January 14, 2015 |
Beware: Don't use the same user name and password on multiple accounts across the Internet, whether it is for Apple iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, a credit card, or a bank. You could fall prey to crooks who last month latched on to user names and passwords from some unknown website and tried them out on American Airlines and United Airlines customers' frequent-flier mileage accounts - to cash in on free travel. Thieves obtained user names and passwords and used them to log into American's AAdvantage and United's MileagePlus, guessing that the log-in information might be the same.
January 6, 2015 |
As if losing the last five games of their road trip wasn't bad enough, the Flyers were fined an undisclosed amount by the NHL on Sunday for violating a league travel policy. In a conference call with reporters, general manager Ron Hextall admitted that he violated the NHL's collective bargaining agreement because the players requested that the team leave earlier on Dec. 26 so they could get to Nashville and be more rested than if they took a Dec. 27 flight. The Flyers played in Nashville on Dec. 27 and dropped a 4-1 decision against former coach Peter Laviolette.
January 6, 2015 |
IF YOU AIN'T cheatin', you ain't tryin'. That was the message emanating from the Flyers, hours after they were fined an undisclosed amount of money by the NHL yesterday for violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement's moratorium on team activities during the holiday break. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said the team knowingly violated the rule, but risk was outweighed by the reward of a potential victory. Hextall said he was approached by Flyers players asking if they could schedule their chartered flight for Dec. 26. Normally, the team would have flown on the afternoon that day, but the 3-day holiday break barred any team activity from Dec. 24 to 26. So, instead of flying on Dec. 27, the day of the game against the Predators, the Flyers departed Philadelphia International Airport at 8:24 p.m. on Dec. 26 and hoped word would not leak out. That flight data was ultimately culled by Rogers Sportsnet in Toronto, which first broke the rule violation.
December 25, 2014 |
Love Downton Abbey ? Hightail it to Highclere Castle. Is knitting your thing? Trek the world shopping for unique yarn. While an archaeological dig used to define themed travel, these days you might hop a cruise based on your obsession with Lord of the Rings , miniature model villages, even a cult author - bringing like-minded people together and offering bragging rights as well. As travel agencies looked for ways to regain revenue lost when U.S. airlines cut commissions in 2002, and reality TV exposed would-be travelers to the far corners of the world and far crazier things to be done there, themed trip offerings have proliferated.
December 23, 2014 |
Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, for Phyllis Jean Lewis Prible, 82, a longtime resident of Malvern and a world traveler who died at home Friday, Nov. 14, of complications from liver disease. Born in Huntington, Ind., to Roscoe R. and Mildred Lewis, Mrs. Prible moved to Malvern in 1967 and remained there for 47 years. Her life was centered on her family. She and husband, Glen V. Prible, were four days short of celebrating their 64th anniversary. They had never spent an anniversary apart, said her daughter Susan P. Warmuth.
November 29, 2014 |
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, and now residing in Philadelphia, American journalist and author Richard C. Morais became an internationally renowned best-selling author almost overnight with the 2010 publication of his debut novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey , an emotionally resonant story about travel, food, and love. It's no surprise, then, that DreamWorks Pictures came a-knocking. The studio hired the perfect person to helm its adaptation, Lasse Hallström, a specialist in heartful, feel-good romantic dramas such as Safe Haven , Dear John , and Chocolat . Due on disc Tuesday, The Hundred-Foot Journey stars South Carolina native Manish Dayal ( 90210 , The Sorcerer's Apprentice )
November 26, 2014 |
PLANNING TO travel today? We hereby grant you permission to kick off your shoes, crack a beer, ignore your in-laws and postpone your Thanksgiving journey until tomorrow morning. It might be safer. AAA Mid-Atlantic is predicting that about 580,000 Philadelphia-area residents will travel 50 miles or more away from home between today and Sunday - the heaviest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2007. But a coastal storm is expected to move in this morning and could create major traffic problems throughout the day. Fantastic.
November 24, 2014 |
On page 266 of Kip Thorne's The Science of "Interstellar " - the companion book to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic about saving humankind by finding a new habitable planet - the Caltech theoretical physicist finally gets to the good stuff: time travel. "In 1987, triggered by Carl Sagan, I realized something amazing about wormholes," Thorne writes. "If wormholes are allowed by the laws of physics, then Einstein's relativistic laws permit transforming them into time machines. " Of course, Mr. Peabody, the talking dog from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show , already knew that.
November 23, 2014 |
A recent traveler to West Africa who was evaluated for Ebola at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania does not have the disease, the hospital said Friday. The patient's blood sample was tested at the state lab in Lionville, Chester County, and showed no evidence of the deadly virus, said Susan Phillips, Penn Medicine's senior vice president for public affairs. She said the hospital and the state lab have been in contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
November 20, 2014 |
TOMMIE TURNER couldn't sit still. When he wasn't working as a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service, he was on a cruise ship heading for the Caribbean or the Mediterranean or Alaska or the Panama Canal, or on a safari stalking the wild beasts in the jungles of Kenya, or on a dance floor doing the bop or the slop. Or he was golfing, or bowling, or playing pinochle, or organizing fundraising jazz concerts for his church, or a Valentine dance at a local caterer's place. In other words, Tommie Turner had to keep moving.