Morning Links: Thanksmas, Stonehenge, Hollywood’s own Wax Museum and More
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 05.15.09 | 8:39 AM ET
- Today in random airport cruelty: an EasyJet agent told a 6-year-old child in Glasgow that her teddy bear would have to be checked as excess baggage, and make the trip, as the girl’s mother put it, “in the big, dark hold.”
- Brave New Traveler asks: Why do bad things happen to good travelers?
- National Geographic has put together this fun map of Native American place names—and their English meanings—across the United States. (Via Intelligent Travel)
- There’s been a breakthrough in the ongoing struggle over plans for a new visitor center at Stonehenge. The Guardian has reaction.
- Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson plans on putting a stop to the proposed British Airways/American Airlines merger—and Jaunted is ready to fight by his side.
- Biographer Claire Tomalin tells Intelligent Life about the seven wonders of her world.
- Good news for lovers of foodie travel writing: New York Times restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni is shifting gears, becoming a writer-at-large for the Times magazine, “where he will have license to follow his appetites ... wherever they lead him.” (Via @davidfarley)
- The holiday season is months away, but I’m sure some travelers are already dreading it—luckily, the Daily Deal blog has a solution: Thanksmas.
- At long last, Madame Tussauds is coming to Hollywood. I can’t think of a better home for celebrity wax—is anyone else amazed that it took this long?