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Old Roads to Rome

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Travel writer Tony Perrotet has spent his career traveling all over the globe, but he skipped the Mediterranean tour, choosing Tierra del Fuego or the Amazon over Rome. But the discovery of an ancient guide book launched him on his most exotic journey yet, in the footsteps of the Ancients.

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The Takeaway

Your 2015 Travel Guide to Cuba

Friday, January 16, 2015

Today the White House will officially ease travel restrictions to Cuba. If the island nation is making your travel list this year, we're here to help show you the other side of paradise.

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The Takeaway

Can The Takeaway Convince You to Go to Cuba?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New rules are about to kick in that will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba. Can we tempt you to choose Cuba? Listen to our in-house produced commercial here.

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The Takeaway

What the Car of the Future Will Look Like

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Imaging the car of the future is a real gig and Sheryl Connelly has it—she's the head of global consumer trends and futuring manager for Ford.

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The Takeaway

Goodbye Prius, Hello Gas Guzzler?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Is it true that as soon as gas prices drop people stop riding the subway and start buy new gas guzzlers? A transportation expert explains what really happens.

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The Takeaway

Surprising Twist: GOP May Raise Gas Tax

Friday, January 09, 2015

A few powerful GOP senators are signaling that they're open to the idea—even House Speaker John Boehner, who personally opposes raising the gas tax, hasn't ruled it out.

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The Takeaway

Portlanders Struggle to Say Goodbye to Airport Carpet

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Portlanders are bidding a fond farewell to the carpet at the Portland Airport. Yes, the carpet. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Explorer's Take on Staying Put

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

A travel writer's take on meditation and exploring the inner world.

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The Takeaway

How Airlines Cash In on Our Discomfort

Monday, January 05, 2015

Flying is more uncomfortable than ever, and the airlines made it that way. If you want relief, you have to pay. 

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Studio 360

This Artist Makes Some of Her Best Work in the Airplane Bathroom

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Artist Nina Katchadourian flies a lot, and hates to kill time. So she uses that time productively, making hundreds of photographs for the series "Seat Assignment."
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The Takeaway

Forget The Land of Misfit Toys, This Is The Land of Lost Luggage

Monday, December 22, 2014

Where does forgotten luggage go? To the one and only Unclaimed Baggage Center. The store gets 7,000 new items from planes, trains, and buses around the country for resale each day.

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WNYC News

Storm Hits Thanksgiving Travelers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More than 550 flights have been canceled nationwide so far today — the bulk of them in the Northeast.

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Studio 360

Trading Travel for Photography

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Shantanu Starick once dreamed of quitting his day job to pursue photography full-time — now he's traveled the world shooting photos, without spending a dollar.
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Transportation Nation

New Airport Ebola Screening: How It Works

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The U.S. is now limiting entry to the U.S. for people from Ebola-affected nations and they'll soon have to self-monitor for symptoms.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The World Is Your Oyster, or Ramen, Or Empanada

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia share their tradition of cooking international recipes from around the world.

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Transportation Nation

Despite Investments, Dulles Airport Sees Drop In Passengers

Friday, October 10, 2014

More travelers are opting for Reagan National Airport over Dulles Airport, and local officials say that Congress is partly to blame.
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The Takeaway

The Iron Road: Riding & Writing Across America

Friday, September 26, 2014

Trains are a magical place for creative thought. And now 24 writers have been selected to be part of Amtrak's Residency program, winning them a roundtrip ticket anywhere in the country.

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The Takeaway

Obama Fights Back Against Foreign Fighters

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Today, President Obama will preside over a special session of the U.N. Security Council, and he'll be advocating for an international no-fly list.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Orbitz Isn't Cheaper, and Other Things We Learned About Plane Tickets

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Airlines are trying to wrestle power back from travel sites like Orbitz, which still don't always have cheaper tickets. Here are 5 things you should know before flying this weekend.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On the Road, Again: A Family Meeting on Travel

Friday, August 22, 2014

A family meeting on travel, vacations, trips and pilgrimages.