"In the Event of a Water Landing": What Flight Training Says About Ditching
Jan. 15: Today, the coldest day of the season, saw the unreal spectacle of 155 passengers and crew ditching US Airways flight 1549, bound for Charlotte in a ice cold Hudson River just minutes after it had taken off from LaGuardia.
Europe's New Deal: Low on Crowds and Cost
Everything you would expect, plus a whole lot more for a whole lot less: a Mediterranean port, a Spanish cultural powerhouse, an English water-sports mecca, and a gem of a Portuguese city.
If You Had Only 10 Days For a Trip to Asia, Where Would You Go?
A reader asks: "For the young adventurous couple with no constraints except time, what is the best Asia itinerary? We are trying to plan a trip in May, but we have only 10 days for it . . . I lived in Hong Kong in 2002 and my husband has never been, so we definitely want to start our trip there." I've got two possible solutions. The first comes from my Conde Nast Traveler partner in crime Hanya Yanagihara, who hops around Asia all the time and wrote the magazine's Southeast Asia Iconic Itinerary.
Fireworks in the Fireplace
Picture of the fireworks effect in the fireplace from Cinderella's castle suite in Walt Disney World.
Travel and the Oscars
Forget about the new president, the skyrocketing unemployment, or even George Clooney's latest acting turn. The real news this week is the announcement of the Academy Award nominations! And why do we care? Because this is one of the most travel-centric collections of films the Oscars have ever seen.