Many people travel all over the world to either watch or participate in sports and sporting events. Many are especially traveling to participate in running events these days. There is a relative new running series in North America, called the Color Run. It’s a “paint race,” where paint is thrown on the participants. Ned Levi examines and discusses the safety of the race.
When Frontier Airlines announced they would begin charging for carry-on luggage this summer, Ned Levi’s curiosity was piqued and he decided to look into flying the “ultra-cheap” airlines, Frontier and Spirit, and compare them to US Airways, the dominant airline at his home airport. Take a look at how the comparison worked out.
TSA has postponed its changes to its prohibited items list which would have permitted pocket knives, golf clubs, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and other items to be taken into airplane cabins by passengers. Ned Levi discusses the rule changes and suggests TSA needs to follow a commonsense approach and drop the changes all together.
The Philadelphia Science Festival kicked off this past weekend and runs through the remainder of this week. Philadelphia is a major tourist destination due to its historic sites, museums, culture, and fantastic restaurants. Ned Levi discusses the Festival and how it can enhance a trip to Philadelphia this week, and in particular, make the trip very special for families.
The Louvre Museum was shutdown by a walkout of employees protesting the aggressive gangs of pickpockets targeting both visitors and staff. Ned Levi discusses pickpocketing in Paris generally, and how to avoid being a pickpocketing victim.
After encountering an aborted take-off recently, requiring a rebooked fight and a long delay, Ned Levi talked with fellow frequent fliers about what essentials they take into the cabin in their carry-ons for in-flight comfort and to counter delays and problems. Ned discusses those six essentials in this week’s column.
More and more often, travelers, even using simple point and shoot cameras are accosted by police if they attempt to take photos of children in public, such as in parks, playgrounds, and in athletic events. Ned Levi discusses the problems of travel photographers making images of children in public. and explains how they can stay clear of problems with parents, and police officers.
Often when we travel to cities, there are wonderful locations and sights to visit not on the “top attraction” lists. Ned Levi has a recommendation for one of those sights in Los Angeles, the Watts Towers, an often overlooked location despite it being on the US National Register of Historic Places, and a National Historic Landmark.
TSA has proposed permitting air travelers to bring pocket knives, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, ski poles and other previously banned items into aircraft cabins. Aviation and law enforcement officials, and members of the flying public are loudly complaining almost solely about pocket knives. Ned Levi examines potential problems with the new policy which few are discussing.