How to find the best shoes for your summer trip

It’s often the most overlooked travel accessory — an afterthought to your itinerary that barely registers on your packing list. Read more “How to find the best shoes for your summer trip”

Whose armrest is it, anyway? The unspoken etiquette of airline, bus and train travel.

Jacy Reese was just being polite when he offered to switch airline seats with a mother and her young son on a recent flight from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Toronto. But as the old saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Read more “Whose armrest is it, anyway? The unspoken etiquette of airline, bus and train travel.”

Why did these Bruno Maglis last only three hours?

Why have Lawrence Hughes’ shoes fallen apart after just three hours of wear? And why won’t Bruno Magli fix them? Read more “Why did these Bruno Maglis last only three hours?”

TSA Watch: After Osama’s death, are screeners spreading confusion and fear?

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of “TSA Watch,” a new weekly column about the federal agency charged with protecting America’s transportation systems. Why? Because no one else is.

The TSA’s response to Osama Bin Laden’s death last week couldn’t have been less clear — or more self-serving.

Here’s an event that many believed would directly affect the way people travel. They felt a prudent move would be to tighten security at airports, train stations and other public areas, for fear of a retaliatory attack by Al Qaeda.

Instead, the agency charged with protecting the nation’s transportation systems said nothing for several days, allowing us to speculate about our upcoming trips. Would we all be patted down at the airport? Stopped at a checkpoint on the bridge? Strip-searched before we boarded the subway?
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