The big news everyone's talking about these days is the volcanic eruption in Iceland, which has spread all over Europe and Scandanavia. Airports are shut down all over the place, and we know personally 4 people stuck in different places from Oslo to Portugal. Our neighbor can't get a flight back from Lisbon, but she managed to find a ride via a ride-sharing website and she is now driving back through Europe, about a 40-50 hour drive.
My mother is flying to England next week, and she's worried about travel... even if the skies are open, there are thousands and thousands of people waiting for flights. What a mess!