07 Dec 2013

To Combat Rude Behavior, Paris Metro Publishes Manners Guide – Forbes

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France may have been voted the world’s rudest nation for travelers, but at least one organization is trying to fix that. RATP, which operates the Paris Metro (subway to us Yanks), has just published the Manuel de savoir-vivre à l’usage du voyageur moderne (Manual of Good Manners for the Modern Traveler).

Read the full story on my Forbes site, Seat 1A.

14 Nov 2013

Moscow Subway Station Lets Passengers Pay Fare In Squats – Forbes.com

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The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia are still nearly three months away, but the competition is already heating up in one Moscow subway station. Passengers can vie to pay their fare in exercise.

Read the full story on my Forbes Seat 1A site.

07 Jun 2013

Bangkok Tops The World’s 10 Most Visited Cities – Forbes.com

Quick: what’s the world’s most visited city? London? New York? Try Bangkok.

The Thai capital tops this year’s Global Destination Cities Index just published by MasterCard, the first Asian city to do so. It had 15.98 million international visitors who spent at least one night. London, last year’s No. 1, was a close second with 15.96 international visitors. Other Asian and Middle Eastern cities are also leading the trend in air travel growth. Meanwhile only two cities in the Americas made the top 20.

Read the full story on my Forbes site, Seat 1A.

More Europe Travel:

21 May 2013

The average amount of time, in minutes, it takes me to get through security using TSA Pre-Check. (Photo credit: Andrew Bender)

TSA Pre-Check Now Speeds International Travelers Through Airport Security – Forbes.com

14 Feb 2013

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American Airlines And US Airways Merge: Passengers, Watch Out. – Forbes.com

02 Nov 2012

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Amsterdam To Weed Smokers: Party On – Forbes

18 Oct 2012

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Take Your Brazil Trip Now. It’s About To Get Expensive. – Forbes

24 Sep 2012

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Where To Find Europe’s Best Deals This Fall – Forbes

19 Sep 2012

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The World’s Top 10 Cities For Street Food – Forbes

30 Aug 2012

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Liverpool Residents To Beatles Tourists: ‘Get Back’ – Forbes

01 Aug 2012

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A Fair For Keeps – SilverKris (Singapore Airlines)

17 Jul 2012

Who Knows What Needle Lurks

Ouch! Needles Found In Sandwiches On Delta Flights – Forbes.com

15 Jul 2012

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London Newspaper Comes Out Against Rain – Forbes

18 May 2012

Snowboarders in Niseko, Japan

The World’s Most Scenic Workouts – Forbes.com

01 May 2012

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Dutch Government To Foreigners: No More Weed For You – Forbes