Archive for January, 2009

Its latest move: daily service between Orlando and San Jose, Costa Rica, beginning on March 26.

We’ve taken a look at the Web sites of some travel enthusiasts, Lani Teshima’s Travelite FAQ and Doug Dyment’s Compleat Carry-On Traveler, and talked to our own frequent travelers to offer 10 easy tips to keep your baggage to a minimum to save money on your next flight.

Breezes SuperClubs Resorts top the list of romantic all-inclusive resorts for one major reason: With a 3-night minimum stay, you can get an entire wedding or renewal of vows for free — marriage license, ceremony, cake, champagne, and flowers.

Whether you’re looking for a business meeting place, a low-key romantic room (note to Valentine’s Day procrastinators) or just a stylish spot with no cover, no line and no attitude… these are the best property picks.

Orlando Science Center is a four-story, interactive attraction, offering hands-on fun for all ages through engaging interactive exhibits, live animals and giant-screen films on IMAX.

Anyone who says you have to wait until your kids are older to truly enjoy Disney have not experienced the joy of an infant taking in the sights, colors and sounds of the happiest place on earth.

One Orbitz dad discovers a way to experience three times the rides on a Disney vacation in half the time, plus an exclusive parade and fireworks display.

With the Super Bowl fast approaching — and football being at the forefront of everyone’s mind — I couldn’t miss the opportunity to point out my 5 favorite attractions that the Tampa Bay area has to offer Florida vacationers.

Hawaii vacations have never been more reasonable than in 2009…and with many of the classic island properties unveiling top-to-bottom renovations, the Hawaii hotel scene has never looked so luxurious.

A total of 500 bikes will be available at 30 to 40 stations throughout the city.

While a family vacation may sound great right about now, those who can’t get away do have a reasonable alternative. A plethora of indoor water parks are ready to give staycationers a warm-weather escape without a trip through airport security.

The United States has 17 ports outside of Florida, allowing people all over the country to skip the airfare and airport hassles and just drive to their nearest port.

More than three square miles of downtown Washington will be closed to traffic from the afternoon of January 19 through the morning of January 21. In addition, most bridges into Washington will be restricted to buses and authorized vehicles only.

The 18-month-old carrier says it will begin twice-daily flights from Boston to both Los Angeles and San Francisco on February 12.

All international visitors to the U.S. from Visa Waiver Program countries are required to apply for travel authorization. This now can be done online for free at

You don’t need to bleed money in order to have a good time in Vegas. In fact, all around town — and on the Strip in particular — there’s an excess of free fun attractions, for families, couples, or anyone else.

From Lake Tahoe to Mammoth, check out the latest news in white and wild California ski vacations.

With President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguation on January 20, all eyes on on Washington D.C. Whether you’re planning to visit for the big event or in the future, our partners at have assembled a handy list of 57 free-for-the-people activities in and around the nation’s capital. See which monuments, museums and festivals made the "D.C. [read more…]

On a recent Florida vacation, I discovered how to have the night of a lifetime for four on a budget of less than $50. Our adventure-seeking took us to Pier 60 in St. Petersburg/Clearwater, where my son caught 13 fish in one hour. No fish tale!

Delta has launched new in-flight Internet, with prices ranging from $9.95 for three hours of access and $12.95 for longer flights.