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Story highlights Gorilla tracking in Uganda takes you into the home of some of man's closest cousins A dining experience in Italy lets you ski by day, dine with Michelin-starred chefs by night World's largest buffalo roundup can be experienced in South Dakota (a-LineTravel)Scrap all those other bucket lists you've been compiling. Put away the brochures. We've just put together…

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Story highlights Virgin America's new safety video is a song-and-dance musical number John Chu ("Step Up 2 and 3") directed the video Blame it on "Glee." And the Biebs. And healthy airline safety video competition. Virgin America just released its new video, which its head of marketing and communications has been losing sleep over for months. The elaborate new five-minute…

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Story highlights Dubai's new airport welcomed first commercial flight on Sunday When completed in 2027, Al Maktoum International Airport is expected to become the world's largest airport Although it only has three launch carriers, more deals are expected to be announced Dubai's aviation industry achieved its biggest milestone to date on Sunday, when the emirate's new airport welcomed the arrival…

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Story highlights a-LineTravel analysts say figuring out motive of whoever steered plane off course is key Background checks on some passengers complete with no red flags Chinese families lose patience with Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines Authorities still looking at flight simulator taken from pilot's home Where do you even begin to look, when the search area covers vast swaths…

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Story highlights The Masters tees off on one of the world's most beautiful courses -- Augusta Ocean Course on Kiwah Island in South Carolina hosted the notorious "War on The Shore" at the 1991 Ryder Cup Spectacular Pebble Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean appears on many golfers' bucket list Royal Porthcawl and Royal County Down are the only two courses…

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Story highlights After the Dutch, Scandinavians have the highest coffee consumption per capita in the world Coffee culture in Melbourne "just incredible" says reigning World Barista Champion Singapore is Asia's coffee capital Seattle? Of course! Fifteenth-century Arabs were the first to cultivate coffee and a Frenchman was behind the 1843 debut of the world's first commercial espresso machine. There have…

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Story highlights Airbus publishes patent for folding saddle seats with low backrests Vertical seat design packs more passengers into cabins Spokesperson says patent application does not mean design will be developed For air travelers who like to gripe about being cramped in economy, here comes another warning that they've never had it so good. Airbus has filed a patent application…

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Story highlights JAL Tokyo to San Francisco flight diverted to Honolulu after engine oil pressure dropped Pilots shut down engine and requested emergency landing, as per airline protocol Comes after wing cracks discovered in 40 in-production planes A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines (JAL) was forced to land prematurely in Hawaii, after pilots shut down one of its…

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Story highlights Unlike the current commuter hub, New York's original Penn Station was a lavish Beaux Arts masterpiece Guaira Falls was once the most powerful cataract in the world The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages (a-LineTravel)Ask a New Zealander what happened on June 10, 1886, and they'll tell you the…

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