Archive for May, 2008

Locals on the Big Island of Hawaii might be moaning about vog (volcanic smog), but tourism officials are happy enough about it to send out a notice on the wires. The reason?

CineVegas promises a broad selection of films as well as — in true Vegas fashion — a long list of parties and celebrations.

US Airways fliers will just have to do without that little bag of nuts.

Northwest Airlines is offering an incentive to travelers who contribute to earthquake relief efforts in China. Learn more.

Look out Mickey. Bart, Homer and the rest of the Simpsons gang have landed in Orlando. Read about the new Simpsons Ride.

With a spa, golf course, casino and more, this St. Kitts resort has something for everyone.

Business travel expert Joe Brancatelli reports on United’s new routes and the TSA’s new program to help speed travelers through airport security.

Teaching a child to swim is imperative. We suggest several items to consider when teaching your kids to swim prior to a beach or poolside getaway:

Despite some steep competition from other Orlando vacation activities, this was the highlight.

If you are someone who wants to see more of Mexico than the tourist beach towns I highly recommend Puebla.

Though summer is officially “low season” in the desert, people who can stand the triple-digit temperatures can score some great deals on luxe lodgings, golf/spa outings and more. Here are some top picks.

Beaches in Florida, Hawaii, New York and the Carolinas top a new 2008 list of America’s best beaches. See which ones made the cut.

Something about the beach, sitting here, facing the ocean, brings my own summertime childhood memories back with a rush.

We take our summer vacation in September and our spring break in February or May -– and we’ve been able to stay at some great places.

For a while there, American was the lone holdout among the major airlines adding new checked baggage fees. Not anymore.

The Transportation Security Administration plans to add hundreds of new security screening machines at airports across the country over the next few weeks.

My wife and I swore to dial back our prospective travel radius on our most recent trip this May. Wherever we decided to go, it had to be within a two-hour flight for us to contemplate taking the kids.

United Airlines is encouraging donations to China earthquake relief efforts by offering 500 frequent-flier miles to Mileage Plus members who contribute at least $50. Find out how to contribute.

Find out what makes Vancouver a great spot for gay travel.

Construction on the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line, connecting O’Hare International Airport to downtown Chicago, is making the commute a little more challenging.