiribati’s President.  The coral reefs and surrounding area is considered one of the world’s most pristine archipelagos. In comments during the announcement, Tong said the area...
Need a short vacation that's easy on the wallet?  Puerto Rico could be in your future. The tiny island commonwealth territory of the United States, Puerto Rico, is easy to get to, has plenty of affordable accommodations, and there are plenty of relaxing and enjoyable things to do. Cheap, non-stop flights...
Two South Florida bound cruise ships are dealing with outbreaks of the norovirus a gastrointestinal virus. The ships with are both Princess Cruise Line ships are the Ruby Princess and Crown Princess which are headed to dock in Fort Lauderdale. The cruise line alerted future passengers of the ships that...
Houston, TX - Caribbean Princess at the port in Houston. Image: KHOU The Caribbean Princess was forced to return to its Houston port after 170 passengers became sick from an outbreak of the Norovirus, the same virus that forced a Royal Caribbean ship, Explorer of the Seas, to return to...
Amtrak's 1,700 conductors will soon be able to leave the hole punch and use an iPhone to scan passenger's tickets in real time, with the data transmitted to its HQ immediately, giving conductors and train reservations agents real-time data about passenger load, and if you've paid or not. The new...