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  • Question on South Korea's T-Money Cards

    08/04/2019 1:32:58 PM PDT · by ak267 · 2 replies
    8-4-2019 | AK267
    I have a question on South Korea's T-Money cards. I know they work extensively in Seoul's subways/buses/taxis/Airport Express but what about towns outside of Seoul? Specifically, the city of Uijeongbu and it's buses and taxis. I'm Having a hard time finding info on that.
  • vacationing in italy/greece, purchase and wear red baseball hat? what logo?

    07/29/2019 1:23:48 PM PDT · by SteveH · 119 replies
    me | 7/28/2019me | me
    advice sought vacationing in italy/greece, purchase and wear red baseball hat? what logo? (rail + cruise) tia
  • Do Airport Insiders Pose a Threat to Air Travelers?

    07/08/2019 4:26:24 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 16 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | July 5, 2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    Currently, more than 1 million U.S. airport workers possess badges giving them some level of access to secure areas of the airports in which they work. These “SIDA badges” (SIDA is an acronym for “Security Identification Display Area”) are issued to airport workers after completion of a security background check. … the level of initial background check scrutiny given to prospective airport and airline employees can be a source of concern. To save money – because the background checks and security clearance investigations described above can cost a great deal – most airport workers undergo much more limited vetting. This...
  • Woman Kicked off Flight for Wearing Revealing Top: I Felt ‘Cheap’

    06/30/2019 8:52:28 PM PDT · by Ahithophel · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30, 2019 | Amy Furr
    Harriet Osborne, 31, was removed from a flight leaving Malaga, Spain, bound for London Stansted Airport on June 23 because her fellow passengers were uncomfortable with the see-through top she was wearing.
  • Border Crisis Disrupting Global Entry Program, Hitting Summer Travel

    06/27/2019 3:09:41 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 4 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 6/27/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    The flood of illegal immigrants trying to push through the nation’s southern border is beginning to negatively affect international travel by U.S. citizens upon reentry to the country. For one, U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced it was canceling “some” Global Entry interviews through the remainder of the current fiscal year, which ends September 30th. CBP officers who usually deal with Global Entry applicant interviews are instead responding to the migrant surge in the southwestern U.S. This isn’t a welcome development for Americans seeking Global Entry preapproval for expedited customs clearance when they return to the U.S. after traveling...
  • Heads up, anyone going to Belize (VANITY)

    06/23/2019 2:30:33 PM PDT · by eastforker · 38 replies
    me ^ | 06/23/2019 | eastforker
    If ever traveling to Belize, take this tip when you land. After going through immigration, when at the baggage claim, make a short trip to the duty free store, get your booze or smokes then get your bags. continue to customs. there is a line for folks with duty free goods, usually empty. They will ask for receipt for your goods, ask a couple questions and then be waved through while all your fellow passengers are stuck in line while they poke through your luggage. I was told about this trick from an expat that lives there. We tried it...
  • Insiders and Their Threat to Aviation Security

    06/24/2019 3:09:41 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 1 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 06/24/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    December 10, 2014: A New York man was arrested that day by Big Apple law enforcement and charged with gun running. Over several months, he’d smuggled at least two AR-15s in addition to approximately 129 handguns into the city, often while flying from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to JFK International Airport to do so. Once in New York, the firearms were believed to have found their way into Brooklyn’s criminal underworld. The above three incidents, though not alike in the crimes committed, do have common elements which bind them together. For one, airlines and their planes were the locus of...
  • Startup unveils all-electric airliner at Paris Air Show

    06/18/2019 10:42:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    June 18 (UPI) -- Israeli start-up Eviation showed off its all-electric airliner Tuesday at the Paris Air Show, and said a U.S. carrier has already made an order. Company CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said the plane, called Alice, is the first of its kind in the world. "The first all-electric commuter aircraft in the world, and it's out here ready and waiting," he told reporters. Eviation displayed a prototype of the nine-seat plane at Paris' Le Bourget Airport. It's designed to fly as fast as 650 miles per hour and has a cruise speed of 276 miles per hour. The goal,...
  • For Devout Single Christians: Should My Boyfriend and I Travel Alone?

    06/13/2019 8:56:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 06/13/2019 | John Piper
    Audio Transcript Is it wise for a girlfriend and boyfriend to travel together? Stay in the same hotel? Should they? It’s a question we get regularly. And this time from a young woman. “Hello, Pastor John. My boyfriend and I plan to leave in three weeks for a trip we scheduled five months ago. My mother said she fears for us and for the temptations that could arise during the trip. I have assured her that while we have fallen into temptation in the past, we have desperately sought God and other Christian counsel to confront that pattern, and that...
  • SunTrax project moves toward phase two in Polk

    06/12/2019 4:29:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Ledger ^ | June 3, 2019 | Gary White
    AUBURNDALE — Florida has one of the world’s most famous asphalt ovals in the Daytona International Speedway. A slightly smaller track recently completed in Auburndale won’t draw massive crowds for races, but it’s part of a project that could hasten the day when self-driving vehicles take over the roads. Crews finished laying asphalt for the 2¼-mile oval — phase one of SunTrax — in early May, and construction will begin in the coming months on infield elements designed for the development and testing of connected and autonomous vehicles. The second phase of SunTrax, a project overseen by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise...
  • Why an Illegal Phone Search Got This Man Kicked Out of the USA

    06/06/2019 5:38:24 AM PDT · by vannrox · 57 replies
    The daily bell ^ | 25may19 | By Joe Jarvis
    There was no conceivable reason for border agents to be suspicious when “Charles” flew from Brazil to Chigaco, with a final destination of Denver. But that didn’t stop them from searching his luggage, searching him, and finally searching his phone. Customs and Border Protection has been ramping up their searches of the electronics of travelers to the United States. Over 30,000 people had their electronics searched at a U.S. airport last year while traveling to or from the United States. In this interview, Charles tells me about his ordeal with the United States Customs and Border Protection. He was traveling...
  • Trump Administration Reimplements Travel Embargoes To Cuba

    06/06/2019 5:41:27 AM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05JUN19 | Beth Balmann
    The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Tuesday unveiled new travel restrictions to Cuba as part of President Donald Trump's foreign policy position. The Department amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) which now bans all non-family travel to the country. The State Department said the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via passenger and recreational vessels, including cruise ships and yachts, as well as private and corporate aircraft. The goal of the restrictions is to significantly hinder Cuba's economy and pressure its government to stop aiding Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro. “Cuba...
  • What is China like?

    06/05/2019 5:01:05 PM PDT · by vannrox · 40 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 6-6-2019 | Editorial Staff
    Well, what is China like? Is it a smog filled “hell hole”, or is it a Stalinist storm-trooper stomping dictatorship? Just what the heck is it, and what is it like? This is a post that I threw together after reading a fellow American justify the eight wars that America is currently fighting all over the globe. As he said “…it our duty to police the world because no one has it better than us.” Eh? Say what? Of course he was referring to a United States military presence all over the world. And at this I shake my...
  • President Trump administration bans educational and recreational travel to Cuba

    06/04/2019 12:24:55 PM PDT · by cann · 40 replies
    PBS ^ | Jun 4, 2019 | PBS
    The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on many forms of educational and recreational travel. The Treasury Department said in a statement that the U.S. will no longer allow the group educational and cultural trips known as “people to people” travel to the island. Those trips have been used by thousands of American citizens to visit the island even before the U.S. restored full diplomatic relations with the communist government in December 2014. Treasury said it would also deny permission for private and corporate aircraft and boats....
  • Archaeological discovery upends a piece of Barbados history

    05/19/2019 7:18:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Simon Fraser University
    Which came first, the pigs or the pioneers? In Barbados, that has been a historical mystery ever since the first English colonists arrived on the island in 1627 to encounter what they thought was a herd of wild European pigs. A recent discovery by an SFU archaeologist is shedding new light on the matter. Christina Giovas uncovered the jaw bone of a peccary, a South American mammal that resembles a wild pig, while researching a larger project on prehistoric animal introductions in the Caribbean... Giovas and collaborators George Kamenov and John Krigbaum of the University of Florida radiocarbon-dated the bone...
  • Our Former Right to Travel – And How to Reclaim It

    05/18/2019 4:42:03 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Eric Peters Autos ^ | 7may19 | eric
    Control mobility – free movement – and you have controlled the population. Their other rights are automatically cheapened into functional irrelevance if the right to come and go without permission and free from interference is denied.And so it has been.It took a couple of generations, but most Americans seem to implicitly accept the idea that travel  – even on foot – is a conditional privilege conferred (and legitimately regulated) by “the government.” Which of course is just an evasive euphemism for the busybodies and control freaks who have somehow acquired a legal monopoly on the use of force –...
  • Really, really, REALLY strange China (multi-part post)

    05/18/2019 4:31:27 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 5may19 | Editorial staff
    China is a big country, with a huge population. At any given minute there are all kinds of things going on, from the curious to the absurd. That’s pretty much what makes travel so enticing. You are exposed to new ideas and new ways of doing things. These new ways might be better or worse. Yet, the fact that they are different adds value to your experience. If the new experience is better, then you can see where your previous assumptions might be wrong. This is what happens when you move out of your “comfort zone”. You learn that what...
  • Colorado secretary of state bans employees from traveling to Alabama after abortion law

    05/16/2019 7:15:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/16/19 | Brooke Seipel
    Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced Thursday that her staff was banned from traveling to Alabama after the state signed into law the toughest abortion law in the nation. "I’m calling for a boycott of Alabama," Griswold wrote in a tweet. "Until Alabama allows for safe & legal access to health care for women, I will not authorize spending of state resources on travel to Alabama. I call on other state and local leaders in CO and across the country to join me in this boycott."
  • New NASA mission will send a woman to the moon

    05/15/2019 5:01:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 74 replies
    vox ^ | 14may19 | By Catherine Kim
    NASA has announced that it will put a woman on the moon in the next five years, although a hefty bill is attached to the mission. [Reuters / Joey Roulette] This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing, and in celebration, NASA has announced a special name for the upcoming initiative. It will be called “Artemis,” the Greek goddess of the moon who is also Apollo’s twin sister. [The Verge / Loren Grush]The price tag isn’t cheap though: The space agency has asked for a$1.6 billion in addition to the $21 billion that has already been requested for...
  • True Oneness[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/28/2019 11:44:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Do you see my children True Unity is not agreement it is Oneness with My Will and My WORD . I AM in and through all things. I AM The Answer , I AM The Beginning , and I KNOW The End. Without Me there is only futility . . . Ah but with Me, " With ME" in and through ALL things, There IS PEACE, There IS ONENESS, There IS TRUTH. My LOVE has many facets. COME Learn of MY LOVE ! COME KNOW MY LOVE ! Do not live in yours it is futile , it is True...