*President, Air Travelers Association
*Host, Smart Travels: Europe with Rudy Maxa and Traveling Smart with Rudy Maxa both shows on PBS
*Founder www.rudymaxa.com (online travel newsletter)
*President, Montrose Travel in California
*Owner, Old Town Chicago Bed and Breakfast
*Author of the poetry collection Kazimierz Square (CavanKerry Press, 2000)
The federal government has just taken over airport security. According to one new law, every piece of checked baggage should be inspected for explosives. Extra security measures are also in store for buses and trains. Do you feel safe when you travel? And will the changes affect your next vacation?