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The already much-delayed initiative that would require passports for border crossings between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is headed for another vote today that could further push back the plan's deadline....read more»

Due to recent deals, JetBlue's fares are now available on Travelocity and through travel agents. The airline hopes the move will lure more business travelers into its seats....read more»

There are hot-air balloon rallies, races, and fiestas all over the place. I bring this up is because I just found a short video of this year's Great Reno Balloon Race that highlights the visual impact these events can have, and thought I'd post a link for people who A) enjoy watching pretty things, and B) are trying to figure out if they'd like to attend a balloon event and want to get a sense of what it's like....read more»

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will lower the $200 annual fee to about $110 for its new "Registered Traveler" program...read more»

Under the revised airport security rules, most liquids and gels purchased in "secure areas" of the airport will be allowed on planes....read more»

Photo: Virgin Atlantic

Rebel gazillionaire Richard Branson, owner of Virgin airlines, pledged yesterday to invest all profits over the next 10 years from his airline and train businesses to fight global warming. That projects to be about $3 billion....read more»

According to the Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) Thailand Chapter, "the impact of the military coup on Thailand's tourism sector has so far been minimal," and advises travelers to continue with plans to visit. It reports general calm and no violence in the capital....read more»

Finally! The Forest Service has posted its fall colors page, with information about the latest foliage hotspots in national forests around the country as well as more general information about where to go to see the leaves change....read more»

The DOT has rejected a bid by the major airlines to relax advertising rules related to the pricing of airline tickets....read more»

Fall color in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is reporting at 45 to 50 percent due to a recent cold snap, with peak color expected during the last week of September. Throughout most of the Lower Peninsula, peak conditions are expected between the last week of September (in the Northwest part of the region) and early to mid-October. Planning is easy with online tools....read more»

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