Travel

Thousands of flights were canceled this past weekend amid the COVID winter surge.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Columnist Joe Mathews retraces family history and discovers a newfound appreciation for freeways as he drives the surface streets from the South Bay to Redlands.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Some Angelenos haven’t seen their families since 2019. They share why they’re excited to go home for the holidays.

Angelenos on why going home this holiday season is cherished

Some Angelenos haven’t seen their families since 2019. They share why they’re excited to go home for the holidays.

from Greater LA

As some families are preparing to travel and gather for the holidays next week, they should be especially careful as the Omicron variant is expected to overtake the Delta variant, says…

Omicron during holidays: Turn to boosters, rapid tests, distance

As some families are preparing to travel and gather for the holidays next week, they should be especially careful as the Omicron variant is expected to overtake the Delta variant, says…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

COVID-19 concerns continue for air travelers this holiday season as variants of the virus continue to spread.

Booster, mask, air vent: Tips for safe holiday flying

COVID-19 concerns continue for air travelers this holiday season as variants of the virus continue to spread.

from Greater LA

“You have to be really on top of your game if you're heading abroad.

Tips for traveling internationally amid Omicron variant

“You have to be really on top of your game if you're heading abroad.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The sheer sensory and intellectual joy of travel was embodied in Anthony Bourdain, so the confusion, grief, and sheer disbelief of the early morning headlines of June 8, 2018 shook the…

Striking a balance of joy and pain in ‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’

The sheer sensory and intellectual joy of travel was embodied in Anthony Bourdain, so the confusion, grief, and sheer disbelief of the early morning headlines of June 8, 2018 shook the…

from Good Food

Who have you missed most during the pandemic — a dear friend you've only seen on Zoom, your uncle with too many political opinions, your grandchildren who are outgrowing their clothes…

Share with KCRW: What are your holiday reunion plans?

Who have you missed most during the pandemic — a dear friend you've only seen on Zoom, your uncle with too many political opinions, your grandchildren who are outgrowing their clothes…

from Greater LA

AAA expects more than 53 million people to travel for Thanksgiving this year, nearly matching pre-pandemic levels amid hopes of a semi-formal holiday season.

Flying this holiday? Bring patience amid long waits and sympathy for airport staff

AAA expects more than 53 million people to travel for Thanksgiving this year, nearly matching pre-pandemic levels amid hopes of a semi-formal holiday season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Roughly 4.4 million Southland residents are expected to hit the road or take to the skies this Thanksgiving.

Enjoy Thanksgiving with a side of masks and hand sanitizer, says SoCal doctor

Roughly 4.4 million Southland residents are expected to hit the road or take to the skies this Thanksgiving.

from KCRW Features

President Biden signed the bipartisan, $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday.

CA roads, bridges, and airports will get long-overdue fixes thanks to $45 billion from feds

President Biden signed the bipartisan, $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The grass is greener outside of the Golden State. That’s the message from other states that are trying to lure workers and businesses out of California.

Might move out of California? Think big and consider Europe, says Joe Mathews

The grass is greener outside of the Golden State. That’s the message from other states that are trying to lure workers and businesses out of California.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Major cities in the U.S. are about to see a rebound, including LA, SF, and NY.

US reopens border to COVID-free tourists. What does it mean for economy and holiday travel?

Major cities in the U.S. are about to see a rebound, including LA, SF, and NY.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The number of people traveling is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels, but fewer flights are happening, and fewer pilots and flight attendants are working.

Holiday travel: No extra planes, pilots or attendants. Bad weather could cripple the whole system

The number of people traveling is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels, but fewer flights are happening, and fewer pilots and flight attendants are working.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Southwest Airlines has canceled nearly 2500 flights since Friday.

Southwest cancels mass flights, fights with union over vax mandate. What does this mean for holiday travelers?

Southwest Airlines has canceled nearly 2500 flights since Friday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on September 15 with an all-civilian crew for the first time.

SpaceX will send 4 civilians — no astronauts — to space. What will they do on the Inspiration4 mission?

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on September 15 with an all-civilian crew for the first time.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hawaii is experiencing its highest number of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths since the pandemic began.

COVID is spiking in Hawaii like never before. SoCal tourists are still coming

Hawaii is experiencing its highest number of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths since the pandemic began.

from Greater LA

“ Trees block view and there are too many gray rocks ” is a real review of Yosemite National Park in Central California, which is known for giant sequoia trees, towering granite cliffs…

In ‘Subpar Parks,’ why some people are giving bad reviews of Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and more

“ Trees block view and there are too many gray rocks ” is a real review of Yosemite National Park in Central California, which is known for giant sequoia trees, towering granite cliffs…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have been criticized for spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a two-minute trip to space, while many people on Earth struggle with access to basic…

Bezos and other billionaires head to space. Some earthlings are jealous, others are angry

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have been criticized for spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a two-minute trip to space, while many people on Earth struggle with access to basic…

from Greater LA

LA County is made up of 88 different cities and includes 10 million residents.

LA has a sense of nationhood, where all residents are connected, says ‘Everything Now’ author

LA County is made up of 88 different cities and includes 10 million residents.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand