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Story highlights Stefan Zwanzger, aka the Theme Park Guy, travels the world in search of the best gated fun parks Tokyo DisneySea tops his list of favorites for "impeccable theming" that includes erupting volcanoes The original theme park, Disneyland makes his list, as does Happy Zone, a low-budget park in Myanmar What makes a truly fun theme park? Is it…

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Story highlights The FAA prohibits U.S. flight operations over eastern Ukraine Airlines are diverting flights around the area Tensions in the region prompted some airspace restrictions earlier this year Crash site was not within airspace prohibited by U.S. regulators Commercial airlines that usually cross eastern Ukraine on their flights to Europe, Asia and elsewhere are detouring away from the volatile…

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Story highlights TSA deputy chief says agency has a good workforce, moves quickly to fire bad apples Most TSA officers "conduct themselves honorably," lawmaker says TSA critic, Rep. John Mica, says new GAO report shows TSA is doing little to prevent misconduct Report details 26% increase in misconduct cases among TSA employees from 2010 to 2012. Let's get this out…

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Story highlights Bali might be a popular tourist destination but there are crowd-free corners worth exploring With its black-sand beach, Balian is popular among intrepid surfers West Bali National Park is home to Bali's top snorkel site This piece, and several others on Bali, complement the a-LineTravelGo TV series. This month's show features a tour with legendary Indonesian surfer Rizal…

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(a-LineTravel)Traveling across Africa's huge distances can be expensive. Not that long ago, getting from one city to another often meant a connection in Europe. That's finally changing. Low-cost airlines are taking off across the region, serving routes that cater to the continent's growing middle class. It hasn't been easy for them. African nations signed an "open skies" agreement in 1988,…

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Story highlights Cliff Muskiet loves stewardess uniforms. He's collected over 1,000 over the years. Vicky and Steve Everson bonded over their love of flight. The couple married in a retired Concorde. The Eversons grew their collection into a museum space with flight simulator. For many travelers, jetsetting lost its glamorous allure decades ago. Still, there are a handful of holdouts…

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Story highlights Air Force pilot backs up first officer during medical emergency last December A United 737 from Iowa to Colorado diverted to Nebraska Pilot handled radio communication with controllers while first officer landed the plane He kept quiet about his story until recently when reporters asked the Air Force (a-LineTravel)It sounds like the plot from an old movie: airline…

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Story highlights Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson became first free climbers to reach top of El Capitan by this route El Capitan is 3,000-foot rock formation in Yosemite National Park Caldwell on a-LineTravel: "It feels incredible" (a-LineTravel)Nineteen days. Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them…

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Story highlights Lockheed Martin and partner sales company set to start taking orders for its LMH1 hybrid airship Airship is designed to transport cargo to remote areas with no paved roads or other infrastructure First deliveries of the craft, which has been developed over 20 years, are planned for 2018 Le Bourget, France (a-LineTravel)If you've always dreamed of soaring through…

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Story highlights Tour operator says its weekend trips from London to Australia are "intense" but "do-able" Itinerary includes a 12-hour drive along the coastal road between Sydney and Melbourne Austravel says it's received several inquiries about the $1,840 whistle-stop round trip For those with too much money but not enough time or common sense -- here's the perfect travel solution.…

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