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Sure, we love all the speed and comfort of modern travel, but it didn't that way overnight. Every Thursday, we're going to take a look back at travel the way it used to be, whether that's decades or centuries ago. This is Throwback Thursday, travel edition.
Tomorrow, May 24, is a very important date for the future of New York's JFK Airport as Delta opens their brand new, high tech expansion to Terminal 4. Still, sacrifices had to be made and tonight marked the closing of their old terminal, Terminal 3, aka the former Pan Am Worldport.
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It's that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can't just let 2012 go that easily, especially since travelers spent it both up in the air and up in arms over a crazy range of topics. Needless to say, we're ready for 2013, but first we're taking a brief look back at the best of 2012 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,or as we fondly refer to themThe Jauntys.
There are plenty of perks to being 007 - the cars, the women, and, of course, the travel. Star Daniel Craig took it all in stride this year as he crisscrossed the globe twice, once to film Skyfall, and then again to promote it.
In January, Craig began filming the latest James Bond flick in London, moving on to the Highlands of Scotland, but not before having a drink with George Clooney.
If you can't get enough Bond, James Bond, Theme Party People and Globus Tours is planing your dream vacation. These two tour companies have teamed up to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of From Russia With Love by putting together the Ultimate Secret Agent Vacation, exploring 5 countries through guided tours of filming locations from Skyfall, Casino Royale, The World is Not Enough, From Russia With Love, For Your Eyes Only, and more.
Daniel Craig took on a real life secret mission yesterday when he surprised 800 British soldiers, sailors, and airmen at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
The 007 actor joined the servicemen for a special screening of Skyfall, before touring the camp and trying out some high tech gadgets. In true James Bond form, Craig didn't bat an eye at taking the wheel of a Foxhound vehicle and firing off a machine gun during his visit.
The James Bond films are famous for bringing moviegoers to some of world's the most luxurious, remote and exotic locales, and Skyfall is no exception. Here are three of our favorite locations in Bond 23.
· Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf, London
As with most Bond movies, London plays a large role in Skyfall. 007 makes his way through landmarks like Parliament Square, Tower of London, the O2 Arena, and the Secret Intelligence Service Building (the real M16 headquarters). But, the city also doubles for Shanghai in many Skyfall scenes. The posh Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf's Room 712 is the location of what is sure to become Bond's most infamous shower scene, set in Shanghai.
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What's the oldest flying DC-10 airplane up to these days? The answer: it's the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, completely reconfigured (see below) to be a learning center for opthamologists in the developing world and a temporary medical center for those in need, wherever Orbis flies. Even the guys in the cockpit are volunteer pilots.
What's Daniel Craig (aka the newest James Bond) name as his charity of choice? The answer: you guessed itthe Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.
The two have been working for a couple years now, raising the funds necessary for the DC-10 to get its jetfuel and get across the clouds to places like Ulanbaatar, Mongolia, where Craig came together with the crew to shoot an informative and touching mini-documentary (embedded below).
VisitBritain is hoping to cash in on hype surrounding the new James Bond film Skyfall with a new tourism campaign including the launch of an on-line game called Agent-UK.
The game isn't just a fun way to kill time during the work day; it's also a chance for Britain's tourism office to get people excited about visiting local landmarks, many of which players visit as they become agents and solve cryptic clues left around the virtual country.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of cinema's most famous spy, James Bond. To celebrate, special events have been planned all over the world.
L.A.'s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is celebrating James Bond Day by paying homage to the memorable title songs and scores that shaped all 23 movies. The Music of Bond: The First Fifty Years begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills. General admission tickets are $5.