What to Do If There’s an Earthquake When You’re Traveling

Some of the world’s most popular travel destinations happen to be in earthquake-prone areas. New Zealand, for instance, just had a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake over the weekend, which, according to a recent article by CNN, resulted in aftershocks and tourists being evacuated from their hotels in the middle of the night. In the coastal town of Kaikoura,…

The LAPD Just Launched an App for Reporting Terrorist Activity

Most Americans are familiar with the Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign. The program, which encourages citizens to report suspicious activities to local authorities, has been in place in Los Angeles since 2009, according to the Los Angeles Times. And with the launch of iWatchLA, a new anti-terrorism smartphone app,…

One Flight Attendant Insider’s Best Tips for Dealing With Turbulence

Last Friday, 22 passengers and two flight attendants were injured when a JetBlue flight suddenly encountered a bad thunderstorm — and as a result, extreme turbulence — on its way from Boston to Sacramento. The plane was eventually diverted to Rapid City. “People were flying out of their seat belts and hitting their heads on the ceiling; it was…

5 Easy Tips for Picking the Healthiest Snack on Every Flight

TPG Contributor Molly Rose recently asked Keri Gans, a registered dietician, nutritionist and author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You, about her best tips for selecting the healthiest snacks on every flight (hint: it has nothing to do with those giant snack boxes). It’s always healthier to plan ahead for snacks…

5 Things to Remember During a Crash Landing — With Tips from TPG’s Flight Attendant Insider Carrie A. Trey

In light of an Emirates plane’s crash landing yesterday in Dubai, we’ve got travel safety on the brain. While the images we saw on the news of the fiery plane looked absolutely terrifying, the Emirates crew did everything right, kept everyone aware and up-to-date during and after the situation and confirmed that there were no fatalities…

5 Easy Ways to Zika-Proof Your Travels

TPG Contributor Alex Pasquariello outlines five simple steps you can follow to protect yourself from Zika Virus in tropical destinations — and in your own backyard. Enter the Dog Days of Zika, this summer’s long, hot slog against our old arch nemesis, Aedes Aegypti, once the destroyer of empires, armies and in modern times, a threat to…

10 Essential Things To Know Before Your First Trip To Cuba

Upon returning from her second three-week visit exploring Cuba, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino explains everything you need to know before heading there. All photos are by Darrel Hunter. With a recent ease in travel restrictions to Cuba and exciting news that nonstop flights between the US and Cuba are officially launching this September, many Americans are planning to…

Scientists are Close to Discovering a Cure for Jet Lag

After a 20-hour flight that takes you across 10 time zones, the last thing you want to talk about is science. But science may be the very thing that saves you from impending jet lag. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, recently discovered REV-ERBα, a protein that they describe as a “key…

9 Essential Things to Pack for a Trip to Cuba

Last week, TPG Senior Editor Kaeli Conforti was in Cuba on the first US cruise to the country in more than 50 years. Stay tuned for more fantastic Cuba content, including this go-to list of essential items to bring with you on a trip to this unique country. Be sure to keep up with her travels on Twitter and…