Filed under: North America, United States Getty Two weeks ago, the Transportation Security Administration announced that it would began allowing travelers to apply for its PreCheck program, “an expedited screening process” through airport security. Curiously though, the only airport in the country where travelers could complete the program’s required background interview was Indianapolis International Airport.…

Filed under: Europe, North America, France, United Kingdom, United States Alamy The litany of year-end travel-related lists continues. Today, it’s TripAdvisor, which unveiled its most reviewed cities. Leading the way: London, Rome and Paris, according to the Telegraph. The top U.S city was New York, which ranked fourth overall — a stunning blow for American…

Filed under: Food and Drink, North America, United States Traveling “home” this holiday season? Don’t fall into your old routine. Your high school hangout may be an easy go-to, but if you don’t live there anymore there’s a good chance you’re missing out on some great new local spots. (Plus, be honest: you already know…

Filed under: North America, United States Alamy Las Vegas, Nashville and Orlando were the top three searched for cities on MapQuest in 2013. The results are a compilation of destinations searched for on both MapQuest’s website and its recently updated-and critically acclaimed-iPhone and Android apps. [Full disclosure: AOL owns both MapQuest and Gadling.] Texas was…

Filed under: History, Blogs HP Virtual Museum Today marks the 20th anniversary of what’s believed to be the first travel blog post. So happy birthday to us, and maybe you too! In honor of the occasion, travel bloggers worldwide are raising a glass (ok, they were probably doing that anyway), Jeff Greenwald, the author of…

Filed under: Arts and Culture, North America, United States Facebook/Craving for Travel Joanne and Gary, rival travel agents compete for their industry’s top honor, the Globel Prize, while trying to address their clients’ impossible demands in an Off-Broadway comedy that debuts this week, “Craving for Travel.” The 85-minute, two-actor, 30-character comedy was commissioned and produced…

Filed under: Asia, Japan, Airlines, News Getty Images Japan Airlines grounded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft today “after detecting smoke or gases that may have come from faults with the main battery,” according to the BBC. Last year, all 787s were grounded for three months, CBS reports, after a “fire in a lithium ion battery…

Filed under: Panama, Airports, News, Central America Newsy Travel tip: If you’re trying to smuggle cash into Panama, start using the train. Three Honduran men were arrested at Panama City’s international airport after police found $7.2 million, mostly in $100 bills, in secret compartments in eight pieces of luggage. According to this video from Newsy…

Filed under: Business, Talking Travel The Skift team — now the Gadling team, too — in Iceland this May. It’s been quiet here for a while, but that’s about to change. I’m happy to announce that Gadling is becoming part of the Skift family. You may have read about us in this Gadling interview when…