Nov 10, 2011 Besides the fear of an axe murderer, there are valid reasons why hitchhiking has died off. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses those reasons and tells us why you should care.
Sep 22, 2011 Romanian officials have seized truckloads of Dutch tulips at the border this week, claiming they could be contaminated with a dangerous bacteria. It turns out, much more than flowers are at stake.
Sep 22, 2011 Instead of staying at a hotel next time you travel, why not try a stranger's extra bedroom or guesthouse? We take a look at the pros and cons of this unusual arrangement.
Sep 22, 2011 New York joins other big U.S. cities to create short-term bike rentals. But the complicated logistics can make officials' heads spin.
Sep 22, 2011 Not long ago, the acquisition of Dollar Thrifty looked like an attractive option to rental car company Avis. Now, tough economic times have changed its mind.
Sep 22, 2011 Hurricane Irene continues to affect commuters on the East Coast. In Vermont, people are getting creative in the face of damaged roads -- by hiking to work in the morning.
Sep 22, 2011 Conventional wisdom says 9/11 damaged business travel. But it also forced some changes that made travel cheaper for business fliers, and led to alternatives.
Sep 22, 2011 New York City was able to weather the storm over the weekend, but Hurricane Irene hit more suburban and rural areas, too. And much of Wall Street is staffed by commuters from these areas.
Sep 22, 2011 Many businesses on the East Coast shut down over the weekend for Hurricane Irene. But for tourist industries that depend on the summer months to keep them going throughout the year, losing a few days of business can have big effects.
Sep 22, 2011 Businesses and public transportation were shut down over the weekend. Now that Hurricane Irene has passed by New York, is it back to business as usual?