The Week in Travel (10/5/12)

The world of travel moves fast!   Let’s keep up–together.   On Fridays,  Traveling IQ curates the highlights from the past week:

*One wants to pluck Big Bird while the other aims to saunter down Sesame Street for four more years.  If you live in the United States and have a pulse, you have probably compared the presidential candidates on many topics.  But where do Obama and Romney stand on travel issues?  (via USA Today)

*Staten Island is going round and round to be #1.  City officials announced that the world’s largest ferris wheel, bigger than the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer, will open in New York City’s dangling borough in 2015.  (via Travel Mole)

*Who wants to be a typical tourist?  It turns out, you do.  Here are ten “touristy” things every first-time visitor should do anyway.  (via Forbes)

*Some passengers will stop at nothing to get through airport security faster, including faking wheelchair needs.  (via NY Times)

*In homophobic news:  The Ukraine parliament voted to outlaw the “promotion of homosexuality” and Serbia banned the gay pride march for yet another year.  (via Reuters & USA Today)

*Hmmmm… what to do with the house where Adolf Hitler was born?  The Austrian town of Braunau struggles to find the answer.  (via The Telegraph)

What did I miss?  Share your favorite travel news in the comments below or by posting on the Traveling IQ Facebook page.

(Photo via AP)

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