Travel

Shakes on a Plane: Does Flying Actually Worsen Your Hangover?

The psychological terror of a hangover at 32,000 feet is a singular form of torture. It’s bad enough that you’re literally trapped aboard a flying…

The Emergence of Begpackers Is a Reminder of Why You Should Travel Responsibly

Like me, you may have recently stumbled across this heated Reddit thread about a group of people known as begpackers — Western (often white) tourists…

In a 17th-Century Castle, the World’s Grandest War Game Comes to Life

The people tasked with saving the world are squatting around high-powered computers set up on wooden tables in an old Polish castle named Moszna, moving…

Why Crimes on Cruises Are Such a Maddening — And Persistent — Problem

“If you want to murder somebody,” says Jamie Barnett, “take them on a cruise.” Barnett knows this all too well. On October 15, 2005, her…