From space travel to bed bugs to a royal engagement, we take a look at what changed the world of travel in 2010.
Air New Zealand tries to put the romance back in flying with its 'Cuddle Class,' giving 2 people the option of buying the third seat in a row at half price, so they can fold out the chairs and make a bed -- for cuddling only, of course.
The resurgence of bedbugs has many travelers' skin crawling. They are turning up everywhere ' hotels, planes, trains, even stores. There's even an app for tracking the infestation hot spots.
Airports' stricter and more invasive security spurs much debate whether or not pat-downs and body scans are invasions of privacy or necessary measures.
Airports, hotels, restaurants, cities, and even some flights, are all providing free wireless internet. Now travelers have even more temptation when attempting to unplug on vacation.
With 'Eat, Pray, Love,' the book-turned-movie-turned-tourism-boom, women everywhere leave for solo journeys in search of finding themselves and Javier Bardem look-alikes.
Whether you're checking on a flight status, converting foreign currency or looking for the nearest clean toilet on the road, you'll find an app to help you. Apps are taking the guesswork out of travel. Some folks fear they're taking all the fun surprises out of travel, too.
The new luxury train named "Royal Rajasthan on Wheels' is billed as one of the world's most luxurious and romantic train journeys. This is just one of the new luxury trains that's caused an upturn in rail travel.
Motel 6 is just one of the budget motels that reinvented itself this year with a whole new look, including modern furnishings influenced by European and boutique hotels, flat-screen televisions, wood floors and an ergonomic workspace. Budget chic is here to stay.
After Britain's Prince William and his longtime love, Kate Middleton, announced their engagement, the world has gone bananas booking trips to London for their wedding in April. It seems watching it on TV just won't do.
Been everywhere on Earth? What about the final frontier? Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo achieves its first solo glide flight in October, marking another step in the company's eventual plans to fly paying passengers into space.