Alligator Found Under Escalator at O’Hare Airport

gator ©wwarby Last week, security at Chicago O'Hare Airport found an 18-inch alligator under an escalator. Only a broom and dustpan was needed to pick up the animal, but where it came from is still a...

Woman Evicted From 9-year Hotel Stay

Nine years of housekeeping would be pretty great ©ell brown After losing her home to foreclosure, Jana Ganjian moved into a Marriott hotel, and nine years later, has yet to pay a $29,000...

Middle Finger Sculpture Floats on Prague River

Such an artistic way to flip the bird ©Design Taxi Days before parliamentary elections in Prague, Czech artist David Černý erected the giant, purple sculpture seen above, as a gesture targeting...

Japanese Travel Agency Caters to Stuffed Animals

Unagi guests on the road ©ABC News Traveling long distances is not always possible for some. Illness, expense or having free time can restrict those with wanderlust from experiencing far off...

São Paulo Streets Crawling With Graffiti Art

Tec's art is interesting, and tasteful ©huipiiing It looks like São Paulo has its own Banksy. Argentinian graffiti artist Tec has taken to the streets of São Paulo with animals that appear to be...

Tokyo Bar Welcomes Guests With Penguins

They've got the dress code down ©Kevin Ryder Tokyo tourists are welcomed to the normal and abnormal when it comes to restaurants and nightlife. One of those establishments, the Penguin no Iru Bar...

Colorado Town Observes Annual Coffin Race

That's one way to do it  ©kainet Every year the town of Manitou Springs, Colorado honors the legacy of resident Emma Crawford. With a coffin race. Crawford died in 1890 of tuberculosis. She...

United Website Glitch Produces Nearly Free Tickets

That ticket is really going to cost you © Arturo J. Paniagua Monday afternoon, united.com was the victim of a ticket pricing glitch, with some users walking away with great deals. One successful...

Renovations Begin on the Colosseum

Time for a facelift © xiquinhosilva Tourists to Rome may be in for a surprise this fall. The Colosseum is now undergoing a three-year renovation, funded by Tod's, the luxury shoe brand. The exterior...

Boy Sneaks Onto Plane Alone to Vegas

Free trip to Vegas! Kind of... ©stevendepolo Last week, a 9 year old boy managed to maneuver his way past security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, without a ticket, and board a...

Helsinki Airport Opens “Relaxation Lounge”

Time to catch some zzz's ©Aaron Gustafson Open just in time for the onslaught of holiday travel, Helsinki's airport now has a "relaxation lounge" that includes actual beds. Perfect for those long...

China Imposes First-ever Tourism Law

Chinese tourists in Paris ©CNN.com The beginning of October signals the start of Golden Week, one of the most popular travel times in China. It was also a fitting occasion to introduce China's...

How Pudding Cups Turned Into Airline Miles

The proof is in the pudding ©Charles Haynes Years ago, when Healthy Choice started offering an incentive with proof of purchase for American Airline Miles, David Phillips found a way to cash...

Where to Track Fall Foliage Online

Fall is upon us! ©gabster10 With the start of Fall a few days away, it's just about time to start seeing the seasonal color change. And two websites will make it easy this year to track the fall...

Southwest Airlines Institutes New No-show Policy

Lesson learned: be on time! ©jeff_soffer Fans of low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines may be in for a surprise now that the airline has instituted a no-show policy. Passengers can still make...