Archive for December, 2008

Delta Air Lines, which gobbled up Northwest Airlines this year, is moving to absorb Northwest’s WorldPerks program into Delta’s SkyMiles plan, too. The official mileage merger won’t hit until late next year, but a few changes become effective immediately.

Whether you choose to visit Maui, Oahu, Kauai or the Big Island, each one is bound to offer you a remarkably different kind of Hawaiian vacation.

Vacation rentals, cruises and all-inclusive resorts. Those are just a few ideas in our arsenal of budget-friendly travel tips for family vacations. See the top 10 tips.

Traveling with our three children, I set a goal to visit the “real” Florida on a budget, learn a thing or two and have some fun.

Neighborhoods a little west of the center have some good hipster amenities. I preferred areas like La Condesa and Colonia Roma, which had quiet leafy streets, dusty Art Deco homes, artists’ workshops, and some funky cafes and restaurants.

Besides the Austrian buy and the new subsidiary in northern Italy, Lufthansa also owns Swiss International and is planning to buy Brussels Airlines, the Belgian carrier, and Bmi, the British airline.

Beyond the hundreds of stores, find out about the unique attractions at the Mall of America — as well as the entertainment options in downtown Minneapolis.

In a city with three dozen clubs, you need more than a new glitter ball and sparkly lights. Find out which hot new clubs are attracting the celebrities.

Atlantis is one of the best mega-resort winter destinations, especially for families. Check our tips on getting the most out of an Atlantis vacation.

There are a lot of things that being a local and a frequent park visitor taught me about navigating the Disney landscape, keeping the kids from meltdowns and even saving money on what can become an expensive trip if you’re not careful. Check out these tips.

Some people are looking to Nicaragua for authentic local charm, colorful culture, unspoiled nature and rock-bottom prices.

Some flexibility and preparation — along with these resources — can help ease winter travel headaches.

My tips on planning a beach vacation with the family that’s both relaxing and budget-friendly.

Find out why you could see airfare sales in 2009.

The luxury hotel scene heats up with a hip new Miami hotel and an ultra-luxe renovation.

Flatscreen TVs, luxury bedding — even room service from an Iron Chef winner. Find out which Las Vegas hotel rooms come with the best amenities.

The old colonial Bellavista area is a low-rise, leafy, laidback, popular gay neighborhood, where hipsters hang out at sophisticated and sleek New York-style bistros and artsy San Francisco-style bars.

Starting next year, Delta adds new routes to Valencia, Spain; Prague; Cape Town, South Africa and more. Get details.

Get seven easy tips for hitting the slopes without breaking the bank.

Not only are there more star-studded, over-indulgent, all-night-long parties in Las Vegas than can possibly be counted, but the entire Strip is closed to traffic for a midnight fireworks display that every year tries its darnedest to beat the last.