| May 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
AARP recently mounted a complete website do-over -- not just travel; everything. But travel did get some updates that you might find useful.
The biggest addition is a "Trip Finder" application that makes destination suggestions based on parameters you...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
You've probably included the cost of a room in a hotel or resort, a rental car, some nice dinners, and a few souvenirs in your travel budget. But taxes on hotels, rental cars and restaurant meals are expected to cost...
| Apr 15, 2014
Thomas Hinrichs' anniversary plans are derailed by a medical emergency. Can he change the name on his wife's ticket and take his son to Paris and London, instead?
Q: Earlier this year, I booked flights with Expedia on Icelandair for a trip to Paris and...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:29 AM
JetBlue is tops in customer service among the six largest U.S. airlines. Marriott earns top marks among the eight largest multi-brand hotel chains. Among the online travel agencies (OTA), the little guys -- lumped into the "all others" group -- slightly...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: A reader writes that she and her husband are retired, older than 70 and want to travel. They can leave at a moment's notice, so they want to know whether they can take advantage of last-minute deals and, if so, where. (For security reasons, we...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Returning from a recent leisure trip to Miami, Jerry Jorgensen landed in Detroit only to face one of the biggest frustrations of air travel: His bag was nowhere to be found.
After making several dozen calls, Jorgensen got American Airlines to return his...
| Apr 8, 2014
Gladys Martin's Expedia vacation package is missing two key components. Should she have to pay for its mistake?
Q: I'm writing you about our problems with a vacation package we booked on Expedia to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
A few weeks before our...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:30 AM
As you're planning your summer travels, you may be in for sticker shock: Airfares on some routes are higher than they were four or five years ago. Here are some tips for making your airfare dollars go farther.
-- There's no magic time to buy an airfare....
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For those who can't plan ahead, here's another app to help you find travel savings.
Name: Last Minute Travel Deals
Available for: Website (www.lastminutetravel.com), Android and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
What it does: Accesses flights from more...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:45 AM
If you're a Kayak user like me, you're always looking for new ways to use the travel search engine to find good deals.
Kayak this week revamped a tool that makes it easier to compare the price of airfare-hotel vacation packages from a variety of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Gay males have crowned talkshow personality Ellen DeGeneres their most admired celebrity, and have singled out her recent pitch work with Maybelline as the advertising campaign they liked most in the past year.
DeGeneres closely aligns with the celebrity...