Travel

Renowned travel writer and author Pico Iyer reflects on how different cultures and peoples see life and death and find their own versions of happiness and paradise.

from Life Examined

Traveler and author Rolf Potts shares his philosophy on meaningful travel and how embracing the unexpected can change us for the better.

from Life Examined

The FAA delayed some 7,000 flights this morning after it experienced a tech glitch. The incident comes after tens of thousands were stranded over the holidays.

Expect travelers to still book Southwest flights after airline’s meltdown

The FAA delayed some 7,000 flights this morning after it experienced a tech glitch. The incident comes after tens of thousands were stranded over the holidays.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Plane ticket prices are expected to reach an all-time high this holiday season. On average, domestic flights during Thanksgiving cost about $468.

Haven’t made your holiday plans yet? Book your flights now, says WSJ writer

Plane ticket prices are expected to reach an all-time high this holiday season. On average, domestic flights during Thanksgiving cost about $468.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After years of advocacy by community members and business owners, the Anaheim City Council will consider officially designating Little Arabia.

More than a name: Anaheim’s ‘Little Arabia’ could be officially recognized

After years of advocacy by community members and business owners, the Anaheim City Council will consider officially designating Little Arabia.

from KCRW Features

LA is experiencing another COVID surge. On an airplane of 50 passengers or in a restaurant of 20-30 diners, there’s a 90-99% chance that someone there has COVID, says Dr. Bob Wachter.

Double-boosted against COVID? There’s ‘decent chance’ you can catch BA.4, BA.5

LA is experiencing another COVID surge. On an airplane of 50 passengers or in a restaurant of 20-30 diners, there’s a 90-99% chance that someone there has COVID, says Dr. Bob Wachter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The airline industry is seeing a whiplash in demand following COVID, says Laurie Garrow, who studies air mobility at Georgia Tech. She offers advice for traveling during peak summer.

Traveling this summer? Book an early morning flight, pack patience

The airline industry is seeing a whiplash in demand following COVID, says Laurie Garrow, who studies air mobility at Georgia Tech. She offers advice for traveling during peak summer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The nation’s highest gas prices are in California, and a $0.03 per gallon tax increase will kick in this July. Lawmakers keep debating whether to suspend the gas tax or give rebates.

$400 debit cards, $200 checks? CA lawmakers mull gas price relief

The nation’s highest gas prices are in California, and a $0.03 per gallon tax increase will kick in this July. Lawmakers keep debating whether to suspend the gas tax or give rebates.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s the season for graduations, summer vacations, and possibly more time in air-conditioned spaces. How should people approach the pandemic now?

Traveling this summer? Don’t leave behind COVID safety precautions

It’s the season for graduations, summer vacations, and possibly more time in air-conditioned spaces. How should people approach the pandemic now?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are parallels between the fight over airline regulations and today’s debate over gun safety, says journalist Brendan Koerner.

Airport security used to be lax. What that change could mean for gun control

There are parallels between the fight over airline regulations and today’s debate over gun safety, says journalist Brendan Koerner.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A Florida federal judge has struck down the mask mandate for public transportation riders.

Keep masks on if public transit ventilation is poor, says ER doc

A Florida federal judge has struck down the mask mandate for public transportation riders.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

COVID-19 cases may be ticking up in some places abroad, but travelers are itching to get away. Those returning to the U.S. must show a negative COVID test.

Pack your rapid COVID tests! International travel is back. Here’s how to prep

COVID-19 cases may be ticking up in some places abroad, but travelers are itching to get away. Those returning to the U.S. must show a negative COVID test.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Would you rather visit an airport or the dentist? It’s a toss-up for many, but Zocalo columnist Joe Mathews says Palm Springs has the anecdote for our travel nightmares.

Why Palm Springs Airport is pandemic economic success story

Would you rather visit an airport or the dentist? It’s a toss-up for many, but Zocalo columnist Joe Mathews says Palm Springs has the anecdote for our travel nightmares.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Californians could get a rebate to ease the cost of gas, which averages $5.57/gallon today. Some stations are charging even more. Why are prices so high?

Newsom proposes gas rebate as prices exceed $5/gallon. Why so high?

Californians could get a rebate to ease the cost of gas, which averages $5.57/gallon today. Some stations are charging even more. Why are prices so high?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Canadian truck drivers and their supporters have moved their anti-vax protests to a key automotive artery connecting the Great White North to the U.S.

Auto supply chain threatened by Canadians protesting COVID mandates

Canadian truck drivers and their supporters have moved their anti-vax protests to a key automotive artery connecting the Great White North to the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Jonathan Reisman, adventurer and author of “The Unseen Body,” shares his exploration and fascination with the human body, from organs to bodily fluids.

Outside in: Voyages beneath the skin

Dr. Jonathan Reisman, adventurer and author of “The Unseen Body,” shares his exploration and fascination with the human body, from organs to bodily fluids.

from Life Examined

Today AT&T and Verizon activated 5G service to millions of cellphones in select U.S. cities. But if you live within two miles of an airport, you’re stuck with 4G.

How might 5G cellphone towers affect airplane safety?

Today AT&T and Verizon activated 5G service to millions of cellphones in select U.S. cities. But if you live within two miles of an airport, you’re stuck with 4G.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

COVID rises (again), thousands of flights get grounded, airline staff get sick

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.

What a 4-hour drive to Inland Empire says about family, history, time

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